Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Simple, Springy Skirt

I made this for myself to wear to Princess' birthday party, but I just now getting a picture of it to post. I used this tutorial and one yard of Double Border Daisy fabric in stone from Patty Young's Flora and Fauna collection (but I did hem the skirt even though the tutorial says not to because the selvedge on this fabric is white even though the edge of the fabric is black and it would have looked wonky)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Trish!

I'm not sure that this post is going to spread the word very well since Trish is one of my very few followers, but here goes!

Trish is celebrating a birthday today and she's giving out presents! Check her blog for a great giveaway!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Princess!

I can't believe my little girl is two years old today! Before we knew we were having a girl, I thought I wanted two boys - but I'm so glad I have a little princess to do girlie things with. It's amazing how much her little personality has already developed. She's a girlie-girl to the nth degree. Everything sparkly, ruffley or pretty is her kind of thing. She loves babies and fairies and cuddly things and getting dressed up. I'd say I have no idea where it came from (because I'm really not a girlie-girl) but, as my mom points out, she is an awful lot like her Aunt Kristen.

Here she is at one day old - my "tiny" 9 pounder:

and here she is yesterday at her birthday party:

I made (of course) the outfit she's wearing. The top is the Modkidboutique Kyoko pattern in Tinkerbell fabric and the white capris are a Simplicity pattern but I shortened them and added a cuff (that you can't see). I didn't notice that the obi had drifted south before we took the picture (I think I'm adding a little strip of velcro to the top and the front center of the obi so that doesn't happen.)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pretty "Fowas"

I've been playing with these organza flowers. I used this tutorial here. They're lots of fun, partly because they're so quick, but mostly because there's fire involved. Who doesn't love a legitimate excuse to play with fire?

I made a couple of larger ones (the turquoise and the big hot pink) for my friend's little girl's first birthday and a pair of little ones for Princess's pigtails. The grey one I sewed to a pin for me to wear, but Princess has stolen that one for herself, too (I'm going to steal it back, though). I even made one for my mom during Mokey's family party (after almost everyone had gone home) but the fabric I used wasn't quite the same as the others and it didn't curl as well. My next experiment is going to be trying some cheap lining. If it works a even a little, I may get some green and use it for leaves with the organza flowers.