Monday, May 25, 2009

Crafty Corner

Just a quick note to let you all know you can sleep easy tonight. I finally made something kinda cute for my Tinker.

Until now every sewing project of mine has been a mish mash of naive ambition and the sewing skills of a gnat.

Well, thanks to my lovely friend Wynona who gifted me with a pattern kit from the very wonderful Little Fish Big Pond and the generous sewing books and supplies from Theoretic Gal, I managed to make something she can actually be seen in at Playgroup tomorrow. Complete with a skivvy and matching tights- because it is rather chilly here right now.

Step back people, an amazing piece of fashion history is being rolled out of the showroom. Here it is, my masterpiece dress for my little ruby haired girl:












I hope everyone had a great weekend and a not too painful Monday. Anyone get up to anything exciting? Probably the most thrilling thing that happened for me was hearing my very clever 16 month old count to ten, and ask me "papa like work?"... so perceptive my child.

17 comments:

  1. Adorable dress! I wish I had such skills... :)

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  2. Oooh, very clever! That's beautiful.

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  3. That's adorable! I need to learn how to sew! Good work!

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  4. awww that dress is really cute!! It might not be top notch in the fashion industry or worth a million bucks but that is some good talent you got there! You can do that with just some gifts someone got you? sheesh I wish I could work wonders out of a gift. lol

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  5. Well done you!! I so wish my little darlings were still ok with wearing the clothes I made for them, they are now all six footers with a penchant for designer labels, paid for by their own hard earned cash.

    Enjoy dressing your wee one in her gorgeous new outfit...you gearing up for another in a different fabric? I think you should. x

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  6. Nice creation...good job! And little Tinker can count up to ten?! Amazing!

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  7. That is absolutely beautiful! Would you mind sharing where you found the fabric?

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  8. oops...I see, it's part of the kit! Off to get me one of those...

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  9. Yep the fabric came with the kit and it had cream grosgrain ribbon but somehow we lost that and I replaced it with the orange yesterday. Yep SJ she counts but she often misses 3 and 7.

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  10. I am so very impressed with your work Carolyn!!!! Love it.

    Your Tinker is very very clever indeed. My little one is stuck on 2 and has been for many months!

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  11. Nice. I am sure your daughter will tell you someday how much she appreciates you for trying so hard. It is a beautiful dress.
    It is summer here for us and I might just try and make one of those for my kid. :D

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  12. It turned out super cute. I think the orange ribbons look better than cream would have anyway. Great Job.

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  13. Thanks for the Award, I have awarded one back to you as I love reading yours but I don't think anyone would expect you to do another 15! x

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  14. what a super cute dress!! you should make one that has the same pattern, maybe a little different style, for yourself and wear it with your daughter :)

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  15. You sew beautifully! I used to love sewing up clothes for my kids when they were little. I really miss it!

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