Thursday, March 22, 2012

One Easter dress done

Finished Sophia's Easter dress last night. I used this party dress pattern. So easy to use and put together. We decided on a simple red cotton with creamy accents.

 One of my favorite bloggers, Make it and Love it , shared a tutorial on easy DIY covered buttons. Very easy and I think they look beautiful.

She tried on the dress and wore it a couple hours before I even got the buttons and sash on. It took me three evenings to make this.

 1. Cut out all pieces 2. Sew dress 3. Sew on sash, make and sew on covered buttons.

So, she likes the dress, but she doesn't like taking pictures.

Monday, March 19, 2012

I spy jars

I've been seeing a lot of I spy stuff lately and have been collecting little toys, buttons, etc. to do one of my own. I actually ended up with enough for two or three.
For ease and speed I went with the jar version, though plans for beanbag style still in the future. I had a small relish jar and a baby food jar.

 Collected all my minis and put them In first then added leftover toy pellets to one jar and some leftover uncooked barley to the other leaving about 1/2" at the top.

 Put the lids on super tight and leave them out for the kids. They've been explored many times and I find them moving through the house quite a bit.