Thursday, November 19, 2009

Latest Projects

Here are my latest projects, dolly diapers and rag light strand.

I got the idea and pattern for the dolly diapers from Make It & Love It. We will be giving them to our little girl around the time new baby comes. She really, really loves to 'match' Mommy and Daddy. I love these, and it makes us wish that disposable diapers could be so cute. If you want to make them yourself, go HERE.
This next one I FINALLY finished - I don't even want to tell you how long it took me to make 3 of these. Right after we were first married, it was Christmas time and we went to a friend's house. She had a beautiful garland near their large window, and so during the clearance sales after the holidays, I bought some fabric. I started making some right away, but I never thought it would take this long to finish them. The problem is, my hands got tired from all that tying, and it takes a long time to fill up a 12' light strand.

Anyway, what I did was cut strips of Christmas fabric (1"x7"). And then I started at the female end of the light strand and tied each one in a double knot. I can't tell you how much fabric you need for one, but I did pay a little more attention today when I was finishing up; I used 13 inches of 44" fabric, and that went for the room between 5 lights. So if you decide to make one, use that as a rough guide so you buy enough fabric.

If you've made one of these yourselves, please leave a comment and let us know how much fabric you used.


Melissa said...

All I can say is WOW.

The Crandizzles said...

Very fun! And I love how the lights turned out!