Monday, January 16, 2012

Kimono Shoes

 I've been wanting to make these for quite some time now, and I finally got the chance!  These are baby kimono shoes, and they are so so cute and fairly easy to make.  These are my very first pair so they are not perfect, but now that I know what I am doing the next ones should be much better!  Here is the pattern/tutorial.  Be warned:  The link "click here to download" has directions that are incorrect (of course I had to follow that link first).  Click on "free kimono pattern"--that is the right pattern to follow.   Have fun! These are cute to make for boys, too.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Some Random Goodies...

 First off, Elisa's hair-bow holder.  I actually made it before she was born ,but I just had to take a picture because it looks like an untended, overgrown garden!  So many bows.  And these don't include all the other hair bows in the box.  Anyway, it was real easy to make.  I simply painted a $2 wooden plaque, put some rub-on decals, and glued long (obviously not long enough) ribbon on it: 

 Wipes case.  I've already lost two of these so I'll probably loose this one.  But untill then, she has a cute wipes case that matches her car seat cover and blanket:

Elisa's Christmas present, a sensory blanket.  I don't know what the real name is for these, but that's what I call it.  It was fun and easy to make and Elisa loves it:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Now THAT'S a Hairbow!

I've started to make Elisa those big boutique-style hair bows and now I am ADDICTED!  They are SO MUCH fun to make, but quite a bit harder to make than I thought they would be.  I followed a tutorial on youtube (there are a ton of them-any one who says "I don't know how" is clearly not using their resources!!).

Since these hairbows require a lot of ribbon, they are not particularly cheap to make-by the time you buy all the needed ribbon, you may as well have bought one (unless of course you're making several hairbows).   In fact, I did buy Elisa one at a boutique (with a 40% off coupon) that was under $10 (that was totally worth the price but generally they cost more).  BUT...If you already have a huge stash of ribbon like I do, then I would say go for it! I loved making this bow and I love the colors.
No boring, plain, and small hairbows for Elisa!  These really make a baby girl stand out of the crowd and are absolutely adorable!!