Wednesday, October 15, 2008

All because...

...someone gave me brown pillow cases.
My creative friend Brooke handed me a hand full of these pillow cases and said, "I know you can make something out of these!" That was about a year ago, and I'm finally getting around to using them! Better late than never. The first three creations are from the brown cases. The rest are a result of my recent spurt of creative juices! {Enjoy}


pic 1-This messenger bag is inspired for a Christmas present. I love having someone in mind to direct the creativity to! The bag is 10 x12 inches and is made with thick interfacing. I also make three pockets inside...Two of them are large, and one small for keys. I am obsessed with Heather Bailey's broaches and I just discovered how to made them...yo-yo's and felt! Too fun.


pic 2-This dress was inspired from here. I love neige clothes and wanted to create something as close to that as I could. I made this dress for our family pics we are going to soon take. I promise to post pics of those, but the dress looks so much cuter on! I love this dress for two reasons....A) it's much simpler than I would normal do on a dress and I love that. B) it's the nicest quality of dress I have ever made. I love pushing myself to improve and think outside the box.


pic 3-I love this hat. This creation was inspired after I finished the brown dress. I was so happy and pleased with the way the dress turned out, I wanted to make a complete outfit. Yes, I designed my own pattern and was quite surprised that it was fairly easy to make. I try to have everything I make be washable and this definitely is. We all know how sweaty and dirty those little heads get! I like this hat because it fits a variety of sizes of heads...I've tried it on a 2, 4, and 5 year old and they all look so cute! I definitely want to make many more of these....and the flower embellishment adds just the right touch of color and flair.


pic 4-The Cha-cha skirt, I used a pattern for that you can get here. This skirt and matching tank I made as the outfit Tessa will where for Thanksgiving and I made myself a matching one too.

pic 5 & 6-I made these stretch knit tanks without a pattern. It was rather simple and it was the first time I have ever used a stretch stitch on my sewing machine! It was pretty cool...I love trying new things. I added the cute yo-yos for Tessa's shirt because all clothes could use a little flair!

pic 7-This Yo-Yo Madaleine skirt I made for a friend of mine who's 5! She's the cutest thing and I wanted to make something that would reflect she cuteness! I love again the simplicity of the skirt and yo-yos are always a good thing to add....I guess it's been my theme lately!

4 comments:

Leslie said...

Oh my heck! How did you make that hat!!! Don't even tell me you just whipped it up. Was there a pattern involved? Tell me because it is the cutest thing I have seen! (The rest is super cute too and I can't believe it all started just because of some pillowcases.) You amaze me!

ohbrooke said...

NICKI! I can't believe it!
Those are amazing. I especially like the little lap-top bag. Of course, I see that as another computer accessory. These are really great.

Shannon said...

Those flower things are adorable. Can you teach me... maybe I should say can we ever talk in person??? I hope you have a great weekend :)

Kristina and Brady said...

Hi I don't know you and you don't know me and I really am not sure how I wondered onto your blog, but I love it. Would you be interested in making another hat and selling it to me??? I LOVE IT!! you are very talented!

kristina1251984@hotmail.com