Thursday, October 30, 2008

Theme Thursday - Create

I tried all week to think of something I could create with my photography - it just didn't happen. I tried my hand at a bit of creative photoshopping but that doesn't come easily for me. So I did what did come easy for me - I created something with my sewing machine :)
First I finished my pair of wool mitten/warmers from cut up old wool sweaters. They are lined with fleece and are the warmest things ever- I probably won't need them here in CA, but they are oh so cute!

Then I made a pair of little baby shoes. Since I needed them to match something I took a dress I bought from The Children's Place recently and added some fabric flower appliques and buttons. A matching hat would be cute too - perhaps later. The dress alone was simply too plain but it was on clearance and I knew I could add something to the skirt to liven it up!
I love the way this turned out :)
Here is the plain dress -

And here it is dolled up -

And the little shoes. Well actually just one shoe. I still have to finish the second one :0)

I bought the mary jane shoe pattern from THIS etsy shop. They took a bit of time but I learned a lot of adjustments I want to do for next time. I want to add interfacing to make the shoes hold their shape better, and an elastic strap across the top to hold them on her little foot better. I also want to add peice of that stiff stuff you can add to hat brims, I can't think of the name of it right now, to the sole of the foot. It is flexible but stiff enough to help it keep it's shape.


Stacy said...

I love the projects you got done! Those gloves look so nice and warm - great job! That dress is just darling, too. Isn't it fun to sew for a girl?? :)

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness Beth, you are soooo talented !! I just love the little shoe !!

Heather said...

CUTE dress! What a good idea to dress it up!