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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Rapunzel and Flynn Rider on: November 01, 2012 11:25:14 AM
My daughter wanted to be Rapunzel this year!

Naturally her little brother took her lead and chose to be Flynn Rider.

I made their costumes from head to toe, literally!  I'd have loved to give "Rapunzel" a frying pan.   Grin

For pattern info, etc. please visit the write-up on my blog.

2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Woodland Fairy costume on: October 30, 2009 02:55:23 PM
I had most of this costume done for a while now, but I was up late finishing the wings last night.  She was a big hit trick-or-treating at Daddy's work today.  The concept is from McCall's 5732, but I deviated significantly from the pattern in actual execution.

More details on my blog.

3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / The Cinderella dress! on: October 26, 2009 04:49:35 PM
After making two prototypes (here and here) I was ready to make the actual Cinderella dress.  I used blue satin for the dress and coordinating blue organza for the sleeves and peplum.  The fabric was bought at JoAnn's on sale back in July when I promised my daughter a Cinderella dress for her third birthday.

Now I just have to wrangle it away from her and hide it until her birthday mid-November!

More info and (a ton) more pictures on my blog.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Cinderella dress prototype #2 on: October 22, 2009 11:21:52 AM
The first Cinderella dress prototype didn't fit very well, so I whipped up a second try.

These things are addictive!

There's more pictures and info about the differences, etc. on my blog.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Cinderella dress prototype on: October 20, 2009 08:27:37 PM
My daughter has been promised a Cinderella dress for her 3rd birthday.  I thought it wise to make a prototype before cutting into my good fabric.  The sleeves and skirt will be much fuller, but it was the bodice I needed to get right anyway.

It turned out super cute!  If only it weren't so wide across the chest and back....  BUT, that's why I made a prototype!

More pictures and details on my blog.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Ninja baby! on: October 16, 2009 08:48:01 PM
I've been sewing a lot lately...I've just been terrible about posting my creations here on Craftster, which is really sad since it's you crafty people that inspire me to do as much as I do.

I don't have time to go back and post the stuff I finished a while back, but here's one that was finished just today.

Baby #2 is supposed to be a boy...I suppose you never know for sure till the kid is born.  The patterns are from Ottobre 1/2009.  The ninja was requested by Hubby.

There are more details on my blog.

7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Looking for great boy's fabric on: July 23, 2009 07:44:25 AM
We found out yesterday that baby #2 is a boy!  Now I need to switch gears from super-girly to include boyish things. And I need your help!  Can you point me to the best boy's fabrics on the net?  I want stuff for clothes, blankets, toys, etc. Anything and everything BOY!

I'm also looking specifically for fabric to use in decorating the room DD (age 3 by the time the baby comes) and DS will be sharing. Right now it looks like this:

It's pretty much an empty slate.  I want to go with a "garden" theme so that there are ladybugs, flowers, butterflies, etc. for DD and turtles, frogs, ducks, etc. for DS.  I need some great fabric to give me a jumping off place!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Ottobre "Viola" pinafore dress (PICS) on: July 17, 2009 11:14:19 PM
My grandma heard that I reconstruct clothing, so she gave me a plaid skirt and jumper that she said were too nice to give to charity. I knew right away what I wanted to do with at least one of them and when I saw the Viola pinafore dress in this year's Fall edition of Ottobre, I knew I had found the pattern to do it with.

She's a cheese ball!

This is what it looked like before.

I really only used the two front panels. I didn't touch the bodice or the back of the skirt. I'll find another project for those parts!

More cuteness!

And by itself.

The buttons are from the original dress and I used some scraps of black twill I had left over for the straps and lining.

I cut out the smallest size (86), but that's way too big for my wee one, so I took in the girth about 2 inches and added 2 inches in length.

C&C welcome!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Baby Squash Hat on: July 14, 2009 10:11:47 AM
My mom gave me two large bins of yarn. It's mostly single skeins or even partial skeins of all variety of yarn (from Red Heart to yummy cotton silk blends).  So the last time I visited our local library, I picked up 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant. I *need* to buy this book.

Anyway, before the book is due back, I figured I'd better stop drooling over the items and actually knit something. So I whipped up this darling hat for my second child who's due in November. Don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl.

It took me 3 or 4 days knitting a half hour at a time before bed and during naptime. (I'm a slow knitter).

I used sport weight Brown Sheep wool that I'm certain was left over when my grandma closed her yarn shop 20+ years ago. It's very soft and will keep the new baby nice and warm!

Modeled by my daughter's dolly

The first two pictures show the true color more accurately. It's really more brown and less grey.

C&C welcome!
10  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Toddler Butterfly Apron from a tea towel on: July 13, 2009 02:44:22 PM
My daughter loves to "help" do the dishes. (In fact, she loves *anything* where water's involved!)  But she invariably gets her front soaked.  So I figured it was time to make her an apron.

I had this tea towel hanging around from a sale at Tall Mouse (the best local quilt/craft shop when we lived in California). And I picked up this cute ribbon at Michael's sale this weekend.  I free-handed the butterfly applique from some scraps of twill.  I followed Petchy's tutorial.

Excuse the post-naptime hair.  Roll Eyes

I hope I run across some good deals on more cute tea towels sometime soon! This was way too much fun to make!
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