Create & Celebrate (some more!)

on March 6 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 43 Comments

  • Anina of twiddletails writes, “A group of us is embarking on the journey to make a ‘Dear Jane‘ quilt… The project’s blog is Dear Baby Jane and we have a Flickr group for photos. Anyone is welcome to join, whether they want to make all 225 blocks or just a few. We have a button for use on blogs.” Doesn’t that sound fun?
  • Avlor from Fox Downs writes, “The timing for this set of Create and Celebrates couldn’t be more perfect. I just finished my daughter’s Easter dress last night. Yippee!” Her daughter loved it and we do too!
  • Wendy (“Sunshine”) from Sunshine’s Creations is starting a business as a professional pattern tester. We’ve shared Sunshine’s tutorials and quilts before so you’re likely familiar with her fine attention to detail. You can contact her at sunshine_harbaugh [at] juno.com for more information.
  • Cocoa from Chocolate On My Cranium shares, “I have written a tutorial on creating an easy but cute tote bag, so easy my daughters (ages 12, 11, and 9) can make their own. The tutorial is on my blog here. I also have some for sell in my Etsy shop.”
  • Lisa from Upstatelisa has a paper piecing tutorial on her blog. “I wrote a little tutorial not too long ago on using freezer paper for paper piecing while making the scrap log cabins featured on Melly and Me’s blog. Saves on paper and having to rip out those teeny little pieces of paper.” Click in and check it out!
  • Amy writes, “My daughter has poor eyesight and we’ve been having to ‘patch’ her good eye for two hours a day to exercise her weaker one. I make her patches out of felt, as the sticky ones we got from the hospital were pretty useless, and have posted the pattern and a tutorial of how to do it on my blog, LucyKate Crafts.” This is such a cute solution to support kids’ development. Thanks, Amy!
  • Sandra shared a tutorial for this 7″ mini teddy bear on her Fabrications blog (on her left sidebar). She’s giving away all of the supplies needed for one bear if you comment on her post today, so visit and prepare for a bear of your very own.
  • Rose has a fat quarter tote bag tutorial on her Island Mama blog. She writes, “It’s a quick, basic project to make out of two fat quarters — a kid-size tote bag. My son and his friends love theirs!” We love the repurposed belt handles!
  • Christine has a tutorial for a ladies wallet with a zipped coin compartment on her Sew Christine blog. The tutorial includes lots of great, step-by-step instructions.
  • Michelle of Sew Much More writes, “This isn’t really an announcement, but I thought that I share an idea I had when I made a baby quilt for a friend this past fall. She had registered at Target for receiving blankets. So I bought those and used one of the blankets to make a simple quilt for her, then gave her the other two blankets in her gift. I thought it was a great way to choose fabric I know that she’d love while still being able to make a handmade gift… I posted it on my blog… I’ve made two quilts since that I posted about as well. I’ve had a lot of fun doing these for friends.” Beautiful!
  • Are you looking for baby shoes? Oddrun Helene writes, “Hello. I am a Norwegian mother of three who enjoy sewing. I have a few tutorials in my blog. Since English is not my native language I haven’t been able to post them all in English – but a few (including the following ones) are translated. Feel free to have a look if you like: Make your own soft leather shoes (for all sizes 18-45) and from the same pattern, Cloth shoes for baby (the way I make them).” Find more in her English blog ohelene sewing+ and Norwegian blog ohelene syr. You can find her full compilation of tutorials in English (including a darling baby hat) here.

For information on how to submit your own Create & Celebrate items, please visit this post.

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43 Responses to Create & Celebrate (some more!)

  1. Assilises says:

    I stopped in to create a new thread to introduce myself. My name is Josh and I stumbled here by a fast Google and preferred to just say hello. I would enjoy engaging in future discussions and look onward to speaking with all.

    My best hobby is http://computerrepair101.wordpress.com – computer repair and this is the first site that I have ever made.

  2. Julia says:

    Cool!.. Nice work…v

  3. Spider says:

    This is very interesting site…

  4. Spider says:

    Check out my new site:)l

  5. Suzan says:

    Your work is marvelous!!

