Things Made…

 

Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

 

Floral bloomers to go with a top, made for a good friend’s new niece.

 

 

The top.  Note: Single fold bias tape is the enemy. (I ended up ripping it off and making my own.  So there!)

 

A spring tote, waiting for a good home (preferably before Summer).

 

Jam made with strawberries picked by the fam.  

A nursing cover for my sister Erika, who is a new mother to the adorable Sean…

 

My 3 year old modeling the cover… You should know that she has proudly nursed all of her baby dolls (and stuffed animals, and dollhouse people).

 

A simple headband for a birthday girl friend.

 

To go along with this market skirt.

 

Ellery’s new favorite dress, made not by me, but by my uber-talented mother, Kate.

 

Another “Awesome Bag” with a few modifications- an interior pocket, aqua twill for the back, and a vintage button closure at the top.  Again, using some Echino fabric. 

 

Hope you’re all finding fun ways to beat the heat as well! 

I’m off to the pool for a special date with my girl.

(Oh, and my new goal is to make more stuff for this guy!  I have many things in mind for him… some comfy summer pants and a bucket hat are first on my list.  Ummm, yeah- I’m pretty sure he’s holding me to it! )

 

Erin

Easy, Breezy, Ellery…

I love a good naptime sewing project.  Rifling through my box of scraps, I found the start of a shirt that I had tossed aside a few months back.  It’s just 2 panels sewn together, with an elastic casing at the top.  I had some leftover bias tape from here, so I cut it in half and sewed the two ends to the front, and added a couple of buttons.  Voila!  A new flowy, flowery halter for my little darlin’.

I’m such a fan of this fabric.  I love all the green in it, and the little orangeish-red dots in the center of the flowers.  The halter straps are made from this.  Both fabrics are from designer, Heather Bailey.

My kids were really good to me and slept a bit longer.  Long enough for me to make a second attempt at sewing pants for E.  My first try involved using MADE’s kid pants tutorial… they ended up being too tight and short on her, so today I drafted a quick pattern from an existing pair of pants.  I’m so happy I did because they actually fit perfectly, and she didn’t cry for mercy when I put them on her. 

I knew I wanted to give the girl some highwaters, or “cropped” pants as they call ’em these days…  I love how they look on her.  Love her little ankles, and her new neon pink shoes that her friend Caroline gave her (she actually calls this little girl “Friend Caroline” so as not to confuse her with her Aunt Caroline.  ha). 

Want a glimpse into of Ellery’s greatest talents?  Okay!  Here ya go:

Rifling through the fridge!  Hope she finds something good…

 Seriously, Ellery… tomatoes?  Who’s child are you?

I’m kidding.  This kid would eat tomatoes at every meal if I let her.

Now, if only she’d ask her Mommy for a napkin!

-Erin