Monday, May 10, 2010

Sewing machine and Ellie - new duds!

I received the most amazing package from Lisa of lpinette on flickr, see her work here.
{Urban} Homegoods Swap Received
Doesn't she look pretty all dressed up? Who wouldn't love to be wrapped in Linen and Hope Valley, my heart stopped when I opened the package.
Sewing Machine Cover
If that wasn't enough, she also made the ultimate pillow for me. I am crazy for house pillows and union jacks. She combined them into one pillow! She also figured out how much Sam loves the Heather Ross dog print and she incorporated a dog on the roof of the pillow, it is such a cool and fun pillow.
I love the {Urban} Home Goods swap and hope it is something that happens again. I loved both the giving and the receiving on this one!
Over the weekend I started a project from Sandi Henderson's new book, Sewing Bits and Pieces. It is a wonderful book and I am excited to try tons of the projects! Since it is kids sewing week, I wanted to participate in the kids clothes week challenge and knew for this skirt project I needed to get a jump start. I chose the Brick Road Skirt pattern and must say I love the results!
kids clothes week challenge
DSC_0010.JPGbrick road skirt pattern
It was a very fun skirt to make, but I think Ellie is loving wearing it even more! It is super full and fun for her to twirl in. I of course love it because it has some of my favorite fabrics in it - fmf, kei dots, and two of my favorite Japanese prints.
Probably the best part of this skirt was using my RUFFLER Foot. It is a rock star tool to have in your sewing arsenal. It might look like a medieval torture device, but fear not . . . once you get the hang of it, it ROCKS.


Megs said...

That skirt is just so divine! I think I will have to buy that book just so that I can make that pattern! Wish I had some of those FMF fabrics in my stash, might just have to stick to the basic FMF that I have.

Cotton Kiwi said...

I think I'm going to have to buy that book and a ruffler foot for my sewing machine. Love the skirt!

Ruth said...

That turned out gorgeous!! Makes me want to try my ruffler foot....that I've had over a year and am scared to try!!!

Kym said...

I Love. love, LOVE this skirt. and your daughter is just adorable!
x K

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