My family

Monday, May 30, 2011

My 2nd pillowcase dress

I am a participant on the online swapping site- My latest swap was to find my partner something she might enjoy from a thrift shop.  So I went to our salvation army not having a clue as to what I would get.  While at the Salvation Army, I always look for fabric usually in the form of leather or suede skirts, baby flannel, bedspreads (chenille or quilted), and sheets.  Buddy, this time I hit the jack-pot! I found a gorgeous vintage looking piece of material. It was a thin and stiff cotton with chenille flowers and vines all over.  I knew exactly what I would do with it.  And no, I selfishly decided to keep it for myself.

I have a number of friends with baby girls who I love to sew for.  Little Alita was going to be the lucky recipient of this new pillowcase dress.  It is lined with a nice white cotton quilting material so I can be reversible if necessary but I would be afraid that the chenille fabric might be itchy.  I added a cotton trim, around the bottom.  Gorgeous and such fun to watch it all come together.

Now I'll just have to convince dad to send me a picture of his baby wearing it.

And no, I didn't forget my swapping partner.  She got a beautiful vintage red glass candy dish that I filled with some old buttons.  She (said) she loved it!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

My First Pillowcase Dress

Well, I made my first pillowcase dress for my cute little test subject, Elin.  I can't wait to see her in it.  I cant believe how easy it was.  Now I'm working a pair of bloomers to go with it. Coming soon.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Baby Stuff

One of my friends is having her very first baby next month (she really hopes this month).  She asked me to make her a diaper bag but she wasn't really sure what she wanted it to look like. I searched and finally found something I liked and something that I hoped she would like.  Puppies..... who doesn't love puppies? Puppies and stripes... even better.  Take a look.
I'm also going to show you a couple of embroidered burp cloths and a personalized pillow made especially for Easton.  Cute, Cute, Cute.....