February 9, 2016
Winter is coming. Well, really, Spring is coming, but the new season of Game of Thrones is coming and I CAN.NOT.WAIT. While I’m a true Jon Snow fangirl, I can’t help but also totally love Daenerys. She’s such an awesome character! In a show like this where men are definitely dominant, it’s great to have a strong lead character that’s not afraid of being a total badass. And Missandei has proved herself to be such an amazing friend to have at your side. I’d made a totally different Daenerys outfit 2 weeks ago, but after seeing the looks last week, I knew it wouldn’t be enough. She had a cap sleeve tunic and stretch pleather leggings to mimic the look Dany had in Astapor (seen here).
Sofia wasn’t thrilled about having to take pictures again and asked for one of her siblings to join her. Need a sidekick? With dark, curly hair? No problem! Sofia is also completely dragon obsessed, falling deeply in love with Toothless several years ago, so she’s the perfect kid to play the Mother of Dragons.
Their outfits are loosely based on the white and blue dresses Daenerys and Missandei wear in the Season 5 finale. I used this photo for inspiration. I didn’t want to copy them exactly, but more honor them in lines and style. I kept the neckline from both looks, then took some creative license. I drafted the patterns for the dress and the romper myself, and I couldn’t be happier! Chloe’s Missandei dress is a stretch knit with a stretch lace overlay. I dyed the lace royal blue to compliment the darker blue found underneath. The straps cross over each other in the front and back and keep the general look of the original. I added a circle skirt to give her the same fullness on the bottom.
For Sofia’s Daenerys romper, I used a thick ponte knit with lace details for the sleeves. I again kept the neckline from the original design, but gave her a drop waist with pleats for volume.
They cracked me up during the photoshoot, I tried to get them to pose, but they weren’t having it. They wanted to sit down and discuss dragons, so we took a break and they cracked each other up.
Hoping for some inspiration to strike, I said, “pretend there’s a dragon flying over my head!” But…it wasn’t the best visual apparently!
Oh well, I REALLY love their outfits and can’t wait for it to warm up so they can get some more wear out of them!!
PLEASE GO VOTE!!!
February 2, 2016
I’m SO EXCITED!!! I’m competing in this season of Project Run & Play and it feels sort of like a dream! And today kicks off the first round of voting and I’m so thrilled it’s finally here. I dreamed up this dress weeks ago and it was amazing to see it all come together.
I drafted all the patterns myself and put a lot of thought into every detail. Ella really loves it, too, and that helps a lot!
And I’ll admit it, I’m FULLY obsessed with the embroidery! I kind of want to embroider everything I can get my hands on now! And my next project will definitely be for me!
I made her little socks to top off the black and white accents. Is it awful to wish I had it in my size?
I could go on and on about it all day, but I really think I’ll let the rest of the pictures take it from here.
SO GO VOTE!!! Vote for your favorite! And if it happens to be my dress, I’d be so honored!
December 15, 2015
I’m thrilled to be the next stop on the Stitch’n Kitchen blog tour with Riley Blake!
I made these adorable reusable gift tags!! Made with a chalk tablecloth and a chalk pen for clear writing, they’re the most awesome way to let your loved ones know who your gift is intended for!
I even put a pocket on the back side to allow for gift cards! That makes these the perfect addition to sweet treats for the people you want to get a little something but you’re not sure what.
And this toffee is the easiest thing to make and is SO delicious!
Making these fabric gift tags is super duper easy!
I found this chalk tablecloth at Walmart for $4 a few weeks ago!! It made the perfect surface for writing names. The chalk pen was found there, too!
Cut your tag front and back, your chalkboard piece, and the tie (I’m using rick rack).
Place the chalkboard piece and place it on one side of the tag and stitch down. I chose to zigzag it on, but a straight stitch would work, too.
Place tag wrong sides together with your tie pinched between. I did a simple zigzag around the edge of the tags, but again would be possible with a straight stitch! That’s it!
For tags with the optional gift card pocket, simply cut a long piece the width of the tag and fold it wrong sides together, and sew down around the perimeter when you finish the tags.
The sea salt toffee is tops!! I love using this recipe by I Heart Naptime!
I omit all the chocolate and love to sprinkle coarse sea salt on the top instead! It’s to die for!!