Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's been awhile

Well its definitely been awhile since I posted last. I have moved but am still in the process of unpacking. I am making some changes around here. The first and most important... I have decided to move to a new blog. My new name is Four Angels Boutique. It is still a work in progress but will be up and running smoothly soon. I'm working on some new items to list in the store so check back soon at the new address. Thanks for your patience and see you soon, new and improved.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

summer excuses

I love summer and the excuse to make another dress! Isn't she adorable?

Monday, June 21, 2010

officially summer

Now that it's officially summer, take the time to make some lemonade! Don't let life get you down; enjoy every moment! Have a great week. :)

One of the dresses I've made for the orphanage in Africa.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Toothless Wonder

Sometimes I like to post personal things on this blog. This would be one of those times! Isn't my 6 year old daughter sweet? I love her to pieces. Thanks to Amberly at Aidee Jae Photography.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Another Version

I love to follow the blog Made. Dana is so inspiring. She comes up with the neatest tips and tricks. She is also real and isn't afraid to share her mistakes along the way. I always look forward to her updates! She is so nice and shares her Tutorials for FREE! They are full of lots of pictures and very detailed instructions to make your projects happen.

With my newfound knowledge in dressmaking, I attempted the latest tutorial from Dana, The Warhol Dress. It is for another girls dress and uses a men's t-shirt. I had just gotten rid of my husbands old shirts but decided to use a few of mine as practice. Well, the armholes were way to big for my youngest but it turned out perfectly as a shirt for my oldest! Boy was she thrilled.

I will have to admit that I got so caught up in the excitement of my results that I tried again. Um, well that didn't go over so hot. I didn't dare snap a pic of it. Let's just say a lot of practice makes perfect!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pillowcase Dresses

My Church group is donating and sending 100 dresses to an orphanage in Africa. With the help of the girls age 12-17 we made some simple pillowcase dresses to contribute. I am happy to say they sewed 17 dresses in one evening!

I, of course, had to try my hand at the easy pattern. Boy, is it easy peasy! I've been wanting to make one for a long time. Below are 2 examples that I whipped up! From start to finish they take about 20-30 minutes. Perfect for a summer dress or swimsuit cover-up!

This is 2 dresses in one. I love the summery butterflies!

A twist on the original version. This was made with my fabric scraps. I added a yoke on top to give the dress a little more shape. I even gave it a pocket for all her little treasures!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summer Butterflies

The perfect hair clip to go with any Summer outfit!

Summer Butterflies - $3.95 each