crafty crafty crafty

I’ve spent the last 2 days crafting my booty off. It has been nice to have a little extra time to do so. I have to thank my husband for entertaining the kids yesterday and also to the kids for entertaining themselves today.

So what have I been doing?

I made a nifty cover for my fancypants mixer.
I found the fabric online in colors to match our soon to be new kitchen (hmm, did I just give away something big?) I found the pattern and tutorial here. As usual, I didn’t really follow the instructions. I just kinda used the pattern piece and winged it (wung it?) I don’t have much experience with piping, but I managed to make it look ok after a few tries. Technically the cover is reversible, but the inside fabric isn’t nearly as cool as the outside. I didn’t order enough because of the one way nature of the print. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I have a teeny bit of the retro fabric left and a bunch of the other. I may make a few more accessories to put in my new kitchen (there she goes again giving away the secret). I don’t plan on having anything live on the counters except my Kitchenaid, so I’ll have to figure out how to incorporate the fabric in some way.

more pix:
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Today, I made some felty cuteness for lil K. Who am I kidding? For me too. (and maybe a friend or few, cough *LaLa-Caitlin-Chloe* cough)
I got the ideas from my felt pinboard. The rose ones I actually did follow the directions on the tutorial here. They were fun to do and the tutorial was very easy to follow. I also made a couple headbands see the flower one pictured above and this rainbow one (yay! #rainbowlove) that Lil K has been wearing since the second I finished it.
To make the rainbow headband I just took a headband we had (one of the flexible type ones that don’t snap as easy as the regular plastic ones). I turned under one end of rainbow ribbon and measured the length of the headband folding it to go the length of both sides, then sewed the edges of the ribbon on the machine around the headband, turning under the other end of the ribbon so I didn’t have any fraying edges. <-- see this is why I don't do tutorials. My favorite of the clips is this one. It took a lot longer to make (hence why there's only one of them, Lil K and I will have to share it). Rainbows all the way, baby! IMG_3432
Lil K had a lot of fun modeling the clips, but didn’t care too much about helping make them.
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I hope she will get lots of wear out of these cute accessories.

The last project I have been working on is not finished. It is an Ikea hack of sorts and I will post more about it when its completely done. Here’s a little teaser picture:

What are you all doing and making this week?