Monday, December 20, 2010
I love to give a handmade gift to each of my nephews for Christmas. This year, I decided to make SUPER HERO CAPES! They were so fun to create and the boys loved them. Check out the photos and easy how to below.
I created a pattern for these capes out of butcher paper before cutting the fabric.
For the background pieces I used solid colors of flannel. Adding the boys individual names to each cape made them a little more unique.
I freehanded the "Pow" shapes out of yellow felt (you can do it!)
After ironing letters and pieces onto the flannel, I stitched through each piece to give it extra support and a fun whimsical look.
This is the inside flannel for the capes. I added a little felt heart in the bottom inside corner of each cape to remind the boys how much I love them.
After sewing on all of the elements and sewing the cape together, I added a little ball trip to the bottom edge.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Well, it is December 15th and many of us are all feeling the mad rush to get those last gifts ready. Often, the best gifts are those with a memory attached. Here are a few quick and easy gift ideas that you can easily get done before Christmas. We even have a kit for the calendar.