Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Winter Wear for the Kiddies

Pin It Now! It's FINALLY getting chilly in Houston, and my kids have no winter clothes to their name. So instead of working on the 4 bridesmaid dresses I should be sewing, I decided to expand the kids' wardrobe.
Denny has no long-sleeved shirts because it's usually so stinkin' hot in Houston. So I whipped up a jersey knit shirt for him and asked him if he wanted any pictures on front. He's obsessed with Star Wars right now and insisted on a Jango Fett applique. Not bad, eh?
There's this great outdoor fabric store in Idaho where you can buy high quality technical fleece by the yard. I just used wind resistant fleece for this tester jacket, but next time I'll opt for the wind stopper fleece. I used my 5 year old's REI fleece jacket as a guide for making this smaller version for Ashlyn.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

2d Zoo Crib Bedding

Pin It Now! My best friend growing up is having her first baby in November and I begged her to let me make her little boy's crib bedding as my gift to her. I really tried to convince her to let me use my all-time favorite little boy fabric ... Alexander Henry's 2D Zoo, and she was nice enough to give me full reign on the design. I love the end results and just had to post the completed pics before shipping it her way. Do you like my ghetto make-shift crib? It's my tiny kitchen table with my daughter's toddler mattress on top.

This is the quilt that I entered into the Etsy Handmade Kids Contest in August. I was so excited when it made it to the finals! In the end, it didn't place, but I was happy that it got seen by so many people.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

WOW! Front page again!

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I'm totally on cloud nine. My Lone Poppy top made it on Etsy's front page for the second time this weekend! This treasury was compiled by a fabulous artist on Etsy (Here's her shop: Siiso).

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I love poppies and so does Etsy

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This morning I woke up to a nice surprise. I found out that my Lone Poppy Top made it to the front page of Etsy! The front page is selected by Etsy admin from a list of Treasuries built by Etsy members. There are about 400-600 treasuries at a time, and this beautiful treasury was so stunning, admin chose it to be featured on Etsy's home page for a few hours. It was put together by Etsy seller Papavier (cute shop... check it out!). I got a ton of new hearts and views from it, which totally made my day!