28 September, 2010

Little Girls Upcycled Dresses!

Who knew upcycling could be so much fun!
I love natural fabrics when it comes to clothing.
This is what I started with-

Wool skirts from fashion quite some time in the past.
Chances are most people wouldn't wear these because they're so outdated.
They were made from beautiful soft wools!
This is what they look like now...

Red Pendelton Wool Jumper

Brown Herringbone Wool

Brown Houndstooth Wool

Black Wool & Black and White Houndstooth

Teal Blue Wool 

I think they're classic and cute.
I've added them to my new Etsy Shop-

ann marie

17 September, 2010

One Baby, Two Baby....

After making numerous nursury linens for so many people over the years, I am about to embark on an adventure!!
I'm going to be a Memere!
Daughter #1, aka Andrea and her husband Mark,are expecting their first child in January!
A sweet little girl who will be named
It gets even better!
I'm going to be a Memere again in March!
Daughter #2, aka Marquis and husband Ben are expecting also.
We won't find out for a while as to whether it's a boy or a girl, but I will be thrilled with either!
who also maybe addicted to fabric (genetic, I'm sure), has chosen nursery fabrics.
Her husband would say there is definitely NO maybe about the fabric "issue".
Poor guy, he just doesn't understand the power of fabric...or paint!
Oh well...
So, here's what I'm going to have the pleasure of working with!!

The bird fabric will be used as window panels and on the bumper pads.

The raspberry and white ticking will be the ties and cording.

The raspberry and white ticking will be the ties and
The zigzag will be the crib skirt.

The additional fabrics are for pillows for the daybed in the room.

Isn't this going to be a bright and happy nursery??
all this has caused a new hobby/addiction!
Little girlie clothes!
So, as an outlet for this new found fun, I've opened another Etsy Shop.
Two Cows Annabelle!
Gotta go, I have a lot of fabric to prewash!
ann marie