Thursday, August 18, 2011

watermelon girls

We have slowly been adding to baby Gretta's wardrobe. Our latest addition is this watermelon dress with the LBB pattern {again!}. Love these little watermelon girls!

Friday, August 12, 2011

{sleeping babies}

Moo's birthday was this week - I can't believe my little girl is 3. Wow. My mother in law has a tradition of buying the granddaughters an American Girl Bitty Baby when they turn 3, and Moo has been super excited for her doll for months and months. She picked the Asian baby, and has named her "Baby Dark Gretta". We are happy to have her in the family!
Since Bug loves her Olivia so much, she wanted to make something special for Gretta. When I saw this post at Lots of Pink Here, I knew that was it! I bought the pattern from Flossie Teacakes and made the pattern a little bigger to accomidate the 15" dolls. Super easy and I love how 'finished' they look with the bias tape around the edges.
Once I had finished Gretta's, Bug decided she needed one for Olivia too. Cupcakes, of course.

I might have gotten carried away and made one for my 3 year old niece as well...

and her 1 year old sister. She'll get the doll eventually & we wouldn't want her to feel left out... okay, okay, I couldn't help myself. These flowers were just too much fun.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Short & Sweet

I have been working odd hours lately (still) and have been in a craft 'funk' because of it. I saw this great post and decided to whip one up. It was super quick & easy. Love that! I picked up some alligator clips this last week so I might be making more soon!

Moo was not horribly interested in sitting still for pictures, that girl loves to be on the move.

Monday, August 1, 2011

camera strap makeover

I made this camera strap a while back, and I didn't end up loving it. I could tell my camera apart from my sister-in-laws, but that was all I liked about it.

Enter the facelift: I picked the old one off (I just stitched it at the ends to keep it on) and made a simple cover from some leftover DS dots from Mr's quilt. It's still not quite right, although I do loke it much better. I think maybe some batting or interfacing would be nice to pad it some, so maybe you'll see round three in the near future. For now I'm just lovin' the dots!