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61  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Cutsie crochet and sewn dress with a few pictures! on: September 01, 2010 02:50:05 PM
Ok, so I made this quite a while ago. Aside from an apron that I had made before this, this was technically my first article of clothing. Smiley I got the pattern for free on www.ravelry.com and I believe the pattern is called Jessie's Dress. It was very simple to make. Just do as many 3 inch granny squares in alternating colors to get all the way around and then multiply that by the number down the torso. Whip stitch them all together and do five to eight rows of single crochet to match the number of stitches along the bottom of the last row of granny squares. Single stitch all the way around and add a few double crochets for button holes. Add buttons. Find fabric for a skirt to match and cut to appropriate width and sew to length desired. Sew on two more squares to the skirt and voi`la! You could also make the two extra squares larger and turn them into pockets. Easy-peasey! I hope you like it!

The "pattern" suggested you could make a lining, however, I didn't do it. I tried to, but it was just way too difficult since at the time I had no idea what I was doing. I would really think about it if I did it again, though. Also, i added an extra column of squares under the buttons for growth along with a longer hem so she can use it longer. Thanks guys!
62  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / anyone know how to make a baby's shopping cart cover? on: July 25, 2010 08:45:00 PM
So, My little munchkin is about to be able to sit in a shopping cart. I don't want to shell out lots of green for a generic cart cover with toys or whatever when I can make my own. Does anyone have any idea on how to make one? Or can refer me to a pattern? That would be super awesome! Thanks!
63  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Perfect purple pillowcase dress! on: July 17, 2010 08:39:47 PM
I finally started and finished a project! It super helped that I had a deadline. I gave myself about a week but ended up finishing this in just 3 days. It probably would have taken less time but I have a 3 year old and an 8 month old. Priorities, I know. Smiley So here it is on my niece for her 3rd birthday!

I just bought a standard sized pillowcase set that came in a handy cloth bag made of the same material, cut off 4 inches from the top and J shaped arm holes. I sewed all of the raw edges, added a slip through ribbon (correct term? I have no idea.), and pockets with lace and lace around the bottom. I also made ties for the back out of the scrap fabric from what i cut from the top so it didn't balloon and kept it more fitted. She loved it and i was so happy I made it instead of buying one. Now I need to make one for my daughter since it was so cute, easy and b/c she was my dutiful dolly. Smiley Yay!
64  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / good quality essential oils online? on: July 16, 2010 12:17:05 AM
Hey there,
I was wondering if anyone knew where to find good quality essential oils at a relatively decent price online? I like to use them in eye-pillows (like lavender and chamomile for relaxing) and the place I usually go to in town just closed down. Sad
65  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / missing great grandma's cherry cobbler on: July 15, 2010 11:58:10 PM
Ok, so here's the sad story: I had a cherry cobbler recipe hand written from my great grandmother and it was in my recipe box. My daughter is three and seem's to not understand that the "terrible twos" are supposed to be over. Every recipe I had in that box either got permanent marker colored over or ripped up. Since I can kind of read through some of the Sharpie mess and haven't found it, I am forced to believe that it is shredded.
I know that nobody will have HER recipe, but I was wondering if anyone could help me out with a new one. All I remember is that she used real lard but told me I could substitute half Crisco and half butter. Any help would be soooooo much appreciated!
66  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / easy dress to sew for 4T? on: July 15, 2010 11:48:43 PM
Does anyone know what would be an easy dress to sew for a 4 year old? I've done a pillowcase dress already and was wondering what other's there might be for a newbie to try.
Thanks a bunch!
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