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Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming!

I cannot wait until this place is finally, totally settled-into! Moving is rough stuff, seriously. For the sake of motivation, I have promised myself some gifts after the last cardboard box is recycled. Firstly, one of those crazy colored orchids from the grocery store. You know the ones I mean… that are strangely, unnaturally blue or purple and for some reason draw you in. I want to see how long I can actually keep the thing alive for. Anyone want to place a bet?

Secondly, the time and supplies to take on a few projects to spruce the place up and get my creative fingers busy again. Here are a few ideas knocking around inside my head Pinterest board…

Large-Scale Paintings, Inspired By:

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

I love to paint and we have some decent-sized wall-space in the new place, on the living room and Master bedroom walls. I am ready to make some pieces that make an impact! The dark blue in the above inspiration really appeals to me, along with those touches of gold in both… sigh. So pretty.

Smaller, Unique Artwork, Inspired By:

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

Nothing makes a home feel more cozy than artwork tucked into little nooks and spaces. Besides books, which like automatically domesticate your home. And make you look smart. Anyway, how cute are those Ikea prints? Very, but they are a little too small, so I may need to make some custom-sized similar work myself. And don’t you just love Our Fifth House?

DIY Lamps, Inspired By:

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

(already made lamps here: )

Our new apartment doesn’t have overhead lighting in any of the living or bedroom areas, so as soon as I get my hand’s on some worthy second-hand candidates I need to stock up on lamps. Yes, this is the second time I’ve linked over to that gold-dotted lamp. I am seriously crushing on it. It’s so unique and original. Click over to the original links for all of the lamps, please! The lamps all look so much more clean and modern compared to the before pictures, it’s amazing!

You may recall I already DIYed some lamps I looove, so check them out!

Home-Made (and Mama-Made, So Even Better) Quilts for Kid’s Rooms, Inspired By:

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

Projects Are Coming! Projects Are Coming! Links to Pinspiration | Painting Sunny

Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

I think a hand-made quilt is a great way to show someone you love them and really care about them. Care enough to sweat over a finickly sewing machine covered in bits of thread and interfacing. That is true love, my friend. I think quilts can also make a really lasting heirloom when done well, and making some for my own kid’s is hitting the top of the to-do list. Aren’t these three sweet? I’m definitely in the mood for stripes, but that rag-style quilt would fit in perfectly with my girl’s room!

Head-Bands For The Girl’s Fall School Wardrobe, Inspired By:

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Pinspiration: Here Original Source: Here

I am definitly going to use this inspiration to engineer some child-sized head-bands with cute fabrics, before H starts 1st grade in September. I swear, our girl could never start school with enough hair accessories. She is obsessed. This is a great scrap-busting project, too.

As you can tell, Pinterest is a pretty comfortable place for me these days. Please come on over and join me for some QPT! That is “Quality Pinning Time.”

Anyone else planning at least two years out on their projects? Sentimental about sewing quilts for a loved-one, or just need some &$%# lighting around their house?

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.



Before the Blog – Pinterest Inspired Projects, Part III

… and now, I am happy to introduce the final chapter of this three-part series. Just like Twilight’s Breaking Dawn or The Hunger Games’ Mockingjay, I know this ending was heavily anticipated. Just agree and let me boost my ego, please.

As I shared here and then here, I put together a list of projects I had completed pre-blog and pre-good-camera and it was so unwieldy I had to break it into three different posts to share with ya’ll.

These are all things directly from my Pinterest boards – please come visit me there, where you will see my own versions and the original inspiration for projects like these, and more. Let’s explore, shall we?

Project #11: Tea Clothespin Wreath

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Originally inspired by the tea! tea! tea! kitchen wreath over at KOJODESIGNS.

This is just a little bit kitschy and a little bit practical; a combination I can totally get behind. I handled the clothespin portion of the project much like the original tutorial I linked to, but for the base of it I used a metal wreath purchased from Hobby Lobby for $3 (I believe on sale). The clothespins were $1 from the Dollar Tree, and I already had the paint and scrapbook paper so this was a $4 or so project for me, total. It’s hanging up in the kitchen being all kitschy.

Project #12: Sewn Office Planner Cover

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DIY Sewn Office Planner Cover | Painting Sunny

Originally inspired by the Journal Cover Tutorial over at Bloom.

Like a lot of obsessive organized people, I have a favorite planner that I used to keep track of my to-do list. I actually don’t use a calendar one, as I like to use Outlook and schedule things electronically, but despite having an iPhone and iPad, I just haven’t switched my work lists or brainstorming over to digital. I wanted something cute and that fit very well as a cover for my otherwise very ugly planner.

