I love ninja stuff so when I first started sewing, I bought some flannel in a cute ninja print. I had no project planned for it and it’s been sitting in my fabric bin for months. Recently my friend made a “quillow” – super cute and perfect for traveling. So I thought this would be the perfect project for this. I cut 10.5″ x 10.5″ squares (I remembered the seam allowance!). I had about 1 1/2 yards so was able to get 16 squares out of it (but only needed 15). I had some black flannel left over from the panda kigurumi I made so had the perfect amount to make a 50″ x 60″ quilt top.
Not sure what I’m gonna do with this yet. Trying to decide what color fabric to put on the back as well as who to give this to. (Or just keep for myself?)
For my second attempt at a kigurumi, I made sure to wash the flannel first. My panda one shrunk a bit so now the legs are a tad too short. This is the lion Kon from the anime Bleach. I think the brown spikes I made for the mane are kinda big but I’m to lazy to redo them. I ironed on some interfacing on the spikes so that they would stay sticking up.
I still need to get some yellow buttons or snaps to finish it off. I’ll post a picture of the finished item soon.
I like using flannel instead of fleece for kigurumis since it’s not as hot and is perfect to actually sleep in.
I just bought this cute pattern from Michelle’s Patterns. I changed it up a bit by sewing on buttons for the eyes and I added a little loop on the side so that I could add a key ring. Then I also made a matching fabric keychain.
I don’t really like Velcro so I used a snap instead.
All my sewing projects were a hit this year!
An evil kitty hat for Alyssa
Apron for mom
Danny’s Naruto sleeping cap
A minion hooded towel for Jordan
Making some last minute Christmas gifts today. I made another Minnie Mouse hooded towel for my niece, and a hot pink cat one for my other niece.
I also needed to make a few more makeup bags.
I spent today making a bunch of hats as Christmas gifts. I recently purchased the talented Choly Knight’s book Sew Kawaii! I’m just trying to decide what kind of faces I’d like to put on them. I love this book and can’t wait to make more projects.
One of my best friends just introduced me to the Whirley Pop – the absolute best thing for making popcorn. I’ve always loved popcorn since it’s a healthy snack and there’s so many ways to jazz it up! I ended up buying 6 of these this season to give as Christmas gifts – they’re perfect for everyone – I mean who doesn’t like popcorn?! They’re around $20, but I bought mine from Bed Bath and Beyond – using the 20% off coupons. You can use as many coupons as you want (1 per item) and they take ’em even if they’re expired.
So far I’ve only made the classic butter and salt and kettle corn – both turned out so delish! Here’s the kettle corn recipe – it’s so easy you’ll want to make it every day.
Kettle Corn Recipe
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 4 heaping teaspoons of sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
Directions: Put oil, popcorn and sugar into the Whirley Pop and place on stove over medium heat. Start cranking once you hear the first kernel pop. Keep cranking until you don’t hear any kernels popping anymore (about 3 minutes). Remove immediately from heat and pour into a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and enjoy!