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Sewing in Grandmaville - twirly skirts, head bands and bows...


Hi everyone,

April showers did bring May flowers!
I hope you are well and surrounded by love and beauty this May. Our garden is finally awake and it just makes me smile every time I look at it!

Color is such an amazing thing, isn't it? 
I really really love it! I only wish I have more time to DO and MAKE all the things it inspires me to do!! 
These days, you guessed it - doing and making things for our beautiful little Juliana - she is a sunshine of our lives !!! She started walking!! I almost want time to slow down a bit!!

You can say I strayed away from quilting a bit these days - all I want to do is make little dresses and skirts, head bands and bows... Remember this photo from few posts ago?

Made from beautiful Art Gallery Fabrics knits - this one belongs to Gleeful collection and yes, I might be slightly addicted to buying and working with knits now... :) Pattern is Sadie's Sweet Peasant Dress by Create Kids Couture .

Just look how super cute it looks on our little cutie!! I am so in love...

Another great use for knits - making these super-cute and very easy head-bands!

I used Lara's great tutorial with a pattern that I found right HERE - love it and will be making some more!!
Can you say - SUPER-CUTE?? :)

Oh yes - the twirly skirt too!

This one is from Morning Walk collection by Leah Duncan - this lovely set of fabrics is so true to its name!! Colors are both soft and fresh - just like a lovely morning walk!
This little twirly took three different fat quarters (my monthly indulgence is Art Gallery Fabrics FQ club from Pink Chalk Fabrics, this one just came for April!)  and this time I didn't use a pattern - just a bias cut top skirt pattern (top yellow one, a bit wider than the waist, so it can be with elastic), and then two ruffles cut from straight strips.

All stitched with 50wt sunshine-yellow Aurifil...

And a bow for a special touch, for the special girl, of course...

But none of that cuteness comes even close to when our little princess put it on - my heart just completely melted!!!

I am sure you can understand now my absolute joy and desire to just make, make, make for this little cutie who now walks and smiles, and giggles and gives kisses in the sweetest way you can imagine. Not only do I love her beyond words, but I am so incredibly proud of her parents too - they are amazing first time parents and it shows - Juliana is happy, smiley, loving little girl!

Yes, I do still quilt...he, he. More about that next time, but for now, this is how I spend my coffee break, or TV watching time, or even lunch break at work... 

This grandma discovered elastic lace, trims and ribbons and now have a tray full of them, paired with every yummy, matching thread color, to make, make, make... :)

Wishing you all joy every day,


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