Thursday, November 10, 2011

30 Minute Shorts Baby Gift

I made another of the Create H.O.P.E. Designs patterns. You can find out more about them from my last post here. This time I used the 30 Minute Shorts pattern. I decided to make them part of a baby shower gift for a friend's shower next week. Since I was combining the shorts with a heart onesie, I kept them simple with solid colors. I think they turned out pretty cute. The pattern was easy to follow. I ended up using 3/8" elastic instead of 1/2" since it fit better in the waistband.

The headband was made using the tutorial here by Oxford Family guest posting on Craftaholics Anonymous and the flower on it from the tutorial here at Action Hero.

The flower embellishment on the onesie was made using the tutorial for the last onesie here at 2 Little Hooligans.

I love making baby gifts. I'm expecting my second child any day now.

There's still time to enter the giveaway this month at Hopeful Threads. Just buy and sew a pattern from the Create H.O.P.E. Designs pattern shop and link up a blog post about it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Huggable Slug

I made this cute little slug using a pattern created by 7 Layer Studio for Create H.O.P.E Designs. The money received from pattern sales is used towards different organizations helping children around the world. Several designers have donated patterns. You can find their shop here.

Create Hope Designs

The slug turned out okay for my first try. I couldn't seem to get all the points of the tale to match up and the antennae aren't quite parallel. I think with more practice I could perfect it. I also made the mistake of cutting the 2 side pieces for the slug facing the same direction and had to cut another piece facing the opposite direction to make it work. You'll see what I mean if you decide to purchase the pattern. I haven't decided what I'll do with the slug yet. It'll either be a birthday gift for Boo's friend or a Christmas gift for Boo.

There's a giveaway at Hopeful Threads this month for those that purchase and sew patterns from Create H.O.P.E. Designs. You should check it out.

sew with heart 3 by Hopeful Threads, on Flickr