Saturday, April 30, 2011


With our trip coming up faster than we know it I decided to make both kids a "Planket".  I found this "Planket Tutorial" at The Crafter's File and changed it up a bit. 

Now Miss Em has been to the fabric store with me a few times, and of course she spotted the Rapunzel fleece.  They keep it right by the checkout. If this isn't a set up for parents, I don't know what is!

Since the Disney fleece is $25.00 a meter, and I'm cheap, I decided to only use the Disney fleece on the pillows and make the blanket out of plain fleece which is only $7 a meter.

Miss Em`s Rapunzel Planket

Mr. Magoo`s Car`s Planket

I changed the pattern a bit as you can see. Instead of sewing the blanket onto the pillow, I attached buttons to the pillow and made button loops on the blanket. I couldn`t quite wrap my head around how to use the blanket if it was attached to the pillow.  Now the kids can just slip their heads in between the buttons and the blanket stays attached to the pillow.

I also created a strap with button holes so we can attached them on the outside of the kids backpacks. 

Here`s a picture of Miss Em pretending she`s on the plane sleeping.

I`ll be sure to let you know how they work out!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Miss Em's Easter Dress

So about a week before Easter I was in the fabric store, rooting through the remnant bin when I came across this pretty pink pregathered fabric (Maybe once I've sewn for a while I will know the name but for right now I have no clue.) and knew I wanted to make an Easter dress for Miss Em.

I found a super cute tutorial for a Maxi Tube Dress and loosely followed it to get the basics and this is what I came up with.

Miss Em's Easter Dress

I love it!! It looks so adorable on but there was no way I would be able to convince Miss Em today!

Have I told you lately how much I love my sewing machine. It's a Brother CE5000 Project Runway Limited Edition Computerized Sewing Machine. Look at what it can do! I used the tiny flowers to hem the bottom of the dress :o)

I will be sure to add a photo of Miss Em in the dress the next time she wears it.

Friday, April 22, 2011

:) My first Post

I'm first post.  I've been crafting up a storm lately and want to show my creations to everyone.  I hope you enjoy!!