Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A little bit of a catch up

I haven't posted much lately but that doesn't mean I haven't been doing some creative projects. :)

Elmo Birthday Shirt
First up is a fun little Elmo Birthday Shirt for a little girl who's turning 2. I am so happy with how cute it turned out. Almost every one of my appliques that I make are my first time doing them (since I don't mass produce for selling purposes) - so I guess it always surprises me with how cute the end up being. :)

A little something for Disney:
My cousin & his wife took their girls to Disney at the beginning of the month. She wanted to surprise the girls with fun disney themed outfits for the trip she asked me if I'd make a couple of shirts for them. I was thrilled to do it. She found two ideas online and asked if I could do them. I am not sure exactly where from, but thanks if they are yours. :) 

Christmas Shirts
These are way late for sharing too :) But here's the Christmas shirts I did for the kids for Christmas. I bought the cutest ruffled skirt from Bits n Pieces by Kristin (she has a facebook page and an etsy shop) - her items are soooo cute. I hope someday to figure out how to make another skirt like this myself, but seriously couldn't have been any happier with what I got from her. I have seen so many cute things created by her. 

The boys both wore these. 

Kristin was nice enough to include some scraps of fabric from the skirt so that I could make the shirts coordinate with each other and the skirt. i used two different green fabrics for the antlers. 

Gabby's shirt with a bow on it. 

Super hero shirts
These superhero shirts I did for my boys back before Christmas, but I'm just getting around to sharing them. The boys L-O-V-E them and I do too! My kids are happy b/c they are still getting a superhero shirt and I'm happy because they are AND its not a super tacky superhero in action screen print either. Win-win right? I also did the Iron Man shirt for my nephew and he loves his too. :)


Green Lantern

 Iron Man 

Sneak Peek for Valentines Day
Here's a sneak peek at the Valentines Knot Dress I made for my daughter. Its the very first time I attempted a knot style dress - I didn't use any particular tutorial or pattern. I did look at a few blogs and dress that we had bought already - but its not the same as any of them. I need to tweak a few things on this one  & then I'll take more pictures of it. The next go around I might attempt a tutorial of sorts - I always get so many tips from other blogs, I'd like to spread the love in a way. :)

Also this dress was my first project with my new Brother 1034D Serger that my parents gave me for Christmas - WOW! I love it and how much more professional it can make my garments.