Monthly Archives: February 2008

monogrammed dresses

these dresses are for my best friend‘s sweet baby Amelia… we call her various renditions of sweet angel garden fairy princess because she really is. wait till you see her (click amelia’s link to be cutiepatootied)!!!!!

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if you like my work, visit my new pricing page for more info! xo, jess

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Business Card Case

Isn’t it nice to have cute things to hold your stuff in? What I mean is, I love to make fun things that make functional items more interesting. Like this business card case, for example:

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I found the idea in Country Living Magazine and modified it a little to suit my needs. They suggest repurposing a vintage postcard, but since I didn’t have any of those lying around I just used a cute notecard I had received. Have fun making one of these as a gift card case or simple men’s wallet too!

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knitting needle case

you’ll have to cut me a break on the sheer shabbiness of this knitting needle case b/c

a) i didn’t refer to a pattern, and,
b) i committed to using recycled products in honor of the environmentally friendly recipient…

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but it is a very special project for a few reasons…

a) the outside was my son’s favorite swaddling blanket (amy coe, anyone?)
b) the thread i used to hold it together was from my grandmother’s stash,

and

c) it is for my sweet sister who requested it.

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burpcloths

a couple burpies for my cousin’s new baby…dscf3454.jpg

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5th birthday outfit

my baby girl turned 5 years old last month, and since she loves to twirl, i figured another twirl skirt & matching shirt might be in order. i followed the wonderful tutorial on houseonhillroad.typepad.com for the twirl skirt, and appliqued a gigantic number five & a cupcake on the shirt.dscf3568.jpg

the main skirt fabric is something from my stash…dscf3567.jpg
i used various scraps to come up with the cupcake applique…dscf3565.jpg

and it was a huge hit!!!!!!!!!dscf3593.jpg

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tea towel

okay, here’s a great old standby when you need a quick hostess gift for a friend who loves to be in her kitchen.  take an inexpensive tea towel and dress it up with a sweet sentiment or the family’s name/monogram, and tie it up with some pretty scrap fabric, a piece of ribbon, or some twine.  here’s an example…  dscf3457.jpg

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heart sachets

these heart sachets were totally quick, last minute gifts for a few friends.  they’re super simple with raw edges, contrast stitching, and are filled with dried lavender.  they each have a ribbon loop for hanging.  these may be a little too 1985 for some people, but they were cute enough when made out of pretty scrap fabric.dscf3678.jpg

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