This apron is part of a very late Christmas gift. I appliqued the orange slice with fabric, double-sided iron-on backing, and machine stitching. Applique-ing was so much fun. I might have to make some more projects with this. Stay tuned.
I am blessed with some very talented and generous friends who have made some darling gifts for June.
My sister-in-law Sarah knitted this winter hat for June (and another coordinating one too... a Chicago girl can't have too many!). Obviously June loves it! I love it too. Knitting is not (yet?) one of my talents, so it is wonderful to have a homemade knit hat.
My friend Mo made these onesies with fabric, double-sided iron-on backing, and simple machine stitching. I can't wait for June to grow into these. I think the writing over the elephant says "awesome" or something like that.
The fabulously talented Marjorie crocheted the gorgeous edging on this blanket. It is such a beautiful touch on a simple blanket.
My dear friend Stephanie made this sweet set: bibs, burp cloths, and onesie. I love the hand stitching around the monogram and heart! And how baby-sophisticated to have a burp cloth that matches the outfit!
My mother-in-law made June's blessing gown. You can see it here.
My lovely friend Kris Tina made a baby cozy for June. That's right. A baby cozy. A cocoon of fuzziness. Here is June snoozing away in her cozy cocoon. Heavenly.
I love seeing the brilliant projects my friends do... and it is wonderful to be on the receiving end of their creativity!
I have a thing for 1) a good challenge, 2) recycling, 3) creating something unique, 4) outfitting my daughters... and this project fulfilled all those things.
I used the shirt sleeves to make pant legs. I sewed the shirt pocket onto the back of the pants. I am not very great at sewing waistbands, so I used the wasteband from a pair of Ruby's shorts (they used to be pants, but the knees wore out so I made them into shorts, then the bum got worn out.... this is recycling at its best, right?). I cut the waistband off the shorts with about 2 inches of fabric below it. I attached the waistband to the sleeve pants. Not too difficult.
What do you think? Ruby likes to wear this with her "Daddy's Sweetheart" shirt.