Saturday, September 10, 2011

I love this dress!

Seriously.  Do you ever finish something that you're almost completely satisfied with?  This was the last piece I wanted to finish before the baby arrives, and I'm so happy that I ended on a good note.  It could have been a seam-ripping nightmare - even my easiest sewing projects have that potential.  But instead, my bobbins only ran out at the end of a seam, the lining fit perfectly, the hem was no trouble, and doing the applique design with Jessie yesterday was a lot of fun.  Thank you, Lord, for blessings we consider small.

I'll list it to Etsy on Monday - it's time to call it a night (while I'm still ahead!)

Friday, September 9, 2011

A little bird told me . . .

Today I was working on the jumper I posted last night, and my daughter told me I should put a bird on it! She's four and a half.  What a great idea.  It was looking a little plain, so I was going to add two pockets instead of one, but the bird will be perfect.  She even helped me with the design - I think she's quite the artist for a four-and-a-half-year-old (the half is very important), but I may be just a little biased.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Coming soon!

Hoping to have this cute little jumper finished up tomorrow and listed on Etsy.  It's a girls' size 3, plum herringbone and plum damask - I love the fabric!  I think I could make an entire childrens' winter wardrobe out of this herringbone material.  Cute little jackets, pants, skirts, barrettes - I could go on and on with it.  I have a feeling this will be the last project I get to work on for a while, but for good reason!  Our new little girl should be here within the next two weeks!  After this dress, all my creative energy is going to be focused on finishing up the decor for her room (no, we did not finish the nursery for daughter #3 months in advance!)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My first Etsy items

My store on is officially up and running as of yesterday!  I'm excited and nervous at the same time.  There's a lot to learn about the etsy community; there's also a steep learning curve for me about maintaining anything online.  My intent for this blog is to list my current items as well as ideas I have for future projects and listings.  Here are the first few things I've made:

I have one more jumper to make for a listing, and then I'm taking some time to make two for my girls!

Next up: Moving toward winter with designs in fleece, winter hats and scarves, skirts, vests, and coordinating leggings.  I have a few ideas for toys, but that may be a bridge too far before the end of the year with a new baby in tow and two preschoolers to homeschool part time.  Never a dull moment, and we wouldn't have it any other way!