Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Cassie and Riley and I went to the post office yesterday, as we commonly do to mail off etsy goodies or fraternity related stuffs. The weather was nice and I saw a very pretty brown skirt with white embroidered designs. I decided right then and there that I was going to make Cassie a new skirt.

Well, inspiration begets inspiration, apparently! I looked up hand-embroidery and found some VERY helpful sites. Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials is a tremendous resource with step-by-step instructions for every stitch I could imagine. I also found a treasure trove of online patterns at Mary Corbet's Needle and Thread

I made one of the fullest skirts I have ever made, and I used elastic. I wish I had done a waist band instead, because it's so poofy, but it was enough to get started. Inspired by a trim I picked up at Joann's out of the dollar bin, I matched embroidery thread colors to it and embroidered two little lazy daisies on the skirt. I was so pleased with the results! Instant gratification at its best!

Well, I was so excited by the skirt that I dressed Cassie in her garden hat and gathered up her gardening Re-ment (some of my favorite sets!) We headed outside with Riley and took some photos of Cassie and her gardening glam.

I put the little Re-ment flowers in the ground like Cassie had truly planted them. Hehe.

In additon to Cassie's photoshoot, Riley got one too. I got some really cute pictures of her playing on the lawn and a few of the two of us. This one is my favorite!

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