Sunday, November 2, 2008

iPhone Case

Here are a couple of iPhone cases that I hand-stitched! Not very easy when you're doing it by hand!

materials:
felt, embroidery floss, embroidery needle, snap button and your hands!





Thursday, October 23, 2008

More Clay Magnets lol

Here are two more that I made. A hot dog and another hamburger, but this time it's with cheese! ...I guess you would call that a cheeseburger.. haha, whatever! 

materials:
Sculpey polymer clay, clay tools, oven for baking



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Clay Magnets!

Alrighty, my latest obsession are polymer clay magnets. I was at work, staring at my shelf and realized I didn't have enough magnets. Keep in mind I have TONS of The Office magnets... but not enough '3d' magnets... so I decided to make a magnet. Then I thought, "why don't I make a magnet for all my co-workers on my team??". So I did! Each magnet represents them, according to what I think ;) 

materials:
Sculpey polymer clay, clay sculpting tools, oven for baking, glaze, magnets, hot glue











Sunday, October 5, 2008

MY own California Roll

So I was browsing the web yesterday and I decided I wanted something to put my iphone in. Jacob has a clear case... but I wanted more than just a case! So I found this on griffintechnology.com. It is called the California Roll. It's a case for your ipod/iphone, headphones, and usb cord thingy. This costs 20 bucks on Griffin and I wasn't wanting to spend that much for a case that I can make myself! So Jacob and I went to JoAnn's crafts to buy a few things. We went to my grandma's house where all my cousins were, and I started making my pattern! I gave MY california roll a twist and put an extra pocket (for cash)! There are a total of 4 pockets if you can see. One cash pocket, one credit card pocket, one iphone pocket, and one earphone pocket! Here it is!

materials:
duck cloth (that's the fabric), elastic band, sewing machine, double wide black border,
thin, but strong plastic you can sew (the kind you see in wallets for your driver's license or the kind that is used to cover up the cheap pocket calendars)! haha




The great thing about the clear plastic is that you can still use the touch pad without having to push hard. It's great!


Cuppie Cake Apron

I was inspired to make this while walking around in Tall Mouse craft store. I bought the pre-made apron, bought cupcake fabric, ruffles, and rick racks (that squiggly blue stretchy stuff). This fits kids ages 4-6. My sister (the model below) is 7... and she's also the shortest one in her class ;) 

materials:
small (child size) pre-made apron, your choice of cute fabric,
matching ruffles, rick rack, sewing machine

Monday, September 29, 2008

I've never FELT this way :)

My current obsession is felt. I am absolutely mad about felt! I came across this book called 'Cute Stuff'. Its colorful front cover is what attracted me to it (i'm sucha kid)! I decided to buy it! 
materials:
felt, 5-6 in. zipper, embroidery floss (matching your felt),
embroidery needle, sewing machine (for zipper)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Throw Pillow

Jacob surprised me with a new bedspread and matching sheets! My favorite colors--
 brown and blue!... I realized that we were missing something... a throw pillow! 
So I went to the fabric store, bought a pillow and some blue satin, and sewed up a throw pillow! I made the button in the middle...  and I had trouble making that certain style (where the button is sucked in the middle of the pillow), so Jacob sewed that part for me! 

materials:
satin, pillow, sewing machine, zipper, button :)
YES, that IS wood panelling in the back... There are certain parts in my parents house that is very outdated. And when I say very, I mean, 70's. No offense, to you 70's babies... ;)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

MP3 Stereo Shelf

I wanted to make this really, really bad, but I couldn't do it myself since I don't know how to use the circular saw and I don't know how to measure and angle the crown moulding the right way. I had Jacob help me!

I put regular sized computer speakers (about 5-6 inches in height) on each side of the mp3 shelf thingy. I crazy-glued the speakers down (so they wouldn't move around). I made a hole in the back for the cord (for the outlet). I used black net stuff (for latch and hook or whatever its called)-- use the really thin kind. 

materials:
crown moulding, wood, paint, cheap speakers, latch and hook canvas (to cover speakers), nails, nail gun

Saturday, April 5, 2008

For Little Lucy Sherman :)

These are a few things I made for Lucy, my friend Sarah's baby. :)

materials:
fabric (quilting and fleece), sewing machine, batting, 

a quilt...

little squishy blocks and burp cloth thingies

and of course diapee wipees :) [the bluish green one is for Sarah's soon-to-be nephew]

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sock and Glove!

Okay you guys gotta check this out. You've heard of the sock monkey... Well, this is WAY better than the sock monkey!


<--- lil doggy
Jacob made this cute little guy out of a pair of gloves! It only took him a few hours! It's pretty cinchy! And yes, Jacob knows how to sew! There's nothing sexier than a man who can sew! ;)

Materials:
1 pair of gloves
3 buttons
Sewing machine
Needle and thread (for hand stitching)
Stuffing/batting
And some lovin'! haha ;)












Elephant ---->
I made this elephant out of a pair of grey socks! It was fun to make! It took me a few hours, too. It's pretty much my favorite animal now... ;)

Materials:
1 pair of grey socks
2 buttons
Sewing machine
Needle and thread
Stuffing/batting







*inspired by Miyako Kanamori*

Scoodie

scarf + hoodie = scoodie

Here's what Jacob and I have been creating! A few months ago, we were planning on selling them for some money :) but it's springtime and... you don't really see scarves too much!
note: notice how i say "irreversible" instead of "REversible". that just goes to show how long i've been away from school... lol

video