Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday Show and Tell

These last couple of days I've been busy! I made 5 dresses for Maria for when she's a year old. And while that's not for another 10 months, I couldn't resist! I have tons of fabrics, and a lot of time on my hands when Makis goes to daycare. I am by no means a professional sewer, but I've been thinking these dresses would be really fun to make for my Etsy shop, and they'd be really affordable. I love how they turned out.....
The one on the left is made from a beautiful vintage retro fabric which I have a lot of and am going to make a shirt from for myself! (That will be a first!) The middle one is made from a leftover fabric a friend who works in an upholstery shop gave me last week. I had some satin of my own and thought they looked pretty together. It's my favorite dress of them all. The dress on the right is made from an old twin sheet. I added side pockets with lace detail, and because I free cut the neckline, I'll have to try it on a girl to see if it actually fits! woops.
Dress on the left is made from a light linen and has a ruffle down the middle. One of my favorite fabrics is this red one, actually. And the dress on the right, you can't tell because the picture was taken so far away, has tiny little hearts all over it, so I made 2 heart pockets and added them to the front. My camera died afer this picture. Sorry for no close-ups!
People are always asking me how I manage to find the time to make so many things when I have a baby. Well here's my secret....I have her next to me when I'm sewing, literally on the kitchen table where I sew. And I drink lots of coffee to wake me up and keep me going!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Drive By Shooting

I've done it again! Actually, I do it all the time. I am obsessed! I mean, do these people realize how awesome their houses are?
In Samos Town, this house could really have some potential, but it's not cared for!
Love the balcony and the double door entryway. I KNOW people live here, but this house could really use some TLC, and a good paint job.
This house is right on a busy street. Because it looks deserted I doubt people even give it a second glance. But I do!!!
Another mega-mansion, Samos style! Don't care for the blue trim, but I love the windows! They have sea-view!
This house is right next door, and it was used as some kind of military office. Looks deserted, what a shame!
Side view. Must be huge inside!
The house next door to the previous picture. Not sure about the design of the staircase, but I love the concept!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Daydreaming Babies!

I came across this blog the other day called Mila's daydreams. It's a blog by this Finnish lady who creates "scenes" of her baby's dreams with clothes, and towels or whatever she has in her house on her living room floor. SUCH a cute idea I decided to do it myself!
Hanging Maria out to dry!

Maria in outerspace!
Maria walking her dog!
Such cute ideas! Adele Enerson's blog got so popular that they made her pictures into a book called "When My Baby Dreams" and is available for purchase!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Holidays

This is my favorite time of the year! December is definetely my favorite month. See, it's January, and I'm still thinking of December! I start decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, and even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Samos, it's still on my mind. I don't have a lot of space in my house, but I still decorate the tree, and hang up some other decorations. Nothing too over the top. I like simple, and I LOVE the color red!
Our tree, stockings, and Christmas cards!
Our happy family!
The stars I made myself with plastic canvas, and the Santas were made by my mom!
I made a white star too. I like it!
My design!
Materials needed. So simple.
Makis was very lucky this Christmas. Santa was VERY generous! :)
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