Sunday, July 21, 2013

Stitchy Stuff

Hi Folks,
This is a quick one.  I have lots to share... just not enough hours in the day :)

For this post I wanted to drop a quick note about a couple of quick sewing projects:

Ruffle skirts:
These are quick and easy - just buy ruffle fabric and matching elastic for the waistband.  Measure to the desired width and join together.  Naomi's ruffles are horizontal, and mine are vertical.  It was fun to play around with the fabric, and there is no shortage of online tutorials - here's a particularly pretty and feminine on:  Coastal Curtsy skirt .  Tempted :)

Ruffle collage

Minnie Mouse Dress:
This uses pre-smocked fabrics from Joanns. Again, measure to desire size and seam up the back. That's it.  Literally in 5 minutes I had a completed dress for Naomi.  I added a couple of ribbons for shoulder straps and it was done! Naomi is a very happy girl!

Minnie Mouse Collage

Swap Blocks for Guild - Liz's Star Quilt.
The guidelines on this were really straightforward. Make a star, any star, using the muted fabrics provided, and add a pop of colour from your own stash, if you so desire. In the piccie below you can see all the squares she has received to date, and the 2 I contributed.

Liz quilt collage

That's it for now.  I have lots of knitty goodness to share next weekend :)
In the mean time, have a fabulous week,
Sam xxx


Monica said...

Cute outfits my friend! You have my total admiration for accomplishing so much with a toddler in the house. Don't get me wrong, as adorable as they are they do require a lot of attention...might be that my daughter is into Legos, and tennis inside the house, and ...enough rambling. Have a great week Sam!

Ginx Craft said...

Love the little Minnie Mouse dress. The model looks rather pleased with it too.

Chrisknits said...

Love those quilt squares!! What a cute project. The clothing pieces are just adorable, but that little one is the best!

Nicky said...

You both are too adorable! Great job with the skirts.