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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / corduroy peasant dress 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.)
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Look what my kiddo's getting for Christmas. . .aka felt-food-a-palooza! 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
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / When geeks reproduce (baby hat with earflaps) 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


4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / "peppermint candy" hair clippies 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
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / sweater-sleeve leggings 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. . .
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / sock monkey slippers! 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
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / This shirring thing is addictive. . .More toddler sundresses 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:

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / first post; jeans-to-tiered-skirt recon on: March 28, 2006 07:10:05 PM
I saw something like this at the mall a few weeks ago and I just so happened to have some too-short jeans taking up prime closet space--so I gave it a shot:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a168/hollyolson1021/IMGP2186.jpg

It looked cute till I put it on. . .bleah.  I need to cut off a couple more inches of jeans--and maybe redo the waist so it's not so high.  Undecided  But I do love the fugly fabric.  Tongue
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a168/hollyolson1021/IMGP2180.jpg
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