Friday, January 7, 2011

Baby Gifts for Three Babies

No, not triplets, three babies from three different moms (2 girls and 1 boy). Each were past co-workers of mine and one had her baby last month, one is due this month and the other is due next month. Back when I started following I am Momma - Hear me Roar, I was intrigued by this technique and had to try it myself. And what a cute and individual gift for new moms and babies (three, at that!). These "bottoms" were the source for my inspiration. I bought the green and pink pants at Kohl's and the shorts were from Target, each $2!
I bought the shirts at Target, Cherokee brand. They were each $5.
This hair clip goes with one of the girls' outfits. I used three pieces of fabric to create the flower and the button was in my "spare button" bag.
On this shirt, I used the same fabrics as I used on the hair clip, plus the addition of a button. I used Pellon Wonder Under to adhere the flower and leaves to the shirt. I hand-sewed the button on and sewed around the flower and leaves (just for added security). "Bloom" was made using the I am Momma - Hear me Roar "freezer paper stenciling technique".
To create this strawberry hair clip, I used felt for the strawberry and black floss for the seeds.
I made the strawberry using the freezer paper technique. I then used green fabric for the leaves; adhering it with Pellon Wonder Under and then I hand-sewed it. Like the hair clip, I used black floss for the seeds. "Sweet" was created using the freezer paper technique.
To make the turtle, I again used the freezer paper technique and then adhered the brown polka-dot fabric and sewed around it. I used the end of a paint brush to paint the face on. "Crawlin" was made with the freezer paper technique.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hair "Clip Art"

While spending time with my sister-in-law (who lives in Japan), I was inspired to start making hair clips and bows. My sister-in-law, Nao, loves putting bows in my niece's hair and just like everything else in Japan, bows aren't cheap. My brother said that if I made some and sent them, I could make some money, who knew? Anyways, I was inspired by these (with tutorial) cute hair clips and wanted to make some for Madelin. When my niece's birthday rolls around, I plan on sending her some, too.

I bought the clips from Hobby Lobby, 6 for $1.47! I already had the pink, green and light green felt (scraps from my scrap box), beads (from an old shirt of Madelin's) and the ribbon (from the $1 bins at Target). They were very quick and easy to kind of project.