Sunday, September 28, 2008

Our "little" Ridgeback Jumps Through a Hoop

I know this isn't a craft, but it took my time and talent to teach the dog to do this...Took about 10 minutes a day for a couple of days to train her...She'll do anything for a Milkbone! She won't do it every time and gets scared when her back legs bump the hulahoop -- that is why she runs off at the end of the clip -- funny girl!

Cinderella Smocked Mary De style dress

finally finished!

this is a "mary de" dress in a size 3-4 with added sash to tie in the back.

Smocking was derived from Tiny Nay's plate named Fairy Godmother.

Can't wait to see a pic of the sisters in their dresses!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Preview of the Sister Cinderella smocked dress

I'm not quite finished, but here is a preview of my latest project...It is supposed to have a horse in front of the carriage, but there wasn't room for him so I put the castle in the background -- This is a Tiny Nay smocking plate called "Fairy Godmother"
It is the sister dress to this one:

Friday, September 19, 2008

White Slip Dresses

I made these three white "slip" dresses from Simplicity Pattern 5226 variation B.

Alteration to the pattern is that I fully lined the bodice of the dress instead of using the bias strip edging on the neck & sleeves.

These are size 3,5,7 for my daughters and niece for a family photo we're having done with all of us. I machine embroidered the first initial of each girl on the front and added decorative machine stitching near the hem where the topstitching would be to hold the gathered piece on. I think they turned out gorgeous and would look good in one of those "on the beach" family photos!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Horse Embroidered on a $2 shirt

My little horse lover is THRILLED with this project - I digitized an image I found on the internet into my Singer Futura embroidery machine and did it in all black - sweet!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ready to Smock

In case anyone who knows me is interested, for now, I will prepare ready to smock bishops for $15 for a basic bishop style dress or shirt (just a shorter dress) from babydoll/teddybear size through elementary school sizes.

You supply the fabric, sew on your own buttons, smock on your design, and hem it yourself, I'll just serge the bottom edge to seal it up.

Pretty good deal right?

Halloween Pillowcase top

This is my daughter as the model, but it is actually for Savannah...won't she be "cool" in her new halloween top?

Please ignore the fact that she doesn't have on is actually a shirt, and I think I may be raising some kind of nudist...ha ha

Thought I'd add a little more detail --

This takes about an hour to make from start to finish. They fit great as a dress for an 18 month to 2 year old, then again as a shirt as they get to be about 5 or 6 years old -- they look great with a long sleeve shirt underneath so they extend into the winter season -- I've seen lots of kids wearing this type of top at school this year - even a teenager had a dress like this at church on Sunday!

Ready to Smock Bishops

I made these three ready to smock bishops for Kim who smocks for Debra at on the haydebug's heirlooms link -- I can't wait to see what she does with them!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Flower Blooms

This is the end of the summer so there are only a couple of blooms left in the flower garden, but they sure are pretty -- the yellow is an Angel's Trumpet from my Mammy and the purple ones are from my sister...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Friday, September 5, 2008

Cinderella Bishop Preview

I am still making this dress for my sister's friend who wants sister dresses for her girls, and I just had to post a preview picture since it is taking a while to get finished. I pulled this out of a design by Tiny Nay called Fairy Godmother.

Isn't it cute so far? I think I'll ask her if she wants the sleeves left billowy like this instead of putting the elastic in, I think it is cute this way.
I'll post the finished dress when it is complete...then I have to get to the big sister version, wait until you see it!