Karen Day

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Dress made from bed valance

Today I popped back into the Salvos. I really have to stop buying clothes/manchester to recycle ... and start recycling the ones ive already bought!!! I spent $5 and walked away with 2 grocery bags full of some very exciting prospects, plus also a big double bed valance. I made Brianna this dress from the valance as soon as I got home cos the print was too cute! But I wasnt happy with it cos it sits a bit funny. But its still alright on her :) im happy with everything except it makes her look like shes preggers haha.

the scallop pattern was around the whole valance, so now ive got HEAPS of that left - yay!

I also made my first pair of boys shorts today and they are soooooooo cute on liam!! but he pooped in them straight away so they are already in the wash!! grrrr toilet training! photo tomorrow after they dry :)

Onto scrappy news ... Ive wanted to make a blessing book for our family for ages! i finally did. its so that i can sit down with the kids and record our everyday blessings, trivial and also substantial. a great keepsake for years down the track, but also an everyday reminder of how lucky we are! used up heaps and heaps of leftover rubons on this book cover, it was so theraputic :)

inside the front cover, waiting for a message plus also some cards i will write my fav family based scriptures on. the rest of the album is just going to be bazzill cut down to size. i have to order that though - no LSS here.

And lastly a sneaky peak at what is to come. this layout is for a very special person :) when she sees it hopefully she will recognise the people in the photo and know its for her! :D

xxx K


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lusi said...

LOVE the dress mate - so clever and really love the blessing book too :)
Lus x

Felicity said...

Love your creation with that dress, I wish I was talented as you!!
Love that blessing book, something I should do!!
Thanks for inspiring me!
Felicity x

Sheree said...

You're so clever with a sewing machine Karen! Love the dress! Your blessing book is absolutely gorgeous too!

Sheree xx

Cherie said...

Love the dress Karen, you are too clever...
The blessing book is gorgeous...
Cherie x