Saturday, June 4, 2011

Baby/Toddler Leg Warmers

Ok, I know I have been seriously slacking on this blog ever sense El was born...13 1/2 months ago. I know I have no excuse, but I am still a mama in training. Anyways, the next several posts are the projects I have been working on in the past year. There's not too much, but I just felt like I should keep y'all up to date on what I have been up to and to also contribute to this blog.

I know we have all seen those adorable BabyLegg's they sell at the store and think "Oh what a cute idea" or "Oh no I remember wearing those when I was little with my stirrup pants or skin tight zippered ankle jeans (that may or may no have been stone washed) well, yes both of those thoughts have passed my mind when I saw them and I just couldn't bring myself to pay $8-$12 for an accessory my daughter would wear once and a while. So I went onto google and found a cute tutorial on how to make them. I was shocked to see who easy they were to make and busted out these in one night. I found these socks for $2-$.50 at Target in the clearance section. Now, to make boy ones, just check out the men's sock section.

Here is your tutorial link:
For little babes:
For older toddler's/kids:

Carseat Canopy

For a baby gift for my sister's I made them both car seat canopies for my new nieces. They both live in the bright sunny desert and I knew this would be perfect to keep the sun out of their little one's eyes. I made one for El and it was great for when you don't want strangers touching your baby, you just say, "oh sorry, the baby's asleep." I made this particular one for my sister's friend. It is reversible and has removable bows for washing.

Here is a tutorial on how to make car seat canopy. It's pretty easy:

Copycat Sundress

I don't know about most of you but I am awful at following patterns, but I love to sew and if I see something I just try to copy it the best I can. Anyways, I have been wanting to make El a cute summer light weight dress and this is what I came up with. So, most of you are probably wondering why I am posting this without a tutorial, and the reason why is that if you feel inspired by any adorable design and want to make it, go for it!



Oversized Pool Bag

Alison was telling me the other day about making an over-sized pool bag that you could load your towels, toys, and lotions in and I thought it was a great idea (just like most of her ideas) so I went online and found a great tutorial for one.

OK, beginner sewers, this is easy peasy! YOU CAN DO IT!!! We have taken it to the pool and it fits all our stuff. I got the fabric at Hobby Lobby in the home dec section.