Monday, January 4, 2010

A Little House, Space Ships, and Red Corduroy!

I am happy to report that I got some (fairly) adequate stitchy time in over the weekend! This is where LHN's Poinsettia House stands to date:

I made it out to JoAnns yesterday to pick up the 3865 DMC I had run out of. No one seemed to notice on my last post that the last row of snow on the rooftop was only half cross stitches! But I've replenished my supply so all is well.

I promised some pictures of my recent sewing adventures in my last entry. So here goes.

This is the library book bag I made for Cuddle Bug using this tutorial.

He picked the fabric out himself and I think he did well! I made the library card pocket on the front extra deep so his card would fit deeply in it and wouldn't fall out when he bends over. I call this one a success! He loves to take it to the library and fill it with new books. And Daddy got a hook to hang it in his bedroom so all his library books would be tucked away there instead of getting mingled in with his huge personal library!

Now despite the fact that I make an effort to not post pics of the bugs on my blog - because I'm a crazy neurotic mother - I can't bring myself to crop off LadyBug's face on this picture to show off the dress I made for her to wear to the family Christmas Eve gathering. So for your viewing pleasure....

It's red corduroy - soft and comfy. This was my first time sewing in a zipper and I would call it a good first go! Next time I know what I would do differently. And check out those butt ruffles! I added those myself since the pattern didn't have them. I absolutely love how this dress turned out! And I made it a little bit bigger so hopefully it will still fit for Valentine's Day :)

I hope everyone else had a great weekend! Happy stitchy wishes to you all!


staci said...

Wonderful stitching progress on Poinsettia House.

Love the library bag you made...and how handy the card pocket on the front is! And LadyBug's dress is darling (as is the little Lady herself!) Congrats on your sewing successes!

PS. I'm neurotic about posting images of my kids too...that's why they're always faceless, lol ;)

BeckySC said...

Your progress is great so far, Kim :)

OOOH, LAdybug is such a cutie :) I love her dress :)


valerie said...

Great progress on your LHN.

Cute library bag the red dress for Ladybug! The ruffles are adorable!

Ranae said...

Ah! Love the library bag with the extra pocket for the card, you can tell the bug is standing tall and proud with it.
The other little bug is adorable in her red dress.
You have two awesome finishes there and soon Poinsettia House will be finished too.
I don't think you can be too neurotic in this time and age, too many goofballs out there

Harmien said...

Definitely waaay too cute to have her face cut off...LOL!! That adorable, slightly mischievous little smile just makes me grin! Looks like you new creations are a hit all round!!

Sally said...

Oooh I love your start on Poinsetta House. it's gorgeous.

Love Ladybugs' dress:)and Cuddle Bugs bag is lovely. I bet he loves it.

Blu said...

Lovely stitching on Poinsettia House.
Love the cute red dress!

Daffycat said...

Mmmm, I just love the colors in PH! Beautiful stitching, Kim!

Julie M said...

What a cutie patootie! Love the dress and Poinsettia House is beautiful!

Michele said...

Ladybug is just toooo sweet and the dress you made her is awesome! You are becoming the sewing goddess :)

The library bag is such a clever idea .. wish I'd had that bag when my boys were younger.

Lovely start on Poinsetta House ... Have to go find that one in my stash! lol

Catherine said...

Your Pointsettia House is looking great.

Love the library bag and the dress is incredible!! Thanks for sharing!

DebbieSFL said...

Great sewing projects and the cute!!! I have been itching to get to my machine lately--haven't sewn in quite a while.

Beatrice said...

Wow such talent!!!
the sewing is stunning.
What a sweetie in that cute little dress!
Great stitching too..the house looks wonderful!

linenstitcher2 said...

My, have you ever been busy!! Love your sewing finishes. The library bag is a great idea, and I hope it gets great use. And that dress is fabulous, especially when it's modeled by such a beautiful girl!!

Kathy said...

Poinsettia House is coming along nicely.

Your sewing projects turned out great. Such a cute jumper for Lady Bug. She is such a cutie.

Vonna said...

What a nice bag for library! We have those here at this house too :)
And Ladybug in her sweet dress is darling! The ruffles are perfect! Go girl!
And look at PH...looks GREAT!

Carol said...

Oh, what a dear little daughter you have, Kim (and the dress is darling, too!).

And, yay, your son loves the library! As a librarian, I love seeing kids who are library lovers from a young age--it really does make a difference... Now with his cute bag, he is going to want to go there even more often--just perfect :)

Suzanne said...

Your daughter is just the cutest. Thank you for sharing this photo.

I love the bag and the dress you made, very talented.

Sharon said...

A woman of many talents-love the bag and the dress is adorable! I am hopeless when it comes to sewing-and no patience either!

Cindy said...

Your little one is so adorable :)
Love the dress that you have made for her, its beautiful!