I made this as a gift for someone I love. I am posting a photo or 2 because I can't resist, and because she doesn't even know my blog exists, so I should be safe!
I got this pattern from my mom, who got it from her aunt Wilma. I guess Wilma used to make these vintage pillows for the kids for Christmas- so I wanted in on the vintage family action! I used really soft flannel, and it is amazing! (but really hard to embroider- flannel does not like to be marked by anything!) Oh well, it took a little more time than I anticipated but it turned out better! You will definitely see more of these in the future...
So I have been working on these for forever! (it seems like) Pretty much half of November and a few days here and there this month. Of course I thought that if I did a bunch at the same time, that it would save me time, but it didn't. Go figure.
I do have more...but they are not cut out yet and I have to get some more fabric for some of them- so watch for those a little later this month! (yes, I am crazy.)
Ready? Set- Go!
Juicy by Alexander Henry
This one is different than the one I did for my mom. I used a different fabric for the ties, ruffle & pocket.
Sweet Tooth (blue) by Robert Kaufman
Fruit Basket (black) Robert Kaufman
Santorini Collection by Moda
Antler Damask by Joel Dewberry
(I swear I didn't know that this had deer on it. Luckily, it's still pretty cute)
Metro Market Hen (spring) by Robert Kaufman
This one is not for sale, sorry! Loo-loo picked out this fabric so I could make her her very own apron. I should have gotten more of it- it's sold out everywhere I look for it!
And I had accidentally gotten too little of the yellow fabric, and when I went to get more, they had a pattern kit for an apron with this same fabric! So when I asked where the yellow was, the lady wouldn't give me any 'cause it was set aside for the class! Kinda rude, I don't care that they did that, I just wished that she would of been nicer about giving me a tiny 1/4 of a yard.
Apparently I am obsessed with Robert Kaufman right now. Kinda funny. (funny-strange not funny-ha-ha.)
I am selling these for $50. Just in time for Christmas! Please contact me by email-
if you would like to purchase one.
I plan on listing them on Etsy, I just don't know when.
I made these forever ago- but had to figure out the best way to photograph them for this blog. I have given most of them away as gifts- but I still have some left. And, I have some new ones (new colors and new fabrics!) all dyed, cut, and ready to sew, if I could just make myself. (Pictures of the new ones to follow, as soon as they are done, which may not be very soon.)
I put this off for so long. I have wanted to make my own hairclips for awhile, but I didn't want to "copy" anyone else's. I see things I like, and my brain starts to think "I could do that! All I have to do is..."
So here we are. I saw clips like these a few months ago, and I went home and made a few. Then, I found a collection of fabrics that would be perfect for these hairclips- so I bought it and made 35 of them. Then I felt guilty for copying the other girls clips, so I kept them to myself. A few weeks ago, I showed them to some of my friends that have little girls (or will have them soon) and they told me they liked my version better. So- I stopped feeling so guilty.
And as they say, "Imitation is the best form of flattery." (right?)
These are from the first set that I made.
Here are a few of the second batch I did. I changed them a little, don't know if you can tell from the photo but they are "fluffier". And I added some tulle.
These are a few from my latest batch. They are from a fabric collection called "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" I love them!
I made these for a friend of mine that I worked with. She had her sweet baby Lola in April. She painted the nursery walls a light pink with wide cocoa stripes, and her bedding was just off-white and very simple. So I made these delights to add color and fun. (I don't have a photo of the nursery...yet)
My sister made me a kitty for my bridal shower, and I loved it so much I borrowed the pattern and made this lil gal...
The pattern is by Melly & Me. I have only seen their patterns at the fabric store (I think it's called Pine Needles) in Gardener Village. The dress that was included in the pattern was either not drawn right, or the directions for sewing it were wrong, because neither me or my mom could make it work. So I just made up a little dress for her. She is made out of vintage wool, with a Moda dress with felted wool flowers and a ribbon tie. Her face is also made with felted wool.