Friday, September 20, 2013

Ready to Party

So excited to be able to sew my LO a dress for her first party. This pattern was a breeze, and we enjoyed shopping for the fabric together. The hardest part of the dress was sewing on seven snaps. I thought that was a bit annoying. The pattern for the dress can be found here; I love that it's lined because I think it looks more "professional" this way. There is also a sleeveless version if you prefer.

That pink head band is perfect!

I used snaps instead of buttons.

I showed the dress to the little one and asked her if she liked it. She smiled at it so I assume that's a YES! :)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

So Grateful

Who says knitting and quilting are just "hobbies"? I have made life-long friends because of these hobbies of mine. The LO has received so many wonderful handmade items, which I still need to blog about. But for now, let me show you this beautiful quilt my friends hand quilted for my LO.

This was beautifully orchestrated by Marisa, and a total five "knitters" worked on it together. 

Did I mention this was entirely handmade?

A close-up of these tiny stitches. 

This quilt couldn't be more perfect. I LOVE the selection of the various taupe fabrics, the tiny hearts around the border, the hand quilting, the style, and just pretty much everything about it. The label on the back is even more amazing... 

Thank you, my friends. You are so wonderful.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Little Cardigan

Things are so busy around the house with the arrival of the LO. When I have time, I am working on the "Anderson" baby cardigan from Rowan's "Just Baby".

We celebrated Labor Day in the US last weekend. I hope you are enjoying every last bit of summer!