Monday, October 6, 2014

Anna Costume

Here's the first Anna costume.



I used the same pattern that I used for the Elsa pattern.  I simplified the cape by making it out of felt and adding fancy stitching instead of trim.  The flowers are also felt applied with heat and bond.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Frozen

One Elsa down, one more and two Anna's to go!

Lucky for me, there are at least a couple of patterns available so this was pretty  straightforward.
I used McCall's pattern 7000.  I added snowflakes to the overlay with sparkly fabric paint and some rubber stamps.


Monday, September 8, 2014

Bedroom Refresh

Our bedroom was in desperate need of a little update so I recovered our headboard and made a slipcover for a little slipper chair.  I call this fun sewing!!  At least it's a change!














Monday, August 25, 2014

I'm Back!


I have had a wonderful summer working on projects around the house. Now it is time to get back to work!  Homecoming dances will be starting soon so I'm trying to get birthday and Halloween sewing in before the craziness starts.  Here a couple of simple skirts I whipped up for two cute little birthday girls.




Monday, January 6, 2014

Portable Dollhouse

I thought it might be fun to make the granddaughters something other than a dress for Christmas this year.  Here's what I came up with:





I had so much fun designing and making these little dollhouses.  I hope the girls love playing with them! 




I hope to have a pattern available next summer.  

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas 2013

I made Norah a little Black Apple Doll using the leftover fabric from her last birthday dress.  

 I thought she might like a little bed for her dolly, so I whipped up a little bed and pillow.


Monday, December 9, 2013

A Little Something For Anna

I've been putting most of my creative energy into Christmas presents so the last few birthdays have been dresses made from patterns.  Here's Anna's birthday skirt.

 I wanted to use wool but opted for a heavy cotton flannel so that it could be machine washed (always a plus with children's clothing!) and  I used McCall's pattern # 5459.  The pattern is very easy and has several variations so it's a great value.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween-Better Late Than Never

Halloween was pretty light duty this year.  I made four little tutus and this little witches costume.


Here's the cute little witch!

She's also an artist! Don't you love my portrait on the wall?


Monday, October 21, 2013

Another Jumper!

We have had a single yellow balloon on our dining room floor for almost three weeks now.  It is a leftover from our sweet Darla's birthday.  Darla's family moved a couple of weeks ago and I can not bring myself to pop that balloon!  We miss them!

Here's the birthday dress.


This dress was made from the same pattern as this dress.   I did a regular hem rather than the bubble  hem that was on the previous dress.

Monday, October 14, 2013

I love corduroy jumpers

Another birthday, another corduroy jumper.  I've always love them!




I used  Butterick pattern #4842.  I've used this pattern before here.  It's an easy pattern and always turns out really cute!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Another Birthday

Happy Birthday Lucy!  Here's the dress I made for her.



I used Simplicity pattern # 1596.  I think it's pretty cute!  The pattern was pretty easy if you don't mind lots of gathers.  I did use fabric trim on the bodice rather than the purchased trim that was recommended.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Look's Like I'm Ready For Fall

Ellie's Birthday was last week and here's her dress.  I've loved this black and white corduroy for awhile and finally decided how to use it.


This is a very easy McCall's pattern # 5692.  I made the dress according to the pattern and added  some little belt loops on the side to hold a ribbon.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Clowning Around!

Macy needed a clown costume so I used McCall's pattern # 6142 and made this:

 This is a super easy pattern.  I put the seam binding on the outside to add a little color and added a simple bow.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Macy!

Macy turned three last month and here's the dress I whipped up for her.



I used Simplicity pattern # 2320.  Easy and cute!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Orange and Blue Quilt is Finished and entered in the Bloggers Quilt Festival!

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Time for the Blogger's Quilt Festival!




Here's my blue and orange quilt.  I sort of made this quilt up as I went along.    I started with a plan but it kept changing!  This was my first attempt at straight line machine quilting on a large quilt.  Let's just say I learned alot!!




Saturday, February 2, 2013

Almost Done!

Almost finished with another quilt!



I really learned a lot on this quilt.  This was the original drawing, but it sort of evolved as I worked on it.  

Only a little more binding and I'll be done!

Monday, January 14, 2013

I made something for myself!

I really like sewing for myself, but other projects always seem to be a priority.  If I had the time, I would make all my clothes.  I did find a little time this month and made myself a vest out of the leftover fabric from this project.  I still love this fabric!  I used McCall's pattern # 5186.  Loved the pattern, love the vest.




Friday, January 4, 2013

Christmas Skirts

I was a little overwhelmed with the thought of designing and making 6 little Christmas dresses this year so I decided to design one skirt for all the granddaughters!  I ordered some Town and Country little diamonds fabric by Dear Stella in three colors and made matching skirts for the sisters in each family.  Here they are all finished!










Monday, November 26, 2012

Another Birthday Dress

Here's Anna's birthday dress.



I used   McCall pattern 6594.  This dress went together very quickly.  I did change the flower on the belt to this flower with a fabric covered button.  I also made the belt close with velcro rather than a button.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cuter Than Minnie Mouse

We just returned from Disney World so we've seen a lot of really cute mice lately, but I have to say that Darla is the cutest of them all!!  Here she is in the mouse costume I made her for Halloween.




I used  Simplicity pattern #2506.   The main part of the costume was great--pretty simple.  The fit of the hat is a little off.  The opening for the face should have been bigger and it could have been several inches longer in back.  Unlike the rest of the pattern, the hat sizing is small, medium or large.  The pattern definitely needs some adjustments.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

More Halloween

I realize most everyone has started thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I'm a little slow!  Here's another Halloween costume.  Lucy wanted to be a pink cat so I used Butterick pattern # 3238  and whipped her up a costume.   The pattern was easy and went together well.  Here she is:


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cupcake Costume

We have a deliciously sweet granddaughter who was a cupcake for Halloween!  Her mother sent me this picture for inspiration and here is what I can up with.


This was super simple to make.  

1)  Buy a t-shirt and slit it down the back




2)   Cut a strip of brown felt --  mine is about 14" wide and 60 " long.   Next make a pintuck about every inch.  I did not measure,  just folded and sewed how easy is that!

3)  Now stitch the felt onto the shirt, stretching the shirt as you sew.  I stitched mine a couple of inches down from the armhole.


4)  The pink frosting is just a circle with a scalloped edge and felt circles.

5)  Finally, I stitched velcro onto the little dress and frosting.

Here's the little cutie pie (or should I say cake)!





Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I cannot believe that summer is over and that it's time for another Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I'm looking forward to some serious quilt inspiration!   

Amy's Creative Side

My entry is a baby quilt for our newest granddaughter.  Here it is!




The quilt is approximately 37" by 44" and was machine quilted.  For more information you can check out my original post here.  

See you all over at the festival!





Sunday, October 7, 2012

Darla's Birthday Dress

Our beautiful Darla had her first birthday this month!  I designed and made this little dress and matching doll for her.



I fell in love with the fabric and went from there!  Check out this post for information about the doll.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Norah Has Arrived!


Our newest granddaughter, Norah, has arrived!  She is beautiful!  Here is her quilt.


I used some cute Riley Blake fabrics from the Fly a Kite collection and the very simple  Building Blocks Baby Quilt pattern from the Moda Bake Shop!  I did make the border a little wider and used some of the scraps for the back and binding. 

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