Cold Weather Crafts

October 13, 2012

by — Posted in Baby, Crafting, Food

Welp, this post has been a long time coming. But here it is!


After the cold snap a week or so ago, it’s been a little warmer, but not so warm that we couldn’t have a delicious chicken and wildrice soup breadbowl! Sorry, I was so hungry once we had them finished I forgot to take a picture! But I simply made some nice big rolls with Italian bread, cut the tops off (at a 45° angle) and then pull out the middle. That tupperware container of bread middles didn’t actually last very long. Yum!


And since it is suddenly cold (and we just got our heater serviced this morning to make sure we’re in good working order before we really start using it!) and the little one doesn’t seem to keep blankets on very well, I made her a snuggly little wearable blanket from this tutorial. They have these wearable blankets at Walmart for a little under $10, but if I made it, I can make it whatever side I want! I made this one nice and long for her to grow into. First, I cut a template out of newspaper (using one of her existing shirts)…


Then, I sewed it all together! This isn’t quite the finished product. I didn’t take a picture of it, but you get the idea. I found another almost yard of plain pink at Walmart in the clearance bin for $2.15, so I think I’ll make another. This one is a bit snug around the middle, so I think the next one will have some extra room so she can grow into it too.

Saturday my serger blade finally came in the mail! I was hoping it would be here Friday, but I ran out of time to do anything on Friday anyways, so Saturday worked out well. That meant I could finally finish the leggings I wrote about so long along.

I did have a little bobble with these bright yellow ones made from a T-shirt. I just cut the pattern along the bottom of the T-Shirt to cheat/make life simpler and not have to hem the bottom since I could use the existing hem. Unfortunately, something went wrong and I cut two of the same side! I sewed it together and one leg was the right side and one was the wrong side. D’oh! So I ripped out the serger seam (thanks to this video for making life easier) and cut the top even (since they were supposed to be higher in the back and lower in the front) and resewed.

Luckily, other than that bobble and the length of time it took to properly thread, troubleshoot, rethread and finally get the right tension on the machine… it was pretty smooth sailing. Now she has 3 new leggings!

And isn’t she darling in them? These are nice and long for her long little legs! Next up on the sewing queue, baby boots. I’d show you a picture, but I can’t fine one of just the finished product and isn’t in Chinese. Don’t worry, I think I might actually make it a tutorial because I’m going off of a Pinterest picture (which Chinese instructions!) and no actual link. We’ll see how it goes!