Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"Dolly" - Free Paper Dolls

January is almost here! That's the time of year that I get excited about fun and creative at-home projects. I spent hours making paper dolls with my sister, when I was a little girl.

Here is a single 8.5x11 inch sheet to print. Click on the Illustration for a full-size version and print from there. Don't stop with my designs-create more of your own with a light box or a bright window to help!

If you, or a little girl in your life, have fun with this doll leave me a comment and let me know!

Check back for more dolls soon!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Baby Treasures From Vintage Hankies

Here are four of my ready-to-wear "Hankie Dresses" that I am posting on my Etsy store.

This white and yellow dress is made from a vintage pillowcase with sweet scalloped embroidery around the hem and cute yellow gingham ribbon trim.
Size 18mo.












Aqua and orange make a fun and unexpected color scheme on this little dresses. The hanging pocket is another cute feature.
Size 18mo.












My personal favorite: a floral print dress showcasing a pretty lavender hand-crocheted lace edging. Two pockets for little treasures.
Size 3T.












A girly pink version with a delicate sheer handkerchief overlaying the bodice and three perky bows at the waist.
Size 4T.












All dresses are cotton.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mini Make-over

I just finished turning a denim skirt with a torn pocket and a stack of scraps left from three different projects into a new outfit for my little friend.

Some pictures of the final product:






































"Are we done yet?"






































Some close-ups:




























Inspiration came from a couple fun blogs with creative children's clothing!
Check out these cute make-overs:
http://lilatuellerdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/11/sewing-days.html
And these fun patterns:
http://modkidboutique.com/