Thursday, November 29, 2007

Pants for a Pirate Princess

Well, I've done it! I've finally mastered the concept of elastic. Simple for a lot of folks I know, but I just couldn't get the hang of it. For a long time. But I've done it! And the pants were elaborated on from a pattern, and that whole pattern concept worked out quite well. Don't know why I've been resisting it so much :). So here they are. Big Brother has a pair of "pirate pants" that he loves, so little Apple decided she needed a pair of her very own pirate pants, too. They turned out wonderfully.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Sweetie

I finished another dress for my 2 year old daughter just in time for Thanksgiving. I created this one without a pattern, but I surprised myself and cut a pretty accurate fit. And she loves it! She can't wait to wear it tomorrow and show off how she looks like a "princess."

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fabric Frenzy

Since moving into this house 3 years ago I have never had a clear vision for the kids room, and if I had for a moment it was generally right before the discovery of a new pregnancy. But I finally feel like I've got a plan, and that alone is soothing to my creative soul. Some of the new fabrics arrived for the bed linens and they are wonderful. My inspiration came from Heather Ross' line of fabric Lightning Bugs and Other Mysteries. I love the little gnomes! And it's perfectly whimsical for a little boy and little girl. I can't wait to start sewing!