Monday, December 21, 2009

First Dance Recital

Juliana had her first dance recital last week. She has only been in the class for a couple of months. She did so well, and I was so proud of her. I decided last minute to make her a Christmas-y skirt instead of having her wear a red one she already owned. She loved it. I made a matching one for Felicity too, and they have both worn them a few times this past week.

After the recital the girls got to meet Santa Claus. It went infinitely better than last year, when Felicity screamed and Juliana was too shy to look at Santa. This year Juliana hopped onto his lap and told him immediately what she wanted before he could even say hello. Felicity, on the other hand, refused to move her head from that position. She did not want to look at Santa.

Here is an up close shot of the skirt. I used some red and white Casey Scroll fabric that I have had forever that I originally intended for something else. I used this pattern from Zozo Bug Baby. I have made this skirt several times, and I love how easy it is. Everyone loves the apron, and I made this apron with green on one side and red on the other. That way when Christmas is over it won't look so much like a Christmas skirt as a red and white skirt.

I have been working on the girls' Christmas dresses using this pattern. I am mostly finished with one, and hopefully will get the other started today. I am also making some pettiskirts for the girls for Christmas. Wowza. Those take more time than I thought. I have to borrow my mom's machine as she has a ruffler foot, and it makes it go by so much faster. I don't think I would attempt one of these without one. I also have made some Jane Market Bags as some gifts and have a few more to go. Nothing like waiting to the last minute! Hope you all have your Christmas sewing under way and wrapped up soon!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baby Quilt

I have been so inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts with all the quilts that she makes from scraps and had a lot of fun participating in her first scrappy nine patch quilt-a-long. So I made another scrappy quilt for a baby. It is made entirely from scraps front and back except for the binding which is some Jennifer Paganelli Flower Power. I inserted some bigger pieces of fabric and kind of wished I just made a few more scrappy blocks instead, but this is only my third quilt, right?

This is my first time doing free motion on a quilt. It was hard! It definitely got easier as I went along, but I am glad I didn't try anything bigger than a baby quilt for the first time. I just did some little swirly things because whenever I have practiced stippling it just looks funky to me. I was really impressed with how the quilt just looked different though once I washed it.

I used some Amy Butler Love for the back from leftovers from some pillowcases I made. Love, love this line of fabric.

Also, the winner of the giveaway is Duff! Congratulations! I sent you an email, so please send me your address! Thanks to all who participated!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Giveaway!

Janelle Wind's new Audrey bag pattern!

I am taking part of Sew Mama Sew's giveaway! Welcome and Merry Christmas! I know, I know...I haven't posted in forever. I think moving across country while pregnant took it out of me. Yes, we are expecting #3 sometime in May! is a boy! My husband is happy. Anyway, my energy levels are slowly creeping back, and I should be posting more and sewing more! I just finished a baby quilt today, and it turned out so cute!

On to the giveaway....
I am giving away TWO patterns to one lucky winner, the Audrey bag by Janelle Wind and Rudy by Melly and Me! Just run over to my shop and take a looksie. I am having a big sale. FREE SHIPPING and lots of patterns are discounted, so check the sale section. Then leave a comment and let me know what your favorite pattern is and what kind of patterns you buy mostly. Clothing for kids, for you, quilts, bags, etc? Don't forget to leave your email address, so I can contact you if you win! The giveaway closes Dec 6th around 8 PM PST. NOW CLOSED! THANKS! Winner announced tomorrow!

Melly and Me's Rudy!

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