Monday, March 29, 2010

Lucky #4

And the winner of the $30 credit towards a purchase at CutSewRepeat, as chosen by, is...

Comment #4 - Heidi

She said...
It is so hard for me to choose just one thing. I love your chef sets, capes, and crayon rolls.

Thanks for all of the comments - I love to get input on new products and see what craft blogs everyone is reading!

Monday, March 22, 2010

"My baby is 1" GIVEAWAY

A year ago, I started my Etsy shop...

I'm so grateful for the ability to create things that I love for others to enjoy! So, to celebrate, I'm giving away a $30 credit towards any purchase in my shop! Think of the possibilities!

Some of these...

Or one of these...

Or a set of this...

Or $ towards this...

To be entered to win, leave a seperate comment for EACH of the following entries you complete. Up to 5 entries per person!

1. Go to my shop and leave a comment with your favorite item.

2. Follow this blog. If you already follow, let me know!

3. Blog about this Giveaway and add your blog link in your comment. (Your blog must be public for this one ;) OR you can email your friends and fam. about this giveaway!

4. What would you love to see made at CutSewRepeat in the near future?

5. Leave a comment with a link to YOUR favorite "DIY" or Creative Blog.

One winner will be chosen on March 29th. GOOD LUCK!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fabric Easter Eggs

To replace those cheap plastic Easter eggs, Sew,Mama,Sew! has come up with these adorable fabric ones!

Get the PDF Pattern HERE!

Check back next week for a sweet giveaway - Cut Sew Repeat's 1 year anniversary!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Weather Wizard

This idea came from a super cool Elementary School teacher - a Weather Wizard Cape!

I love getting custom orders that are really unique ideas - something I've never seen before.

These capes will be worn by little Kindergartners during Calendar/Circle time. Children take turns identifying the weather for the day by putting on one of these capes and becoming the "Weather Wizard" - cool huh!?!

Maybe I'll have to make one for my Kindergartner's class now!

Here are some tips to recreate this cape:
I used my Cricut to make a template for the star shape and the "W" in George Basic Shapes size 5 1/2".
I made a circle template for the yellow, using a bowl. For the Cloud, I just drew a cloud shape that matched the clouds on the fabric and stitched around it to mimic the swirls.
"Sewable Fusing" was used before stitching around the shapes.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spotting Owls

I'm a little in love with the owl trend right now. I thought I'd share some of the little beauties I found.

Lil Hoot on a Limb Quilt Kit by The Bobbins Nest

Little Plush Owl by CarrotFever

***FREE PATTERN*** for "Owlivia" from Moda Bake Shop

Oh...and my favorite little "Lady Starla Willow Owl" Pattern by Snazziedrawers. Doesn't she just fit right in on this blog?! LOVE it!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Smile Today

It seems so many of my friends are preggo right now.

I found this maternity tee from WeROnesieful and it made me smile. Happy Monday!

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Queen Bee Market

Fresh, modern & handmade! What's not to love?! Mark your calendars for this special event on May 1st - The Queen Bee Market in support of local businesses and an awesome charity. More info to come soon!

Friday, March 5, 2010

PoPPy LoVe

I am in love with Laura Gunn's new fabric collection "Poppy"!

I can't help but smile at the bright, vivid colors and bold prints. It calls me to it. It compels me to want to make something beautiful with it.

Some Easter dresses from this turquise swatch perhaps?

I've been looking for some cute girl dress patterns. Any ideas?

I love this one from My Needle and Thread

and this one from Sandi Henderson...

Leave me a comment if you find any adorable dress patterns like these!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Little Jock

I just finished a custom order for a set of 5 onesies for a little boys' baby shower. Baby Ozzy.

It is a sports themed baby shower, so the woman wanted 4 onesies with various sports represented.

My favorites are the golf & football onesies.

While making them, I kept showing them to my husband (the sports connoisseur) to see if everything looked right. He approved.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thumb Suckers: Beware

I have been desperately trying for months to get my 4 year old to stop sucking her thumb. We've tried just about every strategy to get her to stop - pleading, bribery, bandages - without success. I think it has become such a habit that she's not even aware that she does it.

I had an epiphany today.

A thumb straight jacket.

Genius. So simple & easy. I literally picked up a piece of fabric from my scrap basket and cut and fitted and sewed and cut and fitted and it was done in about 15 minutes.

And she's actually excited to wear it.

The last suck.

Cool new "bracelet" aka thumb straight jacket.