Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fashion Starts Early

Obviously, I haven't been blogging much lately, so...what have I been up to? Running my own preschool clothing sweatshop, that's what!

Here's what I've made for Kiki in the last couple of weeks:

With the exception of two of the looks (the yellow ruffly top with pants and the maxi dress with the blue and yellow stripe), I've used two patterns:

First, there is this Apron Dress/Peasant Dress pattern from Portobello Pixie. It's so easy and fun to make!

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Second, this great pattern from Whimsy Couture for knotted overalls. I just can't get enough!

And Kiki has actually been wearing them! It's so much fun to make girl's clothes. You can really go all out with the patterns and colors.

I'll be linking up here!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teacher Appreciation {Quilted Wall-Hanging}

Teacher Appreciation week is coming up in May (AND the end of school--it has flown by!), so I figured it was the perfect time to make something handmade for my son's teacher. I've really wanted to make a quilt for her before Finn even started school, but I decided to pace myself and my patience paid off!

I've had the idea for this floating around in my head for awhile. I knew I wanted something with this sort of layout and size, but when I saw this at Moda Bake Shop, it sort of inspired me to get moving on putting this together. I didn't use their pattern at all, but it obviously has its similarities.

I especially love the back and binding. The rainbow colors worked well together. I hope she likes displaying it in her classroom.

I will be linking up to these great parties!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Fun

I know I've been M.I.A. lately. I just can't really work up the motivation to blog much. I more in the "doing" phase at the moment. I've made Kiki scores of new clothes! I love making her stuff, but it's getting to the point where she may never even get around to wearing it. I'll have to do a round-up post of her clothes soon.

I hosted an Easter Party and Egg Hunt for our friends today, and it was a bunch of fun.

I took this picture before everyone else showed up. Everyone else brought so many treats, the table was overflowing!

These are chocolate-dipped Peeps and they are oh-so-delicious!

Egg-in-the-grass-cookies from MADE and Bunny Brownies with chopped up Peeps (I know, I felt like such a murderer!)

I love this simple garland. It's just felt circles that are sewn down the middle. Very quick and cute and you can change it up for any holiday!

And I wanted to use my new sketch pens for the Silhouette, so I whipped up an Easter basket banner with our names!

Another project from the Silhouette. It can cut these adorable intricate paper baskets! 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I Scream {Shirt}

If you've ever been to Las Vegas, you know that cruising the shops at the Ceasar's Palace is a must. There are enough high-end shops (the ones I never even dream of setting foot in, like Fendi) to amaze you, but enough regular people shops (like, you know, Sketchers) to actually do some shopping.

While cruising around a couple of weeks ago, I saw this outfit (below) in the window of Kids Kastle. I instantly thought, "I can make that!" So I snapped a picture to remember when I got home.

And here's my version:

I know it's not exactly the same. I was going to do two dips of ice cream, but they seemed like they might weigh the shirt down quite a bit, so we ended up with one.

I made the "ice cream" ball mainly by wrapping a ton of tulle around my hand then sewing it to a felt circle on back. Then I secured it to the shirt by making a ton of little stitches. I'm really afraid of how it's going to wash!

I'll be linking up with these great parties!

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