Archive for January 11, 2010

Randy’s Tool Box

I made this tool box and garage signs for my brother for Christmas. We drew his name in the family draw and he had requested tools and garage signs without being specific, so this is what I came up with. I made the tool box freehand based on the one carried by Handy Manny I also glued eyes on plastic dollar store tools. Later I found a pattern on Etsy for a felt tool box with tools with the pattern I created additional tools (http://www.etsy.com/shop/GulfCoastCottagePDF). The signs I created on quilter’s fabric you run through the printer.

We all got a good laugh when Randy opened the gift. I believe I will be making more of these for gifts, they went together quickly and were very cute. I may even try my hand at creating future patterns for my use.

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Army BDU Tote

I made this small tote bag out of one of my brothers old Army BDU’s. I left the Name tag and Army tag on the bag because it was for my nephew’s new wife. I thought that since my nephew is following in his father’s footsteps his wife might like the bag. After I completed this my brother gave me another set of his old BDU’s (he is now retired for the Army) I plan to turn the second set into a backpack possibly for his grandson who will begin school in September.

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Ariel Paint Can

Sand Castle on lid

Sand Castle on lid

 

I have made this can for my niece her baby shower will have a Little Mermaid theme    

Ariel Paint Can

Ariel Paint Can

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Nursing Clip

This clip will allow any blanket or cloth to be used as a nursing cover

without having to worry about the blanket slipping off. It is made using 18 inches of ribbon and two clips.

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Nikki’s Nursing Cover

This nursing cover was made for my sister Nikki. The cover is amazingly easy to make all it took was 1 yard of fabric ( I picked Mickey mouse because Nikki loves him) a set of D rings and 12 inches of boning( the boning holds the cloth out so Nikki can make sure the baby is feeding properly).

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Horse Party

I am working on things for my daughter’s upcoming birthday she has decided to combine two of her most favorite things horses and  tea parties so it is up to me to make it happen. Because I enjoy sewing and crafting I am making several things for her party. I have also placed an order with Oriental Trading Company, I find their items to be reasonable and I can almost always get free shipping which I consider a must when ordering online. Here are a few of the items I have created so far. I will post more before her party at the end of the month.

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