05 April 2010

Easter Dresses and Baby Gift

I had planned to take pictures of my girls in their Easter dresses to show you what I made Middle and Little Sisters and what Big Sister found when we went shoppong.  BUT....I didn't take the time before church and after church, well.... they changed clothes too fast for me.  So here is my post on the baby gift I made recently.  And the reason it is relevant is because Middle Sister and Little Sister's dresses are made the same as the baby gift.  So you at least have the idea of what they looked like.  And I will take pics at a later date - after I get the ink marks washed out of Middle Sisters dress!! 
For now, I will be letting my pre-scheduled posts entertain those of you who read this blog:)  This week is looking VERY busy - dress to be made, school to be taught, home school co-op meeting, prayer meeting, helping a friend, picking up Mom and Dad at the airport:), and leaving Friday for a home school convention.(guess that means there will be packing going on too)  So... I will be back later!!  hope you enjoy what has been scheduled, I can't even remember what it is;)
God bless, Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.  He is risen Indeed!!!

Original Post:
One of my friends is having a baby girl in a few weeks.  She has 4 boys so they (and we!) are all very excited that it's a girl:)  We had a baby shower for her a couple weeks ago on a warm sunny eary-spring day.  I wasn't sure what to get her and then another friend suggested that I make her a dress like the ones I made my girls for Easter this year.  So I did.  Here is the finished product:)

Extra button attached at the bottom between the lining and the dress.  Fun detail on a homemade gift.
Tag Detail
Another fun thing to do with a homemade gift is to make a cute tag with the size on it.  I cut the back of a tiny notecard off and used the backside of the front to stamp the sheep and write the size of the dress

Front of tag

This is one of my favorite wrapping ideas ever.  Yes, I came up with it myself but there may well be someone else out there who has done this too.  And you are more than welcome to use this idea!  I took a plain brown flat bag, cut out a rectangle on the bottom for the hanger to come through.  Then cut off the top of bag so it is just a little longer than the item you are putting the bag over.  I used pinking shears.  Stamp on the bag whatever you want, use some fun tape to add pizzazz, or whatever you come up with.  I added a small, pink, plastic baby carriage tied with a ribbon.  For this one I hung the dress on an old wooden hanger.  On another gift I used the plastic wal-m*rt hanger and just wrapped a ribbon around the top to make it look nice.


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Blogger Mrs. K said...

Gorgeous. Sorta makes me wanna have a baby girl just so you'll make her a dress. Sorta. :o) I'm sure your girls were stunning in these!

April 6, 2010 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger alee said...

this is darling!!I'm guessing this is for K & A? how very fun...I love the packaging & the tag!!A's skirt is missing them :)! Hope to post my easter pic's soon! Blessings!

April 7, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What a beautiful dress and a great wrapping idea!

May 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

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