Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sewing


Here is my latest attempt at embroidery. Here is a little eye pillow with slipcover and carrying case. I love making these. It is a free pattern by Amy Butler and is just such a fun, easy thing to make for a gift or for yourself. The embroidery was a bit more complicated that I had played out in my mind. It was fun and turned out well in the end. In the middle of it I swore off embroidery and then by the end I couldn't wait to start another project. It is en route to Boston for my monthly swap.

Lily was invited to a birthday party for a little girl on our street. Unfortunately, we couldn't go as we were off to Ephraim for a weekend of High School reunions and Scandinavian Festival. I made this little skirt and whale clip for her and thought I would show it off here. I admit, I am in love with pom pom trim. It is really a problem. I want to put it on everything. I wanted to make one for Lily for about two minutes. But then, after it took nearly a full candy bar to get her to model these few shots, I knew it would be wasted on her. She will never wear what I make! Grrrr!

Here is the back view. I did not make the silk bow. I bought a few of these at Gymboree. They must have gone to something but they were on clearance by themselves for 50 cents and I couldn't resist.

Here is my attempt at a story pose. I thought I would do a party skirt, since it was for a birthday girl. I told Lily to pretend to blow out candles. This is what I got. And this is your first peek at my new house. Behold: My Front Door. More to come. . .

7 comments:

Erin H. said...

I was wondering what you working on when you posted on facebook that you were looking for your sewing equipment. I must admit, I want you to make me something with pom poms. But even MORE then that, I want you to embroider something with those sweet little birds on it for me!!! I love love LOVE the embroidery!

Claudia said...

You are turning out to be quite the seamstress! I love the skirt (okay, I'll admit that when I saw the name, Claire, on the gift tag, my heart skipped a beat cause I thought it might be for my munchkin. Maybe someday when we move back to UT I can invite Lily to Claire's birthday party and get a beautiful Meg original?)

Steffy said...

That is so cute! I can't believe that you made it. If I ever have a girl I am going to pester you a lot!

Angi said...

Love the embroidery (I'm never embriodering for you again! it's too embarassing)
LOVE pom pom trim
Love the skirt
Can't wait to see more than the front door

PS I know you just whip up fancy things without patterns but if you tell me how you made that skirt I'll make one for Lily...maybe she'll wear it for me.

trinitylou said...

Oooh, this hat would help fuel my toddler hat addiction perfectly! Lovely!

Kate said...

This skirt is so darling. I love everything you make. I am so impressed. i love the photos of lily with the hat you gave away. Where did you take those. i would love to take pics with my kids some place like that.Lets get together when you get back from Aspen grove. We miss you

Malia said...

You amaze me with your craftiness. Adorable... the skirt, Lily and the door! Nice embroidery also. Can you please move back and inspire me? I have this crazy little thing called four kids that keep taking up my time! Oh well, maybe I need to move to Utah?