Monday, June 28, 2010

Rockin' the 'Stache

So Father's Day was over a week ago, but my husband and I just barely gifted these bad boys to our awesome dad's yesterday (better late than never right?).

When I ran across the tutorial for these mustache mugs a few weeks ago on Tortoise and the Hare, I knew I had to make them for our dads. My husband was quickly on board, because what man doesn't love a good mustache? :)

Apparently I'm not very good at drawing so my crafty-supportive husband drew the 'staches for me and then I painted them. And I didn't do a very good job (don't look closely... please) but I still think they made fantastically awesome gifts once we filled them with pistachios, because what man doesn't love a good nut? (Wow... that wasn't meant to be dirty, I promise...).

Monday, June 7, 2010

GPS Felt Case

Because of our impending move across the country (and my driving anxiety) my husband and I invested in a GPS. Our move out date is drawing closer and closer (NEXT MONTH!!) so I figured I'd better hurry and make our GPS a handy-dandy case for when it isn't being used.

I had the hardest time deciding what style of case to make and finally settled on a long felt sleeve. I couldn't just make a plain case (or else I wouldn't be me) so I embroidered a little car on the front.

I sewed some elastic to the back in a circle (a hair elastic would also work) to wrap around the front to hold the flap down. I sewed a piece of felt on top of where I attached the elastic to hid the excessive stitching (I wanted to make sure it wouldn't be coming off anytime soon).

I like it a lot and am glad to have something to protect what will soon be my best friend.

Linking up to:
Metamorphosis Monday
DIY Showoff
Making the World Cuter


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