I've felt like a kid in a candy store getting to play with all my pretty fabrics, ribbons, and buttons.
I open my blinds during the day and let the sunlight shine in while I work. Just outside my window is a lovely view of my front flower bed where we recently set up a water fountain and I can see some of my flowers beginning to bloom. Maybe I'll take Zoe for a walk this morning ...
Across the room you can see my sewing machine with a work in progress under its needle anxiously waiting to be all stitched up.
Here is a project I'm especially proud of. Jeremy and I are re-using the carseat Carley had but we updated it with a slipcover from Target online. However, it did not come with a hood cover to match so my mom helped me and we figured out how to use a coordinating fabric to cover over the old hood ourselves. Thanks mom! Not bad for an afternoon's work.
What would spring be without gorgeous flowers!
I turned these lovely blooms into hairclips for my little divas, and it was a no-sew simple project!
These itty bitty shoes are the most unique things I've sewn and I love them. I'm kinda wondering if any of the upscale little botique shops around here might be interested in having a few of them to sell with their fancy little girl outfits and accessories..... hmmm, maybe a few in zebra, leopard, hot pink.....
This next one is the first dress I made for Zoe. Unfortunately I made my pattern a little too small.
She wore it one time and I don't think she will get to wear it again. I'll just have to make the pattern bigger and do another one. No biggie. Good thing I got extra of this fabric since I thought it was such a great print. :)
Big sister Carley also got a matching dress. These are called pillowcase dresses that tie with ribbon on the shoulders.
After Carley tried hers on I realized that it also needed some adjustments, so I got creative and took the ribbon out and made straps with big buttons on the front. I think it gives it a more clean and finished look and it fits her better.
Here's a close-up. Who knew using a button hole foot on a sewing machine could be so entertaining. ;)
And for the finale, this is a coordinating top and capri pants set that I made Carley.
Wow, that really brings back memories.
Thank you again mom for all the times you did stuff like this for us. Because of you Jodi and I are now passing on homemade treasures to our girls just the way you did for us and your mom did for you.