Tuesday, October 7, 2014

a bit of catch-up, and a preview

I am doing a lot less blogging these days -- things are busy here and I am trying to stress less about things that are not important in the grand scheme of things. But I had a couple of projects to show and then wanted to give you a sneak preview of a tutorial that will be coming soon.

Here's H's first day of preschool outfit!

Fabrics: Riley Blake's Little Red Riding Hood main and pink floral
plus a matching red and white polka dot of unknown origin from my stash

Patterns: another Marilyn's Slim Fit Peasant Dress (top)
               another Modest Maven Ruffle Bloomer Pants (capri length)
 (same 2 patterns as this outfit)





I added a little patch pocket to the top, and then H helped me make the necklace by knotting some styrofoam balls into a fabric tube. 

 I love this look. I'm considering it for picture day.

The next few photos are of my first custom embroidery/applique order -- and it was a big one! A friend was throwing a baby shower for her niece and wanted some items customized for the baby. She let me just have fun with it, which I did!  It was kind of a trial by fire, because I didn't really realize how much time would go into doing all the digital part of it before I ever got to the stitching, but it was fun, and I was really pleased with the way the stuff turned out.


Pretty fancy, considering they're just going to be spit up on! ;-)

 The family has pet pit bulls and is crazy about them, hence the recurring motif. Not the most obvious choice for baby stuff, but I think they came out cute.

 I am assured the mom-to-be loved the gifts.

OK, here's what else I've been working on -- a skirt of my own devising that I am REALLY happy with. I'll be sharing the tutorial soon. I worked on this in small increments over a long period of time, so I'm a little afraid doing the tutorial will be hard because I will have to wrack my brains to remember everything I did!

But anyway... it's a reversible (recurring theme), flat-front skirt with a pocket and an optional sash! I absolutely love it, and, more importantly, so does this little gal:




Tuesday, October 7, 2014

a bit of catch-up, and a preview

I am doing a lot less blogging these days -- things are busy here and I am trying to stress less about things that are not important in the grand scheme of things. But I had a couple of projects to show and then wanted to give you a sneak preview of a tutorial that will be coming soon.

Here's H's first day of preschool outfit!

Fabrics: Riley Blake's Little Red Riding Hood main and pink floral
plus a matching red and white polka dot of unknown origin from my stash

Patterns: another Marilyn's Slim Fit Peasant Dress (top)
               another Modest Maven Ruffle Bloomer Pants (capri length)
 (same 2 patterns as this outfit)





I added a little patch pocket to the top, and then H helped me make the necklace by knotting some styrofoam balls into a fabric tube. 

 I love this look. I'm considering it for picture day.

The next few photos are of my first custom embroidery/applique order -- and it was a big one! A friend was throwing a baby shower for her niece and wanted some items customized for the baby. She let me just have fun with it, which I did!  It was kind of a trial by fire, because I didn't really realize how much time would go into doing all the digital part of it before I ever got to the stitching, but it was fun, and I was really pleased with the way the stuff turned out.


Pretty fancy, considering they're just going to be spit up on! ;-)

 The family has pet pit bulls and is crazy about them, hence the recurring motif. Not the most obvious choice for baby stuff, but I think they came out cute.

 I am assured the mom-to-be loved the gifts.

OK, here's what else I've been working on -- a skirt of my own devising that I am REALLY happy with. I'll be sharing the tutorial soon. I worked on this in small increments over a long period of time, so I'm a little afraid doing the tutorial will be hard because I will have to wrack my brains to remember everything I did!

But anyway... it's a reversible (recurring theme), flat-front skirt with a pocket and an optional sash! I absolutely love it, and, more importantly, so does this little gal: