Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crafting Along with needle and thREAD



I decided to try something a little different with a square neckline for Bunny's newest dress.


I just love what a couple of clearanced fat quarters and a half priced remnant can turn into.



Total cost of this dress was about $2.50.


Bunny's cute little smile when she asks, "Mama make dat?"

Priceless!




I wonder what this sweet print will turn into...


With bunnies, birdies, bees, and squirrels, it is sure to be interesting!
In our family, we give the babies little nicknames.. like Bunny and Squirrely.  My sister's two little girls just happen to be .. Birdy and YEP, Bee!!  So we were a little giddy to find this print at Etsy for $4 a yard.. my mama (the nana) bought all 9.5 yards!



What am I reading?
All sorts of birthing books...



30 comments:

  1. Adorable little dress! Can't wait to see what you make with the other fabric....how far along are you now?

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    1. I am 30.5 (the .5 counts ya know lol)weeks, due around July 2nd. I went a week over edd with Bunny so I am saying "sometime early to mid July"

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  2. Adorable dress. And I LOVE sewing on a budget. Nicely done, thrifty mama.

    And your fabric haul is just precious!

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  3. We are due at almost exactly the same time! And yes, the .5 counts! Beautiful dress!

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  4. That is a precious, and simply sweet dress! My baby girl is all grown up and married, now. But I'll post some very comfy wrap pants that I made for her, when I get a moment, because I need to make myself a pair, now!

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    1. Oh the pants sound great! I hope I catch that blog post!

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  5. I love the dress! You can make something really interesting when you mix fabrics - and often surprise yourself at the pleasing result. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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  6. That dress is so beautiful! A perfect little girl dress, and it's so versatile - if it's cold she can just wear a long-sleeved T-shirt under! I'm curious to see what you'll make out of the other print

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    1. I have my comments set to "moderated" :)

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  7. Gosh! I'm always looking for ideas for fat quarters. I've got a whole lot that I thought would be quilts, but never will be... hmmm.

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  8. Isn't she precious, I love the dress to She has every reason to be proud. Her mommy did an amazing job, well done!

    I still have some of the cute outfits that I made for my daughter, when she was about the same age.

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  9. I love the dress. And what a great use for fat quarters :)
    The fabric is adorable! The little critters are precious.

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  10. Amazing value - what a dress - what a great 'cost' for materials!!

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  11. The dress is lovely! I just had to smile when I saw your book choice. I have an older copy of Heart and Hands on my bookshelf. :)

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  12. I really like this dress....wish i had a clue on how to sew :)

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  13. Oh cute fabric! Makes me want to sew!:)

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  14. wow, what a beautiful little dress and amazing that you made it for $2.50! The fabric is gorgeous too

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  15. Love the little dress! The bunny fabric is so cute too!
    Ah, birth books.... I read hypnobirthing before my third baby was born and I had the best birth of all of them! Enjoy!

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  16. You are very clever. The dress and your little one are adorable. I wish my little girl would still let me dress her but she is 18 now and has very firm ideas on how she should look!!!

    Cheers,
    Karen.

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  17. what an adorable dress!! and I can't wait to see what you turn that cute print into!!

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  18. Love the dress! And I might try to pick up a copy of that book, too.
    Mia

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  19. Adorable dress and she is quite precious!! Thanks for commenting on my blog too!

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  20. So many cute dresses are to be made with this lovely fabric!

    I love the neckline of the red dress :)

    Tell me more about that book! Please!

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    1. The book: It is a very basic guide for midwives. With having an upcoming homebirth, I find it a source of good info on how the body works, homeopathics and herbs, etc.

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  21. What an awesome $2.50 dress, I love thrifty sewing!

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  22. So cute. I love when they get excited for us. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. I'm following.

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  23. Love your blog, thanks for sharing!

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