Sunday, 5 July 2015

New Earrings!

Just received a new shipment of supplies in and I've been busy this past weekend!  Making up a lot of new stock and items for my MadeUrban shop!  I have so many ideas, just need more hours in the day to create!!

Check out the cute new earrings! Lots more to come too!

Aren't these so sweet! Cupcake glass cabochon earrings

Oh deer! How adorable!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

DIY Baby Toys: Gifts for my new Nephew!

I love DIY projects and I'm always looking to challenge myself with creating something new.  Handmade gifts are the best and these 2 DIY projects were fairly easy!  

 I enjoy sewing and while I'm not very good at it yet (I like straight sewing lines!) I decided to try out some new projects for my newborn nephew, Nate.  My sister just had a baby boy (first grandson in the family....lots of little girls so having a boy is pretty exciting!!)  I searched out Pinterest for some easy beginner sewing toys to make for him.

First is the taggie blanket toy.  This is a small square toy with ribbons around the edges.  I knew I'd be able to make this one as it's all straight lines and pretty easy.  I found some awesome blue minky fabric and also used some lime green cotton. (the nursery colors are blue and green)  I also used some cellophane inside the square so it makes lots of crunchy noises when played with.  I had been hoarding my StarWars ribbon for quite some time, waiting for the perfect project to use it on (my sisters hubby is a big fan!) So why not use it on this cute toy for their new son!

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  I also wanted to make a stuffed animal.  I knew it couldn't be too complicated as my sewing skills are at a beginner level.  I found a cute dino pattern and tutorial that I thought I might be able to pull off.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

Link to dino tutorial: