Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday's Nothingness

The peaches and apricots are finished and strawberries are left to do, but I have slipped a few fun projects in between the chores.

We have a granddaughter turning eleven this weekend and she asked me if I would make her a dress for her birthday.  The request was as follows - a full skirt, a big bow,  ruffle on the bottom and sleeves so she could wear it to church. 

Ta da.........

#1, 2 and 3  Full skirt, sleeves and ruffle.

 #4  The bow.
Sorry about the breeze that didn't allow me to get a great picture.  I also added a few extras.   These are made from the fabric, fused onto felt and using those great snap products.  She will love these.


Hairpins and ring

My sister's birthday is also this weekend and she is an avid reader, but no interest in sewing.  How opposite can we be?????  I had seen the perfect  quilt for her on a blog and made it up with some scraps.  I think she will love it.



Lastly.... we've enjoyed a few fun days having this little angel around.  She was a little crabby as she is cutting four molars all at once.  Ouch!!!!

Don't you love those first pigtails?

34 comments:

Lynne said...

Love dress; cute little girl (with pigtails).

nancygrayce said...

Your grandchildren are very fortunate to have a sewing grandmother!!! That dress is adorable and the ring and hair pins to match??? Love it!

I also love that quilt. I'm a reader too although it gets harder as I get older because I have really dry eyes!

Sue said...

I love the dress, matching accessories as well! Gorgeous.
Teeth can be trouble coming in and going out. Lets hope it is forever before Miss Pigtails has to deal with them leaving.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

What a little cutie pie! Love the pigtails. :-) Love the mini quilt too~ and the birthday dress is darling. I like your new blog look too! Have a happy evening!

Caryl W said...

what a cutie with the pigtails!! Such talent you have....a gorgeous dress...lucky granddaughter. The mini quilt is very cute for your sister!

Exuberant Color said...

The dress is so pretty. I miss sewing full skirt dresses for the granddaughers. They have different ideas when they are teenagers.

badlandsquilts said...

Wonderful projects & photos!

Julia said...

What a beautiful dress for your almost 11 year old. Mine oldest was 11 in May! She is very particular, but she would love this dress without a doubt!!!!
Little one is darling!!!

Maria said...

Oh Mary Miss Pigtails is so cute even if she was a little cranky.
Your Miss 11 GD will adore her beautiful Blue Floral dress with those lovely accessories.
What a perfect wee quilt for an avid book reader.

Tangos Treasures said...

Love the dress & book wall hanging! The little angel is adorable!!

Notjustnat said...

Oh Mary that dress is so cute. A real prices dress! Good job finding those snaps to match. Your sister will like that mini quilt too - Hugs Nat

lindsey said...

That is a beautiful dress, well done. Will you manage to get a photo of your granddaughter wearing it?

Patchmaker said...

Love the dress; good job!

Quilt Hollow said...

You are so blessed with all those grandchildren. What a treasure to have her ask you for a dress! So Sweet!! You've done a fantastic job and it is adorable. Bet she will be thrilled!!!

Sandra said...

That dress is simply adorable! I'm sure your little one will be pleased to wear it... and of course you know you will be putting extreme pressure on all the other nanas:)

StitchinByTheLake said...

First of all the dress is darling and I know she's going to love it, especially with the added surprises. Second, do you know where you saw that little quilt? My daughter is a librarian and has asked me to make her a quilt similar to that. I don't even know how to begin! And did you print the titles on your printer or how did you do that? Help! blessings, marlene

Trudy Callan said...

Your grandaughter's birthday dress is so pretty. How sweet that she is still at an age where she wants Grandma to sew for her.

andsewon said...

Oh that is a darling dress Mary she has to love it and extra special coming form Grandmama's hands!!Oh that is a doll baby there!! I am sure she kept ya hopping!! Love the book quilt too!!!
Hugs!

Barb said...

What a wonderful dress....I know she just loves it!

Talin's Corner said...

Great job on the dress. I can't wait to sew young girls dresses again.

Michelle said...

What a pretty dress! LOVE the pigtails!!!

Dorine said...

What a lovely dress you made for your granddaughter.
And the little one is gorgeous.
Havind grandchildren is such a blessing

em's scrapbag said...

What a cute dress. Yes I love the pigtails. Very sweet!
Your little book quilt is great! Love how you used the selvage.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful dress. I wish that I could sew, but like your sister I did not have the interest in it.
I know what you are going through with grabbiness. I spend the evening with lil T and he is also cutting molars all at the same time.
Have a great weekend.
PS Happy birthday to your sis and gd.

Marie said...

Love your little angel and her pigtails. Your granddaughter and your sister should love their gifts. You are so talented.
Love,
Marie

Madame Samm said...

Mary this is a beautiful dress..and she will no doubt be noticed in this...and your wee one with pigtails..oh my ...she takes my breath away..with 7 grandboys and no grandgirls..I am beside myself....lol.

Linds said...

Beautiful little one, stunning dress, and I saw that quilt idea somewhere too and bookmarked it for a gift idea as well! Your finished quilt is perfect!

deb said...

wow what an adorable dress and what a lucky girl!!! I cannot wait to make little dresses like that!!!! the hair pins are perfect too!!!!!

Michele said...

Wonderful birthday prizes for your family! Both the dress and the book wall hanging are great :-) what a cute picture.....love that hair.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, that dress is sooo adorable. And you even thought of the complete accessory ensemble!!

That book quilt is cool too.

Rhonda said...

What cute pigtails.... little girls and pigtails go so well together.
Wow, the dress looks wonderful and all the details that your granddaughter wanted. You rock!

Midlife Mom said...

Those piggy tails are just soooooo cute! What fun having the little ones around!!!Those molars are no fun, I would be crabby too!!

The dress you made for gd is adorable! I don't know how you make things up so quickly, I'm still plugging away and haven't gotten my Christmas quilt or T's quilt done yet. With the house in such an uproar who can sew? :o( Love the book mini quilt! What a great gift for someone who loves to read.

Construction is practically at a halt. The crew is finishing up another project which I knew about right from the beginning, but I just want it DONE! It is nice having the house quiet though, so I guess I can't have it all.

We are finally out of the extreme heat pattern. It's much cooler today with a few scattered showers. Mom and I did furniture shopping for the new sun room. They are going to hold it there for me until we are ready for it.

Scoot is doing well. He wants to be the king of the pasture so they have their moments but that is all normal. Fun to have four again!

I have been a bad blogger not getting around to visit as much as I would like. I think summer is always like that. Hope all is well with you and all! xoxoxoxo

Kerri said...

I'll bet your sister loved that beautiful quilt. You are so creative and your sewing projects are works of art.
The ring and hairpins add such a cute touch.
Those lucky little grand children :)
Oh, the pigtails are adorable :)
Lucky grandma and grandpa too.

palmtreefanatic said...

I LOVE The dress! and matching acessories! Wish I could do that!:)