Naturally, I decided to sew one myself. I’m so glad I did! My planner is cute, but it was also my first project using interfacing and was a really great introduction to it. (I’ve since sewn a t-shirt quilt).

Project #13: Sewn Lavender Sachets

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Originally inspired by the Lavender Sachets over at the Purl Bee.

When I pinned this from the Purl Bee, I did not actually think I would end of making them. I just couldn’t picture buying that much dried lavender, honestly. Who pictures themselves buying pounds of dried lavender? Not this girl. Then, one day at our local farmer’s market I stumbled upon a stand selling dried lavender and the realization I could mix it with much, much cheaper rice to make it a little less costly.

These are great – so easy to sew up, it is a fun quick project and leaves you with a great smelling closet. Yum.

Project #14: Spray-Painted Big Metal Letters

Spray-Painted Big Metal Letters | Painting Sunny

Originally inspired by the Anthro-inspired Zinc Letters over at Lolly Jane.

Okay, okay – I know. Everyone under the sun has made these. Wait, that is a seriously weird expression. Who is not under the sun? Or do they mean the half of the earth that the sun is shining on at any point? That is how the sun’s rotation works, right? Ugh, now I have a headache.

Anyway, this could not be easier. Just grab one of those cardboard letters at a craft store (pay for it before leaving, though), and spray it on down with metallic spray paint. Personally, I used the silver leaf spraypaint by Krylon and it worked great but was the worst smelling spray paint ever. A year later, I’m pretty sure it made my asthma worse. So maybe try out some different paints… but the project is worth doing, even if it is a little… well… trendy.

Doesn’t it look heavy? It feels weird picking it up.

Project #15: Children’s Nightgown, No Pattern Sewing

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Originally inspired by the Little Girls Summer Nightgown over at Our 3 Sons Plus 1.

This is a great way to whip up some quick nightgowns for a little girl, and a fun project to share on a rainy day. H picked out her own fabrics at the store, and unsurprisingly went for anything pink and eye-searingly over the top in pattern. The original tutorial linked to is so useful, and actually easy to use as a base to make changes from.

Since it was Fall when I made these, I used a warmer flannel material and to make sure it was cut in a shape and size that fit her, I used a dress that she already had and loved to determine the shape by laying it on top of the fabric before I drew out the shape and cut it. I sewed four nightgowns in total, and made the sleeves a little different on each, just to experiment. 1.5 years later, she is still wearing them but they are just starting to look a tiny bit worn.

Project #16: Color-block Metallic Picture Frames

Color-block Metallic Picture Frames | Painting Sunny

Originally inspired by the DIY Brass Frames over at A Thoughtful Place.

When I moved into my current office at work, I wanted to spruce up the frames for the family photos in my office. After running across the tutorial linked above, I loved the idea of brass-looking frame corners and thought I could probably do a spin-off to get the look. I used antique gold colored spray-paint by taping off the rest of the frames besides the corners before painting it. Then, I went a little crazy and did some “color block” versions like the one to the left, in the photo above. I actually made about 8 of these, but it was hard to get good pics in my messy busy office.

BTW, that picture of the Hubs holding our son as a baby is my absolute favorite. I smile every time I see it. Adorbs.

Well, that’s it for this set. Will there be more? Who knows what I will uncover as we clean and pack to move. I’ll be sure to share if I do! Anyone else love a good kitschy clothespin wreath? Wish I would stop saying the word kitschy? Tricking friends by asking them to pick up fake metal objects?

Please come hang out with me on Pinterest, too. I spend way too much time over there…

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.

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Flower Child: DIY Headbands

As mentioned earlier, our 6 year-old daughter was home with a fever last week, and we got two solid days of quality time together. With a kid that age, the fun lasts for about half a day before some sort of distraction is required. By Friday afternoon, I was scouring my work room for something quick, easy, and entertaining enough to kill at least 20 minutes.

There they were, tossed on a counter; two headbands I had picked up in the clearance section of Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago. It was obvious that flower headbands had to be created.

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I know there are far fancier fabric flowers out there, but this was a quick fix and easy enough to have a kid take part in. I peeked a bit on Pinterest, and rediscovered this Prudent Baby compilation of 25 free fabric scrap-busting tutorials. I didn’t follow any one of them exactly, but morphed the fabric butterfly and the fabric flower tutorials they had.

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I gathered up my supplies:

  • Scraps of fabric that had a lot of pinks and greens, that were leftover from earlier projects
  • The little felt headbands I picked up on clearance from Hobby Lobby
  • Pink thread I had from an earlier sewing project
  • A sewing needle that can handle thick fabric
  • Two white buttons I had for some reason I can’t recall

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That’s right; they were on clearance for 71 cents each – awesome. They had been marked down a couple times, it looked like.

