Saturday, October 11, 2008

too nice

This lovely package arrived in the mail this week from Kellie....thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! It is a gorgeous smock and monkey (plus watercolour paints) which Ashley just loves. The smock is too nice to use but I don't think my chances of talking Ash out of using it are very good. I've always admired Kellie's pretty designs and I have to say that they look even better in person. The detail, colours and fabric choices are just perfect.

My favourite part is this little bird.......thanks Kellie!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

summer dress

I ventured into Spotlight the other day to have a look at some overlockers. After making Ashley's skirt a few weeks ago I thought I would try making her a dress as well and started to research a little on overlockers. I have no idea about these machines and haven't even used one before so any bits of advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

As I walked through the store, the top fabric in blue pictured above caught my eye. It looks very much like the bottom fabric in pinks which is a Liberty print I love and purchased a tiny amount of and haven't yet used. Is it just me or do they look very similar? The blue print came at a bargain price of $6.99 so I thought it would be perfect for a summer dress.....

This pattern is from here and is called the simple servant frock. A nice and simple pattern for a beginner like me.

....and I'm happy because Ashley likes it!