I love these skirts. I found 3 more yards of material that I LOVE. I finished one here and have 2 more to go. Now what am I going to wear when it gets cold...I love these skirts too much..they are way to comfy to wear....I guess I have a while before I have to think about this!
I have made a red one and a black one that I adore too. I think my next ones will be a tad bit longer. I like them to my knees....we will see what I can do.
I made the skirt this afternoon to wear to my party tonight...I love the colors...teal and brown!
These are the 6 x 9 size! I am doing these for my sister but I can do them for you too if you like them! The pocket on the back is for sheets of paper that the teachers have to bring to PE Class when they are outside.
Back of Hannah's Crayon Roll Hannah's Crayon Roll filled up!
Crayon Rolls Rolled up
The back side of Mikayla's Rollup
The front side of Mikayla's roll up
I have been on a "roll" in the creating department lately. I saw these online and wanted to try making them. They turned out pretty cute. The vinyl kinda made the fabric a little wonky but they will work for trips and such. I made one for both Hannah and Mikayla. I think when I make another I will either put vinyl on the front and back or just do felt. It will be just as cute, I'm sure!
I've also been making altered clipboards for my sister. I have 9 almost finished and one more to do! They are so cute. Still need to sand them, mod podge and add some extra to them...I think they will be cute! All the paper measured and cut out.
Every thing glued and pockets for the back mod podged.
I will be making 10 halfsize clipboards tomorow for my sister...Fun!!! Fun!! She's such a good teacher and good leader for her group. She is making them for her teacher's in her group that have to carry a clipboard out to PE with student passes to go back in, a baggie for bandaids and all that kind of stuff you have to haul around just to go outside for PE.
I'll try to post pictures when I'm finished! I am excited to do them!!!
In my heart of hearts, I love to organize. In my world of chaos, that rarely happens. I found a tutorial online on how to make these. So I took the idea and tutorial and quirked it up a bit to fit what we needed in our car. I love it! I am adding elastic to the bottom to keep it up against the back of the seat. I cut squares out at the top to put underneath our headrest (I have to take off the headrest off and put them back on to put the organizer on-easy peezy!)
I made it out of black twill. (Bought it at Hobby Lobby with my 40% coupon-yay!) So it was about $5 for a yard an a half (making another one for my Annalise's birthday).
The material I used to make the pockets was something I intended on making a skirt for me but I cut the pattern out the wrong way. I think it will look better on the back of the car seats than the backside of my anyhow...smile!
It took a while to fold and pin all the pockets and get it just the way I wanted it...but it is so the way I want it!
I have a pocket for their drinks (for traveling), their DS, DS Charger, Markers on the top row and on the bottom a place for their DVD's (and a pocket on the front for their DS games) and coloring books or regular books (and a pocket on the front of that for their crayon roll(next on my list to make.))
I made the blue flowered headband to match a skirt I made Hannah.
I have been a busy girl this weekend! Chad let me shop all by myself Saturday and I hit the new Micheals. I also shopped Hobby Lobby and some other stores.
I bought material to make the girls crayon rolls, backseat organizers and my niece's birthday dress.
I can't wait to get started on all those. I had some other things I wanted to work on this weekend...and I got to most of it.
I am so excited to have made 2 skirts this past week. I have 2 skirts that I dearly love but not how they fit when I sit down and stand up...so I searched the web for a tutorial to make my own. I have found that I really like a tutorial over a pattern...even if it means creating my own pattern.
So far this week, I have made two patterns...the one for my skirts and the one for the backseat organizer. I am still working on the organizer pattern trying to decide whether I want to include a pocket for the DVD player or make a separate holder for that.
The last few weeks I've been working on some headbands for the girls. I will try to post photos of those sometime this week, along with the skirts I made.
Today, I made a black skirt, some cute clipboards and felt barrette's (with Mikayla's help). I also threw together some quick headbands for the girls.
Bandana Clipboard Green Funky Clipboard-Back Front of funky clipboard
I am very proud of the caddy Chad and I recently put together! Old formula cans that I have hung onto-FOREVER....were just waiting to be made into this. We homeschool so this is an awesome deal for us!!! I found a lazy susan that I won way back in the day when I sold tupperware. It worked perfect! Step 1-Screw holes in the cans at matching points on all cans. The middle can must have 6 holes spaced correctly to match up to the one hole in each of the other 6 cans. Step 2. Spray adhesive the scrapbooking paper (after you measure how much you need) to the can. Easy peesy.
Step 3. Put a thin layer of Modge Podge over the paper on the can. Let dry.
Step 4-Take out side and spray a coat of clear sealant on it. Step 5- Screw the cans together.
This is what it looks like from the inside center. I could have used shorter screws...but this works. We also put on bolts to keep the screws from loosening up.
Step 5-Fill it up with all your goodies! Mine includes: Scissors, Fat markers, thin markers, color pencils, glue bottles and sticks, rulers, dry erase markers, regular pencils and pens, a few sharpies. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!
We'll I was putting too many side items in my homeschool blog so I thought I would start a new one. Hum...what will this one include:
1. My Sewing Projects: Some of you know that my 2nd Mom passed away August of 2008. This was an intense summer of care taking for her as well as my children. Her cancer came quickly and took her quickly. The sting is still very much here. Anyhow...I inherited her sewing machine and have began to do little projects here and there. Each time I use her sewing machine , I think...she would be so proud. I've always wanted to sew but lacked the confidence to figure it out on my own. So there ya go...
2. My ramblings about life, crafts I insist on making, and just ongoing projects I am tackling because life is too short to wait til tomorrow!
3. Whatever else evolves here...who knows what the Lord will give me to say!