Do you have a hankering for a Summer project? Sometimes, even though I have laundry to fold and dishes to put away, I just want to work on something FUN while my boys are turning the sandbox into a mudbox or wrestling on my bed.
So today I'm sharing some tutorials for anyone who wants to get her craft on...
Remember when a bunch of you asked for tutorials following our Post-Christmas Handmade Gift Parade? Six months later, we are following through! The two most requested:
-Little boy tie
You can find rosette instructions from the ever creative Sarah Nielsen here. They can be glued to a pin like mine or strung as a fabulous garland, as per Sarah's tutorial.
Also, Danielle taught me how to make rolled flower rosettes here. I have been making a bunch for bobby pins. They're especially easy because you can use random old fabric scraps and do them while watching TV, while your kids bathe, etc. (I even made a bunch on a car trip (in the passenger seat, obviously!) this spring! Love multi-tasking!)
As for the little neckties, try this tutorial or this one--in which you make a little tie from a man's tie. So darling!
Another project idea I am completely enamored with: Liz Stanley's personalized Memory Game. I can't wait to make one for my boys!
Next: Yes, I have two sons, but I really want to make a couple of these skirts for the daughter of my dreams. Oliver + S has the most darling patterns, and this one is free! If you don't feel like a confident seamstress yet, THIS IS FOR YOU!
Now that's five fun project ideas my dears. I've pretty much realized that if you require yourself to do everything on your to-do list first every day, and tell yourself you'll do something fun later, the fun stuff never happens. Sometimes it does a soul good to put the mop down for a half-hour and create.
Feel free to share other projecty links that we might love!