Friday, January 27, 2012

Pinned it, Made it

I saw this on pinterest months ago and just got around to making one for myself.

Here is the original ruffle neck tie tutorial.

And here is my version

I love it and it was quick to make. I picked up the tie at a thrift store for I think 60 cents. The shirt was already mine.

I am linking up with Crafty Girl Squared and Finding my way in Texas for "Pinned it Made it"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A simple placemat

I have been meaning to make some of these for a while now. Every time I feed my child and there is inevitably a spill I wonder why I haven't done it yet, so I finally did. It took me about 15 minutes!

2 pieces of a solid color fabric. 15x10

1 piece of cat fabric 13x8

I centered the cat fabric on one piece of the solid, in the middle. Pin and sew zig zag around the edge of the cats.

I put right sides together and sewed around leaving an opening for turning right side out.

Turn right side out.

It wasn't necessary but I wanted to make this pretty boring project a tiny bit more exciting and added a decorative stitch around, being sure to close up the hole I left in earlier.

Oh and sorry about the yellowish in this pic, terrible lighting in my living room.

Yay its done! Best part is Julie loves it, but really anything that looks like a cat will please her.

Happy new year everyone!