Monday, May 21, 2012

Sweet baby dress

So I took a little hiatus from my little shop to make a little gift for a new mommy friend that just had her first baby. She had a sweet little girl...and so I did the obvious and made her a little dress set. (Could I have said little any more in that sentence?!)
I loved this fabric from the moment I laid eyes on it! The delicate flowers and vintage feel to it are just so sweet. There was no way it wasn't coming home with me. I paired the skirt with a sweet little swiss dot trim.
And of course my beloved seersucker for the top...and a red pin dot ruffle...with sweet little red heart buttons.

And of course a matching diaper cover. I don't know what it is but I think little diaper covers are just the cutest things.
 I think it's that little diaper bum. Ohhhh, when my kids are all grown I know I will not miss diapers, but I will miss that adorable little diaper bum. Soooo cute.
 But anyway...there is sweet little Kairi's newest outfit! I know, I know...she probably has a closet full of clothes and will outgrow this in 2.5 seconds. But I couldn't resist. 
And afterall, dresses are kind of my thing. :)
Welcome to the world, sweet girl!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Birthday Presents

Our good friends who live just up the street have a sweet little girl who had a birthday last week! She just loves Gracie...and exclusively calls her Baby Gracie, might I add. How cute is that? So of course Baby Gracie and I had to join in her celebration at her flower themed party. And of course I had to make her a custom dress for her gift!
 Her mom had commented on the the Candy Shoppe dress I had listed in my shoppe, so I decided to make Maryn a version of her own.
Of course, I decided this the morning of the party, which was at 11. AM. And I had to take Gracie to a doctors appointment that morning. So when we got home from the doctors, I put Gracie down for her nap, and somehow managed to crank this one out in just an hour! A little pressure never hurt anyone.
I love how fun & bright & summery it turned out. And of course...gotta love that seersucker! 
 Turquoise seersucker just might be my favorite so far.
 The bottom hem & ruffles are from a pink sparkly fabric. It's hard to tell in pictures, but the thread just sparkles in the sun! I'm pretty sure all little girls love at least a little sparkle.
I think Miss Maryn liked it too!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Here goes nothing...

So I have had it in the back of my mind for a while. I love to sew. I love to create. I love to design clothes and put fabrics together and take a flat piece of fabric and morph it into an adorable dress or outfit.
I also love this little peach. And staying home with her while she's still so cute & lovable is my main priority.
So I figured there was no better way than to just dive right in and open an etsy shop! While she is still a great napper and I can carve out a few hours of "mommy" time during the day.
I am my own worst critic. I sew a garment, and then pick it apart, sometimes literally! But I think I have had a bit of practice over the last few years (thank you family for being my guinea pigs!) and I feel like I'm ready for this.
So I came up with a name. I bought some labels.
I visited the fabric store approximately six hundred times to pick out just the right combinations. Then I would get a new idea and have to go back. My head is spinning with ideas and I feel like I can't crank out the designs in my head fast enough! But I managed to crank out at least a few.
So with a few dresses designed, I posted them to Etsy, and my new shop was born.
I have been open for a little over two weeks now...and I have had a few sales even! It feels good! Knowing that there are people out there who like things I make just as much as me. Maybe there are more of you?

Hop on over to my shop to check it out!