Sew the Italian took off, and I got to work during nap time. It's Back To School time and I have a kindergartner who I believe needs an extensive BTS wardrobe. I've purchased some clothes, but I really wanted to make her some as well. I know in a few short years wearing handmade clothes by me might not be as cool to Grace as it is to me.
I made Grace another Tank Top Dress using leftover Tina Givens fabric I had from my mom's pajama pants.
I love the owls. Just love them. I am a tad bit sad that I made the dress a bit short. Grace wasn't here to measure, and I went based on the last Tank Top Dress, but it still ended up a little short. Darn. Oh well.
Grace also requested a fancy hairstyle to go with her new dress. French braiding is about as fancy as I get!
I then made another wreath. I've been the banner queen before, and now I think I'm moving in the direction of wreath queen. I made this Back To School one and I've also made a birthday one that I'll share later this week. Anyway, this wreath was SO easy. It takes no sewing and can be completed in an hour.
I took what was left of one of my favorite fabrics. It's Dick and Jane by Michael Miller. I thought it was perfect for the start of school. I cut what I had into 3 inch wide strips.
Then I took plain pins and wrapped the fabric around a 14 inch straw wreath. This took honestly 15 to 20 minutes. Sadly, I only had approximately a fat quarters and a 1/2 of fabric left, so if you look closely in some of these pictures you can see some of my pins. If I had all the time in the world, I would probably re-wrapped the wreath, but my time was limited, so I went with it. Probably if I didn't tell you you wouldn't have noticed??
The longest part of the process was making the fabric rosettes. Using this tutorial, I made 3 rosettes and then hot glued them to the wreath.
I debated on putting a mini bunting saying something like "learn" or "school" on the wreath, but I ended up keeping it simple. I could always add one. Opinions??
So there you have my comeback or what might be my comeback. Who knows. But I do have stuff to share later this week, and I have a sneaky suspicion that Annee might have a finished quilt adorning her bed. Crossing my fingers for a big reveal!!