Monday, August 8, 2011

Cowboy Birthday Fun

My good friend Becky's son turned one a little while back. He was having a cowboy birthday party, and what perfect accessory that some snazzy cowboy boots. Using a shoe as a pattern, I got to work.

  Tracing the little man's shoe and added a point for the boots.

Stitched and ready to go.

Sewing the boot part using the machine, everything else was hand sewn. 

Then hand sewed a sole for the bottom.

Next I stitched a top piece and stitched it to the bottom. I added some black felt for the "steel" toe.

This was hardest, stitching the pieces together.

But in the end they turned out great!

Check out Tommy and his boots at his crafty birthday party over at

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Baby Sign

I whipped up this sign for my friend's baby shower. It was so simple, and only took a few hours, and cost me nothing(remember I hoard fabric scraps). It was a big hit!

I made letters and traced them onto fabric (yes, I use a regular pen...)

I didn't want to machine sew any part of this because when my friend's bun is done in the oven, I plan to alter this sign for the bun's name so she can re-use it. I stitched with floss.

I know my job is done when my trash can looks like this...

The finished product.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sew Cute!

Just spotted this in the new Anthropologie catalogue. I think I am going to make this next.

Stay tuned...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mary Blair Goodness

Boy, is it the time for babies! For my friend's baby shower coming up I thought what better inspiration than the fab artist, Mary Blair.

Here she is rocking a pretty peasant top and gold cuff while she works.

I decided to make a quilt and incorporated Mary's art into it. I love making quilts because they are pretty easy when you use a pattern and I always have tons of vintage fabric scraps.
 (I hoard fabric).

Just a little print job onto some iron on paper and voila! I also made some cute onesies to match the theme.

Add some buttons and you have an easy baby gift. I bought my gently used onesies for 95 cents.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Travel in Style!

For my parents recent trip to Paris I thought it only fitting to give them a travel gift. What better idea than custom passport covers. Immigration officers are so grumpy anyway, might as well try to make it a cheery experience!

From boring...

...To Fab!

My momma said every mean immigration person said something about them and smiled. Mission accomplished!

Welcome to Myself

Hi there! My name is Emily and I love to sew, stitch, create. This will hopefully be a blog about crafty ideas, inspiration, and projects! So I say welcome to myself, because so far, it's just me. Join in the creativity!