Thursday, November 08, 2007

Show and Tell Friday (11/09)

Welcome to "Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

I got some more sewing done this past week. I am so proud of myself. :D Sweet E had a jumper that I really liked so I made my own pattern from it and made her two jumpers out of some fabric I found in the clearance section at JoAnn's. Pictures are not the greatest, but you get the idea. The dark brown is a corduroy with embroidery and the other is a twill with pink plaid flowers. I really like how they turned out. Next time I will lower the neckline. Gotta lover her pink boots!


I also got some more sewing done for myself. It's a terrible picture but I wanted to show that I made myself a lightweight denim skirt from the same pattern as this skirt. So..now that I have some sewing done...I need to get back to working on my son's afghan that I haven't touched in 9 months. Oh dear...time just flies right by. :D

21 comments:

ellen b said...

I'm always impressed with people who can sew! My mother sewed for me and spoiled me rotten. blessings and you should be proud of your handiwork!

Retha said...

How lucky a little person!
Yes, you are right that boots.

You sew very fast.

Liz said...

Those are quite pretty. My mother sews (or used to) like that. I know how, but just have not found the need or desire just yet. Seeing beautiful things made by others brings about a desire for me to do the same. Oh well, maybe someday.

Anita said...

Oh, I wish I could sew my own cloth, too! I especially love the pink dress, she looks so cute!

I am sharing a sewing project on today's S&T, too! You are more than welcome to pass by and have a look!

Happy sewing! ;-))
Anita

Susie said...

Doesn't that give you a nice sense of accomplishment to create something beautiful for those you love?
You did a great job.
:)

Hootin'Anni said...

How talented you are. And I think your little models are perfect. So, cute they are.

My S n T is posted. Drop by if you can find time, won't you?

Ron and Ginny said...

Well! I remember when you first started sewing and crocheting. You would ask me for help and advice. Well, you have zoomed past me, darling. I need to be coming to you for advice and help, now. You do a wonderful job!
:-D

Penless Thoughts said...

Very nice. I especially like the brown one. What a cutie she is!!!
Susan

Kimmie said...

Wow, I am way impressed. I am hoping to find some sewing time... though I am not as talented as you;-)

Great work, hope you all enjoy them.

Nice to meet you!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted
come meet us if you get a minute!

Jane said...

Great job!

LBP said...

Great Job! Isn't it fun to make designer clothes for a fraction of the cost!

Blessings

Linda

laralou said...

Beautiful dresses and skirts. You've inspired me to get cracking on some long overdue projects...

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

Those jumpers are so cute! And the skirt is nice, too. Great work! Man, I haven't sewn in ages....

PEA said...

You certainly did a fabulous job on those sewing projects! My mom use to make all my clothes while I was growing up but unfortunately I don't take after her for sewing...I hem pants and skirts, that's it! lol xo

Amanda said...

Wow...I haven't gotten around to trying to sew clothes, but I want to try eventually.

Really nice!

Amanda

Jeannene said...

"What a sweet blog and a lovely lady you are...love your show and tell, and hope to be more acquainted with you! Please come by and visit my blog, i too am a Christian, and strive to be all those lovely things in the Blessed Bible as well! "Lovely day to you, sister,"
xo Jeannene

Mommy said...

Those outfits for your little girl are precious! I love your skirt too. Very nice. :)

Mary said...

I can see you've been very busy and sewing up a storm. All the outfits are very nice. You've done a great job!

Quinne said...

Hi Melanie :) The jumpers are precious (your little model is, too)! I think the neckline is just perfect, esp for little fold down collars or ruffled turtlenecks, and the materials are great. Pls tell your sweetie that those pink kicks are sassy :) Blessings! Q

Sharon said...

Wow! You did excellent work! I am really impressed!

:0) Sharon

Lana G! said...

I have always wanted to master sewing! You have done wonderful work!