Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Jack Jack

This bag was made for my sister-in-law Ashlee. I asked her pick the fabrics so that it would be something that she would love. She did a great job picking these Michael Miller fabrics. The deep brown, blue and green look so good together. This bag has lots of places to keep Ashlee organized. There is an outer back pocket, two outer side pockets for bottles and two large pockets inside. I also made a coordinating pacifier clip and onesie.

I always said I would never....

I've tried to make clothes before. I've never been very successful. When I saw this pattern I decided to go against my judgement and give it a try. This particular dress is called a "pillowcase dress" and was very easy to make. The pattern can be purchased here. I added some embroidery to the bottom and made a headband ( free pattern here) and removable felt flower to match. This pattern can easily be adjusted to become a shirt. I can't wait to experiment with some different fabric combinations and lengths.

Versatile Placemat Purse

I decided to try something new with this latest placemat purse. I used the lining to make the top border. I lengthened the straps that hold the handles so they would also hold the ribbon in place. I included three different colors of ribbon so that G could change the color to coordinate with her outfit. I thought this would be a very versatile way to change your bag with your mood.

Choo Choo

This blanket was made with the request to match his blue and brown train room. I used the soft minkee blue dot and a multi-color star print flannel.

Back in November we had a baby shower for my sister-in-law Jessica. We were so busy with the preparations that I forgot to take pictures of the other things that I made her. But here is the center piece. I love using onesies to decorate at a baby shower. I thought that this embroidered zebra went perfectly with the "Wild Thing" theme. I also made a brown zebra print diaper clutch.