Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Dress

Today I finally finished Madi's Easter dress. It is so cute and I love it. I purchased my fabric at Hobby Lobby. I got a yard and half of it and I'm glad I did because I used all of it.

We went out this afternoon to get some pics of her in it. The weather finally perked up and it is a lovely 70 degrees out. Madi enjoyed going out and running off some of her never ending energy and I got my money shot.


You know at $5 a yard making Madi clothes has really saved me money. Plus,her dress is one of a kind and made just for her so it fits perfectly. When you have a child who is almost 3 and wearing a size 4 already that comes in handy. Madi is really tall so it's hard to find dresses and pants that are long enough.

I started sewing almost 2 years ago and I have come a long way. At first I had no idea how to gather, sew a button hole, attach a zipper, or put on an applique. Thanks to You Tube and a few magazines I think I do pretty good work. Plus, it's fun and relaxing.

Well, I'm going to get off here and figure out what to make for dinner. I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Littlest Pet Shop Dress

All day today I have been working on a birthday present for my niece, Reese. She is such an insightful little girl who is going to be five tomorrow. When I realized she was going to be five it kind of hit me like a ton of bricks. I can't believe how big all my little babies are getting. One minute they are spitting up on you and the next they want to wear makeup. Where does the time go?

Ok, back to Reese. She is very hard to shop for because she only likes Hello Kitty and the Littlest Pet Shop toys.

I purchased my fabric at Wal-Mart because they were the only ones who had it if you can believe it. I decided to do a twirl skirt and attach that to a t-shirt. Ta-da...a t-shirt dress. I did the kitty cat applique on the front of the dress myself. It is made with a character that I cut out from the fabric.

Overall I think it came out really cute. My mom loved it and assured me that it will be a hit at the party tomorrow.

(Please excuse my pics, the lighting was awful)


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Primitive Easter Bunny

Here is my newest prim. Her name is Jilly Bean and she is making her debut just in time for Easter.

I have been working on her since last Friday and I am glad it's done. Her face took me five tries before I got it just right, kind of a pain in the rump. She is completely coffee stained and smells to sweet. Jilly comes complete with a chick-a-dee ornie that I think is so adorable.

She is my Easter gift to my mom. I really hope she likes her.