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4.10.2009

Easter Suprise!

So the girls and I wanted to do something special for our best friends for Easter. So, we set to sewing, and sewing and sewing! It was so much fun! I hope hope hope they like them!



First came the cutest Easter baskets. I found the pattern on http://www.youcanmakethis.com/. Ummm, ADORABLE!!! Here is how mine turned out:








Then we added some fun clothing items. For the oldest I created this dress. It is a little big on Kira, as it was made for an older girl. I found the idea here and used part of this pattern for the top half and this tutorial for the skirt. VERY fun to make. It did take quite a long time-- but worth it, of course! ;)











Middle child gets-- darling vintage style round-neck top. I LOVE this pattern, again from http://www.youcanmakethis.com/. Her mom picked out the fabric long ago, and I must say, she has great taste in fabric. The button holes were interesting. . . not my favorite thing to do. But not too bad for one of my first times. . .















Baby gets this cute boutique top-- again http://www.youcanmakethis.com/. I love the longer length and the cute bow in the back. Cute, cute, cute! And this one was super easy to make.

















And now, for the finale! Mom gets this--













My very first, honest to goodness, pieced, quilted and bound quilt!!!! Yeah! I found the pattern here (super fun site!). I used a jelly roll of Lila Tueller's Soiree line and went to town. I stippled this quilt (if you don't know what that is, see here). Here is a close up:





And let me tell you-- it is time consuming, difficult, crazy and . . . I am addicted! I was so fun, even though it took DAYS!!! And this quilt is only about 55" x 70"! Now, there are many little mistakes in this quilt and I am hoping that you CAN'T see them in the photos (my grandmother would definitely be dissappointed in my mitred corners). But all in all, I am happy with my first actual quilt. Now, I need a vacation!!!! Oh wait! I have promised 4 other people crafty suprises, and another an actual quilt and my girls need new dresses and I need to finish their bedding and my new bedding and fabric boxes for my fabric and . . . well, it's a good thing I LOVE doing this!!!




PS Please forgive my photography skills. I really am trying, but the weather here is not cooperating, and, well, I will keep trying . . .

5 comments:

Tringali Family said...

Those are amazing!!! They are so stinkin' cute. I would like to try to make them...although I would probably need you there to translate the pattern for me :)

Tringali Family said...

Hey here's a dumb question....I want to try the dress you made for the baby. How does buying the pattern online work? Would I even be able to do it? You know my pattern reading skills, or lack of.

Lisa said...

Those are AWESOME!! I love your stippling!! What a GREAT job!! Now you have motivated me to try it :)

Lacey Bates said...

Those are awesome! Good job! Love the patchwork dress for Kira, amazing! I'm jealous! The dresses are so cute and the Easter baskets are adorable!

Lisa said...

I've been meaning to tell you that I saw Macey wearing her dress a couple times to church already. I LOVE it!! Great job!