Monday, September 28, 2009

Ever have a week where the stars align & you can get a lot accomplished?

Well last week I had been thinking of an outfit to make for Bonnie. I bought this cute fabric while visiting my sister last month. So I got to thinking about making a dress and started looking on the internet at patterns. Then after a while search I remembered I had tons of magazines with patterns in them. I pulled out my Ottobre magazines and flipped through them. I found a cute jacket that I thought would look nice on Bonnie and so I traced out the pattern and began cutting. Figuring out what size she was in centimeters was probably the hardest part. Then the next day I began sewings. On Sunday I finished up her skirt. I had so much fun making this outfit.

Don't worry I'm not trying to protect her identity. Currently Bonnie is in a stage where she doesn't smile at the camera so I figured I wouldn't include the crusty look on her face. Bonnie loved the outfit and kept telling me she was a princess. Now I did think about shortening the skirt but then I remembered how she is always sitting improperly in skirts so I figured I'd keep it long. After letting her wear it on Sunday I do realize I need to tighten the waist just a little.

Then last night I finished out a project that was started many years ago. When I started it I didn't really know what I'd do with the embroidery. But then a few months ago I saw the two pieces and figured out what I'd like to do with them.

There is also this second wall hanging.


I hung these two wall hangings in the office/guest bathroom. I love the way they look and actually makes the small little room homey.

Other than that I spent the rest of the week being Mommy & house keeper. The first job I love the second I think I could do with hiring someone else to do the job!

7 comments:

Lonita said...

You are way too ambitious! The dress is way cute. Too bad Joshua can't pull something like that off :-).

denverallens said...

I love the embroidery. I need to learn how to do that. Everything turned out so cute! Love it! I made a sewing machine cozy last night out of that apple/pear fabric your pillows are made of. Turned out supercute!

quilts and quirks said...

I love the butterflies and the dots look great with them. I like the skirt length also. As she grows this year, it will till fit. The embroidery little girls is darling.

mommybake said...

LOVE IT!! They all look great!!

Krissie said...

Love the dress!

Donna said...

What a cute dress. And soon she will be too tall for it, so you got extra wearing time by making it longer.

Quiltefia said...

Hi Sally!! Thanks for stopping by!! I have followed your blog for a while!! Anne:-)