Thursday, December 30, 2010

..another dress

seems i'm a bit of a roll with the little dresses so i'm just going to go with it for a while. kinda want to make one for myself but that's a whoooooole lotta fabric and i'm stingy :) i'm really happy with this latest one. i bought the fabric at least a year ago, intending to make myself a skirt and it's been sitting very patiently in the cupboard until now. occasionally i'll pick it up, only to put it down again and go with something else. i'm glad i finally used it because it didn't look very exciting against all the other fabric but it was perfect for this little dress and now i wish i had bought more. it's 100% japanese cotton and very light and summery. matching knickers are definitely in the works.

dress made in dec 10

dress made in dec 10

it's lucky it fitted her since i did it all without trying it on her once. normally i would put it on her before determining the strap length and position however i didn't want to disturb her beauty sleep.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

cherries cherries cherries!

some dresses i've made this month for gracie.

gracie in her cherry bubble dress

summer cherry dress

i adore this cherry print. the cherries are so round and perfect looking. just like my gracie. hope you had a wonderful christmas. i did and ate way too much!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

she will be wrapped up and placed under the christmas tree for gracie

Friday, December 17, 2010

i'm sewing something

well i thought i was going to be showing you something really cute and cuddly tonight but here's a pile of cut out pieces of fabric instead. i'm too tired to finish it tonight. it took me ages to choose the fabric. i ended up going through every bit of fabric i had. i have a habit of doing a whole bunch of sewing right at the last minute before christmas. starting this project a week before is actually pretty good for me. i'm often still sitting at the sewing machine late christmas eve, am i mental? most certainly. i hope to bring you a much nicer photo tomorrow of the end result. nighty night!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

so it's been a bit crazy around here lately with appointments, end of year concert, christmas baking, christmas present making, lots of sales in the shop... crazy! but good. almost every day i'm dragging the little ones down to the post office with packages to deliver, i love it! next year i'll definitely be more prepared for this time of the year with more things in the shop.

i made a taggy scrunchy toy thingy for gracie, might have made it before she was born actually and she looooves it. i always make sure it's attached to the pram or the car seat and it keeps her entertained for quite a while. it's very simple but very stimulating for a small baby with all the different tags and ribbons and high contrast colours. she loves the scrunchie sound it makes, her eyeballs almost fell out of her head the first time she heard it. so i made a bunch for the shop and the first lot sold like hot cakes! so i made a few more and sold those too and now i'm down to four left and then that is IT for that particular fabric. no more left :'( i'll keep my eye out for any floating about on the net but i don't like my chances. the animals are soooo cute, wish i'd bought more! so if you want one, go and get one pronto. only four left peoples! i like 'bucky beaver'.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

my computer is sick. i can't upload photos, so that's why no blogging lately. i can still check emails for sales on this other computer though. sigh.