Saturday, July 21, 2012
Yikes! I think it might work for the smaller version for Harper, but I will make a quick "pin-it-and-eyeball" before I start stitching this time! So this one is accented with some top-stitching and cute hot pink flower buttons. I can't wait to see how it looks on my niece, Zola! I'll post pictures, for sure!
Finally, I used some of my scraps this weekend to make "boo-boo bags" for the kiddos. They are filled with rice, and once put in the freezer, they make the perfect soother for any "boo-boo." If you like, you can put them in the microwave when you need a heat pack. I read where one creative mom makes small ones to heat up for the kids to wear in their gloves while waiting for the bus in winter! Hmmm... I still have scraps!!!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I fell in love with this car fabric from the moment I spied it on Etsy. I had plans to create more boxer shorts for my nephew, Timothy, and my cousin, Owen. However, as I began working on knit shorts - the orange ones and then the lime green pair, I realized that this print would be adorable as a camp shirt... and I was right! Timothy loves a song on Sesame Street called, "Let's Go Driving in an Automobile... Let's Go Driving in a Car!" This is the perfect shirt to wear when he sings it!
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The shirt had a knit collar, a pocket on one sleeve with silver grommets, and white twill tape trim on the snap placket and at the side slits near the hem. I still have the snap placket - it will be perfect for the bottom of a toddler or baby romper! But I used the sleeves and collar to make a darling pair of wide-leg pants for my niece, Kelsey. The collar was perfect for folding over and creating the elastic waistband - created a really polished finish!
Then I used my boys' boxer short pattern to cut out shorts, utilizing the hem and the twill-trimmed slits. I had enough left over to create a pair of toddler pants for my niece, Zola... a ruffled flounce made them just the right length!
In all, I think I got my money's worth out of this shirt... and I still have scraps for making the head and legs of a great little stuffed fabric turtle toy for the new baby!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
I ordered three dress patterns from Etsy.com recently. One was for a little dress called the Peony Flower dress from Ruby Jean's Closet. What little girl wouldn't love to twirl around in this darling dress?! I started with a ladies pleated front skirt with elastic waist and a full front button placket. I'm thinking these would be adorable made from an old white damask tablecloth - perfect for a summer wedding! The hardest part is cutting 54 flower petals... that's a lot of little snips! But I think it was worth it... don't you?!