Two years ago, my very good friend gave birth to her daughter. I quickly made up the Itty Bitty Baby Dress but made a rookie mistake by not making sure my printer scaled and sized the pattern correctly. Thus the dress was too small for the newborn. Disappointing! The fabric was so sweet too. A soft swiss dot with little orange flowers. It matched her nursery. I had purchased the fabric at a local-ish store called Needle and Thread in Gettysburg, PA. I went back to the store to see if they still had some fabric to remake the newborn dress, but I was out of luck.
Then 2 years later the fabric showed up again! My opportunity for a second chance! It has been awhile since I sewn any clothing, so I opted for my Oliver + S Tea Party Dress Pattern (Digital Pattern Available). To my surprise the 2T size was already traced!
I gifted this new dress to the mother/daughter a week before she turned 2. And it FIT PERFECTLY! As soon as the daughter saw the dress she exclaimed "Pretty!" and stripped down to her diaper to put it on. I couldn't have gotten a better compliment. :D This was such a motivating sewing project. I can't wait to get back in my sewing room.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Burpee Del Sol Pollenless sunflowers. Picked and ready to be gifted to friends. I couldn't help but think of this verse while picking these the other day.
"And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands." Psalm 90:17
When I picked these flowers I really couldn't think of anything more beautiful. That was until I picked the next bouquet for my home. I only wish the work of my hands was in the garden on these beautiful summer days.
These flowers are sitting on our new outdoor table. I found the chairs last year used for $10 a piece and waited this long trying to find a used table to meet our desires (heavy, no glass or tile, seats +6 people). No dice, so we got the table we had our eye on to enjoy for the remainder of summer. I find that when I do purchase something retail I am always astonished at the price. My new normal is 1/2 off Wednesday's at the Community Aid Thrift Store. Anything more than that and I have mild heart palpitations. :P
Monday, July 9, 2012
|July 2012 Vegetable Garden|
Saturday, July 7, 2012
All fall and winter my main hobby is sewing, but when spring and summer roll around my attention is completely on my gardens. I have gotten some gentle reminders recently that I haven't updated my blog, and if you've been wondering what I have been up to, well, take a look.
|Orange Cosmos- the original seeds came in the mail as some sort of free enticement to make a donation to some organization. I collect and replant the seeds every year with stunning results.|
|Tropical Dahlia from a mixed bag of tubers purchased in 2012.|
|Yellow Dahlia from 2011 given to me by my Mom. I have since learned that I need to debud some of the plants in order to get really big blooms. I do admit that I have a hard time pinching off those flowers!|
|2012 Burpee Del Sol Pollenless Hybrid Sunflower|
|The last of the hollyhock blooms. Grew these from seed in 2010.|
|Botanical Interest- Art Deco Zinnias 2012|
|July 2012 Cut Flower Garden|