Ruffled Skirts for Little Girls

September 11, 2010 2 comments

I have finished these 4 skirts for two little girls in my life. I got this wonderful pattern from You Can Make This website. I just love this site for patterns and ideas of things to make.

This pattern is called Ooh La La Ruffled Skirt. It is a PDF download with multiple sizes. I looked up the amount of material to buy and thought I would make one child a skirt with the pink as the main color with black material as the ruffles. The other girl would get the blue main color with the brown material as the ruffles. I was going to make the ruffles with no hem (wider piece folded in half.) The thought of hemming that many ruffles made me lean to the “no hem” version. After I got home I realized that having that much fabric would be too heavy for a summer dress. Then I thought….hey what about making the ruffles out of tulle. So back to the fabric store and buying tulle for the ruffles. I am very pleased with how they turned out and think I will make future dresses in this fashion or with a very thin material for the ruffle….until I can convenience myself to buy a Serger for those hems with single layer ruffles. Well now off the to the post office next week to send them to some eagerly awaiting girls.

And the Christmas list of gifts to make has been started

September 5, 2010 Leave a comment

I am going to finish some clothing projects I have made a commitment to before I start my Christmas gifts.  I hope to get the clothes totally finished and sent by a week from tomorrow.  Then I can start on my list of things I want to do for my family and friends.  I come from the old school that when you make a gift for someone who you give so much love too.  The children will also get something that I buy from their list but they will get a special gift that I want them to have too.  I started the list of gifts and they include a purse made from jeans, a closet freshener (secret place too), candle holder and many more to be named later.  I will be posting progress reports and pictures.  I hope you enjoy and maybe get inspired like other bloggers have done for me.

I am still trying to get this blogging stuff together in my head

August 31, 2010 2 comments

Well, I have the best intentions of getting back to this blog each day but something happens.  This past week, we did wind down summer and finished preparation for school to start.  Maybe I can schedule a time with myself and get back to this blog and crafts.  Christmas will be here in less than 4 months.  I should have been working on gifts before now, but I just have not.  I have been making other things that I have wanted to do right now that will not be gifts.  But this week I will make my plans and schedule for the gifts.  Please check back with me and see how true I have been to this commitment to myself.

The first step is to dive in

August 19, 2010 Leave a comment

I have wanted to start a blog for years.  I have wondered how other people can be so creative and have the time to write.  After talking to many friends, they told me to just start writing.  I will get better the more I do it.  “Practice makes perfect” comes to mind.  Not that I will ever be perfect with writing, but let’s hope I do get better.  I was told to write about things that I like.  That would be sewing, crafting and now with this economy, I am learning how to pinch nickels until they scream.  I love trying new things, be it food or a new type of craft.  Well, it is starting a new day now, let me see what I can get into on this Thursday.

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