Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Large Stripey Bins

Meet my two new stripey bin/buckets.
Above is my version and below is the inspiration. It's from here and I tried to buy it but the store doesn't take visa/mastercard (only European bank transfer) so I had to make it myself. Right? Right! I still like the inspiration one better because of the way the stripes are but these will do:)

So the smaller one in the picture above will stay right there. I made it for the sole purpose of dirty clothes. The girls change every morning into school clothes right there at the foot of the stairs so the pj's go right in the bin now when they used to go in the corner awaiting a trip downstairs to laundry or upstairs to laundry basket, See why I needed it? Also, the girls take their socks off after school and I find them all over the house. Now they and other dirty items can go in the bin!
It's lined in the same fabric as the outside and interlined in PelTex to make it stand up.
The much larger version is in the playroom for stuffed animals. Below you can see how big it is next to Ava.

In case you want to make one too, I have listed the measurements below. I do not have much of a tutorial but if you find a tutorial online for a smaller bucket then use that but with these measurements! I had searched and searched to see if someone else already had a pattern or listed measurements for a large bin but couldn't find any so I had to do it myself. Darn it!
I bought 5 yards and am able to get 1 large and 2 medium bins from it. 
**hopefully I documented my measurements correctly! Don't get mad at me if I didn't....
Medium bin:
finished measurements:14"x17.5" tall (1pc)
bottom: 15" across
sides of bin: 18.5 tall x 47" wide
handle: 7" tall x 12.5" wide
cut peltex 17.5" x 46" 
cut peltex for handle: 1.75" x 12.5"

Large Bin:
Finished measurements: 16"x 22.25"tall
bottom: 17" across
sides of bin: 23.25" tall x 51.5" wide (1pc.)
handle: 7" tall x 12.5" wide
cut peltex: 50.5" x 22.25"
cut peltex for handle: 1.75" x 12.5"
Rough instructions:
1/2" seams through out 
handle is folded in half long ways then opened and each long side folded in to meet middle then folded again (I then inserted a piece of peltex 1.75"x12.5"). Top stitch.
I used peltex on the bottom lining. I sewed it on the wrong side of the bottom lining with 1/2" seam then cutoff the 1/2 seam allowance of the peltex only so the seams won't be bulky when you attach the bottom to the sides. 
I inserted the peltex for the sides after lining and outside fabric were assembled separately. With the outside piece right side out, insert the lining piece wrong side out (so wrong sides are now touching) then insert peltex piece in between outside and lining pushing it down so it is 1/2" from top. You can tack it in place if needed. Pin handles in place on the right side of outside fabric. Fold over top piece of both lining and outside fabric 1/2" towards the wrong side. make sure handles are out so you can see them but catch the ends in between the lining and outside fabric. The bin should look like it's finished except now you top stitch all the way around close the edge.
Again, it would be best to find a bucket/bin tutorial online and then use these measurements. My instructions above aren't very good, and I apologize. Contact me if you have any questions!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Totoro Hoodie

Plain grey hoodie from Old Navy, Totoro graphic for the Silhouette Cameo from here. Very grateful someone took the time to make it into a Silhouette file! The Soot Sprites I made into Silhouette Files by tracing ones I found on the internet. All the heat transfer colors are layered one on top of the other. 
In case you don't know who Totoro is, see above:) He's from the movie My Neighbor Totoro. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

1st day of school and Staples Engineer Prints

Today was Ava's 1st day of Kindergarten. She WAS in German kindergarten last year which is really like a pre-k. Now her and Emily go to the same school! Her dress and Emily's below is from H&M. It's a rayon challis and sooooooo adorable! I want to make some like it. The picture on the left makes me want to squeeze her and never let her go.  
Emily's 1st day of 3rd grade was last week. 

Above are my newest Staples Engineer prints. They are HUGE!! I have to have them printed and picked up at my sister-in-laws local Staples because they wont ship to me over here but it's really not a big deal. They are so worth it. Here is the other two I have down in the basement playroom

Monday, September 2, 2013

Party Headband

This is Hailey and she lives two doors down. Her mother threw her a tea party themed birthday party just for the 4-5 year old girls in our neighborhood.  I had seen this DIY Party Headband here and immediately went to the link and bought the letters to make these headbands. I don't mess around people. This headband idea is genius to me. PURE GENIUS. You can write anything you want. I LOVE IT. 
And it's perfect for a little girls tea party! 
*The headbands are from the PX and I don't know the brand.

Below is Hailey, Valentina and Ava. They were in German kindergarten together last year and the teachers called them "die drei hexen" (affectionately). The 3 witches is very appropriate. They are pure evil and so adorable and so rotten and ...I could go on and on. Ava will miss Hailey and Valentina when we move. Speaking of...we still don't know where we'll go next but we do know when we'll go! January/February!!!!
It's crazy knowing officially that we will leave here after 10 years and 4 months:) I've been here a decade. 

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