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Today we had our first snow and it couldn't have come at a more appropriate time. I spent the morning all snuggled up in my sweats watching the rain turn to snow and making my first of many Christmas skirts.
One of my favorite things in the whole world are "Golden Book" story books. Especially the old one's from the 1960's.... yea, I'm a 60's girl. So, the inspiration for this round of skirts comes from those sweet, innocent days.
Nothing says "innocent" more to me than gingham.
I have always loved the illustrations in this book.
I could absolutely see this sweet little girl in the skirts I made today.
The Little Red Hen is my all time favorite Golden Book story. Ask my kids, they'll verify it!
I have been waiting and waiting for my sister and her cute daughter Brandi to get their rears in gear and open their etsy shop. They were part of our little grown up lemonade stand a couple of weeks ago and I was blown away with the cuteness of their stuff. My favorite are these little baker sets for little girls.
Pictures just don't do justice to their cute-ability!
A customer asked for monogrammed custom tops to match some skirts she recently bought her twins. I'm just havin' the time of my life playin' aroundwith the idea. I think I'm going to edge it with the embroidered scallops I hem my skirts with. So fun! I might have to add this new addition to my shop!
When my kids were little and we were visiting the mall I would always tell them I'd give a dollar to the first one who saw a modest prom dress. OK.... I confess I said this for two reasons, one: because I knew they wouldn't find one and I wouldn't be out the dollar, and two: a little brain washing never hurt anyone. If mom would offer a whole dollar for a modest dress, then modest dresses must be really cool things. Fast forward about 12 years......what do you do when you have to actually find a modest dress? In most cases, buy the immodest one and fix her up!
All it took was a little visit to the fabric store for blue silky stuff and brown tulle.
What once was a strapless dress is now something Liesl will feel comfortable wearing. All you need to do is measure over the shoulders and cut a length of fabric to fit. I cut it 6" wide and then gather each end so that it ends up 3" wide. All that's left is to hand stitch it to the inside of the bodice (back and front). EASY PEASY!
So, while other mom's are running their girls to AE and Hollister, this mom sits back and shakes her head as her girl raids the old clothes closet, the fabric stash and creates more cuteness. My pocket book thanks you Miss Er'.
One old, plain brown T.
This one's been sewing since she was 7, so she's
feeling pretty comfy here at the machine.
Erika came home from the Xterra this morning and said, I saw the cutest little girl with a guitar on her shirt at the race. I want a guitar shirt! So, she came up with one. She is so, so into the raw edge look. I even had to talk her into cutting some of the loose threads.
I am lovin' that my girls are totally into refashioning old clothes.
Erika found an old cardigan of mine (yea, it was in the bottom of my closet), I guess that makes it fair game. She whipped out the scissors and snipped the sleeves off. What once was a frumpy old mom cardigan is reborn as a totally hip fashion statement.
Let me just say up front, this is not an original idea, I borrowed it from my amazingly talented niece, Brandi. She is such a creative little mommy, always making cute things for her kids out of nothing. You should totally slip over to her blog and see some of the cute stuff she's made.
First you have to audition your fabric. Hmmmmmm! What shall we do?
I'm thinking quiet and understated for this one.
Cut a strip of fabric 33" long, tapered at the ends and about 2" wide at the middle as shown above.
For the flower I am using a strip of fabric taken from a sleeve of an old cardigan of mine. My daughter cut the sleeves off
to make a super cool vest.
Cut a couple of leaf shapes. When it's time to assemble the flower you will pile the small strip of fabric on top of your band in a
funky, half-hazard way.
Before assembling the flower however, you will want to run some top stitching, in a contrasting thread, around the band and the leaves.
Then pile the flower fabric on and stitch right on top of it.
Don't try to make it perfect, that's the cuteness of it.
Last week some fellow etsy-ites and I had a grand sale in my front yard.
It was so much fun. Family, friends, laughter, creative energy.... I can't think of a better way to spend the last beautiful days of summer!
Besides my things we had bows from Buds and Blossoms, adorable things for mommies and kids from Rosies, and a bunch of different items from Needful Things. It was such a success we will be having another sale in Kaysville at the end of October. Bobbityboo and Rosies were also invited to participate in a holiday gift show at the Davis County Convention Center on Nov 7th. Rev that sewing machine up!!!
So...... I'm baaaaaack! It's been almost a year since I last posted anything. In fact, I deleted my old bobbityblog and now I wish I hadn't. My hope is to fill this blog with fun, useful, creative ideas that will enrich your family and "make your world a cuter place to live". So, let's get bloggin'.