Friday, May 24, 2013

Graduation and Birthday Month

In addition to sewing a lot for my little great niece,  I have another great niece graduating from high school!  Courtney is a young woman who is a triple threat - smart, beautiful and talented!  I made this card to celebrate her graduation.  The easel card is my all time favorite format.  And yes, I made those roses using Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret stamps and dies.  They are very labor intensive!  But Courtney is worth the effort.

Then there are several birthdays to celebrate this month.  My sister, Charlotte, is another year older!  I made her a pop-up card using the new die from Stampin' Up!  Since we both sew, it is perfect.

And since I am an interior designer, I couldn't resist the temptation to add wallpaper, a chair rail and a window!

Making masculine cards is always a challenge.  These two are for a couple of my "adopted" sons.  This little pinwheel die is so cute, but sooooo hard to put together because it is very small.  However, it is worth the effort.  And I adore this stamp set.

And one more!

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Baby Diva's Need Great Wardrobes!

This is the first of several outfits I have made for my great niece, Isabella aka Bella.  She is an adorable little girl who always seems to have a big smile on her face and doesn't mind having headbands and hats on her head!  Her mother, my niece, has been putting them on her since the day she was born so Bella doesn't know any better!

With the protracted winter and a very wet spring, it has been difficult to get to my sewing and crafting.  Everything is located in the bowels of the house which has taken on water several times in the past month!  The basement gets an inch of water in it every time we have a long stretch of heavy rain.  As much as I love the water, that is not my idea of a good time!

At any rate, the weather has finally settled down.  We are enjoying comfortably cool weather and my work area is finally fit for service.

The dress shown above is called a "pillowcase dress."  Although it is not made from a pillowcase, the concept was used to create it.  My niece sent a picture of one she saw online and asked if I could make one.  My reply,  "I can make anything!"  So that is my interpretation of a pillowcase dress.  The shoes jumped out at me when I was shopping.  I love shoes and Bella needs cool shoes to go with her hats!

The next project was a cute romper.  I embroidered flowers and put a pocket that looks like a little flowers pot or vase.  The matching hat completes the ensemble.  (Either pair of shoes will go with this outfit!)

I really love this one.  The little flower is attached to a headband.

The embroidery on the bib of the romper was done on my Babylock Ellisimo sewing/embroidery machine.  I love my Babylock! 

 I made this little bib using a Diva Baby pattern.  Can't wait to make more.  The possibilities are endless!

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