Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Why is it...

...that so many fabric designers choose to print their gorgeous fabrics with off-white backgrounds?


This makes it nearly impossible to use such fabric as shorts, a skirt, or anything that needs a shirt to complete the outfit.

Suggestions anyone??

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cutest One Yet!

Yesterday I whipped up this sweet little drop-waist peasant dress for G:

Love. It.
(Seriously, like the cutest thing I have ever made.)

The perfect dress for running around outside...

Hunting Easter eggs...

And playing in the sand.

Not to mention that it looks great with one black sock (acquired during rest time) and white sandals...

What more could you possibly ask for in a dress?!?

It didn't take too terribly long to put together (considering it was the first time I have ever sewn on sleeves...), and I love how the red gingham looks so summery and fun!
I also love that I got the fabric out of a remnant bin for $1.60!!

Made it using this pattern (which I got on sale for $1.99 at Hobby Lobby-gotta love those pattern sales!)...

I added the ribbon detail along the ruffle (view D), but I'm not exactly pleased with the bow.
You'd think I, of all people, could tie a nice looking bow...

Word to the Wise: 
When adding sleeves, make sure you sew them opposite one another.   Otherwise the back and front won't match up on one side.  Oops!  Good think I added that note on my pattern :o)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I Can't Wait...

...to make something out of this!!

I have been in love with this fabric for a while now, and I finally ordered it from Quilt Taffy  (and a fun skirt pattern to boot!).  I will let you know what I create for myself!  That's right, I'm sewing for me this time, and I can't wait to wear the finished product :o)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Cute Craft

I have found a new blog that I LOVE called So You Think You're Crafty!  It is a competition of sorts where bloggers audition and, once chosen, submit a weekly craft that others can vote on.  The winning gal each week posts a tutorial for her cool project.  Neat!

Anyways, I was looking through the crafts from two weeks ago (The theme was "Under $5), and came across the cutest felt "on the go" book. It won, so the tutorial was also posted.  (Not that I couldn't have figured it out on my own, but it's nice to have a little guidance.)
Gracie is still a little too young for this sort of thing, so I decided to make it as a birthday present for a sweet friend who lives across the street.

Here's how it turned out:

Cute, huh?
If you too would like to try it just know:  Looks simple, but it wasn't. 
It almost drove me to say some really bad words.  I might never do a felt project again. 
Seriously.  That is until Gracie is old enough to want one too...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Is This Working?

If you can see my new header, please comment and let me know...I've been having difficulties with blogger for the past few days!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Dishtowel Dress

Two dishtowels, two yards of grosgrain ribbon, this tutorial, and ten minutes later...

A Valentine's dishtowel dress!

I found the dishtowels in the Dollar Spot at Target. They were 2/$2.50. Cheap and easy! The best part about this dress:no hemming-the seams are already finished. Yay!
(The towels were the perfect length for a dress, but they were kind of skinny...even for my skinny minnie two-year-old. Might want to try some wider towels for an older child.)
You can bet that I'll be making more of these in the future.
Next up on our Valentine's Day craft list, these fun salt dough ornaments and maybe a heart garland to spruce up the mantle. Thanks Mary Catherine for the cute ideas!

Celebrate the Boy!

I am starting out my Sassy new blog with a tribute to my sweet little boy!

Throughout the month of February, MADE and Made by Rae will be celebrating little boys by posting daily tutorials and crafts aimed at our favorite little fellas. Head on over to one of their blogs and grab their button-I'm following all month and promise to post lots of creations. Can't wait to see what you make too!