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1  corduroy peasant dress in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by holly1021 on: January 23, 2008 06:51:18 PM
I found this corduory on clearance at JoAnn's. . .At the store it told me it wanted to be pants, but when we got  home I managed to convince it otherwise.  Smiley  I had seen Shakespear's adorable corduroy peasant top(http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=219520.0), and my daughter was in desperate need of some new winter dresses--thus was born the corduroy peasant dress. 

I happened to have a pattern for a peasant top, so I used that and just attached a basic tiered skirt.  Instead of shirring like Shakespear used, I did elastic casing around the neck and sleeves.  I did do some shirring around the waist afterward though, and I'm really pleased with the difference that made. Smiley  Though really it's the bedhead and the plastic dress-up shoes that really MAKE the outfit.



(She was actually happier with the dress than she lets on these pics--just miffed that I was interrupting her while she was trying to read.)
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2  Look what my kiddo's getting for Christmas. . .aka felt-food-a-palooza! in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by holly1021 on: December 22, 2007 11:11:57 PM
I've seen some pictures of felt food online, and I thought I'd try making a few things for my daughter.  And then a few more things.  And so on. . .




I tried to go with stuff she actually eats/would recognize.  Except the bacon--we almost never eat it so I wasn't planning on making it, but I had a little "incident" sewing the crusts on the bread, so they got to become bacon strips instead.  Sooo, clockwise from the bottom we've got:
--Pancakes and the aforementioned bacon. (I was going to put yellow squares of "butter" on them but as she puts it, "I don't like no butter on my pancakes, Mommy.")
--Fruit salad (apple, orange, strawberry) 
--An "apple to chomp", as my DD calls whole apples
--Big ol' sandwich (two slices of fluffy bread, nondescript tan blob for lunchmeat, some cheese, lettuce, and a slice of tomato.)
--Chocolate chip cookies
--Cheese quesadilla (not particularly cute, but it's probably the most true-to-life thing I made!  Cheesy)
--Veggies (carrot and fugly peapod. . .or is it just an obese green bean?)

She caught me red-handed with a couple of the pieces--I let her play with them, then snuck them back while she was snoozing. . .I just hope she doesn't spend the next two days asking me, "Where's my pretending apple, Mommy?  Where's my pretending orange?!" Roll Eyes
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3  When geeks reproduce (baby hat with earflaps) in Crochet: Completed Projects by holly1021 on: November 13, 2007 02:03:29 PM
My little one's ears were getting cold when we went for walks, so I decided to make her a hat with earflaps to keep 'em toasty. Of course, Big Sis insisted that I make her one to match. . .Dorkiness to the power of two!  Cheesy


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4  Re: sweater-sleeve leggings in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by holly1021 on: November 13, 2007 01:50:16 PM
Back with some "action" shots! 

Only thing cuter than a baby butt?  A STRIPED baby butt:



beckey--How funny. . .Yep, it's a Gap sweater all right--I found it at a thrift store last winter.  I thought it was cute enough to keep for myself except it was too small for my pregnant belly last year, and too small for my nursing boobs this year.  Smiley

It was made with a size small sweater, and the leggings were supposed to be for my (tall) 5-month-old.  But as you can see from the pics, there's plenty of room/length to them--they'd probably fit up to a 12-month-old, I'm guessing.

As for what to do with the rest of the sweater. . .I'm pondering that myself.  Try and finagle a matching. . .something. . .for Big Sister?   Felt it and make a purse for myself?  Suggestions? 
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5  "peppermint candy" hair clippies in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by holly1021 on: November 08, 2007 03:16:22 PM
At least that's what I'm calling them. . .because after all, how many "Christmas" hair clips does one kid really need?  Wink
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6  sweater-sleeve leggings in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by holly1021 on: November 08, 2007 01:59:18 PM
I think there's a tutorial somewhere on the web, but basically what I did was cut the sleeves off a sweater, trim and sew them up like a pair of pants, and add a casing with elastic at the top. 



Now she just needs a dress or something to wear over them. . .Hmmm. . .
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7  Re: Let's start a Halloween post, past and present costumes. in Halloween Costumes by holly1021 on: September 08, 2007 12:44:12 PM
Last year my toddler was Tinkerbell:



Still waiting for her to make up her mind on this year's costume--so far she's wanted to be a tiger, princess, kangaroo, or elephant. . .My sis says I should dress her and her little sis as white tigers, and DH and I could go as Siegfried and Roy.  Tongue
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8  sock monkey slippers! in Crochet: Completed Projects by holly1021 on: August 14, 2007 09:11:31 PM
I made these for my 2-year-old to match the sock monkey jammies she got for Christmas.  Of course she didn't want to wear them during those cold winter months, but now that it's 100+ degrees out she wears 'em all day long. . .


(The legwarmers were an experimental recon from a pair of socks I snagged on clearance. . . I foresee legwarmers aplenty for this kid come fall.  Smiley
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9  This shirring thing is addictive. . .More toddler sundresses in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by holly1021 on: June 14, 2007 09:33:06 PM
After seeing all the adorable shirred sundresses, I had to give it a try. . .I was too impatient to make fabric straps, so I just used 2 lengths of ribbon instead:



On the second dress I tried incorporating the bodice and straps from the "Jayme" dress (pattern and tute on sewingmamas.com--look under "Downloads").  It turned out OK, though when I tried it on my little one I realized that the fabric is upside-down.  Oops!  I haven't hemmed it yet (I actually went into labor just hours after I took this picture!  Wink) but I'm thinking of shortening it to be a shirt. . .or a dress for New Baby, since the bodice is a bit snug for Big Sis:

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10  Re: Costume-a-long in Clothing Sewalongs by holly1021 on: September 20, 2006 02:08:02 PM

Finished this a few nights ago. . .(Now my hubby says he wants to be Captain Hook. Anybody know of a good pattern for a long captainesque coat?  Huh)
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