Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fleece Loopy Scarf for St. Patty's Day

I made a St. Patrick's Day Loopy Scarf as per the direction on Jo-Ann's site - see here.  

Let me tell you that was hard on my sewing machine in that there were 6 layers of fleece it had to stitch through.  Ouch! I felt so bad for my machine.  Anyway, after cutting up the loops, even at 1/2", the loops were still too big for me (see picture above), so I went back and cut each loop in half again.

I love the skinnier loops.  Now they are more frilly and fun.  The fatter loops just was too "blah" for me.  What do you think?

Can you see the difference?
Have fun trying this out.  Personally, although it is cute, I don't think I will make this again.  It was just too hard on my machine.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Juice Carton Coin Pouches

My lil' man had a school event requiring him to bring lots of coins to play the games.  I didn't want to use a ziploc to hold his coins... so tacky!  So I made him a milk/juice carton coin pouch. 

Well, his coin pouch was a big hit with his classmates that they started asking if they can have one.  My lil' man, being the lil' entrepreneur, told them he'll sell it for $1.00 each.  When I picked him up from school, he told me he had 6 orders for the coin pouch and that the kids already paid him.  I had no clue what he was talking about and then he explained it to me. So now I'm drinking cartons of juice so I can fulfill his product supply.  LOL!  Thankfully, I have grown teen boys that gladly chug those juices.

I found the tutorial a long time ago on Family Fun Magazine and I saved it because I thought it was too cute ... and it still is! I didn't make a tutorial on this because I thought Family Fun would still have their instructions and template on their site but things have changed for them.  So I found someone who made one using their instructions. I hope that helps.  Here's their picture tutorial on how to make the coin pouches.

There are different versions and I never tried the others as I was content on this version.  But give the others a try and share it with me.  I'd love to see what you did and which you prefer.

~ Peechee

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dr Seuss Truffula Trees No-Sew Blanket

Back to fleece again.  LOL!

In honor of Dr. Seuss Week at my lil' man's school, I made a quick lap throw for his teacher which she could use while sitting at her desk correcting papers.  I totally love the fleece print on this as they look like truffula trees to me.  I'm also so happy that I picked the bright blue/turquoise solid print as it just gives it the right "pop" for this blanket.  What do you think?

~ Peechee