Shark Costume

My best friend wanted to be a shark for Halloween so we starting brainstorming.  Finally we decided on making a cape with grey flannel.  I just cut out a rectangle 30″ x 15″ for the hood in grey for the outside and red for the inside.  We used a stiff felt for the teeth and some leftover black and white flannel for the eyes and gills.

WP_20141020_22_22_21_Pro WP_20141020_22_22_15_Pro

Esme’s Birthday Gifts

I made Esme a drawstring backpack using the tutorial from The Purl Bee.  Using Heat n’ Bond, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the letter “E” and ironed it onto the bag.


Then I made a  Peppa Pig card for her with my Silhouette.  Initially I was gonna use the print & cut feature but my printer was busted so i had to cut everything out.  It was such a pain to glue all the pieces on!


Fabric Collapsible Bowl/Tray

I made a little collapsible tray for my husband to put on his desk to hold his stuff (like keys, lighters, etc.) and one for myself.   The corners have velcro so that you can flatten it and take it with you when you travel.  Seems very handy to bring to hotels.   I used the tutorial from here, but have since found an easier one.  The rounded corners were a pain in the butt, so next time I think I’ll just try the tutorial from Noodle Head.



Fabric Baskets/Bins

There’s a ton of tutorials on how to make fabric baskets out there but I finally found one with the formula so you can customize your basket sizes.   Cut rectangles with the following dimensions out of the outer fabric, lining and interfacing using the following formula:
depth + 2 x the height  + seam allowance (0.5″)
depth + width + seam allowance (0.5″)
When you box the corners:
depth = the base of the triangle.
I made a ton of these this weekend using all the fabric that my cousin gave me.  I added handles on some of the larger ones and made smaller rectangular ones for my desk.
WP_20140725_21_38_09_Pro WP_20140725_16_20_27_Pro