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31  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Autumn 'Very' Princess Costume on: November 01, 2007 09:27:41 AM
Here is my daughter's costume. She wanted to be a "very princess" (when she said fairy it sounds like very...) again. But since I couldn't let her wear the same costume as last year I made her a new one. This time she was an Autumn Fairy Princess.

      So I made pretty much everything she is wearing. The top part is a tea dyed re-coned white tee, the skirt is about 6 yds of tulle with a bag of fall leaves glued on. This was my first time making wings and I have to say I hated it! It was such a pain in my behind. They got thrown across the room on more than one occasion! Major props to people who do these things often.  My favorite thing to do was the wand.  It's made of 14 drinking straws.  7 circular, and then laid the 2 sets end to end and taped it up with electrical tape.  Then I sprayed it with cream paint so I could wrap it with ribbon and the tape wouldn't show.   And the best part was the whole thing cost only about $15 to make.  Sweet!

 For actual trick-or-treating she wore a jean jacket and I pinned her wings to the outside of the coat. Also her armbands went over her boots sine she was wearing a coat. Everyone seemed to like it. I think people respond more to homemade costumes than the store bought ones... My fave of the night was two little cowgirls and their dog that was wearing a saddle. (All homemade.)

32  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Cherry Blossom inspired baby quilt on: October 03, 2007 03:00:59 PM
I made this for a friend's daughter a few months ago.  It was made to go (not really match) with the cherry blossom crib set sold at Target.
You can see it here: http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51CN3MJ95TL._SS384_.jpg

This was my first time "designing" my own pattern.  I stuck to a pretty basic idea, just two repeating squares.  But, man, was it hard calculating how much fabric I would need for each square, then how much I would need for the whole quilt once I had the design down...  I give props to the quilters who do that all of the time. 

Here's the front:

And part of the back:
33  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / More Wee Bunnies! (img heavy!) on: September 20, 2007 10:01:38 AM
I love these things!  I had an old pillow that ripped when i washed it so I wanted to use the stuffing inside for something.  Low and behold I found the Wee Wonderfuls Wee Bunny pattern!  Fun, fun , fun!  Here are the three that I made:

The patchwork one was made from leftover squares from my daughter's quilt.   The pink one was made for a friend of my sister who has a tattoo on her lower back.  I thought it was cute so I gave the bunny a flower "tattoo".  Wink I did cut off the floss before giving it to her.

If anyone wants the pattern, it's here:
34  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Hot baby girl quilt on: September 20, 2007 09:49:33 AM
So it's not finished in the pic but it is in real life.  The binding was black with white flowers on it.  I would take a photo of the finished project but it's lready been given away...

I wanted to make a non-babyish baby girl quilt and I think I succeeded.  The back fabric I purchased just because I loved it.  I normally only buy fabric for a specific project but I just couldn't pass this up!
35  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Hoodies, hoodies! Everywhere hoodies! on: August 17, 2007 10:57:55 AM
So I saw this tut:

on the reconstructed clothing board and just had to try it.
I started one for myself but made the sleeves too short.  So rather than toss the fabric, which I loved, I decided to use it for my daughter.  And created this for her:

Her wearing it:

I was sewing it and my nieces were over.  They both begged me to make them one.  So this one is for the younger of the two.  She is not a girlie-girl, and her favorite character is Spider-man so I used a red tee I had laying around.  The stripped tee was supposed to be for me but, oh well...

I made the first one a pull over because I bought the wrong zipper, it didn't split.  I really liked the way it looked though so I purposely bought  non-spliting ones for my nieces.  They are not perfect but I really liked how they turned out. 
One more to go!
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