We’re going to participate in the Oregon Trail 5K in Oregon City next weekend, so I’m making bonnets for the girls to wear and bandannas for the boys. Found some fabric in my stash purchased in Amish country and also picked out some free fabric tonight at the quilt guild meeting that will work perfectly.
Pinterest offers a bunch of ideas of patterns. I’ve decided to use this one from the Waag Blaag that uses less fabric than some of the other patterns and offers helpful photos of the process.
I really enjoy it when people find out I sew and ask “I’ve seen ____ on pinterest/etsy/boutique/store, and I wonder if you could make me one like that.” It stretches me to learn new patterns, work with new fabrics, and personalize something for them.
This summer, my aunt Mary asked me if I could duplicate some owl ipad covers that she saw on Etsy. They were listed for $38 but looked pretty simple in design, and using felt which is an affordable and easy to sew fabric. She already uses a protective cover for her ipad, so this just a cover for her kindergarten students to enjoy. I used an online tutorial and help from my mom to adapt the design.
Cute, right! And the owl body and accent color could be different. I could add other detail or try other animals/designs for embellishment. The loop at the top connects with velcro around the back so that kids can secure the ipad in the case easily.
My aunt also had purchased (from a local bazaar) some potato bags for making baked potatoes in the microwave, but the fabric eventually burned. I followed the pattern on the “Tator Batting” and hopefully my version will be safer! 🙂
Let me know if you’d like me to make a special order for you. Maybe you see another product I made that you’d like in a particular color/fabric scheme, or you see something online that you’d like me to try to make for you….sometimes I procrastinate on finishing such challenges though, I want them to be right, but it takes me awhile to get started. I’ll work on that though since the end results have so far been successful (i.e. doorknob latch, duvet cover, yoga bag, and these two things).
Here’s a quilt that a parent at ISB made for a teacher. Good idea to use this block for signatures and messages woven into the quilt!
I love being creative to make costumes….for Halloween, spirit days at school, 5K races, anytime! It’s fun to get a group together for a theme or get your boyfriend to wear lots of eye makeup (it’s necessary to look like a leopard!)
Check out the best group costumes from some past 5K races: Scrabble Tiles, 8 Crayons and a Box, and Dominos.
Here’s some of my favorite duo costumes: Cruella and her Dalmation, the Leopards, and the Starbucks cups.
And a few other costumes using some unconventional materials.