Friday, July 18, 2014

Simple strap dress

A third summer dress for this year's collection using the simple strap dress tutorial from Sew Hip Mama

This one turned out to be slightly large, but it will surely fit my daughter next year. She loved the star fish on this one.

Have a merry day!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer skirt

A skirt is next on the list for this summer collection. It is simple enough to make, but have a look at this tutorial if you need some help: Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

Elastics are wonderful, aren't they?

Have a sunny day!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer dress - peasant style

Summer is here and I have whipped up some dresses for my little girl. I do not have much experience in dress making, so I thought I would keep it simple to start with. The peasant dress came to mind.

I used a dress that my daughter already had, found the measurements and cut accordingly. Based on some tips found online, I used elastics on the sleeves and around the neck and added a little extra at the hem line. A finishing touch: a little blue bow to match the little flowers on the dress fabric.

For some reason finger expression was important for this photo shoot...

Have a lovely day!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tea Party Quilt - Finished

It is finished at last. This one has hung on my design wall for quite some time and my daughter would ask daily when her quilt would be finished as her dollies were very eager for a tea party.

I am still admiring the effect of the little light squares. Final measurement is 48" squared.

A close-up of the front. I like how the quilting turned out. I purchased a loftier batting and it felt a bit different to quilt, but it is nicer to sit on.

Here is the quilt back. I would say this quilt is reversible. It is like pick-nicking in a field of flowers, don't you think?

A close-up of the back.

A last finishing touch.

Doesn't this look inviting? It did not take long before big brother joined in on the fun!

Have a delightful day!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Tea Party Quilt for My Little Girl - a Quilt Top

Here are the blocks all assembled - high cuteness factor alert.

My daughter loved it!

A close-up of the quilt top. I like how the small light fabric squares stand out.

Here is the quilt back. I used left-over fabrics to make the diamond shapes within the bed sheet floral print.

A close-up of the diamond that I put together by merging the half square triangle technique and the strip quilt block. Perhaps another tutorial is in order?

Now on to quilting.

Have a girly day!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tea Party Quilt for My Little Girl

Last year I made a bed quilt for my little girl - aka the Sweet Bee Quilt. I am pretty proud of this one, based on Oh Fransson's design.

I was prepared for the fact that this quilt would be used for making forts and being dragged on the floor, but with time I noticed that the quilt spent more time on the floor than on the bed. So I decided a second smaller quilt was in order when hosting tea parties for dollies and bears. I loved the Penny Patch Quilt that Rachel at Stitched in Color did. There is a Quilt Along for those interested.

I used some of the fabrics from the original Sweet Bee Quilt and added some neutrals and flowered bed linen.

Here are the squares ready for assembly. I ended up adding some white to lighten it up. Next up - quilt top.

Have a lovely day!


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Happy 17th of May!

Hipp hipp hurraaaaa! Today is the Norwegian National Day which is celebrated in Norway and wherever Norwegian expats are living with children's parades, rather than military ones like in other countries. What better way to celebrate your country than showcasing your best assets, namely your children!

Note the traditional costumes, which indicate your place of origin.

Ha en flott dag! (Have a lovely day!)