Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This is some more of that great corduroy fabric. I've had this pattern all summer - I was just waiting for the girl to stop growing so I'd know what size to make it! The bodice is completely lined, so there's no itchy parts, but the ties are my favorite part!! A headband is coming up next.
Posted by Tracy A. at 8:32 PM
At Christmas, we bring our beloved lab, Dan, to the local retirement home and visit with the "inmates". The kids' bring them goodie bags and Dan gets lots of love. I found a picture of a Chihuahua wearing a crocheted jingle collar and just knew Dan would have to wear one this year.
Posted by Tracy A. at 11:13 AM
Monday, August 25, 2008
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Friday, August 22, 2008
I made this little dress for some friends. They're expecting their first in only a few weeks. It was the first time I'd incorporated beads with the smocking, but I was extremely pleased with the way it turned out. Although a bit tedious, the results were well worth it! Be sure to click on the image for a close-up!
Posted by Tracy A. at 9:11 PM
In addition to crafting, roses are my hobby. They're a lot of work, but no store-bought bouquet compares to a display of fragrant blooms brought in straight from the backyard. This GIANT pink bouquet is from some of my Princess Diana bushes. The blooms are so large, you can see they dwarf that big pack of gum.
Posted by Tracy A. at 9:02 PM
I'm not the only one who loves crafting! My 5 year-old daughter has the bug, too. She's been working on this butterfly and her talent is obvious!
I forgot to add that this embroidery pattern was one I found in the box from Aunt Patti. See, I told you we'd put it to good use!!
Posted by Tracy A. at 8:45 PM
I've had this fabric for about 3 years. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it - I just didn't know what to do with it! It's got turquoise and white embroidered daisies all over it... when I found the tutorial for the messenger bag on Crafter.com, I know just which fabric to use! It's fully lined - and it's going to my sister-in-law for her birthday. Shh!!
Posted by Tracy A. at 8:31 PM
I made this outfit for my daughter's dance teacher. She had a baby only weeks before the recital and still managed to pull it off! The dress is the "Frannie Baby" pattern by Children's Corner. The fabric is a fabulous eyelet with purple flowers. I used grosgrain for the ties. I added matching accessories because no outfit is complete without matching shoes!
Posted by Tracy A. at 8:20 PM