Monday, October 18, 2010

A Whole lot of stuff!!

I've been rather busy this weekend.  Unfortunately blogger has been giving me a hard time with pictures (storage and uploading), so it's been tricky posting.  But the house is quiet, and I have about 30 minutes before preschool is over, so here I am!

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???


Annee said...

I love the MOM West Coast Sweatshop. Some of the cutest things come out of it! How's the little lady who works in it doing?!

Is that top pillow made out of the Alexander Henry fabric? It's such a striking combination of fabrics and colors. I really love it. The link to the tutorial came from some email you sent me months ago. I'm not sure I'd be able to find it either.

I had a sneaking suspicion the 90 minute shirt might take longer than 90 minutes! I'm glad George was so happy, making it all worthwhile.

Liz said...

The little lady who runs the sweatshop has been laying in her bed for the last 1/2 hour and it's only 8:30 p.m. I have a feeling I'm not getting out of bed until morning!!!

Yes, the bold floral print I used on the pillow is an Alexander Henry print. I believe I requested 3 yds of it from HQ to make myself a School House Tunic. I think that pillow was the hardest one to send off.

Kevin and Kristina said...

Loved all the cute skirts and outfits you made me... and all the other cute things you bought to go with them. I appreciate benefitting from your creativity :)

Sarah M. said...

Boy, you have been busy!

Cute dresses, great pillows. I'm glad your 90 min shirt worked out. It looks great. I have been wanting to make one of those too.

And fun clothesline too.

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