Thursday, July 14, 2011

Re-upholstering My Parent's Trailer

I have been busy this week, working on re-upholstering my parent's trailer as a surprise for them! They purchased an OLD...really really OLD trailer and have been working on redoing the ceiling, floors, etc. When I asked them about re-upholstering, they said they weren't going to worry about it. I thought to myself, well....I think that is something I could do! Then my sister in law approached me about us doing it for them and I was way excited! We went and picked out the fabric and it was 50% OFF at Joann's, so we definitely lucked out that way! We are going to a family reunion this weekend and we wanted to just jump in and hang curtains, put up the valances, and put the seat covers on! I will for sure take some pictures and show you what we did!
Some of you might be wondering...should you be posting this if it is going to be a surprise!? Well....I can post this on here, because:
A. My mom never checks blogs and
B. They went up a day early!
Anyways, I will let you know how it goes! I can't wait to show you all Pictures! :) Hope you all have a great weekend out there in Blogland!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Black N White Damask Dress and Shoes with Yellow Flower Accents

This is the dress I made for my daughter's 1st Birthday! We did a Queen Bee theme and I thought this dress was perfect!

I did smocking on the top of the dress and on the sleeves!

I cut out all the petals and for the yellow flower on the dress and the one in her hair! Then I added 3 little pearls to finish off the center!

The shoes are little ballet flats with ribbon ties to wrap around! I used a little bit of elastic to keep them a little bit more snug on her cute little feet!

I also made little yellow flowers to add to the shoes.

Here is the view from the back!

So there you go! This was one of my favorite projects and I thought it turned out perfect! I will be posting the shoes on my Etsy Shop today as well!
Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Troubles Posting Pictures!

Yesterday I wanted to post pictures of my newest dress on Etsy, but I don't know if it was Blogger or my computer, but it was struggling and we had such a busy weekend, so I will get them posted on Monday!
I wanted to share real quickly about how amazing the women of our community are! One of my neighbors was recently diagnosed with cancer and is struggling with the costs of her medical bills! A group of women got together, friends and neighbors, to put together a group of fundraising events to help with the costs. This weekend was the first of many. We did a yard sale. We had far more donations than we thought we would receive and raised more than double of what we had anticipated. These women have families and sacrificed so much to spend endless hours helping with all the details of the yard sale! What amazing examples of service! If you would like to know more about the upcoming events visit the blog they have set up to let people know about the fundraisers. Please feel free to visit!


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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

I needed something for my sweet little girl for the 4th this year and didn't want some generic Tshirt from Old Navy. I had seen this tutorial on making a bandana dress and decided that is what I was going to make her! I thought it turned out SUPER CUTE! It was her own little maxi dress!

Hopefully she will grow an inch or two so I don't have to worry about her stepping on it any more!

Check out those CHEEKS! and that double chin...gotta LOVE it!

Hope you all had a great long weekend! :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer Fun Dress!

I made this dress for my niece Brianna! She actually picked out the fabric for this dress and requested that it looked similar to a Maxi style dress I have...isn't that cute!? :) It has a tie around the neck and mine was actually made of a knit, but we did some shirring on the top to give the material a stretchy look and feel!

We added the blue material in to have the strap stand out and match the bottom ruffle!

Her Mom took these pictures for me and said that she DID NOT want to take off her dress off! That is always a good sign! It is great for summer, because it is cool and flows and it so stylish for those sweet little girls!
Thanks for the Inspiration Bri! Love you!