I don’t know any unicorn stories. Do they grant wishes or what? Anyway, my granddaughter mentioned wanting one this summer, so I’m making one for her birthday. I thought I had sworn off making any more stuffed animals, but this … Continue reading One Pink Unicorn
The triangle scarf from McCall’s Costume pattern 4952 is shown as both a hip scarf and a head scarf. I think the hip scarf would be too fussy and uncomfortable on a 3+ year old—especially as I’m remembering that superhero … Continue reading Pirate Costume: Scarf/Hat
I’m using McCall’s Costume pattern 4952, making changes to the pieces I’m using to get the pirate effect I think my granddaughter will enjoy. The pattern has a long vest with a sash, but I think that would be bothersome … Continue reading Pirate Costume: The Vest
After a break this summer, it’s Halloween costume season again, but to get back in the sewing mood, I’m first going to make a couple of these denim bins from an old pair of my husband’s jeans and some of his cast-off golf shirts—he assures me that he is not going to golf much anymore and will never wear these shirts again. It looks to me like he never wore them in the first place. Continue reading “Back to sewing season”
I made this little bag by request for my granddaughter. It was supposed to be wallet-sized, whatever that is.
I made up the pattern as I went, but started with the idea of an 8″ x 8″ square, finished size. I thought about leaving it open at the top with a snap or magnet closure, but went with a flap, instead, with a button closure. It was just serendipity that the dog pattern on the flap matched the pattern placement on the bag front. How or whether to close the flap was an issue, and since I couldn’t find lightweight magnet closures, I went with a button shaped like a dog bone. Continue reading “Small Quilted Crossbody Bag”