Ruffles - the girly things, not the chips :)

As mentioned in my previous post, I'm in a ruffle crafting phase right now. For those who are wondering, making a ruffle is super easy. All you do is run a baste stitch {straight stitch set to the longest length} then gently tug on the bobbin thread to make the ruffle. You typically want the initial fabric to be 2-3 times longer than the desired end ruffle length.

*I had two great beginner sewer feats this weekend: I completed a whole project without the need for my seam ripper AND I ran out of one spool of thread. {makes me feel like I've accomplished something!}

Here are some projects I worked on this weekend:
In this season of life, we have lots of friends who are having babies, so here are some pretty cute ruffle butt onezies for someone having a little girl. I used my new B.A. pinking shears that my MIL gave me for Christmas. {they're spring loaded, so you know they're good}
This one I just ruffled some tulle around the neckline for a little feminine touch. I'm planning to adorn another one with a pretty beaded lace.
I also quickly made a flower pin to put on my coat, sweaters, headband, etc. The picture is vertical on my comp, but not in blogger for some reason...sorry about that.
Finally, I made this super cute ruffle necklace. I've seen a few different kinds out in craft blog land, and this one only took about 5 minutes to put together (I already had the fabric and necklace). I did sear the edges of the fabric with a candle flame to prevent shredding.
I'm soaking up all of this extra time I have for crafting right now, as I know once I get back into the swing of school/looking for a job/moving to a new city all this time will somehow disappear. I
hope you've all had a great weekend and feel refreshed enough to face the week ahead!


  1. You are having way too much fun! Cute things!

  2. LOVE THEM! These are all so cute!! :^)