Monday, May 24, 2010

Nicey Jane Outfits and Giveaway Winners!

I completed two more outfits for Kids' Clothes Week last weekend- I promise! This past week has been craziness- at least it was fun craziness. *grin*

I made this Ice Cream Dress for Felicity. I made the second version of the dress, but only used two fabrics instead of three. The pattern was great and went together easily. It was a much easier dress to put together than the Birthday Party Dress. I am also in love with this colorway in Nicey Jane. I like the simplicity of the dress, and I think it makes a great everyday dress. I want to make a top for Juliana out of this pattern too. I can definitely see myself making this pattern a couple of times before tiring of it.

Now doesn't Felicity look like a little angel child? Rest assured getting this picture was a painful process.

Something more like this is what I got in most of my pictures...

I made Juliana a little shorts and ruffle top outfit. I used this tutorial for the top. I don't really know how I feel about this top. It looks cute in the picture, but it just doesn't seem as practical in real life.

I apologize in announcing my winners so late for the giveaway!

The winners are

#1- Lfinn
#2- Two Cheeky Monkeys
#3 Gale Kyquilter

Ladies, I am sending you all an email!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Giveaway Day!

Okay, I signed up for Giveaway Day on Sew Mama Sew and, of course, forgot! Fear not! I am giving away lots of patterns! I am giving away three different sets of patterns to three different people!

First, we have the Catherine Coat pattern and a Ruthie Clutch. Wouldn't they look great together on an evening out?

Are you a bag lover? How about a messenger bag and a convertible tote pattern?

If you are a Melly and Me fan, then today is your lucky day!

This giveaway is open until May 20, and I will ship these anywhere in the world! Just have to enter!

To Enter:

1. Hop on over to my shop and let me know what your favorite pattern is that I carry.
2. In your comment let me know what set of patterns you like best. Hopefully, that will be the set you win!
3. Don't forget to leave your email address, so that I am able to contact you.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Checking in for Kid Clothes Week

My first attempt for Kids' Clothes Week was another Molly Peasant Dress. I bought half a yard of the daisy print and wanted to use it for a skirt, but I didn't have quite enough. I wanted to make another one of these dresses, and there was just enough for the skirt. I used some of Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks for the top. I admit this dress is just a little too bright for me, but Juliana loves it. Maybe a when we stay at home dress...

However, as disappointed as I am with the dress. I am super happy with this skirt. I have had this unicorn print in my stash for almost a year, but I just didn't know what I wanted to make with it. Juliana have recently become obsessed with unicorns and when I showed her the fabric she asked for a skirt.

The pattern is my own design. It is a double layer skirt with white kona cotton for the bottom layer. I added some light pink chiffon ruffles to the bottom of the underskirt.

Juliana stood by me while I was making it and put it on as soon as I was done.

Next up an Ice Cream Dress. Have you noticed how popular this pattern already is?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Juliana's Beautiful Blankie

I finally finished Juliana's quilt for her bed. I had the quilt top all completed in January before I even started Felicity's. I didn't know how I wanted to quilt it, so I waited for inspiration and waited and waited... :0) I finally decided to do a simple crosshatch pattern. I basted and marked the lines on this quilt at the end of March. I spray basted for the first time. It took me forever to get it smooth, so it didn't really save me time in comparison to pin basting. However, it was really nice not to have to worry about taking the pins out while I was quilting. Anyway, even though it was all basted I still put it off because of the size. Then last week as we were tucking the girls into bed, she said in such a sad little voice that she wished she had a beautiful blankie like Felicity. Eep. Nothing like a guilt trip to get a person motivated.

So here she is with her beautiful blankie, and she is quite pleased. The pattern The Summer Breeze Quilt from "Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts", and I used Tanya Whelan's Darla line with some Kona white. It was a simple pattern, and quite easy to put together.

I had some extras from the strips on the front, so I pieced them together for a strip for the back as well.

Now I can safely move on to Josiah's quilt...*whew*

Monday, May 3, 2010

Catching Up...

Life is starting to get a sense of normalcy again, so we are slowly working our way back into a routine. When I was ordered to rest I actually got quite a bit of sewing done. Sewing is rest, right?! April and May are months of birthdays. I have had leftover scraps from this quilt that I didn't know what do with. I made the quilt for my sister-in-law and her husband when they got married last June. So after seeing this block and this pillow I knew what I wanted to do for her birthday. I made these two pillows to match the quilt. I love the zig zag one especially.

I took all these pictures the night before I was induced, so please excuse the lack of great pictures. I was a little distracted. ;0) Hexagons have been popping up everywhere lately. While I love the look of them, I am not the biggest fan of hand sewing and knew I wouldn't get too far. Ashley's idea of appliqueing them on was genius. Just remember to take the paper out before sewing! I took the paper out and then pressed them before sewing them on so they would retain their shape.

I also made a couple of Summerhouse Pillows from some scraps of Hunky Dory and Kona cotton in white and ash. I love this pattern and how simple it is. I have already used it a couple of times.

In other news...

I have reopened the shop! I have gotten some new patterns lately! So check it out!

Spring Top Week has started! Go check out Rae's blog and submit your votes! There were so many great tops. So glad I am not competing this year because the competition is tough!

Also Elsie Marley is hosting kids clothes week next week! The idea is to sew a little each day for your kids and see what you can get accomplished. I am hoping to get my act together and sew up a couple of Ice Cream dresses for the girls. I have some Nicey Jane fabric just waiting...

Make It and Love It has this super sweet t-shirt dress tutorial!

Have you seen Brown Paper Package's blog this month? She has posted so many different tutorials on how to make different dresses from just one pattern. Isn't that a great idea? This one is my personal favorite.

Last but not least...a picture of Josiah. I love the face he is making, and I love kissing those chubby cheeks. Thank you for coming out baby!
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