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First step, I set up Haven with a pencil and the stack of fabric scraps she picked out as her favorite. She was instructed to draw circles of various sizes (with a little size-guidance from me) on the wrong-side of the scraps. While she did this, I cut out the circles with my fabric shears.

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Haven helped me stack them up in little stacks that looked nice, balancing out the colors in each. Having the plain dark and light pink fabrics made all the difference, I think. The dark pink was from an old t-shirt, actually. The light pink was from a pillow-case.

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Once we had them all stacked nice and neat (but not perfectly) I sewed a few stitches in the middle of each, starting from the back of the stack, making three or four stitches in the center, and then tying it off in the back. Trim the loose threads on the back of each one.

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While we were at it, we went ahead and made a stack of six. We only had two headbands, but it kept her busy a little longer. I think I’ll pick up some hair clips and glue the remaining four to them at some point in the future.

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Haven was happy to model each one!

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So, she goes back to school fever-free and with a couple new accessories! Not bad for $1.42!

Any other scrap-busting projects that can keep a little kid occupied for awhile?

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.


I’ve Got It Covered: Envelope-Style Pillow Covers

Our pillows, in this case. Haven was sent home from school with a fever one day this week, and that means the next day we were staying at home to spend some quality time together. In addition to learning how to play the Sorry! game that we hadn’t figured out yet (it’s a crazy LEGO version) we whipped up some new covers for the pillows in our living room! Well, I whipped them up. Kindergarten is still a little young to operate the sewing machine, so she practiced vocab words and soaked up some Nick Jr.

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Last weekend, my good friend Emi and I stopped by Jo-Ann Fabric, and picked up a few things. I was on the lookout for home decor fabric that had nice, bold patterns and would look good with things already in the room. Emi helped me stay level-headed; all those patterns can go right to my head. Jo-Ann is really our best fabric option in town, since it offers more variety than Hobby Lobby. I wish we had an amazing fabric outlet, but we’re lucky we have something.

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To my relief, home decor fabrics were on a good sale and I immediately liked this boldly patterned lavender fabric, which is very sturdy feeling but still soft. Emi helped me hunt around to find something that would compliment it, and tie in the gold pillows and brown sofa/chair in the room. This floral fabric also had an off-white background color, so it was the winner!

Pillow Covers Collected 2.jpgWhat I used:

  • Waverly’s “Luminary” in Lilac, 2.5 yards @ $7.99 a yard (regularly priced $19.99 a yard)
  • Richbloom’s “Mary Jane” in Sorbet, 1 yard @ $6.59 a yard (regularly priced $10.99 a yard)
  • Double Duty thread in natural, 1 spool (I used about 1/3 of it) @ $1.49 (regularly priced $2.99)

I’ve sewn pillow covers in the past, but never used a high-enough quality fabric. With kids around, pillows will be utilized for pillow fights, as the basis of a fort, and as a shield against a little brother who is trying to steal your My Little Pony. This time, I resolved to buy actual home decor fabric, not the flimsier calico fabrics I used in the past.

For us, envelope-style pillows are a must; we have to be able to remove the covers and wash them. I combined two different tutorials in order to get just the right pillow covers for me. I’ve always preferred the pillow covers where you can use one long piece of fabric to wrap around the length of it, to create an envelope. Less sewing pieces of fabric together = more time to watch Grey’s Anatomy reruns. This time, I wanted to have those nice, wide fabric edges that shams often have.

Prudent Baby’s DIY Sham-Style Pillowcase  was paired with Six Sisters’ Stuff’s Easy Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial and a star was born.

Pillow Covers Collected 1.jpgWhat I like about the method of using one really long piece to make an envelope pillow is that you can make two pillows out of that one big piece of fabric, and usually still have some leftover. Of course, if you’re only making one pillow this would not be ideal. I challenge you on why you want to make just one pillow cover, though.

Above you can see how I rolled out my 2.5 yards of fabric, and gauged how it would fit two pillows. Maybe the leftover fabric can find a new life as a doll bedding set?

Pillow Covers Collection 3.jpgMeasure your pillow in it’s length and width, as seen above. Refer to the tutorial’s I linked to for more information. Be sure to factor in the depth of the sides of the pillow. My best tip is, if you’re using somewhat squishy pillows like I was, factor that in and make the covers a little bit smaller to make the pillows more firm.

