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Reversible Ruffle Apron

Here's my second entry into the Lil Blue Boo/Dharma Trading design challenge!!!!!! It's a reversible ruffle child's apron and I love it. I used the same purple tie-dye sheet for one side and amazingly beautiful bird Tina Givens fabric on the other side. Did some embellishments by appliquing a cupcake on (requested by my daughter) with button cherry, heart pocket, ribbon trim, and buttons on the pocket.

Here's the apron during. Ruffle and straps sewn toward the center and all embellishments sewn on. Ruffle detail. Zigzagged to hold it on.
Made a sandwich with both fabrics facing each other.

Pocket detail with ribbon trim and lots of different color/size buttons.
I love the chevron black and white heart pocket. Used a fat quarter of Kaffe Fassett fabric for straps.
Tie-dye side with cupcake applique.
Also made one of my flower clips with a safety pin on the back. Another fun embellishment to dress up this fun girly apron.
Ruffle detail. LOVE. Never have done before.....but much more now!!!!
My beautiful girl. She loved it. Lots of smiles and laughter.

Purple Tie Dye Baby Gift Set

I'm entering this Tie-Dye Baby Gift Set in the Lil Blue Boo/Dharma Trading design challenge. (used the Paint the Moon storyboard above, LOVE!)There were a lot of different methods you could use, but I chose tie-dye since I LOVE it!!!!!
I have used Dharma Trading tie-dye before. It's amazing stuff.. But this time I used what I had at the house, and that was Rit Dye. Went for purple. I love tie-dye, but really love it in only one color. Not so crazy.
I dyed lots of onesies, tees, pillowcases, and part of a white flat sheet. Sheet and pillowcases from thrift store, gotta love that!
So here it is. Baby Gift Set includes an appliqued onesie, fabric note card, diaper/wipes tote, and changing pad.
Diaper changing pad is made from the white flat sheet that I tie-dyed. Fold pad into thirds and tie with ribbon. Hard wipes case, 2-3 diapers, and cream fit nicely into the wipes tote.
Here's the pad folded up. Label too!!! Wipes tote is lined in tie dye fabric as well. Outside fabric is Tina Givens and I LOVE. Turquoise is my favorite color these days......
Here's the whole set with the bag.
Gray flower button and ribbon closure for wipes tote.
Onesie fabric note card. Wanna make one? Tutorial here.
Loving elephants these days.
Here's a close up of the bag pocket. There are two pockets on outer side and inner side. Each is lined in trim, this is velvet ribbon. Other one has burlap flower ribbon.
This bag is adapted from the amazing pattern found in this book. I posted about another one I made here. But I made a bunch of changes. I made it REVERSIBLE!!!! And changed the handles from twill tape to wider, more comfortable fabric handles and added pockets on both sides of the bag. I like it much more now and it feels more me.
You can see the other pocket with tie-dye fabric and burlap ribbon on the inside here.
Bag is great size.
Love this side with pocket.
So that's it! I love my matching diaper bag set. Love the challenge and love the tie-dye! Perfect for summer.

Pillowcase dress on Gingercake

My vintage flower pillowcase dress was a favorite at Gingercake out of 217 dresses that were made to Dress a Girl Around the World. Check it out!

Ellzabelle Items at Sprout

Rocky Mountain Children's Company in Durango, CO is now called Sprout and has moved to College Ave and E.7th Ave. Here's my stuff for sale. It's a VERY CUTE shop. Full of local artist goods and consignment items. Really a fun store.
Lots of baby gift sets-diaper/wipes totes, changing pads and appliqued onesies.
Flower hair clips in one or two.
Fabric notecards!!!!! If you're a local artist, stop by and talk to the owner, she's very helpful and friendly!

Dress a Girl Around the World Sew a Long

LBG studio
I found this sew a long at lbg studio last week. I've been meaning to make some pillowcase dresses for awhile now and this was for a GREAT cause so I dove right in. Dresses are for Dress a Girl Around the World. So I made these 3 dresses. All from 25 cent pillowcases from the Thrift Store. In the sew-a-long there is a tutorial to make these dresses from pillowcases (like I did) or to make them out of fabric. She also has lots of fun variations to dress them up a bit. These were SO easy to make and SO quick! My favorite one! Gray striped pillowcase, red bias tape, and elephant applique with red button eye detail.
Details of the dress.
Second dress has tiny blue and red flowers all over. I added a pocket for some fun.
Third dress is a vintage pillowcase covered in blue flowers and green leaves. I made the blue bias tape. Took more time for sure to make it, but worth it. Very sweet.

This was so much fun, I'm excited to have done it. Now every time I hit the thrift store I'll be looking for fun pillowcases to make more. I actually still have more and might make a few.... These babies will be sent to Arizona to dress girls all over the world!


Blue Confetti Tote

Here's my blue confetti tote. Love this material. So fun. It's listed here on etsy. It's one of a kind!
My label inside the tote. Has two pockets on one side in gray, matching the lining.
Close up of fabric covered button closure. Here it is on me. You can get a feeling of the size. It's a great size. I have more purses here.

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