Monday, November 23, 2009

Mitch got this book for me as a belated birthday present. Actually, the exchange went something like this:
Me "I have coupons at Barnes and Noble that need to be used today if you want to buy some presents for your dad."
Mitch "OK. I can get him a couple of bestsellers."
Me "That's a good idea. One of the coupons is for any book in the store."
Mitch "Is there anything that you want?"
Me "Yes, I would like a copy of The Sartorialist."
Mitch "You know, this book is just a bunch of pictures."
Me "Yes, I know that. His blog is essentially a display of people wearing clothes."
Mitch "OK, as long as you know what it is."
Even later:
Mitch "Here's the book you wanted. Happy Birthday."
Me "Thanks. How thoughtful of you."
The book is FABULOUS beyond belief. I am going to pour over it for hours and hours just studying the outfits, hair, shoes, bags - basically everything. If it's not already on your
holiday wish list you need to add it. But if you'd rather not have another book in your house that will collect dust, then just visit the blog.
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

And She Sews!

Minnie Mouse Sewing Machine, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

I'm fresh off the plane from Disney World. Whew. That was an exhausting trip though it was tons of fun. Lucy loved meeting all of her favorite characters and princesses. As I scanned through my pics today this one stuck out - Minnie's Sewing Machine. Minnie's house was adorable and included an entire craft room. There in the corner was this little pink beauty. Who wouldn't want to sew on a machine like that? And you can't see it in this pic, but off to the side is a bowl of yarn. Minnie is one crafty chic.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

American Girl Sewing

Chrissa's Maxi Dress, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

Lucy got this doll for her birthday last month and since then she has been busy making clothing requests. I made this maxi dress inspired by the one in Weekend Sewing. Lucy and I have the same one. I also made a nightgown and another summer outfit using Kaffe Fasset/Brandon Mably fabrics (below). I have to admit that it is quite fun to sew for a doll and my serger makes it sooo easy!

Chrissa and Kaffe Fasset!

I took Lucy to the shop to pick out fabric for coordinating outfits and she wasy so funny about it. She new exactly which fabrics she wanted and she also had strong opinions about how much we needed. In the queue are the following: coordinating Holiday Pajamas, sundresses and another skirt.

Oh, and did you know that this doll, Chrissa, is a crafty girl? She even has a sewing table and machine. So of course, I had to get that for Lucy. Lucy already decorated it with stickers from craft pudding like the ones I have on my machine.

Girls are just awesome.