Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In Other News...

....besides vacation! Today i re-fashioned/purposed a old dress for Avery into a pinafore for 'prairie days'...something i am going to do with her over the next few weeks. I was trying to figure out what i was going to use and then i came across this old dress, that was just a little too small for her.
It was already on my sewing table, because i planned on making it into a skirt for her. So i just got out the sewing scissors and cut a straight line as best i could. No marking, no measuring...i just eyeballed it.
I quickly hemmed the now raw edges and she looked adorable. And as a bonus, because it was lined she can wear it either way, but i think she is partial to the layered look she is showing off here.
These pretty things were in my mail today. I recently won a contest on Red Pepper Quilt Blog. Rita was so nice to give these Flea Market Fancy blocks away, they are 10 inches square. I already have them laid out on my floor, as Avery and i contemplate how they are all arranged at the moment. I hope i can do them justice. If you love quilts you should check out her blog, she makes beautiful quilts, and fast. Thank you so much Rita, it was a thrill to win!
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3 comments:

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Hi Leslie, So happy to see these fabrics made it to the other side of the world ok. I was starting to get a little worried about their delivery! I love the pinafore you refashioned from a dress for your daughter. Cute! My sewing abilities don't stretch far beyond quilts!

Rita

MaryMary said...

Oh yay--how fun to win a contest! Love the pics of Avery and the prairie pinafore. Laura Ingalls would be so envious but I know Avery would never flaunt it like mean ole Nelly would.

Brown Family Blog said...

Pretty girl!

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