Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #94

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #94

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #93

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #93

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pink Lace for Easter

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Well, a few days after Easter and I’m finally getting around to posting this. 

It’s my Easter dress!

Pink all over lace dress for Easter.

I used that over all lace fabric I bought as SAS (see A Quick and Pink Craft Haul).  I wanted something pink and floral this year and while thinking about that I got the idea to use lace.

Ribbon roses on neckline of an Easter dress.

I made little roses from ribbon to decorate the neckline.  It took a while because not only did I have to make each one by hand, but I also had to re-learn how to do it.  It’s been a while since I last made them. 

Funny thing is that the last time I made ribbon roses was also for an Easter dress (see Time for Some Catching Up).  Actually a lot of the design for this dress was inspired by that dress.

I added little faux pearl beads to the center of each rose for an added touch.

Ribbon at the waist on a pretty pink dress.

I used a wide ribbon the same color as the roses as a sash around the waist.

Short sleeves on a pretty pink dress.

The “sleeves” are made solely from the lace, so they have a sheer appearance.  I originally wanted to make a section on the front of the bodice with just the lace, but I thought that might be a tad too revealing.  Not to mention too complicated and time consuming to complete in such a short time frame.

Ribbon and lace on a pink dress.

Instead of hemming the edge of the lace of the skirt, I added ribbon to finish it.  It helps to balance out the top.  It wasn’t exactly the easiest thing I’ve ever sewn.  Those who sew lace and netting a lot would understand.  And I think I would recommend using clips instead of sewing pins.  The pins mostly got in my way and snag the ribbon.

Now for the accessories, because why make a pretty dress without completing the outfit?

Beautiful flower head band for Easter.

I made a pretty headband using the pink and white flowers I bought from SAS.  I actually had to make it twice.  The first time it looked pretty, but I realized it didn’t look as pretty on my head which is necessary for a “head” band.  So I took it apart and put it back together again.

Simple and pretty pearl necklace.

I also made a necklace of faux glass pearls to help tie in the headband and stuff.  I bought these pearls ages ago at Joann.  Makes for a simple yet pretty necklace that I can wear with just about anything, super plus.

Pretty pink purse to match a pretty dress.

Since I bought a ton of fabric, I whipped up a matching purse too.  It’s simple little bag with a flap, similar to several I’ve done before.  The flap closes with Velcro.  I normally use snaps, but I was lazy this time.  It’s so much faster to use Velcro, at least when you use a sewing machine.  I made a larger ribbon rose to finish the bag.

Ribbon rose shoe clips to match a pink Easter dress.

Speaking of larger ribbon roses, I made a pair of them to make the final accessory, shoe clips.  Because my cute white shoes needed a little something to tie them in with the rest of the outfit.  I made them just like the shoe clips I made last year (see Lace Rosette Shoe Clips with a Twist and Tutorial).  A simple and cute way to finish off a pretty pink outfit.

Here’s the updated list:

  • Dress
  • Accessories
  • Jeans
  • Baby
  • Little dress

Two down, three more to go.  I’m running late with the next two, but I should have them up soon.  Look forward to it.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #92

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #92

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

A Quick and Pink Craft Haul

To prepare to tackle some of the projects on my current craft list, I needed to make a quick trip to the craft store. 

Specially to SAS, mainly because I noticed they were having a clearance sale.  :) I was just going to buy some lace and some basic sewing items.

A very pink craft shopping haul.

But I came back with all of this.

Pink allover lace fabric.

This beautiful allover lace knit material, $2 less per yard.  It is perfect for one particular project.

Lots of pink ribbon.

To go with the lace, I bought ribbon in two different widths and thread.  Don’t worry, they don’t look it in the photos, but the colors match nicely.

Pretty roses and other fabric flowers.

I also got some matching roses and some bunches of white flowers just because.

Cute and cheap faux pearl beads.

I found some baggies of small faux pearls for 99 cents, in white and pink.  Great for embellishing clothing and for doll pieces.

Pink fold over elastic.  Good for hair ties.

And they had fold over elastic for 75 cents a yard.  Yep, the same elastic used for those hair ties that sell in stores for about $3 for a pack of 6 ties.

Pretty pink floral print fabric.

In addition to the lace, I bought this pink floral print simply because it was cute and half price.  Thank you clearance sale.

Tiny snaps, good for doll clothes.

I made sure to pick up a pack of tiny snaps.  With all the dolls clothes I’ve been making, I keep on running out of snaps.

A very pink craft shopping haul.

And I grabbed some glue gun sticks.  They sell large one for about 15 cents each.

I think I did pretty well this trip about not buying a ton of extra stuff, but who knows what will happen next time.  For now I just need to get cracking on my next craft project.  Look forward to it!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #91

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #90

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Up to Forty

Craft Project List #40Almost immediately after finishing my last craft list, here’s another one for a good reason too.  I’m got a time deadline.  So here it is:

Craft Project List #40

  • Dress
  • Accessories
  • Jeans
  • Baby
  • Little dress

Most of it needs to be completed in less than two weeks!!  Better get cracking.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #90

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #90

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

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