Friday, September 19, 2008

Solareveil Ring Sling

Originally uploaded by tangledskeins
I was ecstatic today to receive my long awaited solareveil. Thanks very much to Stacey at Bella Junction! This amazing fabric is super lightweight, and fast drying, making it ideal for the pool, beach, or shower. Top that off with amazing sun protection blocks out 70/80 % of UVA and UVB rays with a single layer, and 90/95% with a double layer. Makes you really wonder why the company doesn't manufacture it anymore. Here's hoping they change their minds! With an ever dwindling supply available, I can't even express how glad I am to finally get my hands on some, LOL. No sooner was the fabric out of the box than I set to making a couple of rings slings. I decided to make two single layer slings, and gift one to my SIL for her to use with my little nephew. I made the tail into a little sun hood, rather than just leaving it loose or tapering the end. I found the fabric very easy to work with, and I am looking forward to testing it out at my nearly-niece's bithday party at the lake next weekend.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

MMMM Minkee Mei Tei!

I made myself a new Mei Tei today, as I intend to gift the denim one (pic here) I made a few months back to my SIL. This one is reversable, with 2 layers of ultra yummy Minkee...Green on one side, and Aqua on the other. It is sooo cozy. DS was rubbing his cheeks on it and grinning when we tried it on earlier :) Too sweet. I eliminated the rounded top, as that is one part of the previous pattern that I failed to see the need for. Instead I cut the top corners off at a 45 degree angle, and just left the top straight. action shot was bumbumdebum...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"Black Apple" Ballerina dolly

Mady's little friend (another Madison) had a birthday this weekend. Since my budget is still rebounding from the hit it took for back to school last month, I couldn't really afford to buy anything new. A couple days earier I had seen an episode of Martha Stewart where they made some really cute dolls. I didn't exactly follow the calls for you to blow up the pattern 150%, but I just wanted to make a cute little doll, not a big one. I kept the pattern as printed, added a circle skirt tutu, drew on some slippers, sewed on some ribbons and beads, and drew on a little face. Mady was thrilled with it.
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