Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pinterest Bucket List

Don't fall out of your chair, but I actually did my first project from my Pinterest Bucket List that I told you about last week! It was the American Girl Sleeping Bag that Melissa did at Love Bug Living. I was making it for Jordyn and I thought it should match her rag quilt I made her for Christmas.

I used Melissa's measurements, but made mine with flannel and batting, used ribbon to tie instead of elastic (I didn't have any and didn't want to make a trip to JoAnn's), and made a built in pillow.

I cut the pillow piece 6" x 5" and ironed in the short ends and one long end. Ignore the pencil marks. I must have marked that for something else to make and obviously, didn't use it.

I folded the inside fabric in half and pinned the pillow in the middle.

First I sewed the pillow on, leaving the top open. I stuffed it and then sewed it shut. Then just follow the rest of Melissa's tutorial.

It turned out perfect and Jordyn is going to love it!

A little someone, named Tierni, was here that day I made it and told me her Sleeping Beauty Barbie needed a sleeping bag, too. What's a grandma to do?

Whip up another one!

For Barbie, I cut my fabric 18" x 15" and the pillow part, 6" x 4".

It seemed big as I was making it, but it worked out great.

It rolls up so darn cute!

I don't want to say anything to Tierni (she's only 4), but doesn't Sleeping Beauty Barbie look a little spooky? What's up with her neck and right hand?

Okay, here's my Pinterest Bucket List project for this week.

Source: via Terri on Pinterest

We're taking everybody to DisneyWorld in May and I want to make these for the kids to put their pins that they get on.

Remember, if you make any of the projects to e-mail me ( with a link or picture so that I can show yours off, too!

See you later today for It's a Party!

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Jill said...

Terri - it turned out great! Can't wait to try my hand at that for my niece! She would love those for all her princess Barbies! Thanks for sharing!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Terry said...

Good for you knocking that off your list. Turned out absolutely adorable and I love that little pillow added to it. Super cute - and yes, Barbie looks a little freaky. lol

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice job on the project, Terri. And so funny that you mention the Barbie looking spooky. I was going to say something about that. I think she has a *rigid and inflexible personality*. :-)

Kate said...

It's adorable .... Jordyn will love it!

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Chelsea said...

This is super cute. Love the pink and zebra combo :-D

Poppy said...

Oh my, this looks adorable, Terri! I love the girly color and print..perfect for Barbie! She does look a little "spooky" and rigid:)I like the little pillow you made for her:)Thanks for sharing!Hugs~Poppy

Melissa @ LoveBugLiving said...

It turned out great! Love the fabric you chose. The pillow was a great idea too. Thanks for the link!