First off, I made two more pillow. These were actually make over a week ago, but I wanted to share them because I like them. Sadly, they are not for my house. I guess maybe it's not too sad since I probably have too many throw pillow already. Sometimes when you get to the end of a project for someone else it's hard to let it go. I made four pillows, the two below, two others that are exactly the same as two that I've posted already, so I'm not going to bore you with them!
Annee made one like this a while ago. You can find it HERE.
This is another version of the picket fence pillow. This time I did it in warm colors.
Next up I had a baby shower to attend on Saturday night. My friend Kristina is having a girl, and my philosophy with girl clothing is you can never have too much. Just ask John and look at George's wardrobe. John has asked on more than one occasion how many things I've sewn for Grace. I haven't a clue, but I bought more fabric today to sew another dress for her, so obviously she doesn't have enough yet. I love sewing for girls and baby girls are even better because they have not say in what they get to wear!!!
I made another onesie dress. There are no ruffles on the bum because I added the ruffle at the bottom, and of course I left the bottom of the onesie with the snaps on the dress.
Next I made a little skirt. This is just the Lazy Day Skirt pattern, but I add a coordinating fabric to make the waistband and the bias tape hem. I was going to embellish a t-shirt to go with it, but I found the one below at Target and decided that I couldn't make anything cuter and it matched so nicely, so I went with it! Thank you Target. I love you.
Do you like my clothesline?? I'm getting really crafty with the picture taking over here on MOM West Coast.
Next up I made two banners - a *celebrate* and a name one. I didn't take pictures of either of them, so please use your imagination.
Lastly, I've been wanting to try Dana's 90 minute shirt tutorial for sometime now. John was getting rid of a bunch of shirts, so I rummaged through them and pulled out all the knit ones that I thought would be cute on George.
I took this shirt yesterday afternoon
and made it into this shirt.
George loved it and for the most part I do too. I think it's a little too tight, and the sleeves could definitely use some length, but for a first try I'd say it's pretty good. The best part about this shirt for me was how happy it made George. I really do sew a lot for Grace, and I don't think George cares, but he felt so special that he got a shirt. He didn't want to take it off for bed last night, so it was his night shirt. I have a couple more of John's old t-shirts, so I have a feeling in the next day or two George will get another shirt.
Oh, and this tutorial did NOT take me 90 minutes. Dana says that it only takes 90 minutes after you get the pattern figured out. Figuring out the pattern alone probably took me 90 minutes. Sewing the shirt was really fast though. Maybe I'll time myself when I make another one.
That's all for now!! I'd say that's enough for a couple of days wouldn't you???