This is the round apron dress from Sandi Henderson’s Claire pattern. (The same pattern that has the knot dress). I love that each of her patterns has so many options. They’re well worth the money. The fabric is from Denyse Schmidt’s Hope Valley.
Grace’s Birthday Shirt July 14, 2008
This is a gift I made for Grace. I can’t take credit for the cute design, though. I used the applique design on Sandi Henderson’s blog. I also used her Ginger Blossom fabric. A favorite around here lately. I’m really happy with how it turned out.
A Gift For Baby Aubrey May 20, 2008
I’ve actually never appliqued on t-shirt material until now, and had some issues with the fabric. I didn’t think to put interfacing under the first shirt to stabilize it. So, they’re not perfect, but I think they turned out pretty cute.
The fabrics are all from Sandi Henderson’s Ginger Blossom line. Her fabrics are perfect for little girls clothes.
We visited Aubrey in the hospital on Saturday, and as soon as we said our goodbyes and closed the door, Jonas kept saying “Aubrey, Aubrey, Aubrey,” all the way down the hall.
Carrier Fairy Gift February 27, 2008
Some of the mamas on The Babywearer who sew play a Secret Santa type game called DIY Carrier Fairy. Everyone makes a carrier for someone else in the game.
Here is the mei tai I made for my mama:
I wish I would have set the elephants about an inch higher. As you can see in the last picture, you can’t quite see the full applique when you’re wearing it. I always have to throw Jonas on my back quickly though, because he protests being worn nowadays, so if I took more time, I might have been able to get him seated a little deeper which would place the elephants a little higher on his back.
Overall, I’m pleased with it. There are a couple spots on the waistband on the striped side where the fabric got pushed along because of the thickness of the padding, but I was afraid to undo it and chance ripping into the fabric. Ah well. It’s not very noticeable.
I almost always have Jonas model the carriers before sending them out the door. This is always a quick up and down affair because, as I said, he doesn’t like being worn much anymore. Today though, once he was on, he was actually content back there for ten minutes, maybe more. Wow; a breakthrough?
I look forward to warmer weather when we can start hiking more often. He likes being worn on hikes. I miss carrying him.