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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / My first attempt at a sundress on: July 31, 2011 07:28:29 PM
I just finished this little sundress for my daughter.  It is my first attempt at clothing...I am fairly pleased with the way it came out.  I am still getting used to sewing a gathered piece, though. 

I think it might be a little too big- we'll see in the morning- I made it after she went to bed. 

I used a vintage pillowcase for the skirt of the dress.

If you are interested in making this sweet little number, you can find the tutorial at www.lilblueboo.com

2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Baby Sundress Pattern? on: July 22, 2011 07:07:36 PM
Hi friends-

I am looking for some pattern suggestions...I would like to make a sundress for a baby.  Preferably something sleeveless with a full skirt.  I am picturing white eyelet. 

Anyone know of any patterns out there that might fit this description?

Thank you!
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / blessingway flag on: July 20, 2011 06:46:31 PM
I made this blessingway flag for my sister-in-law.  She brought it with her to the hospital where it resided in her room while she labored and delivered my beautiful niece.  I thought that "My courage and patience will send my baby into my arms" was a lovely, simple mantra.

After I had begun stitching, I realized that I should have used three threads to embroider as opposed to six as the words would have turned out clearer.  I'm new at embroidery, so I'm giving myself a little wiggle room on this one- this time, that is.   Wink

I freehand drew the pattern and I would like to tweak it a little for the next time. 

Thanks for taking a look.   Smiley
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: gift ideas for mamas celebration on: July 12, 2011 03:39:53 AM
Thanks for the suggestion!  I was thinking along those lines also.  I'm heading to the bead store later today!   Smiley
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Felt Circle Pillows! on: July 10, 2011 09:26:19 AM
They are stunning!  I love the simplicity.  They are so very happy!  Very pleasing to the eye.  Nicely done.
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: My new sewing chair on: July 10, 2011 09:24:29 AM
I love it!  Great choice of fabric.  It is so sweet!  I would love to have something like it.  You've inspired me to start looking for a great old chair....

Enjoy sewing in it!   Smiley
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: $2 Branch Art on: July 10, 2011 09:20:38 AM
Simple and organic.  I love them!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / a "tweet" little mobile on: July 10, 2011 09:19:09 AM
I finally finished the mobile for my daughter.  She currently has a musical, moving mobile above her crib, so I made her this one for above her changing table.  She seems to love it- she babbles and "chats" with the birds.   Wink

For the foundation of the mobile I used a branch from a Japanese Maple, as I did in the mobile I made for my niece.  I just love the structure of the branches. 

I used Sparkle Mod Podge to add some interest to the branch.

The birds are made of craft felt.  I freehand drew a pattern for them.  The birds' wings are attached with a blanket stitch.  I used a blanket stitch to assemble the birds also.  Just a little french knot for the eyes and some embroidery for a little embellishment.

As for the hanging balls, I hand felted those using the needle felting technique.  I used domestic carded wool for the base (The wool smells delightfully of animal and earth.  As it is unprocessed and unaltered, merely carded, it maintains it's organic scent.  So fantastic!)    Some of the balls I left solid- others I felted designs onto- polka dots, squiggles, what-have-you.

I am going to add a few more metal doodads to catch the light. 

I especially love how happy it is, and how it isn't "babyish"...not only will it grow with her, but someday if she thinks she is too cool for it, I can hang it in our common living space.   Cheesy

Thanks for taking a look!

9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Happy Crowns on: July 08, 2011 12:57:03 PM
Thanks, friends!   Cheesy
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Psycho Sisters... on: July 01, 2011 08:30:09 PM
Totally fun!  They are so clever and unique.  Love, love.
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