So yesterday was my birthday, but I was too busy opening all of the prezzies that arrived (yay!) and getting ready for a party that I didn’t have time to post…but here’s a taste of the day:
: : Martha Stewart Tissue Flower Decorations : :
I want to draw your attention over to the sidebar where you will now find a MadeByRae placket tutorial. Now you too can make a placket like you’ve seen here numerous times! Yay! Please keep in mind that the pictures are large (so you can see more detail) and the presentation is campy.
This is certainly not the first time I have entered a giveaway, but it is the first time I’ve WON! Check out this awesome elephant pillow from Eva at Uniquety. As part of the giveaway entry, we could pick something we wanted her to make for us (isn’t that a great idea? and gutsy!). I picked an elephant pillow, thinking I would put it in Elliot’s crib. But as you can see, it hasn’t ended up there yet…
Turns out this aqua/turquoise is pretty much my favorite color ever.…
: : UPDATE: Sorry, All Things Created seems to be gone! Deb, where did you go??? I’m sorry? : :
I took the baby to the fabric store (ack!) and kept him busy with his favorite battery-operated contraption so I could track down the pattern, and when Mr Rae gave me the morning off today (whee!) I channeled all my sewing energy and got this done in one sitting. It’s amazing how fast kid’s clothes go when you set your mind to it.
It’s actually becoming a little ridiculous how many summer tops I have now. I really just can’t stop. One wonders if one could even wear this many tops in one season. This one was inspired by this top at Anthropologie which I spotted whilst leaving the store a few weeks ago in Chicago and immediately regretted not trying on. But of course my mantra is “I SO could make that!”
My favorite part of the original top was the neckline so I tried to recreate it as closely as I could. I actually also cut out and pinned on puffed sleeves as well, but I decided I had too many puffed sleeved tops so I made this one sleeveless. That will work better…
Here’s the latest sewing project for my little munchkin (and another one for me in the works inspired by this lovely blouse…more soon hopefully):
The fabric (from JoAnn’s) is striped but it’s so teeny you can’t see it here. The pattern is (as usual) just made up from tracings and such…I know that drives some of you nuts–I get so many emails asking for the pattern that I use, and honestly I hardly ever use one anymore. BUT just so you know, in the back of my head I’m hatching a plan to publish all of them someday.
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