Saturday, March 30, 2013

Crochet Mickey Mouse Baby Hat

While searching Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, I came accross Repeate Crafter Me's pattern for newborn Mickey and Minnie mouse crochet hats. My husband's cousin just had a little boy and they are into Disney/Mickey so I thought this would be the perfect project.  The pattern was very easy to follow and fairly quick to make.  I ended up doubling up the ears since they were too floppy when it was only one ear thick.  I opted out of adding the white buttons since it looks cute like this and it seems like a safety hazard.

Monday, March 25, 2013

My Magnet Board In My Craftroom With Magnets I've Made

I took a couple of the magnets that I've made from my Spiral Paper Flower Tutorial and my Glitter Domed Glass Magnet Tutorial  and updated my magnet board in my craft room.  It was getting a little cluttered so I cleared it out except for these in the corner, leaving plenty of room for new crafty items of inspiration.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My First Mugs Thrown On The Wheel

I started creating pottery about a year ago, and I am now at the point where I am trying to  actually plan beforehand what I want to make on the wheel.  Up until now I would take my ball of clay and make whatever came out.  One of the first projects I made was a slab built mug.  It came out way too large so I've been wanting to make one on the wheel.  I made these a couple of months ago and they came out fine but the glaze on both mugs ran (luckily the green one didn't run off the mug like the teal one did).  I will probably try to make a mug again, but for now these are doing just fine.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Sewn Tote Bag Made From Folklore Bag Pattern

This bag was made from the Folklore Bag Pattern in the book "One Yard Wonders".  I modified the pattern a little bit by cutting two pieces for the outer sides of the bag (so the directional fabric wouldn't be upside down on one side).  I also attached the top pieces of the bag a little differently than the directions said since it seemed like too much work.

I made the bag with a quilting weight fabric backed with a light weight fusible interfacing.  The pattern said to use a home decor fabric but I loved this fabric and couldn't resist.  I think that if I used a cotton fabric again, I'd use a medium weight fusible interfacing.