Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy 'late' Valentines Day!

I LOVE to sew.
You guys know it.
I know it.
My kids know it.... okay... everyone who knows me knows it.

But I love my family more and I promised them I would not sew at all yesterday and I didn't. However, I spent the ENTIRE Saturday sewing up stuff for the Lil Blue Boo Dharma Trading Challenge. It was soooo fun! I always need a good kick in the pants to get stuff done and that challenge was just the thing I needed to make the kids some more stuff and use up some of the knit I've been stashing.

I entered 9 items total. I wish I could have done more. They are so fun to make!
I just love working with knits. Except the ribbing on the neckline which my Mom is supposed to give me a lesson on.

Today I'm going to show each entry that I made and then I'll break them down and do one every day and tell you the changes I made to the patterns and where I got the embroidery files and fabrics and all that.

Here's all nine (one I already showed)











Now tell me... because I'm very curious... which one is your favorite???

13 comments:

Chelsi said...

Love the mermaid outfits!

Denise Anderson said...

I like them all but my favorites are the barbie and the pirates and I think the UK one also. Really all of them. Keep up the good work. I love looking at your blog and all your nice work. And your kids are the cutest too. I wish I didn't have to work so much where I could sew more oh well maybe someday. Just glad I have a good job in this economy.

jellaan said...

WOW, you've been busy!! I love them all....can't pick which one I like the best!!

BoilerTeach said...

I am having a hard time choosing just one! The mermaids are too cute! You had me fooled with the flesh tone fabric. Great work!

Susan said...

Love all of them. But the girls outfits are my favorite. Can't wait to see the posts on each of these outfits.
Susan

Shari and Amber said...

These are amazing! Loving the mermaids :)
Shari

Just Jo said...

Nicole-really, they are ALL my favs! If you don't win, well life is just NOT fair.... Excellent work!

ShirleyC said...

My favorites are those adorable expressions on those precious faces! I do like the Barbie outfit.

Kris said...

Nicole, you crack me up. You know there's got to be a therapy group for those of us who can relate to the problem of too much sewing. :)

All of those outfits are darling! I'm sure your kids think mom rocks. Or they better think that! :) Love the mermaid outfits though- too dang cute.

kpmattingly said...

Oh my gosh. These are all so cute! I wish I was a little kid and could wear these! :) Great work.

mel said...

just found your blog from lil boo blue. your entries are all adorable!

Brittany said...

Those are all awesome. I can't believe how much you get done! Did you make that big Mario applique? I love the dress ups. Love them.

Cole's Corner said...

Britney,
Thanks so much! I sewed ALL day on Saturday before the contest was over to finish all of these! But it was fun. The Mario applique was done on my embroidery machine. The file is from A Stitch on Time.