I did a craft trade with crymytears this month and was so stoked when a box from Abby showed up on my doorstep! Abby is a fantastic knitter and has been working on stocking Elizabeth Tunics in her Etsy shop. She sent along one for Iris using rainbow yarn she dyed herself, and I just love it!
Check out the rest of the photos here. And when you're done with that, check out her Etsy! Beautifully handcrafted and always affordable.
Thanks again Abby! We love it! xoxo
That dress is gorgeous!
Man, we need new covers and woolly bottoms here. Part of me can't wait for baby #2 so I can get new adorable stuff. That feels so wrong and materialistic. If we have a boy, I can reuse so much stuff, and if we have a girl I can get things like this dress!
A dress made from a 1971 toddler pattern. She chose the fabric- I'd make a similar one for Iris the week before with pears.
Modeled on mine:
And modeled on her babe:
It depends on what you're in to. It is incredibly easy to get overwhelmed and lost on Etsy, but it's become my first online source for just about anything I fancy these days.
I LOVE buying fabric there- it's an infinite selection and you can purchase a really tiny amount- 1/4 or 1/8th yard at a time- or endless yardage. Try typing in "robot fabric" in the Supplies section and see what pops up?
There's also a ton of really affordable wooden toys, handmade baby clothes, and mama products too. Heck, you can purchase boutique cookies shipped to your doorstep, pdf files with instructions to make stuff, and practically anything else you can dream up.
Etsy is TOTALLY the place to do it. I went overboard this week in my Etsy shopping, otherwise I'd surf for you and show you the really sweet fabrics. If I get back on that site, I'll get in trouble with my husband.
Oh wait. It's Sunday. A new week! Yippee!
anything based on squares or rectangles is easier than, say, triangles. A simple nine patch would be a good starting point- and the large you make the squares, the faster it will go. I have a short attention span while quilting so simple is good for me. My next one is going to be a "stacked coin" quilt, which allows for wonkiness and lack of neatness.
Pick up a Singer! Do you have a Joann's near you? They have a great selection of machines that are great to learn on.
Do you happen to know the name of it? I scored a half yard at Joann's six months ago and now I can't find it AT ALL. I *think* it's Alexander Henry, but all my searching turns up is his Apples and Pears print, which frankly I think is kinda ugly.
I opened my Etsy shop this morning. No dresses in stock yet, but I put up two custom slots, if you're interested. Check it out!
I haven't worked out how to size that dress down smaller than 2t, but I'm working on some 12 mo stuff that will be up soon.