Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween from The Flintstones!

The Flintstones. Yabadabadoo!

Yes, I know that Bam Bam is really Barney and Betty Rubble's child, but since we have a son and not a daughter . . . you understand.

For Wilma's earrings and necklace I used Styrofoam craft balls. I put string though all the balls for the necklace and hoked my small hoop earrings to the other balls.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fred Flintstone - Halloween Costume

60" Wide felt. Simple rectangle with arms and head cut outs. Cut jagged edges at the arms and bottom.

Cut a large tie out of blue fabric.

To make the animal print, I cut out black triangle-ish shapes.

Pin them in place and either glue, machine or hand stitch them on. My project tonight is to finish basting them on by hand. I'm afraid the glue won't last too long with a small child tugging on them all night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Seger! JUKI 466D

I'm super excited for my new purchase to arrive!!!

I decided on the Juki 644D because I have 3 sisters who have this machine. They all love it! I am familiar with how this specific machine works, so I went for it!

- My older sister has been sewing on hers for 18 and a half years. It's still going strong with no problems.
- Another sister traded in her Elna (because it was giving her problems) for this Juki.

Yeah! more clothing projects in my near future!

Bam Bam Flintstone - Halloween costume

Bam Bam Flintstones Costume! This year the whole family is going as the Flintstones.

Simple elastic waistband skirt with cut hem.

Measure the correct amount of fabric to go around his chest from the waist. connected in the same spot front and back of waist band. No need to hem or finish the ends :)

I won't be making that hat because it won't stay on my boys head (love to take things off!). I have yet to decide what the club will be made of. My husband thinks paper mache - not sure I have the time. He might have to use a wooden kitchen spoon!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Back in Business

I've been gone for the last 4 weeks traveling and visiting family while my husband was working away from home. It was an amazing trip! We loved every minute of it and felt like home away from home!

I have so many projects that are building up. Many are started and none are finished. My goal is to get some of them done before the holiday months . . . !

First on the list in our Halloween costumes! Dad, Mom, and Baby. This will be my next post. After that, on to other fun projects.