  6. Stacey says:

    Thanks for all the great info all the time! Can always count on you guys for great stuff!

  7. Jen says:

    Oh goody, THATS how you hide your seams on the inside of a baby shoe – Thanks!

  8. Amy says:

    It is always such a pleasure reading just everything here!

  9. Becca says:

    I love clicking all these links! I hope I can spend my upcoming spring break sewing!!

  10. Julie says:

    Wow. That baby Jane quilt looks intense. Very cool but very intense. : )

  11. kellie says:

    So much inspiration to be had…I don’t know where to begin! Perhaps the zipper coin pouch at Sew Christine. :)

  12. ash says:

    Oh, that dress is the sweetest thing!

  13. It’s been wonderful looking at everybody blogs! Thanks so much!

  14. Polly says:

    Wow! What a lot of great inspiration. Can’t wait to try some of these tutorials

  15. Carrie says:

    Yeah! More great tutorials!!! I see several things here that I will be adding to my list…

  16. Lindsey says:

    That dress is so sweet! im loving all these tutorials!

  17. Carrie says:

    So many sites to check out—what fun!

  18. Shelly says:

    I think I know what I’ll be browsing this weekind! Thanks for the good stuff!

  19. Erin says:

    I love all these links. It’s so much fun to see all the creativity out there and to get some good ideas. thanks.

  20. Sandy says:

    These are all great links!

  21. Mika says:

    Thanks for the info about the Dear Jane and Dear Baby Jane quilts. One of these days, I may take a stab at doing a Dear Jane…

  22. Dorte says:

    The wallet is great!!! Imust try that out… the tutorial makes it look really easy….

  23. jackie says:

    love them all, but mostly the shoes!!!

  24. Kim says:

    I love me some cute little girl dresses. The Easter frock is SO lovely.

  25. Karen M. says:

    It’s so much fun checking out all the creativity–wish I had time to do every one of these!

  26. Libby says:

    Love, love, love the little girl’s dress.

  27. Andrea Heinz says:

    I love that sweet little baby hat, I wonder if instead of covering the seams with binding I could make the hat lined. That way it would be reversible too!

  28. Kate says:

    Great stuff! I think I might use the wallet tutorial!
    and the shoes and dress are so cute! :)

  29. Amanda says:

    These tutorials are wonderful! I’m sure I could use atleast one of them! Thanks! :D

  30. Janice says:

    All the links are nice, but love that last one. That hat! Adorable! :)

  31. Avlor says:

    I keep going back to look at the darling shooes too. Adding them to my projects list…

  32. Lissa says:

    why aren’t there 40 hours in a day? then I could get all these gorgeous projects done/started.. *sigh* a girl can dream, but thanks for sharing the love/eye candy..

    Lissa

  33. Wendy says:

    Re: Michelle’s idea for using receiving blankets for a quilt. What a great idea! I did this for my son’s bed quilt. It’s nice to be able to purchase the fitted sheets (he’s still using a toddler bed, too) and coordinating accents, but still have a beautiful handmade quilt. You can see the one I made here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8244232@N08/1278700066/in/set-72157601557868518/

  34. Ellen says:

    great ideas-thanks for the inspiration!

  35. Kristin says:

    Wow! That spring dress is adorable. I love reading tutorials so I know what I’ll be doing tonight!

  36. Anina says:

    Thanks for mentioning our Dear Baby Jane group over here.

  37. Amber says:

    Wow – great tutorials and so much creativity! The baby shoes are amazing! And I just love how everyone is so generous in sharing things they’ve made. I love the eye patch that Amy made for her daughter!

  38. Lindsey says:

    I love it when there are tutorials! It has been such a wonderful and fun time making all these wonderful creations :)

  39. alison says:

    Wow thanks for all the great Create & Celebrate links

  40. Michele says:

    Wow…more great links! Thanks!

  41. Mystele says:

    wonderful ideas! thanks everyone!

  42. Avlor says:

    I think the bags from Cocoa’s tutorial would make great Easter baskets/bags. ;)

  43. Kristin says:

    Yeah! More tutorials! My list is getting long!

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