Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's About Time!

After completing all of my Auburn Home Show orders, I finally took some time to do some things for my own child. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the reason I got into this business was to sustain my habit of clothing my own child! It seems like at least half the time I do things for her, I end up wishing I had done it differently, but that's all part of the learning/experimenting process. It's fun and I love it! Here are the things I did for her over the past week:

One of my favorite things to do is take something super-plain and find a fun way to spruce it up. This swimsuit cover-up came from Target for $10. We added ric-rac and an applique patch to make it into this adorable piece!

I love the fabric in this patch!

A Garanimals shirt from the end of last season that I got some turquoise Garanimals shorts this season to go with. Notice I rarely put Evynne's whole name on anything other than a Garanimals shirt because I know it will never be worn by another child!

A hand-me-down dress from my cousin's little girl that needed a little something to make it even cuter! Evynne loves hippos so I thought that would be appropriate and it fit in the little space!

Simply sweet

Mom whipped up these capris in no time and of course, I had to get the shirt done to match!

This is a time where I wish I had gone with different thread colors, but it's so hard to tell when you're planning it in your head!

A $5 Faded Glory dress from Walmart made cuter with an applique. Not sure how this will look on since it was pleated at the top and the rectangle patch doesn't really work with the pleats. I thought it was worth a try, so we'll see!

I LOVE this fabric, but thread colors were hard to choose. I thought about using turquoise for the initials, but I thought adding another color might make it too busy.

What says Summer fun more than an ice cream cone?!

I have a cute little lime Garanimals skirt to make a great little play outfit out of this!

I LOVE the way this turned out. I got this Garanimals tank at the end of last season and these orange Garanimal shorts for $4 this season. I can't wait to see Evynne in this!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Projects

After a crazy March and my machine being in the shop for 2 weeks, I'm finally back in the swing of things. I'm also entering my 2nd trimester so I'm finding I have more energy -- thank goodness! I have no idea why some of my pictures keep showing up sideways in the slideshows, but I hope you can at least get the idea!