I have serious crafting ADD. Top it off with an inability to make a decision, and it's been a week of flip flopping around ideas for Isabelle's birthday present. Oh, and let's not forget that I moved her party up a week so that her Nana can attend (Did I mention my mother-in-law and her boyfriend are coming to visit for a week and a half soon? Well, they are.) and I've been frantic to find something that will not only fit her requests, but my time constraints.
I know I'm making the cheeseburger, which she has agreed doesn't have to be a pillow. It's about 3/4 finished. And I was planning on a flower-y granny square pillowcase, but I realized two things after making the first square.... 1) I didn't like the colors I picked and 2) It was going to take me too long. I toyed with the idea of just plain ol' granny squares, but again... I don't have that long.
Then I thought about sewing a pillow case and adding an applique. I've been needing an excuse to make one of these:
It's the Happy Flower Decoration from Attic24. So pretty. I made one last night and as I was working on it, I thought it might be cute on a dress. And I had a tshirt pattern that I've been wanting to try out, so...
I think the argyle socks make the outfit, don't you?
It just happened. I grabbed some knit fabric I had on hand for something else (that just wasn't going to happen) and it literally took about 30 minutes total. I have plans to embroider the flower down better... curly appliques drive me bonkers and I can machine sew it any better than I did.
OK.. so my intent was to make it a birthday dress and it obviously didn't happen like that. It's now officially Zoe's spring picture dress for Tuesday instead. But I let Isabelle model it and she wore it around most of the day. I definitely need to make more knit dresses with cute appliques like that. =)
But, int he meantime, I did decide what to make for Isabelle and I bought the pattern for it. That will help me to commit to it, having spent the money on a pattern and all. It's the Grandma Violet pillow pattern from The Royal Sisters.
I also bought the Grandma Daisy pillow for myself, when I get the time.
I think I'll have to make the actual pillow insert, because I can't seem to find one, but it would probably be cheaper anyway. Shouldn't be that hard.
We picked out yarn today for it. Isabelle picked out a really pretty purple (she picked out the main color and I picked the coordinating colors), which is quite appropriate with it being a violet pillow and all. =)