First, we had a fabulous Canada Day yesterday. Happy belated Canada Day to my Canadian Readers! It was so windy and cold though that our fireworks were canceled until this weekend. Kind of nice actually because it means we get to prolong the fun! :) I was going to share some photos yesterday but by the time we were parked on the couch watching movies I was beat!
On to today's post...
I love writing tutorials for all of you and also love reading tutorials that others have taken the time to create. I have a fairly long mental list of free tutorials I have come across that I want to use when I have the time. I never seem to have the time though!
Today I'm going to pass on a few from my list because I think you guys will think they are fabulous too!
I'm posting this one first because I have been meaning to make myself this bag for months and months and months...
The Margaret Sling Bag from Oh, Fransson! There is a free downloadable pattern for this one as well as a smaller version with a shorter strap. I really want to make this version in a bad way. My problem is that the fabric I want to use I had specifically bought for pillowcases for my bed. You guys probably think I have a large fabric stash but it is actually quite small. What should I do? So far the pillowcases haven't been made because of this dilemma, so I think the bag might be winning.
Isn't this Toddler Project Apron from Sew4Home perfect? I keep meaning to download the pattern and make one for Little Dude as well as adjust the pattern to fit my big girls. It looks easy and quick, which is my kind of pattern!
This project is another one that has been floating around in my mind for months and months. You have to click on over to UK Lass in US and see all of the pictures. This little fabric house opens up. This would be absolutely perfect to take on trips as it is small and has a handle for easy carrying. My girls would love this and I bet it would even fit good ol' Polly Pocket!
When I saw this recently on Sweet Daisy Designs I knew I had to make it. I need this simply out of necessity, but the way this key holder is made as more of a way to display photos is adorable! I have a reeeeeaaally bad habit of losing my keys. Like, right now, I have no idea where my keys are or where the spare keys are. Yesterday I borrowed my husband's and you should have heard the lecture he gave me before he agreed to hand them over. #1 on my To-Do list today is to find my keys.
This floor cushion from Living With Punks would be absolutely perfect for my kids. I know that they would love these not only for sitting, but also to use as little tables when they are playing etc. I've had my eyes open for the past several weeks looking for inexpensive fabric to make these. These cushions are made from home decor fabric- which is quite a bit thicker than regular cotton fabric, also usually more expensive. Perfect for cushions that will take abuse!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing some of the projects on my DIY list! These are my top 5. If you have any great links to some "must make" items I would love to see them! Throw me a link in the comments. You know, because I need more things on my list..... :)