Monday, November 22, 2010

Creating

 This summer I got a new toy.  This BEAUTIFUL, lovely bright white Sewing Machine!
I've been having SO.MUCH.FUN. ever since. 
It took a little while to get the basics back, but I'm enjoying every second.  It's been YEARS since I've sewn anything, but I'm glad it's like a bike.  It all comes back (and youtube tutorial videos help too) 
I have to say that I love the convenience of being able to buy patterns on Etsy for cute little things for the kids.  I've made SO many fun things, but only have photographed a few...

Here is a couple pictures of the first little dresses I made the girls this summer!



 I loved making these strawberry ones, i love the color combos and they helped me get the neck just right.  Even though the pattern didn't call for it, I added elastic to the next batch to make sure they could get them off and on a bit easier!
I have to say that this pear combo was my FAVORITE combo!  Cate had one too, but I can't seem to find a picture of her in her matching dress....
I do have one of her in a onsie dress I made her out of the fabric though.  The girls all got headbands that match their dresses as well!
I even made my niece Zarah a pretty swing top and matching headband when she came to visit this summer!  She was SO excited!
I even made up quick JB tanks for the girls when we decided last minute to take them to the Jonas Brothers concert this summer!!
i made a cute onsie dress with matching headband for a friend's baby this summer...
and this awesome shirt for Maggie:
More recently, I made the kids some fun things for the Fair.  Cate got a John Deere reversible blanket.
and...

 Cate and her friend Hope B. got these great dresses to wear to the fair!!!  Hope gave Cate her great John Deere bow when she was born, and we were so psyched that she could wear it to the fair!!

Fionn even got a little something for the fair:

I appliqued him this great shirt that he LOVED!

I've not had a lot of extra time to sew, but did get a chance to make Maggie these great jammie pants!

This week however, I am caught up on orders and have big plans for a super cute jumper for Cate for Thanksgiving to go with her hat I made for her to wear!
Enjoy, and I'll post again soon!!  
ps.  yes Ang, this post was just for you!

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Angie said...

LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!
I. AM. SO. IMPRESSED! Thanks for posting your creations so this non-FB friend could see.
I love you Ging and so wish we lived right next door to each other!
ps. What kind of machine did you end up getting? Mom is getting me a serger (used from a friend) for Christmas!

Steph said...

Oh my! I love them all. LOVE them!

I wish I could sew!! And that turkey hat --SQUEE!!!!

I can't wait to see her Thanksgiving dress!

I was busy taking Spanish instead of Home Ec. :)