Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Safari Dress

Somebody stop me! Maybe I do need that self-help group I mentioned last week. Yes, Lola needed another dress. We'll just go with that. :)

The dress in action!

We spent two days at Parc Safari with some friends. Instead of making healthy snacks and packing our luggage the night before, I made Lola a Safari Dress.  I don't think the kids minded the chips and peanut butter jelly sandwiches :)

The pattern is my own, similar to the vintage fabric dress here.  The fabric was 5$ per metre from Fabricland a few months ago and is a stretchy cotton. I used the same fabric to make bias tape for the top edge and armhole ties.

Here are a few other random pictures of our trip.

Charlie trying to feed the deer... look, they ran away with his box of treats!
There was a fabulous water park.
Lola feeding the animals during the safari.

I love summer!
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

New fabrics in the shop!

I have reached 21 sales in my Etsy shop! Yay!

I have been updating and have some new fabrics in the shop. There's more to come.

Thank you for all of your support!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fresh Strawberries

Is there anything better than fresh local strawberries? I didn't think so.

Here's my attempt to hold onto that freshness for a little longer. I made a triple batch of strawberry freezer jam and one batch of cooked strawberry rhubarb jam. Yum.

The strawberry freezer jam came out a bright red and looks and tastes amazing. I find it still has that fresh taste since the strawberries aren't cooked. mmmm....

Here's the strawberry rhubarb jam cooking away.

And done!

I followed the recipes in the package of Pectin Crystals. Easy, quick, and oh so good!

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

And another dress!

Hello. My name is Lynne and I make too many baby dresses.
"Hi Lynne."

Ok, maybe I don't need a self-help group yet but I'm going to if I don't stop making dresses. They are so fun to make they are addictive.

Here's another one made in a green seersucker. It was a first test of a pattern I have been working on. I wanted to make a slimmer A-line sundress with ties and a rounded bottom.  I made the arm holes a little too deep but it's still cute. I'm not biased at all.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Another Sweet Little Dress

I finished another Sweet Little Dress for Lola and managed to get a few pictures of her wearing it.

I made it a bit more narrow than the pattern calls for, as well as added a ruffle down the front.

I love ruffles on a baby!

I also made a pair of matching bloomers but ran out of elastic before finishing them.  Off to the store tomorrow. Darn, a reason (or excuse depending who you ask) to go to the fabric store.

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