It was supposed to be my 4th of July dress, but since we left for a nearly 2-week vacation on the 5th of July, I spent the 4th doing laundry, packing and cleaning instead of watching the parade, eating barbecue and blowing things up.
I probably would have dripped barbecue sauce all over it, anyway. So it was for the best. Sour grapes!
The inspiration for this dress came from The Sew Weekly's Make This Look:
I thought it was so adorable and I kept thinking about it until I finally broke down and dragged my kids to the fabric shop to get pick up Simplicity 2180 and some fabric. The quality of the gingham at the fabric shop I go to was not great, but I did find this lovely pattern from Robert Kaufman's Way Out West collection that had the same color and feel I was going for.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
You've seen these here before, and I'm sure you'll see them again! Felted ring bowls are one of my favorite gifts to make for a new bride and groom. In case you missed it, (because it happened before Pinterest was around!) I did a tutorial for these little bowls over on the Felt-o-rama blog.