Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Harry Potter in the house!

Who's that?  Could it be?

Harry Potter!  AKA my almost 9-year-old nephew, proudly showing off his Harry Potter party hat.

 O, my friend - here's wishing you the MOST magical birthday ever!


Monday, April 4, 2011

You win some, you lose some... project attempts and contests (I didn't win the Pure Joy Events party tutorial contest).  Oh well.  I was truly honored to just be asked to join in the contest.

As for my projects, I had stumbled across Prudent Baby's Snappy Shirt tutorial in my saved sewing projects.  For whatever reason, a project that once was put on the backburner now HAD to be done...NOW!  With a rather long and lean 18 month old, I figured the 12-18 month pattern would be fine. 

(You know what's coming, right?) I tried it on little A and it was sooo tight across her chest!  Luckily, we have a baby friend who will inherit the shirt and hopefully be able to sport it in Florida next year.  And, once I do the math, I can probably enlarge the pattern to fit little A.  (Actually, our baby friend's mom is a math teacher - is that a fair swap?  shirt for math?  hmmm....)

As for the second project, I stumbled across a free pattern from Laura at We Wilsons. Again, something about this little guy screamed, "Make me now!"

My little ferret's face is a bit wonky, and sewing it shut reminded me of how much I don't care to hand sew, but the end product is pretty cute - especially when adorned with a red glitter bracelet from the resident four year old. 

Most of my sewing time this weekend was dedicated to making 18 (eek!) Harry Potter hats for my soon-to-be 9 (eek!) year old nephew's upcoming birthday party.  Photos to follow.  It was the first time I sewed with a seamstress's help (my sister-in-law) - I could definitely get used to that! 

Wishing you success in all your endeavors - crafting or otherwise!

Friday, April 1, 2011

A few more...

...hats, that is.

Three new ones to add to the collection - two with ball fringe, one with extra large rick rack.

And, I couldn't resist this one.  What do you suppose she's thinking right then and there?

Have a happy day!


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