Sunday, November 30, 2014

How to make an Olaf Holiday Stocking

It;s Christmas all over!  I don't know about you, but the day after Thanksgiving it's game on in the Chesnick house.  We decked the halls and did some fun crafts this weekend.  If you saw Parker's Halloween costume you saw our Olaf Trick or Treat bag.  Well it was such a hit I decided to enlist my husband again to help make these Olaf stockings for the daycare kids.  

The construction is very simple.  You are going to need the following.

Felt:  brown, black, light blue, orange and white
Fleece:  White fleece and if you plan on lining you will need Fusible Fleece
This pattern by Positively Splendid
Fabric Fuse glue
Sewing machine & notions

Step 1:  Print out and assemble your stocking pattern.
Step 2.  Cut out 2 of your pattern piece in fleece.  If you would like to create a liner I would line with fusible fleece and cut another 2 stockings out.
Step 3:  Stitch up your stocking wrong sides together.  Pin ribbon to the inside of the stocking, fold over the edge and stitch.
Step 4:  Turn rights sides out and you are ready to glue.  You will need to hand cut our your face pieces from felt then assemble as shown using Fabric Fuse glue.  I used a stiffer felt for the nose lines to they would hold up.

Be sure to share your Olaf's here and on the Thermoweb Facebook page!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Make it Monday- Matching our Dolly with Sew Coordinated Kits

Good Morning gang! Another Make it Monday another outfit.  This time we are adding a brand new doll to Parker's toy party.  The pattern is by Dolls & Daydreams (Red Riding Hood)  I used the October Sew Coordinated kit to create Parker's top and the doll.  Since making the doll, which is named Pink, she has had some items go missing.  Nothing too shocking really.  Shoes....buttons on the front.....skirt.  Still she's adorable and easy to make so check her out.   

On to the patterns! I used the Tilly by Brownie Goose for the top and modified it to have a closed back.  The pants are the Butler Britches also by Brownie Goose with a regular cuff.   You've seen me posting about Parkers booty and these pants fit very well.  I am not sure if that's because they are geared towards boys or what.  The fabrics are Moda and the Cord is just from Hobby Lobby.

As a side note the Dolls & Daydreams shop has a Facebook group which is most helpful! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Create Happy with Mambi & Thermoweb

We must GLITTER ALL THE THINGS! and gold am I right?  I have never in my life used so much gold on projects.  Thermoweb teamed up with Mambi last week and I had the pleasure of playing along. I used gelatos to calm down the gold on the Happy Thicker. I also used the new Deco Foil adhesive to create some mirco bead dots. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Make it Monday- Let's recap

In a few short months I've created a whole lotta clothes!  I had to look up on my phone to see just when I started sewing and it really hasn't been all that long.  I am excited about sewing like I was when I first started scrapbooking.  I just love how happy Parker is when it's all done and how proud she is to tell people my Mommy made this!  Thanks for hanging around and cheering me on! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Make it Monday- The Molly Jacket by Violette Field Threads

Make it Monday!  My favorite day (not of the work week let's not get crazy)  Y'all I made a jacket.  This might be one of the best patterns I have followed yet.  Its good!  and it fits without alterations.  Plus hello....cute pockets. The pattern is by Violette Field Threads, Molly Jacket. I own several of their patterns and plan on making one of their dresses for Parker's Christmas dress.  The Piper

The jacket is made of a light weight corduroy I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I used the coordinating cotton for the inside.  The jacket is meant to be reversible.  I chose not to add pockets to the inside and added the button to the front.  I used medium weight Heat N Bond interfacing on the entire thing.  I wanted to add some structure and the interfacing adds a bit of warmth I think.  I've used several prints from this line and I really like it for Fall clothes.  The whole jacket I think cost $10 to make and that's being generous.  Her pants have always been an issue because of size.  Since learning how to sew it has made life so much easier.  These are a 5t! and I hemmed them about 5 inches.  LOL!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sketchy Saturday with Paper Issues

Good Morning!  Paper Issues new Sketch for Sketchy Saturday by Jen Chapin is live.  I played along this week and it felt good to scrap for myself.  I used Fancy Pants Hello Friend.  Helloooooooo I LOVE.  Pretty sure I need these glitter thickers in bulk too.  asap.  Stop by and play! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I already miss Summer (photo heavy)

I just recently went through and backed up my cell phone photos and realized man this summer was fantastic.  What made it so fantastic was the weather.  I loathe the east coast humidity with a flipping PASSION.  This year was just so strange and cool for a Maryland summer.  I didn't take many photos with my camera, but a ton with my cell.  Same for you?  Here are some from our little weekend trip to Bethany Beach.