Tessa had to do a last assignment for high school (graduating in a month!) for her Gender Studies class. She absolutely loved the class and was given specific instructions to be creative and make something that expressed how she felt as a female. Needless to say when I hear the word “creative” my mind switches into high gear. She wanted to do something that represented her German background and the things that she grew to love while living the last 8 years here in the US. So she put her graphic and sewing skills to good use and make this little pouch. I love it because really each side is Truly Tess!
There is no limit what you can do with a little printable fabric.
we added an detachable ”hok.up” charm for good measure
I had seen these self made lavender sachets all over pinterest and other blogs. I was really wanted to give it a try since I really like’ the concept…. The fresh scent of lavender in my laundry without having to use those environment unfriendly sheets. So I whipped one up to test the waters….
OK. Took me literally 3 minutes to cut and sew one up. Well, to be most honest might of taken me 10 minutes but only because I may of printed up some fabric labels. I can never resist printing something out of fabric. Kill me.
I threw it in a load of whites and it actually made the load smell delicious. Not overpowering but definitely there. The delicious scent even lingered through the 2nd wash.
Do yourself a favor and make a few- after a few loads you could throw them in your closet or drawers.
I chose some Indian block print remnants thinking that the thin weight would allow the lavender to scent to really escape.
what it looked like after a couple of loads. Completely intact and still smelling wonderful.
Great tutorial from Henry happened for turning a couple of place mats into a great cross body tote. The sewing is even done by hand which means that you could do it at the beach! Awesome! I also really love their tutorial for making tassels.
I’m absolutely (I mean ABSOLUTELY) in love with Truly’s Toes. They are soft, small and yummy – all the makings of a delicious snack. So for Mama Day I thought that I would make a quick gift to self by getting those feet on a pouch that I can haul and look at 24/7.
It was pretty easy I managed to get it done in under 2 hours (including drying time).
First I painted her feet with fabric paint. This was the best part. something about painting the little feet… I racked my brain for a career that could have me painting little baby feet all day.
Then I pushed them down on some simple canvas fabric (you could also use an old sheet)
Repeat with other foot.
I sewed on a bottom border fabric but you could also just keep it simple. I also printed a label on a printable fabric sheet, you could also do a title with some beautiful embroidery.
Then I sewed it into a zippered pouch and finished it with a fancy zipper pull – Because I am obsessed with them right now.
Make this for a new mom - she will treasure it for evah!
Please make this for your mother for Mama Day. That statement goes out to all children. Even my own
Recipe from Manilla Spoon. Cups to hold eggs made out of bacon. Brilliant.
Let’s talk Alabama Shakes. They’re from Athens, Alabama. Their lead singer and guitarist is the awesome and rockin’ Brittany Howard who knows how to play a guitar like nobodies business. She’s awesome. This track is off of their first studio album, Boys & Girls. If you haven’t already downloaded this album, do that. Not only was it nominated for Grammy’s 2013 Best New Artist but it’s also an amazing album. Listen for yourself below.
In a lesson a a few weeks ago my young student wanted to make something for her pooch. I have to say that it was one of the cutest dogs ever saw, so I was equally pumped for the project. We decided on a dog bed and managed in the 2 hours to not only finish the bed but to also bang out a little matching pillow AND a little hair tie. The tie was supposed to be for fluffy but I think owner deserves something for the all the hard work.
Back at home… Success it is now officially Pooch approved.
I had some extra tank tops sitting around that seemed to be begging for a little something something. Yes, I could go the route of an applique. I thought about and thought that I needed to try something different. I decided to give the tank a little French twist and make a collar. I simply traced the top of the tank and added 1 1/2 inches. After rounding out the corners I made my template.
I then realized that I forgot the seam allowance so had to make a second template. Then I traced it on some vintage fabric. I wished I had taken some pics all the way through. Will do when I make a second one. The vintage fabric was so pretty that I could not throw away any piece, so ended up making a matching hair bow.
1st and 2nd templates….