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tassel necklace diy toddlers accessories

Tassel Necklace {DIY}

tassle necklace diy all Need a quick DIY for Mother’s Day and need to incorporate your toddler?! No problem! Elliott and I made these tassel necklaces one afternoon. They are easy to be made and keep your toddler busy for the right amount of time.

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All you need is some string (or ribbon, leather…), tassels (I bought mine at Michaels Craft Store super cheap), beads (plastic or glass) and a pair of scissors. tassels beads scissors diy beadsI would put the tassel on first and knot off one side for your toddler, otherwise you are going to spend more time picking up beads than making a necklace.  We had a bunch of plastic beads left over from E’s birthday party which matched perfectly our tassels. Elliott decided to go with green and yellow. tassle diy necklaceThe whole project might take 20 minutes, because it takes some time for the toddler to get the beads on the string. This is also a great exercise for their fine motoric.

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You can either keep the necklaces for yourself or give them away as gift’s to Moms, Grandmas, Friends or even little girlfriends.

And if you feeling more crafty and have small beads at home you can also make tassel bracelets with elastic strings. I wouldn’t recommend toddlers for this one, because the beads are too small for their little fingers. tassel diy

All purpose zipper bags diy

All purpose zipper bags

I always wanted to make some little bags, because you can have never enough. I usually carry my jewelry in it when I travel.

All purpose zipper bags diy

It was time for me to change my to-go make-up bag. I think I had it for almost 3 years and it has done it’s duty. So I had to either buy myself a new one or make myself a new bag. And of course I couldn’t resist than making myself a new one.

All purpose zipper bag diy

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I also bought Paris fabric and to make a bag for my friend, who travelled recently to Europe and the last stop of her trip was Paris. Besides, she loves Paris and it was the perfect occasion for me to make her a little travel bag. She could use it for either her make up or for all the trinkets you keep and buy while you are on the go.

All purpose zipper bag diy

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I always used contrasting fabric for the inside of the bags, so it would give it a little bit of a surprise when you open it.

All purpose zipper bag diy

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The purple one I will send to Germany for my mum. Ihe inside fabric looks almost like Missoni fabric.

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I found the tutorial for the bags here, but used different measurements.

 

 

DIY Apron IKEA Fabric

Mother’s Day Apron

I’ve sewn an apron for my mother-in-law a couple Christmas ago and she always has mentioned that she is using hers all the time and would love one which is not holiday inspired and just screams of Christmas.

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This time I used much thicker fabric than I did the first time. I bought this cute fabric at IKEA a while ago, which is a lot sturdy than the usual cotton, perfect for an apron.

DIY Apron IKEA Fabric

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It’s a simple apron and this time I also added a pocket.

DIY Apron IKEA Fabric

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I learned a lesson from this apron, next time I am going to create a lot bigger ribbons in width if I use a sturdy fabric. It took me almost 2 hours just to pull them back to the right side after I sewn them. Or I will use quilting tape which I have done before.

DIY Apron IKEA Fabric

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My mother-in-law loves her new apron. I think I might have to make my own or create one for the Chef Cook in our house, which is not me!

DIY Apron IKEA Fabric

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Baby Cube DIY

Cube {All about the Baby}

Another all about the Baby item and another Baby Shower gift. I just love to sew for other people.

Baby Cube DIY

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I bought these super soft precut Quilt fabrics and what better way to use super soft fabrics than to use them for a Baby.

Baby Cube DIY

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The quilt pack I bought had precut quarters and I sewed them all together into a cube. I left one side open, so I could fill it with polyester filling and a little bell. This way it would make a sound, when it falls, gets shaken or rolls over the floor. After filling it, I topstitched the open side close.

Baby Cube DIY

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Baby Gift {All about the Baby}

A little gift for my best friends newborn. For the first time I created a tag blanket with an applique. I also created a pacifier holder and a giraffe rattle in the same colors as the blanket.

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The tag blanket is for sensor play. Elliott loved to put his little fingers through the ribbons in his tag blanket.

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I am  excited about the applique, it turned out good. I know a  “J” is not the most dificult letter and it was a bit easier than I thought it would be.

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I used differnt colors and sizes of ribbon for the blanket. Some of it had texture and some were just smooth. The blanket is made out of blue white plaid cotton and mink fabric.

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I also got new clips for the pacifier holders. I got them in all kinds of different colors and now they are matching to the fabric.

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Here is the rattle from the last blog post.

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