Christmas Dress

I just loved this picture when I saw it on Flickr, the present pockets were the cutest!  I then realized I NEEDED to make the girls Christmas outfits.  Something fun of course.

I went with this Blueprints tutorial and made a dress for Natalie.  I used the size 4 measurements and it fits really well!  I did add 3 rows of shirring around the chest because I neglected to account for an a line skirt when I cut for the dress.  Of course it needed pockets for bouncy balls and whatnot.  I sort of went with the same pocket as this one on MADE.  I just added a casing at the top to run elastic through then added the buttons. 

The icing on the cake was that when I showed it to Natalie in the morning, she immediately put it on and wore it all day!

Now I’m on to make something for Emily.

Too bad it’s finally winter here today…

Oh yeah, if you’re running short on sewing time and like the dress, Sew en Love’s (the woman who made the dress on flickr) etsy shop is here, she has so many cute dresses for Christmas!


Tiny Christmas Houses Ornaments

Natalie and I both saw these paper ornament houses at Michael’s a while back and I couldn’t stop thinking about them (crazy, I know).  Then I saw some ornaments made out of the same blank houses in a BHG magazine, although I can’t find them online anywhere now, but they decorated them so cute . Anyway,  the funny thing is that the one looks almost exactly like our house!  Had to have them.  It was super fun painting and glittering them!

A tiny church, too.

I decorated them to go with the lime green/red color scheme my Christmas stuff has going on.  I’m going to have to hang them really high up on the tree so little fingers don’t steal them! 

Broken ornament count as of today: 4

Anyone know why they make ornaments out of glass?!  I should probably have gotten some child proof ones a long time ago.


Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winners!!!

Yes, I said winners.  I decided to give away both the boy and girl set just because I’m amazed by how many comments I had, a whopping 381!  Holy cats! 

I have another announcement before I go on, I’m so proud to say that I now have over 100 followers! It’s crazy!  I was so thrilled that Care over at Obsessively Stitching became my 100 follower, that’s exciting in and of itself. 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by to enter the giveaway and then decided to have a look around, I’m glad you did.  It’s been super fun reading all the great ideas for tutorials, I guess there’s a major need to boy’s stuff.  It’ll be a challenge, but I think I might be able to figure something out. 

Meanwhile, I do have a few tutorials planned that I’ve had on my to-do list that I’m really excited to share!

And now the winners:

The winner of the ‘boy’ package/fabric is:

The winner of the ‘girl’ package is:

Congrats Sara & Leigh – I sent each of you an email, so if you’d kindly give me your snail mail address I’ll get them shipped right away!  Thanks again to everyone who entered, I wish I could have sent something to everyone!