Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pre-Father's Day and a scary baby

Esmé giving her dad a sweet kiss after dinner. Happy father's day, Greg! 
Dining al fresco! Esmé is sporting a pillow case dress made from some leftover Amy Butler fabric. She even eats pasta with style.

Hmmmm... I found this young lady in quite a predicament on my buffet. I asked Esmé what her baby was doing and she told me that the baby was "just sleeping in her bed". That's funny because I thought that she looked like she was in a coffin. It's kinda an ongoing struggle that we have. Esmé has this inborn instinct to place her babies in boxes. I think it's morbid. And, see that's me.

P.S. The next day, Esmé lost that baby on a walk. Omen, anyone?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

it's finished!


Side view

Here is an inside view. I am pleased with the outcome! The inside was challenging, but it worked!

Friday, June 5, 2009


I forgot to give props to Ruth. That's her blog, but visit her Etsy store.  She is my fabric source as well as a lovely individual.

aprons and their strings

So, I am always on the lookout for the perfect apron pattern. My Aunt Elma gave me this one, and I tried to tweak it. I don't know why I always have problems making full-sized aprons. I will continue to look for patterns and experiment with said patterns.

I decided to try again for a friend's birthday present using Anna Marie Horner's Good Folk's fabric. It's simply beautiful.

I am pleased with the results. I played with the skirt a bit by adding a curved waistline and hem. I love it! I want to make a full  skirt for myself with this fabric. The top, as usual, gaps. But, tied loosely, the top it hangs ok.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

progress on mom's tool kit

The exterior and lining fabrics together. I prefer the interior, but feel that I made the right decision.
Here are all of the exterior pieces with the required interfacings and fusible fleece.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

no, not really Mother's Gay, but you get the idea

Here are the promised photos of the matching dresses. Mine is the Anna Tunic from Amy Butler. I love how the button panel turned out. The buttons came from Walmart! Although I try not to frequent this establishment, they were 50 cents! Can't beat that with a pig, no?

Esmé's is a simple pillow case dress. It has one nice sized pocket on the right side from collecting rocks, sticks and such. She prefers we wear our dresses together. Me? No, not so much.

This is a pilot hat that I made for my friend's new baby girl! I based the pattern on Hanna Andersson's pilot hat. Esmé wore them indoor and out for the first year of her life.

There are two hats. The lining is a soy/ organic cotton/ spandex knit, and the mushroom print is woven from Alexander Henry's Tilbrook collection. The ties are just bias tape. 
I hope to make one for my sister's little girl (yea!!!)!

I will soon report the progress on the diaper bag. It's quite a beast!