Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Little Leftover Ballerina Ragdoll

Have you ever tried dying fabric? Well, I've tried a few things. You know, tea and berries, but I never thought of trying avacado pits.  I bet you're thinking it will make the fabric tan or green but ....

I know...amazing...
So I used that for my ballerina doll along with some (left over) yarn, (leftover) cotton legs, (leftover from Kara's wedding) tulle and she's lovely♡

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Blue Jean Rag Doll

And to think..he almost donated these;) ...

I turned them into this soft little cutie:)
Off to enjoy the beautiful sunshine! 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Waiting for Baby J

Well, my spring break comes to a close with snow on the ground but I don't care since I now have a healthy, beautiful grandson! While we waited for him to arrive, I made some dolls...
Two are made from some organic cotton jersey left over from an outfit I made my granddaughter and the others are made from new tan muslin. All have upcycled hair and clothing.

I think these two are my favorites:)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Snow Hikes and Summer Dreaming

Went for a beautiful snowy hike today with my handsome guy!

Once home I was able to finish a summer dress for my little sweetie. After seeing some adorably trimmed dresses on Pinterest I knew exactly what I wanted to make out of this denim shirt I found at my favorite thrift store.  I know they look almost the same but I had to remove the top from the skirt, resize and then gather and sew the skirt back on. It took me longer than I thought it would but still....super cute:)
Hope you had a chance to spend some time outside today too!

Never been worn....
Ready for some summer:)

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine girl❤️

Happy Valentine's Day! Since I'll be spending tomorrow with my sweet granddaughter,  I wanted to make her some late winter clothes.  I've had this organic cotton butterfly fabric for a while and decided to mix it with a skirt and leggings both made from t shirts.  The pattern is a super easy Simplicity 1023.

Next I wanted to use this gigantic "I ☘beer " t shirt to make her a St. Patrick's day shirt that was a little more appropriate for a a two year old;) Can't wait to try them on her tomorrow!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

T shirts to Baby Boy Rompers

Project Baby Boy continues....
Found some great Michigan T Shirts at my favorite thrift store in Ann Arbor to refashion for baby boy. I think they're about 6-9 mos. size which should be perfect for my much anticipated grandson due in April❤️.

Back to refashioning....

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Project Baby Boy 

Where do you find really soft cotton to make baby clothes? My favorite thrift store of course! 

Since I used the super soft men's shirt I found for $2, I didn't even have to put the snaps on!
I reused a zipper from a dress for diaper access. Can't wait to hold that little guy <3.