25 June 2013

recycled t-shirt bunny

For Christmas I made my niece and my daughter, who were 9 months and 6 months respectively, soft bunny toys.  As I had just started this blog, I didn't have the forethought to take a photo of the two cute bunnies when they were clean and unused, or perhaps even pose them with the girls to up the cuteness factor.  Regardless, here is a photo of my daughter's bunny.
Hopefully you cannot see how dirty this toy is...
Chez Beeper Bebe has been so kind to blog about this project and you are able to print out a pattern and instructions.  So generous!  I didn't adapt this project much at all--it's already meant to be a way to recycle t-shirts.  I simply opted not to add the pom-pom tail because I needed the bunny to be more baby-friendly.  My daughter was a fan immediately and has spent a lot of time with those ears in her mouth.  Perhaps this bunny will get her through teething??

12 June 2013

pillow covers

This will be quite a short post because this is a pretty short project.  Basically if you have large enough t-shirts it's pretty easy to use the jersey like fabric and make pillows or pillow covers.  My inspiration was from the ducklings in a row tutorial on pillows made from men's button-down shirts.  Simple measurements and a quick run through the sewing machine is all it took, then I closed the pillows in with a slip stitch.  I wanted to do that properly so I followed directions from michelle patterns which were fabulous.  It buries the knot well which came naturally to me because it's a similar technique to what we do in surgery!