Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy
dropping petals... one by one.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sweet and Salty

I ran away for a little bit; but had to come home. I ran away to very necessary sunshine and warmth. This winter seems endless although I'm sensing a turn in the tide. I've always wanted to take pictures of my girls in the water or beach with one of my skirts on and I finally did it! Here's a smattering of some of my favorites...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Change of Pace...

Every so often, I go through a period when I need to step away from the sewing machine (temporarily of course!) and flex my skills at something else. After reading a quicky murder mystery called The Double Knit Murders, I was itching to do a little knitting again.

Grandma Doris taught me the basics when I was younger and as I've gotten older, I've spent a little time trying to perfect my stitches. I found a great knitting pattern kit a few years ago called the Knit Knack Kit (Barnes and Nobel) . The li'l critter hat pattern is a favorite.... a quick pattern, but when your stitches are pretty and even... it is sooooo cute!

Here are my newborn and 3mos hats. I topped them off with some off-white yarn poms to add a little something extra. Very pleased.

To duplicate, cast on 24, 28 or 34 stitches, leaving a 6 inch tail to weave in later. Do the stockinette stitch until the piece is long enough to be folded in half to make a cap. Stitch up your sides, leaving the rolled edges at the bottom and weave in the loose ends.
Next I'll try adding some stripes!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A little bird said Spring is coming!

Hard not to warm up when you see this cheerful tutu! All butter yellow and raspberry pink yummy-goodness. The little birds sprinkled around the skirt are more goodies from HeartFeltCreation on Etsy. (http://www.etsy.com/people/HeartFeltCreation?ref=ls_profile).

Tweet! You can find this listing at on my shop at www.whimsywendy.etsy.com.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Big Spring Sale!!

Check out my first Comment Sale on Facebook tonight! Tuesday, March 8 at 8 pm CST.
There will be a number of toddler and baby tutus up to 40% off.

How it works: Beginning around 8 pm I'll post a photo that includes a brief description of the item/s and price. The first person that replies, gets the goodies.

One of my partners, The Posh Princess will also have some items on hand. She creates stunning, one of a kind headbands for babies and little girls that will make you swoon! Perfect for those upcoming photo shoots or celebrations.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Bird Mobile

I have always been in love with mobiles... hanging art that displays a purpose of balance. Recently I saw a hand-crafted mobile made from an old embroidery hoop as a base. It game me a great place to start.

I used loads of my ribbon scraps to load up the 10" hoop base, but first I wrapped it in gauzy tulle so the two hoop pieces were now one.

I created the birds from fabric scraps, beads and buttons...

Attached the birds to ribbon strips...

Overall, my first attempt will certainly cheer up any corner, but I think I'll try another one using three dimensional birds or hearts. It looks darling in my office, but my daughters are arguing over who gets it for their room. I guess that's a good sign♥