“What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. So what if the eggs are greasy or the toast is burned? Don’t let fear of failure discourage you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pinwheel Party Quilt Blocks Began

I have had my fabric for the pinwheel party since it began, I just didn't cut into it until yesterday. I cut out all the blocks and sashing, now they just need to be pieced together.  That will have to wait until next week though as my machine is getting serviced this week.

I the meantime, I will probably cut out the fabric for Amanda Jeans quilt-a-long.  And start focusing on the family craft day Jessica and I are planning.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Dresses for the Wedding

My husbands little brother got married this past weekend in San Diego.  It was such a nice getaway and I am so glad we got to go.  I made dresses for my girls to wear not realizing they would coordinate as well as they do.  In fact, Bella's dress is the same fabric as the bridesmaids, which was a coincidence.  I was surfing the internet and found Bella's dress on mini boden.  I hadn't really drafted a pattern from scratch before and am pleased with my first go at it.  The top is gathered.  There is a keyhole in the back along with a tie.  Sophie is wearing a basic pillowcase dress with a big satin sash instead of a ribbon.  I found a similar dress on Garnet Hill but couldn't justify the price tag for such a simple dress.  Her dress has big flowers appliqued on it.  They are the same swiss dot as the material, the edges are serged in hot pink with hot pink satin centers.  I didn't have any close ups, somehow I spent a lot of time visiting with my SIL, instead of snapping away.  She made the bridesmaid dresses by the way.