Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Halter Onesies - Cute for Summer Babies!

So Roxy came to me with a challenge. It was to make a baby halter top that didn't cost $80 but still looked cute. So I took the challenge and started with these 2. They came out pretty good and will be a lot cuter with designs of the front and some tweaks here and there but over all i am happy with my 1st two templates! In the back there is two strings that you can tie in a bow to make the halter fit better on your heafty or light baby!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mabel wearing one of my onesies for her.

Shes growing so fast! This is her in her latest adorable little outfit! The letter M and fabric were made from some of Roxy's mom's old fabrics.

Free Downloadable Graphing Paper

I usually just make my own graphing paper for my cross stitch notebooks on illustrator, but if you don't have access this handy graphing paper site i got from curbly.com will certainly help you. you can download pdfs in different sizes and shapes. enjoy!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How to Properly mend a hole in the ass of your pants.

If you are anything like me. You wear only a couple pairs of jeans and ride your bike a lot and then 2 times a year the ass blows out of pants. I HATE getting rid of my jeans that fit me perfectly, and usually I can never find the same pair twice. The last thing I want to do is break in a new pair. And I am TERRIFIED to send my 2 favorite pairs of pants to India to that makeyourownjeans.com site to get them duplicated. So I just keep on patching them up. I thought I would show you how I do it. It proves to be the best way to patch jeans that keeps them sturdy and unholy.

1. Survey the damage
2. Tear up your favorite back jean skirt you made because you cant fit into it anymore. And you probably never will. And get a good size black patch from it.

3. Cut all the frayed parts off the rip so that you have flat line to sew with.

4. Pin the patch on the inside of the hole.

5. Sew it on duh! Use a zig zag stitch you will attach more of the patch to the hole and make it stronger so it wont rip as easy.

6. Underneith the sewn patch area, cut down the excess patch fabric.

7. Voila! Fixed pants. Not the prettiest patching, but damn it gets the job done!

Monday, April 20, 2009


My website has changed from brooklyncraft.blogspot.com to www.brooklyncraft.com. How very exiting and as you can see i have a little button in the www bar! THANKS ANN! She is the best ever! If you need some special web/blog design shes the gal to talk to! Click here to get a hold of her here at http://www.annkwilinski.com/

Things I made this weekend.

Lobster bibs!!! how freaking cute! And a Burger and fries bib and A couple toast related things. One is a piece of Toast for the bib and the mini toast was for Cloe's jacket.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Things I made last night.

I was obviously very hungry last night with nothing in the house to eat. I made a onesie with a felt hamburger on it and a bib with a felt hamburger on it. The other is a white bib with some green sparkle thingies and the feed me bib which i love. I glued the felt hamburger on the bib with a glue gun which i dont know was a good idea or not. The sesame seeds surely wont last one wash. I think i need to wash it and test out. The cheeseburger onesie in real life is SO CUTE.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Newest Quilt

This is the newest big project I am working on. I got the top all cut and pinned down last night. Its a baby quilt. I guess you could hang it on your wall too. But Im really into it and tonight I am doing all the sewing. Its pretty big. At the bottom there you can see my feet.

New bibs for Craft Fair

Everything I'm working on the next couple months will all be for the craft fair. Last night i knocked out 4 bibs and a quilt top! Here are some of the bibs.

Sweet new Singer

This was a gift from my friend Eric the Red. Its freaking awesome right????!!! Its a 100 year old Singer and it totally works! Its beautiful and in great condition! The base is missing but it still works when you use it by hand. I think it will be more of a display piece in my house. I LOVE IT!

Monday, April 13, 2009

I am going to be a vendor at the Renegade Craft Fair this summer!!!!

YAY! Im really looking forward to this. This also means that i need to bunker down and get even more work done. I think the majority of things i will sell will be sock monkeys and onesies with some frak yous here and there and i am working on a special quilt or 2 (depending on the time frame). I am sharing my booth with veteran craft fair-er J Davis Studio. She makes very adorable house themed jewelry you can see them all on etsy here http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5174302.

For more information on the Renegade Craft Fair you can go here: http://www.renegadecraft.com/

I hope you all come out and visit me there!

heart, t

Fixing that damned clock once and for all!

So Dan and i have this god forsaken clock in our room that we have hated since i bought it. But it was cheap and looked cool in the store. And I cant stand baking down on some purchases. Anycrazy... You cant see the clock hands AT ALL! You literally have to get our of bed and crane your neck in circles to see what time it is, which sucks if there is an ounce of light hitting the clock, the glare was terrible. so i took it upon myself to finally fix the thing thursday night! I took it apart with a big knife and used red fingernail polish to paint the hands of the clock so we can finally tell what time it is!
Sorry for the terrible pics.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Monkey In a tutu!

This monkey I made for My friends daughter's PS11 School silent auction. Shes wearing a stylish tutu and has hearts for eyes (thanks Heather!)


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