datestampJan 22, 2009

twirly skirt

I made this outfit for my little niece's birthday.  I have been looking for a good twirly skirt tutorial and found a great one here ( I used the extra twirly version)  I changed up the hem a bit and then added a fun little headband.  I was so tempted to keep going and do a fun fabric flower for the headband or some matchy-matchy bows but I am working on knowing when to stop.......THAT is the hard part.

datestampJan 9, 2009

Teacher gifts

Back in the summer, I thought it would be lovely to give handmade gifts to my kids' teachers and to a few friends.  I'm not sure what happened over the next few months but there I was, the night before, churning out 10-12 aprons in record time.  Thanks to a good friend, I had an amazing book to get ideas from, A is for Apron.  Since time was of the essence, there was no patterns being used, no measuring, just lots of eyeballing, pressing, and guesstimating going on.   These are a few of the ones we gave away.  And I am not making another apron for a while!