Pillow Covers 5I’m a visual-thinker, so I grab a notebook and jot down my thoughts, including  how much I want for the hems, how much for the decorative edges (what is the actual name for those things?), and how much for the overlap of the opening in the back.

As you can see from what my notes above, the length should be significantly longer than the width, because you’re doubling the measurements to wrap it all the way around the pillow. The height should be about the height of the pillow, with hems and decorative edges factored in.

Pillow Covers 6Get out your materials, and be sure to “square up” the fabric – usually, it is not cut quite perfectly at the shop. Trim it off to make the edges really straight, and cut off the selvage (those stiff edges with the information printed on it). if you’re using something with a pattern like I did, I highly recommend using the pattern itself as your gauge for cutting it straight. My priority is always that the pattern doesn’t look crazy crooked on the pillows.

Cut out your rectangles of fabric to the correct length and width. I cut all of them at once, assembly-line style.

Pillow Covers 17Paloma, really? You’re not helping. Geesh.

Pillow Covers 10After you have your fabric cut out, lay it out and eye it to be sure it looks about right. I’m not real scientific about it. Also, we have way too  much beige carpet. To be fair, we rent; we are not actually obsessed with beige carpeting.

Pillow Covers 11On the short-sides of each piece of fabric, pin your hem (this will be the edges of the envelope-opening in the back eventually). I did 1″ hems; I think it looks nice. Be sure to iron the hems before sewing them! Seriously, I am all about cutting myself some slack and skipping a step now and then; but this is not the one.

Pillow Covers 12After you have sewn those hems, lay the fabric out so it is right-side up, then fold the edges over so you are looking at the wrong-side of the fabric, and so the edges are overlapping however much you want them to. I overlapped mine by 3″. Then, pin the top and bottoms together, as shown in the picture above.

Pillow Covers 18Sew those edges together with whatever hem lengths you factored into the height of the pillow cover. It would be a great idea to either use pinking shears or  to sew over the raw edges… that is the step I choose to skip.

Pillow Covers 14Grab your shears and clip off a little bit of the fabric at each corner, and trim the loose threads.

Pillow Covers 15Turn them right-side out, pushing the corners out all the way – you can use a piece of cardboard or a spoon or something to ensure they are fully out. It is a good idea to iron the edges at this point, too.

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Plop your pillows down on top of each one and see how it looks. Oops – mine was too long on one side. I clearly messed up my measurements somewhere, which is not uncommon for me. I am shockingly, notoriously bad at math. Oh well, too big is better than too small.

Pillow Covers 19To fix my mistake  I just re-measured and sewed one side of my pillow cover where I wanted it to be, and trimmed off the excess. Then, I re-cut the corners of that side of the pillow cover and trimmed off the loose threads again.

TIP: Yes, that is blue painters tape you see there. Whenever I’m sewing something at a length that the sewing machine doesn’t have a line for, I measure on my machine where it would be (in this case 3″) and put blue tape there so I can guide my fabric long it. I didn’t invent this brilliant idea, obviously. Kudos to whoever did!

Pillow Covers 20To make those wide, decorative edges I admitted I don’t know the name for, take your pillow cover that is turned right-side out, and sew all around the pillow cover, 3″ (or whatever width you want) in from the edges. Follow the advice on the Prudent Baby tutorial for how to do this without removing your fabric from the needle.

Pillow Covers 22Viola! Presto, new pillow covers. Okay, not presto – it took a couple hours of work and my back was hurting from slouching down over the sewing machine. Still, I think they turned out nice and it was worth the effort!

For that amount of money, could you just buy finished pillow covers? Yes, of course. That is true of almost all sewing projects. I could have bought some, but for me the benefit of sewing them is that I could make them the exact size I wanted (to squish those pillows up tighter), and could use a higher-quality fabric. Had I bought three pillow covers for that price, it would have been hard to find ones not made out of cheaper fabric. I could add the decorative edges I wanted, and most importantly could make them envelope-style so they are easily removable and washable.
Pillow Covers 21Here they are in situ. Sigh – that sofa. It seemed all squishy and comfortable when we bought it, and I will say after 4 years it is in near-perfect condition and easily cleanable. I think we are over the “big squishy sofa” thing, though. Someday maybe it will be upgraded to something more modern and with a smaller footprint.

Anyone else tempted to cover their living room with their favorite colors? This purple is definitely mine, so I’m forcing myself to balance it out a little. An all-purple living room would be a good conversation starter. I have a feeling my husband might object…

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.

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Let’s Play Tag

A under-an-hour tag toy project!

