Friday, March 31, 2006

Dress Up clothes

Those little outfits that you buy at the toy store are expensive, aren't they. Well, you can make a ton of dress up outfits for kids and you don't have to have a lot of sewing skills to do it. I bought all that fabric at Walmart or fabric stores in the discount section for very little money. If you keep an eye out, you can pick up a half a yard to a full yard of fancy fabric for $1.00-$2.00. I made all of these little skirts, halter tops, shawls, flower hair wreaths, ect...for my friends 3 year old. I put in elastic waists and left access to the elastic so it could be tied in a knot and adjusted as the child grows. I don't know how to sew off a pattern so I just winged it and they turned out so cute. I think you just have to have a basic idea how things are made and patience. I can't wait to see the pictures of her in the outfits but I have to wait for her to open her presents for her birthday.

Monday, March 20, 2006

From pot holders to childrens aprons..

Posted by Picasa What can you make with two pot holders, a kitchen towel, some ribbon and a couple buttons? The perfect size apron for kids. The neck sash is adjustable and the waist sash ties in the back. They are machine washable and are great, not only for playing house but for helping stir up some cookies.

The wonderful thing about these aprons is that they are easy to make and kids love to wear them. It sure cuts down on the mess. Instead of the tummy of a shirt covered with flour, you have an apron that you can toss right it the washer. It works great for mud pies too!

If you would like directions, I will be posting them on my craft site later in the month. I will add a link above when I get the pictures and directions posted.