Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Outfits

So glad Christmas is over and done with! I have been doin nothin but sewing the last 2 weeks here's some of what I have been up to:

All you see here was made by yours truly (except the white dress shirt). Here's some close ups.

 I used the same pattern for the girls dresses, but I wanted to still make them look somewhat different so for Ellie's dress I added a sleeve with a flounce and ribbon to the rosettes.

I wanted Ryne's to look a little more sophisticated, more "grown up", so I did the straight lace sleeve from the pattern, but stead of adding trim I used the scallop that was already on the lace. I also added pearls to the center of the rosettes to bring it all together. 

I did a royal blue velvet vest, pin stripe pants and bow tie for my son. I didn't have a pattern for the pants so I took a pair of his that I new fit pretty good except the length and used it as a pattern, just added about 2 inchs of length. 

I was very pleased how they turned out, they all got many compliments on their outfits. I think the best part was that I only spent around $2 on a zipper for Ellie's dress, all the fabric was given to me over the years. 

I apologize for the pictures they were taken after church on Sunday, all my kids could think about was getting in the house and opening the rest of their presents! I will try and get better ones and update this later.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

It has been a crazy month with boutiques and getting ready for Christmas! I decided at the beginning the month that I was going to make most of the kids Christmas presents this year, yeah I totally should have decided on that a looooong time ago! Yesterday I realized (thanks to my sons count down chain) I only have 12 days till Christmas, and of course today makes 11 HOLY CRAP 11 days, I am no were near ready! I have been a very busy bee workin on lots of things just not the kids things, here are some pretties  I have been workin on;

I just love crocheted ornaments, they have such an old world look to them, they are simple but elegant. When I got married my mom gave me my first set of crocheted ornaments a set of Angels they are still to this day my favorite ones, even though she sends new ones every year! I have lot's of things to blog about just not enough time, but I will do my best. 

p.s. these ornaments are available in my etsy shop!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Trunk Show

If your local come check out this trunk show Kit'n Kaboodle Kids a long with other awesome crafters will be there!