Saturday, December 3, 2011

What I have been up to lately

Are these not the cutest little bloomers you've ever seen? Thanks to Dana for the pattern, though I modified and tweaked it, mostly because I do that with every pattern I use.

I lined them with fleece because I thought they would be warmer since they are meant to be "Picture Pants"

Yeah, so I would never normally do shirts with anything to do with BYU (mostly joking) but when your sister asks, you just do.

Blogger flipped this picture but it's supposed to show that the ties look like real ones.

A Christmas skirt and dress for a friend.

Our other good friends are having a little girl and they are both diehard sports fans. He loves the Dolphins and she love the Colts. so I had to make them pink versions so their Little could cheer on the right teams.

And another carseat cover. Very girly.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Do you ever

take pictures of your projects but then somehow those pictures are nowhere to be found? That's been happening to me a lot lately. I have been sewing lots, but losing pictures even more. Hopefully I will find them soon. In the meantime I will be working on Halloween costumes for my family and this sweater dress because it is simply irresistible.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wow, I have been gone for a long time.

And I intend to post all of the things I have sewn since I left in July. I really don't know how I sewed everything I did when I was gone for all of July and lots of August. But for now, I wanted to post this awesome dresser I re-finished with my husband a couple weeks ago. I think it turned out perfectly.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th of July Dress

She is SO excited about finally being included on this blog.

I finally got a chance to make something for E. I used the Little Owl Dress Pattern from Sew Can Do as a basis. Maybe someday I will be good enough to make my own patterns but for now I am so glad other people do. I tweaked the top to give it sleeves and a square neck and the bottom just HAD to have a ruffle, right?

Showing off the stars detailing. Adorable.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ladybug Dress

For some reason this dress I made for my friend Niki reminds me of a ladybug. Her little girl is as cute as a little ladybug and her little boy as cute as a little manlybug.

Dress is the Itty Bitty Baby Dress from Made By Rae. I decided to try snaps at the top of this dress instead of the ties like Rae does.

These adorable shoes are my standby baby gift. They are a modified version of the Cloth Baby Shoe from Joanna of Stardust Shoes

The flower just added a little extra because who doesn't LOVE polka dots.

The bow is just a curled ribbon bow.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sometimes I feel uncomfortable...

Sometimes I feel uncomfortable toting around or wearing homemade stuff. Not because I am ashamed of my sewing skills ( I have improved so much in the last year I am far from ashamed) but rather because I can see all the flaws. I made it so I know where every little missed stitch, or bunched fabric or winged pocket is in everything I make. While others see it and compliment my sewing ability I wonder if they are secretly finding every mistake or un-cut thread. Is that a little crazy or what?
My diaper bag is probably one of the very few exceptions to this rule. I love to say, "Yeah, I made it" because even though it has some flaws, it was super challenging and turned out pretty great. I love the shape and the fabric just as much as the day I finished it, and that's the point right.
The lining was a red tag fabric at Joann's and I only bought enough for the bag and every time I think of that it makes me sad I don't have more.

Those pockets are the stuff-and-go necessity pockets for having a baby

Friday, June 17, 2011

Carseat Cover for Baby Elijah

 I tried something new with this cover and put a loop for a toy on the inside. That was the main reason I took Elizabeth's off of her seat. I might be retrofitting hers to have a loop.