Sunday, June 8, 2014

I made Christmas presents

Yes, I'm posting about Christmas presents in June. And no, I'm not ahead of schedule (I wish!) - I'm really just that far behind. So, I made a bunch of Sweet Scallops Totes for some of the women in my family. It took forever, but it was really fun!
Since some of the men in my family are really into comic books, I made some comic book coasters. They were inspired by this post on Modge Podge Rocks. It was super easy, and I want to make lots more.

I made menus

For several years now, A and L have been chefs at Pico Restaurant, which they run out of their pretend play kitchen. It is quite the elaborate set-up, and being a chef at Pico is an integral part of each of their identities. Pico has done quite well over the past year, and has expanded to include Pico Coffee Shop and an outdoor Miko Grill, which serves fish. Naturally, Pico needed menus. After taking inventory with head chef A, I typed up these menus one night, backed them with orange card stock, and laminated them.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I made a Sweet Scallops Tote

Another few nights, another sewing success. This time I followed the free pattern for the Sweet Scallops Tote from See Kate Sew. I really like it and have been using it as a purse when I can go out without my diaper bag.

I made bean bag chairs

Our attic is now a playroom, and I sewed bean bag chairs - my largest sewing project to date. I got the fabric from Ikea and used Dana's excellent tutorial. I purchased the pattern here. 

Overall, I'm happy with how they turned out. They are super comfy and add a pop of color to our otherwise white room.