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Wednesday, November 7

A bit of activity in the craft room

The sweet little dress I started making for my niece for Christmas has been hanging over my office chair for way too long and I felt it was about time that I got myself into gear and stopped the procrastinating and just finished it.  Because I don't sew often I think I get intimidated by the little things like sewing button holes, why I don't know because with just a little bit of practice and a bit of thinking they were done just like that!!  Well I am happy to say that the dress is finished and a teeny tiny one it is.  To go along with the dress I'm going to sew up some little fabric shoes using a pattern from Meet Me At Mikes, will show you those when I tackle that project soon but there are a couple of others that are in line first.  
The next project on the to do list is my Christmas Ornament Swap.  After much inspiration and hints as to what my partner likes I've come up with my idea, here's a little peek at what I'm working on. I'm crossing my fingers it comes together like I have imagined, I'll keep you posted.
I hope you're enjoying your Wednesday.

21 comments:

  1. Cute dress! I need to make my swap ornaments but I need to make a trip to Spotlight to pick up supplies. Hopefully I will get time next week or over the weekend.

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  2. That is so lovely - that shade of pink is just perfect! Well done for finishing Catherine.
    Ronnie xo

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  3. Well done, those buttonholes are great - so neat. My one and only attempt at buttonholes was a bit of a shocker! And gosh it does look so so tiny. mel x

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  4. Super sweet little dress Catherine. Is that a pattern you made up yourself for the swap? Gosh you are clever! Mel x

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  5. Oh that pinnie is super sweet Catherine. I too used to shy away from button holes and zipper installation, but as they say practice is all it takes.
    Your ornament looks like it will be gorgeous too.
    x

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  6. so teenie and sweet!!! Remember when that size dress graced our laundry baskets!?

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  7. Too sweet. Liking the look of your Christmas ornament swap, looking forward to more updates:)

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  8. Looking at the little dress makes me wish mine were still little ....the shoes will be perfect. xx

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  9. That little dress is lovely Catherine...i really want to make this style of dress for the twins but i always shy away because of the button holes...have always been useless at them....perhaps i shall try again...you have inspired me!

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  10. Oooh, your ornament is going to be beautiful, I can tell already! Look at that beautiful pattern. Can't wait to see more. :)

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  11. Is that a special fabric pen Catherine? It looks like it has a strong fine point and I have not seen one like that - or is it biro?!

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  12. Cute dress, I just bought a sewing machine but I have not done much sewing yet!

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  13. Such a gorgeous dress! Wish I had sewing talents like that x

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  14. I think I had a dress so very similar to that one when I was a wee one. It really is lovely! And your ornament is going to be so beautiful. WIshing you the loveliest of Fridays.
    Steph :) x
    thisbrownwren.blogspot.com

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  15. Your ornament looks like it will be seriously beautiful. (The dress is pretty sweet too).

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  16. That little dress is just adorable. And I have no doubt your ornament will come out just as you hope. Happy creating! Tammy

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  17. That is the sweetest little dress. So very very delightful indeed.

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  18. Beautiful stitching on the ornament, and the dress is sweet!!

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  19. What a sweet little dress!! Buttonholes and zips scare me too :) Can't wait to see your finished ornament!

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  20. I can't tell what your ornament will be, but the beginning looks gorgeous! and the little pink dress is too sweet.

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