Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Little Dresses for Africa

Well, as I continue working through my List for May, I am reminded that I don't really do well with Lists.  I find myself doing every other craft imaginable, except what I wrote down to do!  However, I am still working on it. One of my favorite items to accomplish is for a charity called Little Dresses for Africa.  I found this charity last year when I was looking for a tutorial on Pillowcase dresses.   Nancy, from the website Nancy's Notions gives a wonderful video tutorial on how to make a pillowcase dress with yardage.  She includes a PDF pattern too.  I loved making the dresses and I can only hope that it inspires you to try one too.  Whether your dress is for your own little princess or for one thousands of miles away, it's a wonderful and quick project for summertime!!  Happy Sewing.  Little Mama Hen.


On another item, I'm still working on it!  This is a quilt that I'm making for Ladybug's Kindergarten teacher.  Her teacher has really inspired a spirit of learning, fairness,  and good citizenship with my little Ladybug.  She loves her teacher so much and I really want to do something special for her.  Hopefully, I will complete it before the end of the school year, just a few weeks away!!!!  I love the brown and aqua, such a pretty contrast.  Now, go find something fun to do!  I think I'll go check on my two sleeping cutie pies; that's always a highlight for me.  :)  Little Mama Hen.

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  1. I love the striped sashing fabric in your pinwheel quilt, what a great idea! I guess I can really be stuck in my box sometimes, I usually think of solids for sashing. I love the effect of your stripes :)

    thanks for the dress links - I will need to check these out :)

  2. awesome! you know, we're always stuck trying to find new gift ideas for kate's teachers. its especially tough now that she has multiple teachers in middle school!

  3. What sweet dresses! I think all of us have more ideas than we can make and sometimes we get off the track....but it sure is fun! Thanks for sharing!
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  4. That's a great quilt for the teacher! I love brown and aqua together, and pinwheels too. Cute Little Dresses! Aren't they fun to make? And for such a good cause.

  5. You're awesome! I know Ladybug's teacher will treasure it! Much love, stephie

  6. I love the quilt for the teacher! BEAUTIFUL!