Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Library Skirt.

Friends, how can I ever compete with Liz's greatest creation of all?!  Anything I showcase from here on out, in the next couple of weeks, will pale in comparison to her sweet baby Henry!

All the same, I stumbled upon the skirt competition taking place over at Crafterhours, when they were in the midst of voting.  Suddenly I saw this beauty, and a tutorial to boot.  I was like a hooked-fish.  Nothing else in my life was going to happen until I had recreated one of our very own!  To make it even more awesome, this was originally a scrap busting type project, which Susan of Living with Punks came up with.  It just so happened that I had exactly 1/2 yard of white linen remaining in my stash from Korea, which meant I got to get started right away!

Don't you love when something takes you by creative storm like that?!  This skirt was hot off the presses when Ruby came home from the pool this afternoon, and she wanted to go instantly into our "library" for the photo shoot, which she mostly directed.  She has since informed me that she will be wearing this skirt every time she has "library day" at school this fall.  Awesome!

Without further ado, here is Ruby loving her moment in the spotlight with all her heart:






(I don't know about you, but I have a huge crush on my "E" pillow.  Found it on clearance at Home Goods for $9.  What the?!  I could not walk away from it)


Oh boy!  That was a good time.  The tutorial was clear and straight forward.  The skirt construction itself is super simple, but this is a time consuming project with the creation of each individual little book.  And I don't know if it's just me, or if it has something to do with the nature of the project (going through the scraps, looking for the perfect selvage edge, etc.), but my sewing room looks like a tornado has just ripped through it.  On the agenda tomorrow, now that the library skirt is out of my system, is to restore order to the sewing garage.  I have at least one more little show-and-tell before this week is over too.  I have pinned one other skirt from the Crafterhours competition, let's see if I have it in me...

8 comments:

Nailaa said...

Prześliczna!! I also want it :)

Rachel's Roost said...

This is SO cute. I love the leaning books and the apple is just too cute. Well done!

Liz said...

Oh how I love this!! Maybe Grace will get a Library Skirt before school starts.

Please let Ruby know she did a marvelous job of directing the photo shoot in the library! And I totally love the color coordinated bookshelves.

Liz said...

The E pillow is perfect. I love Home Goods!

Zerique said...

The cutest!!!!!! I love how it looks so colorful!!!!

Liz said...

From Grandma Blanche...

"I absolutely adore the skirt, and I wish I had one myself."

Sarah said...

Absolutely Awesome!! I love this. I want one too. The photo shoot was perfect. Hats off to Ruby for directing it.

sandy said...

A-MAZ-ING!!!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...