Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Best Co-workers

I have the best co-workers. Instead of decorating my birthday cubicle with the usual paper cut-out stuff, they used fabric fat-quarters to make a banner so I can take it home and make cute stuff with it! Aren't they so thoughtful and clever? I'm so lucky.
And check out the cool card Lori made for me. She's a fellow illustrator and she's so very talented! Pin It

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Prego Photo Update

Time for some more pregnancy photos! So although some of these look like I'm shrinking and growing, they are in order by date, really. Sometimes it's just what I'm wearing and sometimes, well I don't know. Thanks again to the amazing Casey for taking my photos! His baby is due tomorrow.
Week 20:
Week 21:Week 22:Week 23:Week 24:Week 25:

Week 26:

Week 27:(skipped a couple weeks)

Week 30:

Pin It

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Striped Ruffle Skirt

Here's a little stripey skirt I finished last weekend. I may have gone a little too wide with the ruffles, but I was making it up as I went. I got this fabric on sale a while ago and finally decided what to do with it. I'm guessing this is a size 9-12 month. Pin It

Friday, July 10, 2009

Baby Carrier Canopy

You've probably seen these around, and I decided I need one since I will be carting my baby around in the fall and winter. It offers some protection from cold and wind, as well as light (if the baby is sleeping). Unlike a blanket, this attaches to the baby carrier with velcro straps and leaves the handle free for grabbing. You can just fold the cover back to reveal your baby. Isn't this fabric just gorgeous?
Here you can see the dark redish burgundy I used for the back side.
Here's a close-up of the straps. They are velcro straps and are double stitched for long lasting usage.
This particular canopy, though I adore the print, clashes with my orange and slate colored baby carrier, and we can't have that now, can we? I just couldn't resist that fabric though, I think it's so beautiful! Does anyone know the designer? I forgot to look when I bought it. Anyway, I will be selling this one-- $30 if you are interested. It will be listed soon on my Etsy shop, or you can just contact me and skip the middle man if you are interested. Did I mention that it's machine washable? The fabric has been pre-washed and pre-shrunk. I think that's a must.

Now I've just got to find the right fabric for my own canopy...

UPDATE: Thanks to my mother-in-law I now know the maker of the fabric! It is Art Gallery and they have many wonderful fabrics! If you click on the link you can see some of their upcoming releases.
Pin It

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Baby Dresses

Here are 2 more baby dresses I made. The first one was inspired by a former neighbor gal who had a lemon skirt that she wore with a plum top. I thought it was real cute, so when I saw this fabric, I decided to pair it with plum trim. I wish I had made the bottom trim wider, but aside from that I'm happy with it.

This next one was inspired by this photo of Halle Berry.
Pin It