Archive for January, 2015

Family Motto Canvas

Posted: January 31, 2015 in Art
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At the last Stake Conference a speaker talked about helping to bring your family closer by establishing a family motto. This motto contains what’s important to you and your family. I decided to make this for my father and ma. I will also make one for my other parents and add some scripture based values.

To tackle this project, I used the letters of our last name to start each sentence. The background are the colors of our family crest and tartan.

I spray painted the background red and used yellow acrylic paint and stencils for our last name. Then I wrote the values out in pencil and went over them with a paintbrush and green acrylic paint.

Here’s how it turned out! I do plan on going over green with another coat mixed with a tad bit of white to lighten it up.

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The dress is all done! I have to say, the most challenging part was figuring out the gauntlets. The best way I figured was to follow the directions, go figure. Pinning the sides and then pulling it out through the lining hole gives you a great visual of where to sew. I did change one thing: 5″ of elastic per gauntlet instead of 3 1/2″. It is wayyyyy too tight with 3 1/2″.

I made a detachable cape by taking a half yard of fabric and gathering the top. I added a casing on the top with coordinating fabric and sewed some snaps to it and the dress. This way the kiddo can take it off when she’s going to ride a ride.

I had my niece try it on for me. Doesn’t she look so cute?

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Princess Dress: Simplicity 1508

Posted: January 14, 2015 in Sewing
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I love word of mouth. After I made the upcycled aprons for a coworker, another asked me to make her daughter’s princess dress for their Disney trip here Ina few weeks! She chose Simplicity 1508. What a cute pattern! She loves Frozen so my coworker picked out silvers and blues. Here’s my progress so far!

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All I have left is some slip stitching, hemming, a sash, a snowflake cape, and the gauntlets.

I can’t wait to see it on her!