a couple recent things i've been working on. first, sam had a superhero b-day party to attend last weekend, with no costume to wear. a quick google search turned up quite a few crafty options, but i already had (almost) everything on hand to make this one by georgia leigh. i modified a bit, since i had a ton of red fleece on hand. mine was just one layer of red fleece, so it's not reversible, but on the flip side it was SUPER easy to make because fleece doesn't fray so i didn't even have to hem it! i used her picture as a rough draft for my pattern, and also her downloadable "superman" logo (although ours stands for "super-SAM" :) i also had the yellow felt and blue fleece on hand for the logo, so this was a super-economical project. the only thing i had to buy was the velcro for the closure. i made the birthday boy a cape/power-cuff as well, personalized with an "E".
superSAM, ready to defeat the forces of evil and save the world.
activating his "powercuff"
another project that i've had in the back of my mind for awhile has been reusable sandwich/snack wraps. i already try to not use baggies (for both economical and environmental reasons) but sometimes if i pack katie's lunch several days in a row the plastic containers that i use for her sandwich/snacks are in the dishwasher. and i'm lazy like that. i'd rather sew a NEW wrap for her sandwich than wash the one in the dishwasher LOL my friend gena posted a link to this tutorial the other day and i loved the sandwich wrap design. so i picked up some oilcloth and got to work.
i love how it turned out! it could easily accommodate a whole sandwich, katie usually just eats a half though :) you could also use it for cookies, crackers, grapes, etc etc etc.
and it fits perfectly in her lunchbox! (don't you DARE look at the pile of candy in there and judge me!! i'm trying to get RID of the halloween stash!!)
as always, thanks for taking the time to stop by and check out my little corner of the internet!