Category: SYTYC

March 1, 2011

Coming Soon!

Filed under: SYTYC - 01 Mar 2011

Thank you to everyone that’s been voting for me in the SYTYC competition! It’s been a long and exhausting 2 months, but here we are at the end and I’m so excited about my final project. It was an honor to go this far with my sister and this was definitely something fun to experience together. We’re off this week for the Season 7 auditions, so head over and choose your favorite! Then go back next Monday to choose between me and Amy for the Season 6 winner!

So if you’re looking for tutorials on my Nursery Canvases or Quiet Book, please be patient with me as I’m knee deep in my final project. As soon as I get it submitted I’ll be able to get those tutes together, as well as some new posts! One plus of doing this competition is that I’ve come up with countless ideas and I’m so anxious to get sewing for fun again. I got excited last week and stopped in Whipstitch with a friend of mine. Between a gift card from my parents for Christmas and an amazing deal I scored on FamGrab (like Groupon), I was able to walk out of the store with this gorgeous stack of fabric, 7 yards in total (Sofie died over those dogs!), for free and I still have $9 in credit! I’m so anxious to cut into all of it!!

February 26, 2011

Quiet Book

Filed under: SYTYC - 26 Feb 2011

I had so much fun with this project!

I’ve wanted to make a quiet book for a long time and when I was brainstorming something to make with just scraps, this seemed like the perfect opportunity! I have heaps and heaps of scraps and had a wonderful time digging through them, selecting just the perfect ones for each page of my book.

In an attempt to make it educational as well as fun, each page features a different motor skill, and a different number of pieces to manipulate. The first 2 pages have apples you button onto a tree, and flowers you snap onto their stems.

The next set of pages have colorful balloons that velcro on, and once they’re all together, the balloon strings tie together to bunch them. The sweet birds nest has 3 colorful eggs to stuff inside it.

Next I recreated fruits and veggies often consumed in our house and made replicates of them to snap onto their match. And I adore the boat with its fishing lines cast out to hook the sweet little fish!

The back page has every girls dream accessory, a purse, complete with a zippered pocket to store all the pieces to this fun quiet book, ensuring nothing gets lost. My kids can’t get enough of it and to be honest, neither can I! It was fun to make and has been great to have on hand for a good distraction, as well as a wonderful, homemade learning tool.

February 21, 2011

Nursery Canvases

Filed under: SYTYC - 21 Feb 2011

Thank you to everyone who voted for my nursery canvases! I’m working on the tutorial and hope to have it up in the next few days! In case you missed the post, here it is:

We’re renters. So when we moved into our home, right before our baby was born, I had a hard time decorating her room. The walls are a caramel copper color and while not necessarily a “girly” shade, I fell in love with Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane fabric and thought the prints, reminiscent of the 1940’s, complimented her brown walls.

I made some curtains and a few crib sheets, but when it came to decorating the walls I was stuck. Her room has remained quite bare until now! Using a mix of paint, paper and fabric, I created 7 unique canvases to adorn the wall over her dresser, which up until recently housed a changing pad.

I love the way they came out and they dress up the room so much! Every time I go in, I can’t help but smile at my artwork, and hope it makes my darling girl happy, too.

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