Saturday, March 16, 2013

New skirt

Made this for Emma the other day. It really only took me about an hour, I used scraps of fabric (which I had to piece a little, part of what made it take so long) and some elastic I had on hand. I followed this tutorial:
This is a really cute blog! As always, I'm not a great photographer, but the skirt turned out adorable!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Pajamas

I love Christmas time!!  I have so many projects I want to do, and so little time!  Last night the boys and I "painted" (i.e. colored with markers) some salt-dough ornaments (pics will follow later), we've made gifts for a couple of people, and I finally got their Christmas pajamas finished.  I made their pj's last year mostly because I could never find ones I liked in the store on sale, and Evan was so tickled that I had made them that I decided to make them again this year.  I must say, I had a lot of fun making Emma's.  :)  They are going to be huge on her, but I'd rather they be a little big than too small, which is how things I make her usually turn out.  So without further ado, here are the pj's...

 The boys have a matching set, so there's only one picture of those.  :)  I got the snowman flannel at JoAnn's on Black Friday for 75% off--woot!  Emma's don't match because I could not resist this adorable pink heart flannel!  Also from JoAnn's...  So cute!!  They are going to be so cute on Christmas Eve!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Em's costume

I don't know if anyone still looks at this blog, but I'm sill keeping it for my own sake!  I like having a place to look back at some of my past projects, even if no one else does.  :)

And without further ado, here's Emma's Halloween costume!

I made the tutu, put the flower on the shirt, and made the flower for the headband.  I think it turned out pretty cute!  The wings aren't super noticeable in this pic with everything else in the background (courtesy of my MIL's den), but they totally make the outfit.  So cute!

What a good little model!

And a closer-up of the headband.  A bit of sparkle never hurt anyone, right?  :)  Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gift sneak preview

Ok.  Nikki, you can not let Melissa see this post until after this weekend!

I am so excited about this little gift I made for Melissa, I just had to post it.  I think it turned out super cute!
It's a journal!  I hope she likes it, because I am in love with it.  I may have to make one for myself!  And I'm extra proud of it because I made it totally from scratch, no patter or tutorial.  And I only had to rip the seams out and start over once!  (Apparently adding batting for stability takes away from the width, and that makes it too small.  Who knew??)  

Seriously.  If she doesn't want it, I will probably keep it for myself, hehehe.... :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New favorite skirt!

I made the skirt I posted about.  The same day I posted it!

 I am just now getting pics of it though.  It turned out soooo cute, I think I'll probably make her another!  In case you missed it the first time, here's the tutorial I used, from Made by Me.  Very good, clear instructions.  Her instructions are for a 0-3M size, so make it big enough for Emma (9M) I made each of my rectangles 10" X 15". case anyone was wondering.  :)

In case you need a closer look..
Emma was very gracious in letting me take pics of her in it this morning.  It is, however, a little awkward trying to hold her up with one hand and take her pic with the other...

You can tell she's really into it.  Then, of course, she wanted to sit down....
.....and try to pull off the bow....
Yay for box pleats!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Emma is 6 months old!!!  Crazy hard to believe.  So to celebrate, I made her a tutu!  I don't have any pictures of her in it yet (it was too hot last week when we had scheduled to take them), but here is the tutu and the onesie and headband I made to go with them.  What do you think??

Isn't she going to be cute????