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DIY Project: Placemat into Diaper Clutch. I've got a good green, DIY-er mommy project for you today!

DIY Project: Placemat into Diaper Clutch

So here's how this little project started out. I was getting tired of lugging around a big diaper bag on short errands just in the rare case my baby had a blowout away from home, when I almost never even open it. I wanted to get one of those little diaper change clutch thingies that just hold the essentials for one change: diaper, wipes, changing pad, that would fit into my purse. (or now, my big Mommy bag) Then I decided to go to Target and check out the diaper wallet they had for $16.99. I thought it was a cool blue pattern and decided to pick a couple up and use the fabric to turn into my own travel sized diaper changing kit. So, here is what I did: (illustrations by GF Design ;-) 1) Get a placemat! 2) lay your travel sized wipes container on it to measure the height, add a couple inches, and trim off the top excess. 4) Sew the edges of the two pocket ends.

And you're done! Lovehome.co.uk: How to make an envelope cushion. You will need Three 46cm cushions 0.8m x 137cm each of three coordinating fabricsScissorsTape measureMatching threadsPinsSewing machine Step 1: Cutting out the pieces For our 46cm cushion pad, we used approximately 80cm of 137cm-wide fabric and cut the following pieces:Main cover 95 x 49cmTwo ties, 36 x 10cm eachFlap 49 x 18cmFacing 49 x 15cm Step 2: Sewing the ties Take two strips for ties, press in half, right sides together.

lovehome.co.uk: How to make an envelope cushion

Stitch along one short edge and the long edge using a 1.5cm seam allowance. Turn through. Press with right sides together, raw edges matching, pin to central point at opposite ends of fabric. Learn to Sew. To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook.

Learn to Sew

Download » Learn to Sew gives you full step-by-step instructions for 17 projects to teach you the ins and outs of sewing. Learn basic hand-sewing stitches, how to thread a machine, and the basics for making your own clothes! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by sewing experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can do it yourself. Stitch happy! Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. Sarah James Editor, Food & LivingInstructables.com. T Shirt Shrug. How romantic.

T Shirt Shrug

My friend and I went to the arthall in Rotterdam and saw an exhibition called ICON DRESSED designed by Annette Meyer, each garment was made of paper and represented a decade of women clothing from the 1800's till now. I was amazed by a garment which looked exactly like the dress Keira Knightley wore in Pride & Prejudice, I went home got into a romantic state of mind, converted that into creativity and made this.

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Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff. Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away??

Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff

Eek!! I don’t know about you but I’m scrambling a bit here. ;) So I thought I’d help you out. Actually, Melissa and I are helping you out. :) Melissa sent in a Tutorial Request for a darling Boden Necklace – and I knew that it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day idea. Or a “I’m going to make that myself for Mother’s Day” idea. ;) Here is my version of the prettiness - And here is the Boden version – with a crazy retail value of $78 - I like the navy they used but I went for a more neutral color scheme. This necklace is super easy!! Here’s what you’ll need to make it: twill or other ribbon (approx 50″) large link chain (you’ll need a piece about 13″ long) bead assortment – enough for 5 13″ strands beading cord crimp beads (10) (All supplies came from Michael’s) :) Start by weaving your twill piece through the links of the chain. Continue weaving the twill through until the chain piece is centered in the twill. Pretty cute already huh? Handmadebooks: I am the emperor.