Wednesday, July 22, 2009

something for mom!

I think most of us spend lots more time creating for our kids or others, than we do for ourselves. Here are two simple projects, perfect for treating yourself. Crafty moms deserve a little handmade love, too!

I found the tutorial by Rae for this Spring Ruffle Top on Lil Blue Boo. I went with the gathered front- rather than pleated- included the pockets option, and added rick rack trim. I love it and couldn't wait to wear it here! (Too bad my sweater covered it up most of the time!)

I made this fabric necklace about 5 minutes after reading this Joy's Hope post, using scraps from my quilt. The pattern is a little confusing (and I'm not alone), so I just made it work for me. Mine came out shorter, I found wood beads were better than styrofoam, and I thought a ribbon closure was the way to go.

Creativity is all about taking inspiration and adapting methods to best suit you!

Now go make something for yourself!

10 comments:

Lindsey said...

I love both of these! The top is so cute and perfect for summer. I have been eyeing that necklace pattern on Joy's Hope as well and this is just the kick I need. I love the ribbon!

Where do you usually find all your great fabrics?

Heather said...

ETSY! I love Heather Bailey, Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson, and Anna Maria Horner. They can all be found by doing a quick search under 'supplies'.

Speaking of fabric and designers, I sure hope Marina likes Sandi Henderson (specifically her Farmers Market line)... ;)

Katie said...

it is so cute!! I went to look to see how hard it will be & girl!! It looks hard& I thought I could sew!!!! Is it??? I do not get how to do the trapezoid part!!

Katie said...

one more question... how much fabric did you get to make the shirt?? Thanks:)

michelle said...

You are so stinkin' crafty! I love it. Both the shirt and necklace are fabulous.

Aurora said...

I love the necklace...I saw it on Joy's Hope too but haven't gotten around to making it yet. It's SO cute though!!!

Laura said...

I am not very good with a sewing machine, unless it is a straight line. But I just poured some coffee...is that creative enough?

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Soooo cute! I wish I were half that crafty!

Sarah Dawn said...

Too cute! But making one for me, hmmmm I'lll have to think about that one. Love the name of your blog, brought a smile to my face.

Blessings from Costa Rica,
Sarah Dawn

erin said...

love them! great job!!!