Little Suede Booties

Little Suede Shoes

Today was a day I just needed to sit down and make something fun.  I remembered I had bought this suede (which in real life is more of a light gray) to make some shoes for miss E with.

Little Suede Shoes

Well, the girl has really started to walk a lot more now so it was time to make her these shoes! She needs some.

Little Suede Shoes

I used a pattern from a book I bought at Books A Million called Hobbies and Crafts: Leather Craft and Weaving (Research and Education Association). The pattern was actually for 6/9 month old, but I did my best to resize it.

Little Suede Shoes

I still want to tweak it a little bit more, but I was happy with the result.

Little Suede Shoes

I used some leather cording stuff I just had in my stash for the ties. I have no idea where it came from.

Little Suede Shoes

I also tried to have more contrast by using yellow embroidery thread on the toes part, but you really don’t see it that much. Still makes me happy :) I want to try the moccasins pattern that is in the book next.

Little Suede Shoes

Here is to fun creating time!
-Jess

Tied Up Flowers DIY

Tied Up Flowers Wall Decor

This is a little something I made for miss E’s nursery last summer, I just never got around to taking pictures of it until now :)

Tied Up Flowers Wall Decor

I was inspired by a lot of the store windows that sported similar concepts.

Tied Up Flowers Wall Decor

It was really easy and quick to put together. Start by getting a wooden dowel (I just bought one from Hobby Lobby), faux flowers to hang, hemp cord or something like it, and a hot glue gun. You also might need a wire cutter if you need to cut any of the flowers up. For instance, the yellow flowers were a big bunch and I cut off the short branches to spread out more.

Tied Up Flowers Wall Decor

Lay down the wooden dowel down and arrange the flowers how you would like them to look. I tried to spread mine out evenly.

Tied Up Flowers Wall Decor

Then tie the flowers in place with the hemp. I just did a double knot.

Tied Up Flowers Wall Decor

For extra hold, I highly recommend hot gluing around the hemp and stem of the flowers in the front

Tied Up Flowers Wall Decor

and then the back as well. I used extra long nails to hang it on. That made sure there was enough room to hold the dowel.

Enjoy!  
-Jess

More of the Same

I have been in a total “I don’t feel like doing anything but be with my family” time these past few days. I do believe it’s a combination of just being exhausted from traveling and dealing with everyone getting sick (baby being sick was the worst! It was so sad :( So we have just been recovering and spending time together. I do have these two projects to share real quick that I’ve made for two soon to be here girls.

I made a born here onesie, girl style!, for our friends across the street. Now I sooo need to make one for my own baby girl!

And I just had to made a little headband to go with it :)

I also made another owl hat for another friend of ours who is having a girl (I used this pattern).

Then I found a matching onesie and cute little leg warmers from Target to go with it. What can I say? It’s so much fun making baby presents! And I just found out 2 more of my friends are pregnant!!!!!!!! Maybe one of them will have a boy so I can venture into the sewing world for boys yet again. Wouldn’t that be fun?

“Born Here” One Piece

I have to say that I’m about to make one of these for my own baby next. I’ve just finished up this last one piece (dare I say onesie? they might come get me if I do!!!! lol….have you heard how that word is trademarked and they have asked people to remove it from their sites?…) for a friend of mine who’s having a boy very very soon.

I was inspired by those maps you see at the mall. You know, the directories, and there is a star where you are stating “you are here”. I wanted to make that concept into something for baby and this is what I came up with.

I added a fabric applique of the state baby will be born in and a star in the specific area. Then I embroidered “Born Here” and the red around it on a piece of felt. Then I added the fusible interfacing to that and ironed it on. That way I didn’t have to tie any knots with the thread. You can still feel those sometimes you know? This way that wouldn’t happened. I also sewed it in place for extra staying protection.

Now I’ve got a box of baby boy things to get in the mail!

Cuteness in a Little Elf Hat

The next few days are going to be about hats. I realized that baby doesn’t have any really, so I needed to fix that before it started to actually become consistently cold here in Florida.

First up is this little elf had I crocheted using this free pattern.

I so glad I finally got around to taking a picture of my sweetie in this elf hat I made her before she was born. It would have fit her better three months ago, but it still works :) She does have a big head though. It’s in the 97% percentile! (for those not familiar with that, it means only 3% of babies her age have a bigger head than her…lol).

I had fun playing around with my camera for her pics. It was very overcast outside, but we made it happen with the little light coming in the window. My oldest just had a hard time not being in the picture though. She’s so used to it being her photographed that she kept trying to jump in and was like “are you taking my picture next?” It was cute :) I can’t wait to show you the others I have made and I will even have a tutorial for one. Have a great day!!!

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8