This is one I'm very happy with. I started this dress in April. Of the few smocking projects I've done, this is by far the best. Improvement should come with practice and so I will keep practicing. It is very enjoyable to do. A nice sit down project.
The pattern for the dress is Kimberly's Sundress from Classic Smocking by Cheryl Lohmann.
This is something I pinned on pinterest that intriqued me. I use my Ipad for recipes and tutorials, leaning it against something so I can see it. I was seeing what a handy idea this was also for a phone.
This is a free tutorial from Made by Marzipan. She also has many other tutorials that look very good. She writes out the instructions and has a video also.
It's the kind of project to use those small scraps on. And I have lots of those. This blue fabric was a dress I made for one of my twin daughters when they were very young.
On this second case I made some adjustments. I put elastic on. It was hard to get the Iphone into all 4 corners in the first one.
I think I would make the bottom corners still a little more roomier.
I put buttons and a buttonhole on instead of snaps. I thought it would look better. I does take a little maneuvering to get it buttoned.
It's Quilt Festival time again at Amy's Creative Side. I always love it when she does this. It gives me a special chance to show off one of my quilts and I get to see so many beautiful quilts that I wouldn't run across naturally in my blogging.
I'm entering the quilt I did with Esther's Mystery Block of the Month last year. It did take me most of a year to complete. This was the first time I worked online with a group and my first mystery quilt. I did not know what I was getting into. But I loved it!
You can see more pictures at this post of the finished quilt.
Here are 2 more blocks for my quild. I could probably get a whole quilt out of these fabrics since I'm doing applique.
These blocks are patterns that I'm using from a book called Faux Applique by Helen Stubbings. Although my applique is not faux. I do like the patterns in the book. The background on both squares are the same fabric. I just used 2 different cameras. You can see the difference. The top is my Nikon with a flash. The bottom is my Iphone without a flash. It is also fuzzier. I like the lighting, but not the blur.
Some flowers just off my porch. They are a spirea. I love how the flowers are petit and beautiful.