Friday, April 29, 2011



I watched the royal wedding today to see not only the wedding dress but to see all the crazy hats. Here are some hat patterns from Vogue that would be fun to make.

Vogue pattern 8052

Vogue pattern 7464

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Here are some really rough doodles of some monsters I'm thinking of making.

What's Polyhedra? Polyhedron is a geometric solid in three dimensions with flat faces and straight edges. I though that sounded like a more interesting title than 'cubed monsters'.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


It's taken me way to long to finish these up. I have too many projects started and not finished. I desperately want to get back to making some plushies. I have some ideas brewing! My goal is to get a handle on my unfinished sewing projects and house projects this weekend. Yesterday I put all the zippers in these dresses. That was five zippers. Luckily only one dress gave me problems.

I love and the vintage style dresses they carry. So I decided to make some vintagey inspired looking dresses. I made two dresses from Butterick pattern 4443. A super easy pattern. In fact I think it says easy on the envelope. I chose to make two sleeved dresses one with v-neck and one with a boat neck. I decided they'd look really nice with some piping on the sleeves and neckline. I added a faux pocket to the turquoise and red dress.

This one is my favorite. All that's missing is a cute apron and red pumps.

Detail of the faux pocket.

Butterick 4443

I went a little crazy and made three more dresses, like my Navy and a turquoise polkadot dress, from Simplicity pattern 2922.

I really like how pretty this fabric is. I chose to make this one without the sleeve bands. I added mother of pearl buttons on the sleeves above the slits.

This fabric is AWESOME! I want to draw little faces on the raindrops : )

Button detail on collar.

Here's the last dress in a much larger print, which I think looks great too. I'll finish this look off with wedged sandals.

My only problem now is deciding which one to wear first. : )

Now on to finish working on the chair rail in the hallway.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Bunny stands 18" tall from tip of ears to feet. Made from pinky Minky fabric.

This guy is calorie free! Happy early Easter!