Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Summer Clothes

I've been working on sewing the kids' summer clothes lately. The boys will each get a couple of pairs of shorts, since they already have a bunch of summer clothes (yeah way-end of season clearance sales). C, however, isn't so lucky. Most of her clothes were given to us by a very generous co-worker and friend of my hubby's. Her little girl was just over a year old at the time so the clothes we received went up to about a year. (They have since moved to Australia, lucky ducks!) So I am trying to sew all of C's clothes (minus some bloomers and leggings that I picked up at an end of season clearance at Gymboree.) Here's the progress so far, at least the ones I have pictures of:

A combination of two different patterns

A pillowcase dress that will look much better without the fleece jammies

cute, but I think the shoulder straps are too long

One of my favorites: a reversible pinafore shirt

Mostly my own design, still needs work to look less muu-muu

Another favorite made from a Heidi and Finn pattern using Alexander Henry's Larkspur fabric

This one just needs straps, was supposed to be a dress, but I messed up cutting
There are still a few that haven't been photographed and/or finished.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kanzashi Flower Brooches

I've recently stubbled across Kanzashi fabric folding and now I am addicted. It is so much fun and it is something that I can do, start to finish, while the kids sleep and not have to worry about waking them up. I finished a bunch up, sewed on some brooch pins and listed them in my etsy shop.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund

After watching the news and being inspired by other etsy shops, I decided to donate 50% of the profits from my knit items to the Red Cross for the Japanese Relief Fund. Check it out here as well as all the other shops who are participating (type Japan Relief in the search box).