Thursday, April 29, 2010

A pattern review... and other "stuff"

I know, I know, I said I was done making dishcloths! But then I saw this one posted on One Pretty Thing & I had to give it a whirl. It's like a burst of sunshine don't you think? Makes me smile every time I look at it! & it wasn't hard to make at all. Go ahead & make one! You know you want to....


I've also been doing some more sewing for my favorite baby girl...

Simplicity 2684 is a cute little pattern & easy as pie. I had this bird fabric lying around for a long time, wanting to be made up into something..... I decided it was a perfect match!

Of course, you know by now, I never make anything exactly the way the pattern suggests! I left off the ruffle on the chest & bottom & added my own version of bottom ruffle to tie the top in to the pants. I also used a decorative stitch on my machine around the hem of the pants, difficult to see in this picture but it adds a little decorative touch.

The small group I belong to for the Allen Quilt Guild was asked to make the raffle quilt for this year & I helped out with that. Then the ladies asked me to make a bag to put the quilt into, for it's travels to different guilds & shows this year. I used some of the leftover blocks & fabrics from the quilt & am quite happy with the end result....
So, that's what I've been up to! Oh & a little crafting for Mother's Day which I can't show you yet (hi Mom!). I didn't want you to think I'd been sitting idle, just because I hadn't posted my creations lately!



5 comments:

Maria said...

Very sunny dishcloth indeed.

Oh your little outfir is just so cute.

What a great idea to make a bag for your quilt to travel in. Love the blocks. I think cottonreels are the in thing because we are even amking them down under.

Check out my blog to see what I have been up to LOL.

http://maria-lifeontheblock.blogspot.com.

PunkiePie said...

You've been busy, busy, busy! That dishcloth is oh so cute! I love it!

PinkLizzy for missIsa said...

What a gorgeous outfit! I love the fabric you picked too.

Amy said...

Beautiful! She's one lucky little girl and one beautifully dressed little girl too! :)

linda said...

this is too gorgeous to use !!!