Monday, May 31, 2010

Projects again

I'm sort of hooked on making skirts for Caris.  They're so cute on her!  Plus, since Lynette inspired me to applique shapes onto t-shirts for her, I can make up a matching outfit (using stash fabrics and a purchased t-shirt) for under $5!

This is my favorite go-to hairdo for her.  French braid across the top to keep her growing-out bangs out of her face, to a ponytail, which I then braid, twist, curl or as shown here, put into a messy bun.  Quick and sweet!
After the skirt was done she looked a little sad about wearing it.  I wasn't happy about that but noticed that she was holding her Hello Kitty keychain notepad and asked if she wanted a belt loop on the skirt to hold it.  She definitely DID, and the skirt became an instant fave.

Once the skirt was finished, Graham petitioned me for a bag like the tote I had made Caris the week before.  We went through my fabrics and settled on a combination of denim, a surf print and a gray textured something or other.  I asked if he'd like shorter handles on his tote - I figured it would look more boyish that way.  He said no, that he wanted to be able to carry it like his "green bag" (a VERY old military style messenger bag).  Duh, why hadn't I thought about making him a messenger bag?

He said he wanted a "G" on the front and that he wanted it to be frayed.  I am so happy with the way it turned out!


  1. love her hairdo! so cute!

  2. Wow, you are so talented! I love all of it.

  3. I am always in awe of your creativity and talent, Emily!!!! :)