Monday, April 23, 2012

Pillows for a Princess

SO, mommy had some fun making pillows!  This is a sneak peak of Little Jo's new room decor.  I will get a picture soon of her finished look.

 Can I just say I love RUFFLES!

 Here is my ornery princess enjoying her new pillows...

 She is way too much like her momma...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Tips and Tricks

 My daughter is getting taller by the minute, and keeping her clothed is a challenge!  I like long shorts for her so that she can run and jump and climb with comfort and modesty!  And since I don't like paying full price for anything, I picked up these boy's pants and cut them off to the desired length.  I hemmed them and then, just so they would look more girly, I used this iron-on that I had at home to jazz them up a little.

I also found these blue sweatpants (girl's this time) and cut them off.  I didn't sew a hem but I sewed about 1/4 inch from the edge.  After I washed them, they kind of curled up a little, but they won't fray. 

I had some fun making these jumbo flowers!  Just a strip of fabric folded, ironed, and gathered on the sewing machine, then wrapped into shape and hot glued onto a piece of felt.

A little dress I found for the little lady that was too big on top but would be perfect in length.  I often get a size or two bigger just for length and then sew up the straps.  But this time I didn't need to sew!  Just knotted!
(BTW all these items, except flowers, were found at that place)