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Felt Baby Shoes

Felt Baby Shoes
I think it’s lovely to welcome a little one into the world surrounded by thoughtful handmade gifts, and these itty-bitty boots are just the ticket for such a reception. Brimming over with the “awww” factor, everyone who sees these Felt Baby Shoes wants to pick them up and coo, almost as if they contained a chubby little baby foot already! Sometimes when I get on a roll with a fun and easy project like this, it’s hard to stop. In this case, I ended up with a pile of eight pairs of shoes, all from one Purl Soho Wool Felt Bundle! Our gorgeous Autumn Bundle covers a beautiful spectrum of warm earth tones, just right for boys or girls. I love the idea of sewing up a big bunch of booties to have on hand for baby showers and welcome-to-the-world gifts. Materials To make eight pairs of 3 month sized baby shoes: Note: The template for this pattern is for a 3 month size, which is 4-inches long. Cutting and Pinning Cut the templates from one of the felt pieces. Arrange the sole so it's laying flat. Related:  make

elm street life: DIY: Bow clutch sewing tutorial. And fiiiinally... the tutorial you've been waiting for. This is my first real sewing tutorial - which scares me a bit, because I've never actually taken a sewing class, so I don't know all the terminology. What I do know is that I've learned to sew lots of things by reading tutorials, so hopefully I can make this simple enough that even you beginners can feel confident making a bag. And yes, a bag with a zipper! It can be done, I promise.There are plenty of photos, so hopefully that will help. **Also, please note except where I say, "Sew close to the edge," I am using a 1/2" seam allowance throughout. Ok, let's get started! Supplies you'll need: 1/2 yard exterior fabric* 1/4 yard interior fabric (I recommend a quilting cotton) 9" zipper that matches your exterior fabric 1/4 yard #808 Pellon Craft Fuse interfacing Sewing thread that matches your exterior fabric Sewing machine Scissors Pins Iron & ironing board *I recommend a medium to heavier weight cotton for this. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Beaded Bracelet I’m super excited to share this project with you, as it has been over two weeks in the making. I fussed around with many a mini-crochet needle and embroidery thread, and my house is now littered with bitty seed beads, to arrive at what I think is my favorite and most unique tutorial yet! Woo hoo! Materials: Embroidery thread (I used 6 stranded thread) Crochet hook size 1 (2.75mm) Seed beads Jewelry clasps Needle Scissors Directions: Note: This pattern is for a bracelet that measures 6.5″ at completion. I needed just under 16′ of embroidery thread for that length. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Or you can always go the neon route, which is clearly a Blog a la Cart fav. Admittedly, Sunny demands to wear the blue and “geen” one frequently. Photos: Ashley Weeks Cart

Creative Giving For the last installment of Sugar & Cloth’s Handmade Holiday, here are a few favorites for DIY gifts. After all, even if they have everything, it still isn’t the same if it’s made by you! 1 Felt Animal Kit | Purl Soho 2 Woolen Pouches | Martha Stewart 3 Tiny Polaroid Magnets | Ambrosia Creative 4 Canvas Leaf Boxes | One Perfect Day 5 Solid Perfume Locket | Design Sponge 6 Wool Camera Wrap | Design Sponge 7 Pom Pom Cowl | The Purl Bee 8 Chalkboard Necklace | Henry Happened 9 Teacup Candles | Martha Stewart 10 Etched Map Serving tray | Design Sponge 11 Leather Envelope iPhone Case | SwellMayde 12 Vintage Coasters | Sugar & Cloth Like this: Like Loading...

25 Beauty Products You Can Make in Your Kitchen By Jaime Morrison Curtis | . These 25 Beauty Products You Can Make in Your Kitchen are filled with ingredients you may already have at home. So this Mother’s Day hand the kids on over and take time to do something special for yourself, like whipping up an instant salt scrub or relaxing with a chocolate facial. Make an extra batch and surprise your mom to thank her for the great job she did raising you. nggallery id=’122682′ Chocolate Facial There is nothing sweeter than a chocolate facial. Coffee Scrub Why just use coffee for drinking? Makeup Remover After a long day of wearing makeup it's nice to take it off with something gentle and natural. Like Jaime on Facebook Follow Jaime on Twitter Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

DIY Coffee Scrub « A Cup of Mo DIY Coffee Scrub Posted by mmarnall on February 27, 2011 · 19 Comments In a recent issue of Womans World, I came across this wonderful DIY Java Scrub recipe that I thought would be great to share with you dear reader. It was listed under ‘Cures for Tiredness’ and hey, I’m an 8-to-5er who is constantly busy- whether I’m working out, pursuing creative endeavors or just out and about, so I definitely get tired from time to time. The article claims that a coffee scrub will clear away dull skin and leave you with a brighter complexion, that the caffeine helps reduce swelling and the massaging action of applying the scrub flushes out excess fluid that make your hands, legs and feed look puffy. Whether the scrub does all of these things, I have no idea. Recipe (altered a little bit by me): DIY Coffee Scrub Inspired by how easy this was, I have all of the ingredients in my pantry, woo hoo…I went Google-ing for more salt and sugar scrubs. DIY Sugar Scrub Enjoy! Like this: Like Loading...

Rainbow Headphones « Stars & Sunshine Look at my new rainbow earbuds! I used to love perler beads when I was little. You know, those round plastic beads you laid out on white boards with pegs to hold the plastic beads, then ironed them and the melted together and you had a little piece of pixelated plastic art? {via flickr} My parents were cleaning out their house, and wanted to get rid of our old perler beads. All I needed was an exacto knife, some perler beads, and earbuds (or any similar diameter wire/cording). Not only are they newly rainbow colored, but the pieces that go into my ears have penguins on the outside! Like this: Like Loading...

How To Make Your Own Nail Polish In Any Color Pregnancy insomnia can be a little bit of a blessing (depending on how you look at it). Sometimes when I can't sleep I randomly get these ideas that just pop into my head. I quickly jot them down into my phone and revisit them when I am coherent in the morning. I would say only 30-40 % of them actually turn out like I imagined. Take this little project for example. I tested it out over the weekend to see if it would even work...and it worked! What you will need: Clear nail polish.Cheap eyeshadow. Take out the eyeshadow you want to use. Empty a small amount of clear nail polish out so you have room for the eyeshadow powder. Use the toothpick to mix up the color into the bottle. You now have you own custom shade of nail polish!

Felt Hair Pretties You’ll find a template with the animal and car designs, as well as full diy instructions provided on the Petite Purls site. This spring issue has many beautiful knits to consider adding to your list, as well. So, which is your favorite? Though the little lazy daisy on the VW is pretty darn cute. Loving the whale, which would be adorable with a little striped sailor dress, don’t you think? These lovely hair accessories are perfect for the summer.