Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Something for Karis

Much like the old saying goes, that the cobbler's children have no shoes...the same has unfortunately been true for my little Karis. I have not really made her much of anything. I did, however, make a few burp cloths in the last few weeks, since we didn't have any.
I am so in love with this font too. (You can tell because I used it so much.) I also just love to see her name written out. :)
I also went ahead and added a little something extra to a couple of bibs. I will be doing a lot more of this, but we won't really need these at first.
That's it for my little girl for now. Oh, I did remember that I stitched her name out on a onesie for the hospital, but I'll wait and show you that when she's wearing it. :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Addy!

Again, I'm playing catch-up. In June sweet little Addyson turned 4! She had a Tinkerbell themed birthday party...and I got to make her birthday shirt. She really wanted everyone to know that she was going to be that was the most important element of the shirt. Because it was a Tinkerbell party, the colors were green and purple. So, here is what I came up with for her shirt.
I found a little Tinkerbell online, and I pulled it into my software and digitized the outline of it, to put above the 4. It's just a little something to help tie the theme of the party in to the shirt. I also picked a really curly font for her name, just for fun. Here's a closer look.
I also made Addy another little tee as part of her present. I found this shirt, which is one of my most favorite colors in the's pretty much Terra Cotta. I decided to go with a very simple design, just an appliqued 'a'.
In hindsight I would have used a different fabric for the applique, but the colors matched really well. Usually I really like brown with this terra cotta color...but since Addy's birthday is in the summer, I wanted to do more summer-y colors. So, I went with a white outline and this brighter fabric.
Just a little something I made back in June. :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Oh, The Shame

I can't even stand how long it's been since I've blogged. There was a reason I stopped, it's because I became pregnant. I kept trying to think about how to talk about it, and I had so many of my own issues to work through at the beginning. Most notably was my guilt over being pregnant, but still knowing sweet girls who were unable to get pregnant themselves. Then, I started my new job at Chick-fil-A and was quite sick through the first trimester. Then, I didn't blog because of guilt over not blogging. Then, I didn't blog because I wasn't really making anything. Are you seeing the pattern...the ridiculous snowball of a pattern? Just ridiculous. Well now, it's been so long that I'm going to let the past be the past and just start anew.

So, yes, I'm still pregnant. My due date is tomorrow, even though it seems as though Karis is not at all concerned about things like that. I was really hoping to have her this past weekend, and yesterday was really hard for me as I realized it wasn't happening. This morning I woke up with new resolve and I think it'll be a couple days still. I have an appointment in the morning, so we shall see what the doctor says.

Now that all of that is out of the way, I'll just go ahead and jump back into things. I'll share with you a project I made back in May. I was asked to make a diaper bag for a sweet girl at church. I kept going back and forth about what style, shape, size, etc. This is her third baby, but first boy. So I decided that with 3 kids, a bigger bag would be more practical. This is what I settled on.
I used the Spring Market Tote pattern from Homemade by Jill. However, I added a pocket to the outside and a few pockets on the inside.
I know there aren't many details here...but it's something. I will work on getting back with you with more in the future. Until then...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Disney Magic

This will be a quick update. Just wanted to show you another little tee I stitched out recently. Our sweet friends are heading back home to Florida for Christmas. While they are there, they are going to Disney. Of course, Addyson had to have a sweet little Minnie tee. (Ignore all the stuff on the kitchen counter). :)
A close up view. I hope they have a fantastic time at Disney. They went a year or so ago, but I'm sure Addy will enjoy it even more as she's a little older.
We've got family here...and more coming tomorrow. I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and get to spend it with friends and family. Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rockin' Robin Tweet Tweetly-Tweet

For the record I had to look up the lyrics to that song cause I could not figure out how to write tweet-a-leet-a-leet, tweetlee-tweet-a-leet...ha! Back to other recent reversible a-line dress...which speaking of, I need to come up with a cute name for that dress. Anyone have any ideas?
So, here's the dress. This side is a sweet lime-y green corduroy. The straps and bias tape are a fuchsia and raspberry design. I love these colors's like a fantastic raspberry-limeade.
The monogram is in that same raspberry color.
And here is the other side.
Oh my word! Isn't that fabric fabulous!?! Oh, I can hardly stand how cute it is. I've actually had it for months, but haven't used it until now.
That strap/bias tape fabric ended up being the perfect coordinate. It's definitely not from the same line, I'm not even sure who makes the pink fabric. The birds is a Michael Miller piece. It all just works so well together.
I've got lots of this birdie case you're interested in something. Let me know. If not, seriously, isn't that dress ridiculous cute?!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays

I am just loving the reversible a-line dress. You may remember I made some a few months ago, here. Well, I made a couple more recently and I just adore them. Here is the 'front' of one. It's a super cute pinky, coral-ish corduroy.
I did the monogram in an avocado-y green. I just love that 'G'...isn't it gorgeous?
And here's a little more detail of top. You can see the coordinating print that makes up the straps and the bias tape on the bottom too.
Here's a view of the reverse side...umbrellas! I absolutely love this fabric. I've used it before, but you haven't seen it. I made Addyson some capri pants and an umbrella top for her birthday several months ago, but never got pictures. Fail. Isn't this the sweetest fabric?!
More detail of the bottom. Oh...those colors and those! These are both Riley Blake fabrics from the Rainy Days and Mondays line...if you're interested. (And in case you wanted to get a little Karen Carpenter in your her!)
I think I'll wait and post on my other new dress tomorrow...give you something to look forward to! Until then...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sweet Swing Top

Remember this picture I showed you yesterday?
Here is the total package...
I'm just so in love with this outfit. I think it's so stankin' cute! This is for my sweet friend Kendra's little girl, Kennedy. She wanted pink and green...and she wanted an outfit that Kennedy could wear all winter long, not just for Christmas. Totally wise, if you ask me. If you're going to invest money in a quality custom outfit, might as well get more use out of it. That's part of why I decided to make the ghost dresses reversible. Remember those?!
I absolutely love this top! I hope to make many more. So, if you're interested...I'm taking orders!?! I think it would be so cute in the spring and summer with a pair of capri ruffle pants. You'll see in another picture that I paired a long-sleeved shirt under this outfit.
Now, for a few details that I really love about this outfit. First of all, the double ruffle, especially with the coordinating fabric from the top.
Also, something you can't see from the exterior vantage point...the lining. Because we live in the mountains and it's ridiculously cold during the winter and I knew this outfit was only going to be worn during the winter, I lined the pants with flannel.
I also paired it with one of the snowgirl clips, like I made a ton of last year. She matches the little snowgirl on the front of the bodice so perfectly, don't you think?!
So, that is my super cute winter outfit that I just made for sweet Kennedy. I love it...and look forward to making more outfits similar to this. Interested in getting one?