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Monday, May 16, 2011

Some last Minute Sewing

We're off to find sunshine tomorrow morning!  Yay!  It's been so cold here that we actually fired up the wood stove yesterday and today.  I had many sewing projects planned last week, but the stomach bug I had the pleasure of spending many days with changed all of that.  I did manage to get the Mei tai baby carrier finished for my sister-in-law's baby shower.  It came out great, I modeled it for Greg with a doll (why I didn't take pictures is a mystery), I'll have to post pics later when it's on my brother holding my new little niece or nephew.
I've accepted the fact that I won't get everything done before the trip, but here is a little peak at what I have managed to get done.
This fabulous skirt Molly scored last weekend second hand when she was visiting friends in New Hampshire.  She's obsessed with the color turquoise right now and she loves wrap skirts so it was really perfect for her.
The Mexican sugar skull is my own handy work, I mentioned that I thought what the skirt could use was a little embroidery and this is what she requested.  I've really enjoyed doing some embroidery lately, it's a very slow mellow little project.

This skirt I made for myself, I didn't use a pattern just took some measurements and then tweaked it a little till I got what I was looking for.  I wore this to the baby shower on Saturday and got many compliments.

How bout these!  Can't wait to get a picture of them in use.  I found this blue pin striped seer sucker fabric and knew that Corey needed a little pair of beach pants from it.  I can see him collecting shells and fossils now.  Don't have a pattern here either, just did a quick trace of some sweatpants.
That's about it for now.  I'm off to finish packing, and maybe try to get one more project finished (I'm an addict what can I say).  I'll try to post picture of our trip through out the week.  Hope that you all are having fun and getting some sunshine!


  1. I love your creations. Hope you have a nice time away. Obvioulsy you are heading somewhere a bit warmer. Jacinta

  2. Gorgeous skirts! And those pants are the cutest! Good luck finalizing preparations for your trip and have a lovely time :-)

  3. I am always obsessed with turquoise, and embroidery. That's a great skirt!
    Hope you feel well and enjoy your sun!

  4. Love the new clothes and the embroidery! Have a terrific vacation, Angie. I'm looking forward to pictures!

  5. I love the sugar skull and new new skirt for you! Just darling.

  6. Super jealous of your embroidery skills! :) And, love the skirt you made for you - so cute! Man, I need to learn to sew.

  7. That embroidery is awesome!! Great job :)

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