Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gemma's Minnie Mouse pillowcase dress (and headband!)

"pillowcase dresses" have been around for a while now and are pretty simple to make, but I had never made one and decided to make a Minnie Mouse themed one for my friend's baby girl, Gemma.  Gemma (and her parents) happen to live in Florida and I didn't have her to model the dress, so I had to put it on my build-a-bear monkey (who is, in all normal situations, a boy.  hehe).   The dress was pretty simple to make, but I really enjoyed playing with the different stitches on my machine and used a fun stitch that looks like a string of bubbles to secure the yellow ribbon to the dress.  I also found a Disney font download, so I was able to monogram her name just like Minnie Mouse!  

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Busy Bee!

    Happy 60th anniversary to my grandparents!  The got married on (Friday) October 13th, 1950.  To celebrate my whole family went to a cabin this weekend in the mountains and at Nanny's request I made matching celebratory shirts for all of us to wear to dinner.  Here is a picture of Nanny and Pa wearing their shirts today to celebrate!

In other news, my sister-in-law, Holly, and I have been working on baby gifts.  We've made several bibs, as well as some other cute baby things.  :)  Here's some pictures!

 Here is the little onsie for a baby sister (Aubry)

 Fleece for baby sister

 Fleece for big sister Savannah!

 The whole package!