Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pretty Little Sleep Shorts

I've been promising my big girl a set of pj shorts for ages and since it's her birthday tomorrow I decided it was high time to make good on that promise. I used some of my favorite vintage linens and whipped up four pairs last night. I also bought some sweet little white camis for her to wear with them. I didn't use a pattern, just kind of winged them based on another pair of pj shorts she has. These babies are so light and soft (not to mention adorable) that methinks I'm going to have to make up some big girl ones for myself!

Monday, June 14, 2010

DIY Necktie Card

I don't know about you but Father's Day completely snuck up on me. I had a moment of panic when I realized that its this weekend already! So I hastily came up with this lightening fast card using things I had around my office. It's a great way to use bits of scrap fabric. So, if you still need a card for a special dad I hope you'll enjoy making this one! (P.S. Sorry about the dark photos - it's been so dark and rainy here the last week)

Card template - free download here
Card stock
Exacto knife
Cuting matt
Glue stick
Piece of fabric cut to 5 inches x 3.5 inches

1. Download the card template and print out onto your card stock. Play with different colors of card stock if you'd like to contrast with your fabric. Cut out the card following the cutting lines or simple print out onto a 5x7 piece of card stock.

2. Using the Exacto knife cut out the window following the dotted line. Cut slightly on the outside of the line so that you won't see any of the line after you've finished.

3. Fold the card in half, then open it up and apply glue to the inside front.

4. Place your fabric face down onto the inside front and smooth with your hands. If necessary trim any fabric that's visible from the front. Let dry and you're done!