Craft This! is a weekly challenge to create any kind of craft based on a chosen theme. Next week’s theme will be posted soon at Tiny Elephant, come join us!
This week’s theme was “retro”, and I decided to design a full apron with a bit of a retro feel to it. I made one up in an autumn print because I’m in the mood for cooler weather, but I’d like to try the pattern in some bright, 50s-ish prints, too.
It has a big ol’ ruffle around the bottom and a bodice that dips just a bit.
I love the back. The wide shoulder straps criss-cross and then tie at waist level. I think it looks sturdy enough to milk a cow, yet pretty enough to serve a Thanksgiving turkey.
There’s a little pocket, too, hiding in there somewhere.
This one is for me, but I can make a couple more, so I put a listing in my shop.
This week’s Craft This! theme was “eating”. I decided to add a couple of new pieces to my collection of knitted vegetables, in the same earthy palette. What the set really needed was a carrot and a potato, right? Yum.
Here are all of the veggies together, and here‘s a new listing for the set of five.
I’ve been making messenger bags and I’m really loving it.
This bag features a bold black and white print, with birds and flowers tiled on the flap.
The black canvas outer material is tough and durable. It has interfacing inside for sturdiness, too.
With a bottle pocket on one outer side and a cell phone pocket on the other, important stuff is easy to grab. The strap is padded and adjustable for comfort and a great fit.
This bag is in the shop. Look out for more bags, coming soon! I’m also accepting orders for custom bags to fit any need.
Craft This! Weekly is a weekly challenge to craft something, anything, that was inspired by the week’s word or phrase. You can read more about it (and join in!) at Tiny Elephant.
This week’s Craft This! word was “alphabet”.
I made a little framed felt board for Lyra, with numbers, letters, and a flower. I used bright colors to go with her bedroom, where I’ll hang it, at her level, on the wall.
Framed felt boards or flannel boards are very easy to make. I removed the glass from this large frame, then stretched my background fabric tight over the cardboard frame back. I trimmed the material and then hot glued the edges down on the back of the frame. Then, I traced letters and shapes onto felt with a disappearing marker and cut them out.
These pieces will get us started, and it’ll be super easy to make more as needed.
Next week’s Craft This! theme is now up at Tiny Elephant. If you do any kind of crafting, you should join us!
Wow, it’s been an entire month since I last blogged! I’ve been busy with some pretty big projects that I’ll be ready to share sometime soon.
More recently, I’ve been making stuffed ring stackers.
This rainbow stacker toy is great for those terribly difficult gender-unknown baby showers. Or maybe those are just difficult for me.
I *love* picking out prints and putting them in rainbow order! This is a fabulous project to do with stashed fabric.
This stacker has been in the shop for a while, go have a look.