One of my goals for 2013 is probably the same as many DIYers out there – “use up what you have”. For those of us with a yarn stash taking over a dresser, stacks of fabric fat quarters in corners, and a few little odds and ends we can’t even remember getting, it’s time to make some use of stuff. The night before a baby shower, I had just come down with a cold and was stuck at home when I realized I didn’t have a hand-made element of the gift for the mother-to-be…  it’s practically tradition to have at least a small addition to the present that I’ve made myself.

I went and surveyed my stack of stuff in my work room (aka the other side of the laundry room) and tried to remember what my son had loved the most as a baby. Of course; he still sits for hours rubbing the little tag from his blanky on his face, and then inspiration hit; a tag toy. You’ve probably seen them before – little mini-blankys or loveys with tags sewn all around them.

I think I might be spelling blanky wrong.

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

Of course, the very next day I see on my Facebook feed, Prudent Baby come’s out with a little tag toy tutorial that is ROUND. And, has an anchor on it! Definitely, the next time I make a tag toy, I’m making it round – that’s genius. And adorable.

Anyway, I began by sorting through the fabric pieces I had left over from the various projects I’ve made for my son, who is now 3… so I had a few to choose from. I liked the way the bright green popped out in the below fabrics, and I had this spool of ribbon too; the fates have aligned!

I also choose two fabrics I thought had differnet textures… a nice warm flannel (the truck fabric) and a cool, thin calico (the robot fabric). Both were bought for $2 a yard at Jo-Ann Fabric. The ribbon was 50% off at Hobby Lobby about a year ago and was just a couple bucks.

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

I set a one-hour goal for myself in making this and didn’t bother stopping to research tutorials or to think about it too much. I almost never use any sort of pattern when sewing, but usually am inspired by  a blog tutorial I’m following. In this case, I just decided to wing it! I flipped each piece of material wrong-side up on the kitchen table, and using a pen (I know, bad habits die hard) I measured out and cut a 12.5″x14″ square. That was just the size my pieces of fabric easily allowed.

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

I squared them up together, right-side in (as shown below) and moved on to the ribbon…

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

I made loops (look at me trying to hide my chipping nail polish… geesh) with the ribbon, just to a length that looped good.

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

I then cut that size of loop, and several others the same size and a little longer or shorter, for a table of 12 pieces of ribbon.

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

I folded each ribbon piece in half, right-side out (if your ribbon has a right-side… mine did) and laid it in between the two pieces of fabric, with the cut ends of the loop sticking about 1/4″ outside of the material.

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

As I placed each ribbon loop in between the fabric squares, I held it in place with a pin. Three loops went on each side of the square, being careful to alternate the lengths in a way that looked somewhat random, but good at the same time… you know what I mean.

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

It is really hard to get a good picture of the mechanics of a sewing machine, isn’t it? I sewed a 1/4″ seam all around the square, being careful to keep it squared up, keep the corners nice  and round, and not have the ribbon loops slip out of place. It meant keeping the pins on the ribbon pieces until pretty close to them going under the needle.

The IMPORTANT PART: Be sure to leave a gap of at least 2 inches, un-sewn, after you have sewn around the edges of the square. This is so you can turn it right-side out.

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

After you turn it right-out side through the hole you left (being careful not to tear the stitches), be sure all of the edges are completely smooth. I stick a spoon inside of the gap and push gently all around the edges to make sure they look nice and straight.

To close the hole that was left, I simply ironed it nicely so the edges were turned in the same 1/4″ as the rest of it, and sewed over the top. There is a name for doing that, but I can’t recall it now. You could also use an invisible handstitch to get it closed… I’ve never been good at those.

However, if I could turn back time (Let’s acknowledge the Cher song; okay, move on) I would do some things differently.

1) I would make it thicker and so the two fabrics didn’t slide against each other. I like the method Prudent Baby used in their tag toy this week – the wipe plastic would make a nice crinkle. Or, quilt batting, thick interfacing, etc… just something to stiffen and connect it.

2) I would try a more muted color scheme (I was just using what I had on hand) or make the ribbons different from each other so the baby can enjoy a variety of taggy-textures.

An Under-an-Hour Tag Toy Project - from Painting Sunny

I am not a competitive person, even with myself usually, but I was proud that this was finished in less than 40 minutes, even with my sewing machine acting up once. Anyone other baby shower ideas, that can be whipped up in less than an hour? I have lots of friends having kids…

PS: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, and I have not received compensation for anything written. Keepin’ it real.

PSS: This post was linked to One Project At A Time on A Bowl Full of Lemons, Take a Look Tuesday on Sugar Bee Crafts, Handmade Tuesdays on Ladybug Blessings, and Tutorial Tuesday on Hope Studios. Thank you! Gotta love a link party.