Crafty Woman Wednesday – {Etsy Items}

Hello hello my lil bloglets! So I apologize (yet again!) about a late post. It is still technically Wednesday though so at least it’s not a whole day. As I know you other mothers understand, life can get hectic sometimes and the hour will just slip away from you… or the day. So for this week’s crafty post I wanted to show yall what I made my baby boy and also some items I’m working on for my revamped Etsy shop. If you have tried going to my Etsy shop recently I’m sorry it is closed and empty right now. But I promise I am working my lil mama tail off to make some great things to add to it and get it opened back up. Now let’s get to the post…

When I was pregnant with the Bodester his aunt got him a pacifier clip. It was RealTree camo and we loved it… until we lost it. I have searched everywhere and I cannot find it. I went to Walmart (where she purchased it) to buy a new one and they didn’t have any like it or any cute boy ones so I decided I would just make him a couple myself. I had never tried to make these before but I didn’t think they would be too hard, and they aren’t. I already had some Paw Patrol fabric leftover from some other things I’ve made him so I knew I would use that. All I had to buy was the little alligator clips for the end. Found a 15 pack on Amazon for like $7 and they were all different colors so I ordered those. The package arrived within 3 days and I went to town. I made Bodie two of them two different sizes and stitched his name on them.bodiesclips

These things were one of the easiest sewing projects I have ever made. Since I still had 13 other clips I decided to whip up a few more to put on my upcoming Etsy shop, because who doesn’t need a few of these when you have a baby right? So here are some of the other ones I made. etsyclips

I’ve made them in different lengths because I know with Bodie I need variety. For instance I don’t want a long one for just being in the car seat for fear of him getting it around his neck or something, however in the shopping cart cover it has to be longer so it will reach from the little hook to his mouth. I figured I couldn’t be the only mom who thinks like this and I know most of the ones in-store are all one length. So what do yall think? I think they are adorable and plan on making many more. Would be really cute in some team fabric also.

So that’s pretty much the gist of this post for the week. As for my Etsy shop stuff these are the only baby items I plan on selling right now. Most of my shop will consist of different type of bags, wallets and things of that nature. As soon as I am ready to open my shop back up with it’s new inventory I will let yall know! OH and don’t forget to keep an eye out the end of this week for a special baby essentials giveaway!! Until next time my lil bloglets…

Crafty Woman Wednesday – {Sew Cute Scrunchies!!}

Hello hello my little bloglets! It is Wednesday and the first of my new weekly post series called Crafty Woman Wednesday! Every Wednesday of the week I will be sharing some crafting fun with yall. There will be sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting or just good ole paper crafts. I will also include kiddie crafts and kid-friendly crafting tips and tricks. So let’s get this series started!…

To keep in the spirit of this week’s theme – Tweens – today’s craft is a tutorial on how to make these Sew Cute Scrunchies!!scrunchies.png

Growing up a 90s girl, I LOVE me some cute hair scrunchies! And they of course like everything else are back in style. They are great for gals with long hair in the spring and summer months. This project is super easy! You can make them for yourself or the tween girl in your life. They are easy enough to make with your tween girl or even something she can make by herself and with friends. So let’s go over what all is needed for this project…

Materials:

Fabric(anything you want is fine)fabric.png

Elastic(small and stretchy!)elastic.png

A safety pinsafetypin.png

Rotary cutter or scissorsscissorsrotary.png

Threadthread.png

A sewing machinelauraashley.png

 

Gather your supplies and let’s do this! I’m going to be showing you two different sizes, large and small.

  1. To start, you need to iron and cut your fabric to size. For the larger scrunchie you want to cut a rectangle that measures 16″ by 4″ and for the small one, 12″ by 3″.adult16in.pngadult4in.pngchild12in.pngchild3in.png
  2. Next, you want to cut your elastic to size. For the large cut a piece 7″ long and for the small 5.5″ long.7inelastic.png5.5inelastic.png
  3. Now that you’re all cut up, it’s time to press. Fold your strip of fabric in half with the right sides together and press it with your iron.foldinhalf.png
  4. Next, you want to straight stitch along the long raw edge, leaving about an inch from each short end.seam.png
  5. Now, turn it right side out.turning.png
  6. Press! (I’m all about the pressing)rightsidesout.png
  7. For the finish, there are two ways you can do it, A or B. A shows more visible stitches but either you choose really has the same basic outcome. So for option A next you stick the safety pin through one end of the elastic like this:elasticpin.pngThen you simply thread the safety pin through the fabric tube you have created, making sure to keep hold of the other end of elastic and not pull it all the way through.blueelastic.pngFor option B the next step is to fold the tube so that the raw edged ends are together and clip or pin the touching ends.clipped.pngNow stitch a line where they meet to connect one side of them like this:closeupopening.pngThe tube will now look like this:opening.pngNow just thread the elastic with the safety pin through like for option A.
  8. Time to close up these scrunchies! Sew a zig zag stitch to attach the ends of the elastic together.(same for both options) For option A place the raw edges of one end of the tube inside the raw edges of the other end of the tube and zig zag stitch from top to bottom, including the elastic inside. (make sure it laid flat so as not to bunch inside) Option A scrunchie will look like this:bluescrunchie.pngFor option B, it’s just a tad more complicated. Take the raw end openings and fold them in on themselves so there are no more raw edges. Then, place one end inside the other end and top stitch across the top along with the seam you made when you turned it into a tube. This method does not touch the elastic and therefore gives you a tiny bit more stretch. But I promise it’s not much and both options turn out fine.

So there you have it!! This easy projects takes literally just minutes to complete so you can whip up a whole bunch of them. I think this would make a great activity for a girl’s slumber party! Just use plain fabric and add in fabric markers or paint and you’ve got yourself an adorable customizable party project for active little girls! Hope you liked this week’s first Crafty Woman Wednesday! Make sure to check out my blog next week to see what new crafting fun I have in store for you. If you do make some of these or especially if your little ones make some please share your pictures with me! I would love to see all your creativity!! Until next time my lil bloglets….