Thursday, April 19, 2012

New fabric

The UPS man should be coming any minute now! I have 3 new bolts of fabric coming from Riley Blake in the fly a kite line. I can't wait to make a few new things with it. I have an adorable kite appliqué so I know for sure I'lll be using it on a onesie dress. I think I might make a knot dress/top for my daughter with ruffle pants. She needs a few more spring/summer outfits. I made a cute pair of ruffle shorts for her with a shabby flower appliqué top. Now the weather just needs to warm up a bit. I guess April showers bring may flowers but the last few days have been cold a deary. March weather was much nicer than April this year! Actually it seemed like last year the months were backwards too. Like we had July weather in June and August weather in September.
The hungry caterpillar dress has been a great seller since I posted it! I think with pottery barn kids and the hungry caterpillar stuff it has been really trendy. I probably should make something in a little larger size with the caterpillar. Maybe a shirt with a ruffle skirt. Or just even a tee and they can pair it with whatever they prefer. I should order a few more 2T thru 4T tees. I think it would look really cute on a red tee.
I know for sure I will be playing with my new fabrics tonight and hope to have something to post for you guys tomorrow

Friday, April 6, 2012

puppy pincushion

I placed an order with and will be getting a bunch of new goodies today and in the order are some new pins so I needed a new pincushion to put them all on! So funny how some new colorful pins can get me so excited;) I had some of this puppy material leftover from a skirt I just made my daughter so I wanted to use that. I also had a perfect amount of green pompoms in my stash so I used that up as well. Topped it with a turquoise button and now it is all ready to go! One can never have too many pincushions. I keep one by my cutting mat, my sewing machine, my serger, and my iron.....and it seems like I'm still always looking for one when I have a mouth full of pins. I haven't been able to make anything for myself for a long time, been so busy sewing for others so it made me smile when I finished it and knowing it is all mine! I want to make one more and fill it with walnut shells, this one just has fiberfill cuz that's all I had on hand so I'll have to get some walnut shells for another one.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

very hungry caterpillar

The hungry caterpillar is everywhere;) I love this little onesie dress the skirt is done in a tiny red polka dot fabric and I'm a sucker for polka dots! The caterpillar is huge so I had to embroider it on felt and cut it out and sew it onto the onesie. There was no way I could fit this little onesie in a big hoop! I really liked how it turned out. It just takes an extra step but doing it this way I am able to get really big designs on little onesies and shirts. Embroidering it onto the felt gives it a little more 3D look and felt doesn't fray so it will hold up after many washings.

I also did the same thing with the rainbow applique. I love the bright colors and this riley blake fabric is too cute! These are both listed in my shesewsassy shop on etsy!