Saturday, July 25, 2009

Amy Butler circle skirt dress

I love Amy Butler fabric! They are so bright and cheerful and so fun to sew with. I think it makes any dress, skirt, quilt or whatever you sew that much more cute! Earlier this week I took a break from sewing my pinwheels and headed to my nearest quilt store and found that they had Amy Butler in their discounted area. What! I was very excited and bought a couple of yards of several pretty prints. I went home and was just admiring my new fabric for awhile. Doesn't everyone do that?

So now what to do with this pretty fabric?

I've always wanted to try and make a circle skirt but didn't know how. So I hunted down on the web and came across this tutorial of how to make your very own circle skirt!

So here is my perfect cut out donut.

Instead of connecting the skirt with an elastic I created a bodice to make a dress instead.

Its a little big. I make sure I do that because I never know how long it will take me to finish sewing. Especially since I am still learning. But I think it came out cute!

Look, a perfect circle. Please ignore the play phone. My daughter would not sit still without her phone.

A look from the back.

And there you have it. Another dress to add to her collection.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My first pinwheel quilt.

Isn't this just the cutest room! Everything is so cute and tiny and look at that quilt. Amazing. When I saw this post from V and Co. I just fell in love with that quilt. It is so bright and cheery! I wanted to make one like it but I saw all those pinwheels and was intimidated. Luckily V and Co. has a tutorial on how to make pinwheels on her website. Thank you. So I went ahead and dove right in and started my pinwheels.

I bought cute fabric.

cut them up at 5"x5" each.

sewed them up using the pinwheel tutorial from V and Co.

And voila!

Only half way done!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Craft Hope - {spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time}

Today I sewed my first baby blanket. It was quite easy and quick! I found a great tutorial on making a simple baby blanket at Tuesday with Molly. I simply used a cute flannel on one side and a nice soft sheet on the other. Aren't these cute and easy to make? I made two of them along with 9 baby cloths. This will all be mailed off tomorrow where it will go to newborn babies in India.

I am participating in Project #3 which consist of donating booties, blankets and beanies to a charity called Craft Hope. I found out about this cause on Made. I was inspired and excited to join the cause.

If you would like to participate please go visit Craft Hope. The deadline will end Saturday, July 25th.

Here Juliana is doing a final inspection before we box everything up and send it to the Post Office tomorrow.

Snuggle approve.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Give away!

Yes you read right. A giveaway!!! I just visited one of my favorite blogs V and Co. and read of a fabulous give away going on in her blog right now. A cute Esty shop named Sew Cute Shop is giving away one item from her shop to one lucky V and Co. winner! Isn't that amazing!

Here are some of the fabulous items in her shop...


60's inspired - Red Dress


Saturday, July 11, 2009

You could never have to many burp cloth!

My sister in law had a baby girl, her first one, Tuesday on July 7th (which happens to be my birthday too)! So I decided to sew up some Baby Burpies for her! Because you know, you just could never have to many baby burp cloth, that's for sure!

I made one with a cat print because daddy Jeremy loves cats!


Itty Bitty Dress

Yesterday I saw this tutorial from Made By Rae and was intrigued to read that this was a super duper easy dress to make so I gave it a go and Voila here it is. Just took me the afternoon to make!

There were a few things I learned while making this dress. One is that it is very important to snip along any curvy areas before you flip the fabric around.

See the difference? Smooth on one side and ugly and stuffy on the other.

I also attempted to make my own piping! Was pretty easy. Just cut about 1 inch strip of pretty fabric and wrap it tight around the piping cord and use a zipper foot and sew closely to the cord. Thats it.

Now its your turn. Try it and have fun sewing! Tutorial is on the right under Made By Rae.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

White dress

I finally learned how to install a zipper last weekend and now all my little girls' dress has zippers and finally complete! Here is the lasted dress I made. This one I made last night.