Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday Market

Its a beautiful day here and my garden is starting to grow! Though my pumpkins aren't taking well to the current heat wave - I hope the nights are cool enough for them to survive. The girls are loving being able to see the strawberry flowers, watching the carrots and onions start to peek out of the dirt. Hopefully in the next few weeks, we will have a full-blown vegetable garden growing! If anything will be edible is a whole other issue. :-)

I have had several projects going on at once and of course there is never enough time in the day. Even though we have been home for nearly two months now - somehow there are still boxes left to be unpacked. 6 months gone somehow created so much extra stuff that doesn't fit in the house anymore. Unpacked 2 more boxes today - yea for me! Now if I could find someone who was willing to clean my house and cook for me so I could just work on sewing and bows, my life would be so much easier. But as it is, house-cleaning and meal-making and kiddo-wrangling tend to prevent me from getting as much sewing done as I would like. So I don't have much to show for the past few weeks of work.

My sister has some friends who are expecting their first little one in a few weeks. They know its a boy, name yet undecided or at least a secret (always a good idea in my opinion) and the hubby is really into sports. So I have created a cute little appliqued onesie and matching burp cloth. Its made with a super soft and yet fairly thin flannel. I have enough fabric left that I plan on making a similar set to list in my Etsy shop hopefully soon. My sister-in-law is also having a baby boy later this summer - her set will involve frogs. Fabric is on its way!


I also finished a lovely twirl dress that I had intended to sell in my Etsy shop - but my youngest loved it so much that I have decided to keep this one and will make a few more for my shop, later. Its on the to-do list, the very, very long to-do list. The ruffled capri pants don't fit her though, my poor girl has such a buddah belly that we can't get them snapped! So I plan on making an appliqued shirt to match the ruffled capri pants (they are upcycled from a pair of soft cordoroy pants) and those will be listed - another thing to add to the list!



I did finish up a gorgeous fabric flower bow to match this dress. This bow is listed in my Etsy shop and I think it turned out lovely. It will match any other dress or top I make using the Ginger Blossom line of fabric, including the twirl dress and the coming soon appliqued top and ruffled capri. They can even be worn by adults!


Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a great day! Enjoy the sunshine those of you who have it! :-)


Nicki and Mathis said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day!! This dress is adorable!