Sunday, October 31, 2010

Princess Costumes

Happy Halloween everyone! This year I made (with the help of my best friend, Stephanie) my girl's princess dresses for Halloween. I asked my older daughter, Kaitlin what she wanted to be and she said, "A princess!" When I asked what kind of princess she responded, "A pink princess!" Of course, that meant my younger daughter, Isabella, wanted to be a princess too. I decided to do their costumes exactly the same just one in pink and one in purple. A little stretch velvet, a little satin, and 6 yards of tulle later and you get princess dresses!

Princess Kaitlin Princess Isabella

I think they turned out absolutely adorable! I got a lot of comments about how cute they were and a lot of, "You made those?!" to which I always responded with a "Yes, there were actually pretty easy." I love all things girly and these princess costumes definitely were. I had a lot of fun making them and they had a lot of fun wearing them. I hope everyone had a fun and Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baby Booties for Jude

Remember the cute blue elephant blanket I made for an expected little boy named, Jude?  Well he finally made it here and I got to go visit the cute little guy earlier this week.   I've been wanting to try the cutie booties pattern from Amy Butler's Little Stitches for Little Ones book and this seemed like the perfect oppertunity.  So I pulled out the leftover fabric from the blanket and whipped up these adorable booties to take as a welcome gift for baby Jude.

Baby Booties for Jude

I loved this pattern!  Easy to sew and an adorable design.  I can't wait to make some more! (Hint Hint to my sister, Laurel's, baby that was due last week!)  Cute and Polka Dotty on the outside and Soft and Fleecy on the inside!  Adorable booties for an Adorable baby boy named Jude!

Monday, October 11, 2010

For Marissa

A family friend of ours had a new little baby girl this July.  I made her a cute blanket out of some adorable elephant fabric that was pink and brown (which probably seems a bit familiar.)  Unfortunately, I kept forgetting to mail it.  Then the other day we got a surprise call that they were in town so we got to see them and cute baby Marissa.  I also finally got to give them the cute little blanket.  I'm glad it's finally with baby Marissa right were it belongs!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween Witch Pillow Cover

Halloween Witch Pillow Cover

I always find myself wanting to make cute pillow covers for my couch pillows to match the current seasons and holidays and I finally made one!  I saw this cute witch fabric when I went to JoAnns to browse while my daughter was in her dance class.  I had seen the fabric before and resisted buying but this time I just couldn't resist.  I grabbed a couple of coordinating fabrics and manged to actually get it sewn!  I, of course had to do some applique work since it's my favorite thing to do.

I absolutely love how it turned out and this is the first of, hopefully, many more pillow covers to come!