Monday, February 12, 2007

Dolls Dolls everywhere!

So this year for Christmas, my 4 year old niece got an American Girl doll (Elizabeth) from Nana. Me being the super crafty, have to make all my Christmas presents, kind of person, decided to make a dress for the doll. I must say so myself that it did turn out beautifully, even though I had to stop and read the directions like a billion times and ask my mother in law for help. Of course, I forgot to take pictures of that dress, but will shortly as my sister in law and two kids are coming to visit today. Yay! Anyway, the neighboor next door, Layla, say the dress I was making for my niece and of course wanted an outfit of her own. So, she picked this cute little number, a vest, shirt, pants and beret. This was fun to make and I learned some nice techniques from it. Now, my niece wants the same exact outfit so she can play with Layla. She might be a little disappointed to find out that it's not made yet, but hey, they're here 2 days early! So here's Layla with her doll, Kaylee. (Not sure if I'm spelling that right). Oh, and the doll's hat is not on because she told me that she didn't like it that much. Gotta love honesty!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Crafty Adventure

So last night I decided that I would make a patchwork something out of all my lovely scraps. Little did I know that it was going to take more scraps than I had a lot more effort than I thought. So here's the outcome. A nice little pillow that I would like to donate to the Carlos Fund if they still need some items. I'm not sure if they do or not. But, it's a thought.

darn you blogger!

Ok.. so I just spent the last half hour talking about Isaiah almost being 1 year old and what I was doing at this time last year. But stupid blogger somehow managed to erase it in the blink of an eye, so now Im going to just post this picture of him practing walking. grrrrrrr... at least Isaiah is cute!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Busy Sewing away

A while ago, I happened upon a nice tutorial for making a patchwork quilted purse. I don't know where the link is, but I'll find it soon. Anyway, I love the purses and I was just dying to make some of my own, so this week was a busy sewing week. Here's how they turned out. The first one is a bit smaller than the other two because I only used 7 pieces for each side, instead of 8. Most of the fabric for the purple one came from my sister in law. She had a huge stash of fabrics from when my niece was a baby (4 years ago!). We loved sewing baby clothes for her and is pretty much when I started being obsessed with sewing.
This is my ebay fabric purchase purse! haha. say that ten times fast. The blue fabric is a vintage fabric that I just adore and had to have. It looks so pretty here and now Im using the same color scheme to make an Amy Butler purse, which is a task and a half.
And though it was intended to be, this is my Valentine's Day purse. This one is my fav and the thrid one I made. I did more quilting on this one and I think it made a big difference. I should have show a picture of the lining, but I forgot. Anyway, it is the same as the one with the small red flowers on the white background. This fabric is awesome and it was such a steal at Joann's, which rarely has fabric I love. Also, these last two have magnetic snaps that make the purse more functional, in my opinion.

I wish I could keep these for myself, but I must sell them to support my purse making habit and to decorate my new house. Off to take care of the little one. He is itching to get out of his corral and practice walking. Yikes!