April 17, 2012

This scarf hanger is wicked awesome.

I think I'm going to corrupt the New England-accented "wicked awesome" with a Minnesotan accent.

So many Pinterest projects, so little time. Thank you to Be Different, Act Normal for this idea:

Hanger + shower curtain rings = no more balled up scarves. I found that the weight of the scarves made all the rings slide to one end of the hanger, but that was easily solved by grabbing a spool of cheap ribbon from my stash and wrapping the rings into place.

April 4, 2012

DIY sleep sack in half a day.

August is on the verge of crawling, so I can no longer let him play on the floor of the craft room as I work on stuff that leaves the room a veritable minefield of baby danger. Boo. Well, it was nice while it lasted.

This sleep sack was made for a friend who's due in a few weeks with her first. It is, as usual, not the most *technically* accurate product if one were to look very closely, but one doesn't need to do that.

I followed the instructions on Jan Andrea's At Home on the Web (she apparently got it from Annabear Babyware, but I can't find the original page). Fantastic project that's quick even for beginning sewers who don't like to strictly follow a pattern. Plus these are truly useful items from a retail category that is bogged down by a lot of unnecessary do-dads.