Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Give Away

One thing I surely do enjoy is reading other folks' blogs!

They are inspirational, fun, and informative...sometimes all at the same time. Tonight I have spent (*way too much*) some time going from link to link to link & checking out new blogs I might have otherwise never found, and, let me tell ya...I've found some cuties!

This blog,

is having a giveaway of absolutely ADORABLE proportions. I am wanting to win that dress so badly that I am taking the time to post about it!


Seriously, check out this dress...and some of their other stuff and their ETSY store...and the FB page they have....


.... tell them I sent ya! ;)

Monday, April 25, 2011

...Nothing Like the Last Minute...


Yes, it WAS the 11th hour (well, 2:20...and church started at 4:30), but, my girls' dresses were done in plenty of time. We even had company for dinner! kids did the bulk of the cooking. Sheesh...I can't get by with anything!

Seriously, I was very proud of these dresses. Oh, not like head-swelling, chest-puffing proud, but you know, the kind of proud that you feel when you set a goal and then accomplish it. That kind of proud.

My goal this year was to make classic-styled dresses with some special touches & flairs that made each one unique. While the materials were from the same collection (Lily & Will), they were all different colors. I really loved how vintage they looked when all was said & done. about a little "tour de dress"?

DRESS #1: This was literally the first dress I finished. It went together very easily. I really liked it because it was just the right combination of little girl/big girl.

On the sleeves, I added the touch of brown gingham to tie in with the sash & bordered the seam with this beautiful flower trim.

The neckline also got some pretty trim.

I am learning that the smallest details are what make a dress uniquely yours. So, I added the little flowers to the tail of the sash to make it....just so. It turned out so sweet, I think.


The second dress I completed was for sweet miss red. I chose the celery green color to compliment her hair. This pattern was taken from Keri Mecca's "Sewing With Whimsey"...the Puffed Sleeve Dress with the wrap sleeves.

I'll be honest with you...those wrap sleeves...a little tricky-and the reason I put these projects down & waited too long to pick them back up. But, I am very pleased with how the end result turned out.

Some small touches on this dress that gave it a bit of pizzaz are the gathers on the sash and the mini piping on the sleeve band. Oh, and the gorgeous buttons.

DRESS #3...the one that almost didn't get done! Ha! I thought those wrap sleeves were tough...the wrapped bodice was a hoot! :-) This is the exact same pattern as Dress #2, but with the alternate bodice.

So, there they are....the 2011 Easter Collection by HoneyChild's Custom Creations :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

There's No Time Like....TOMORROW!

I am frantically trying to get those Easter dresses done!

I know, I know....I really should have done it sooner, but it wasn't COMPLETELY my fault. You see, I went to a sewing retreat 2 weeks ago, and my plan was to make all 3 dresses during the course of the weekend. I made great progress, really, I did! Dress #1 was completed except for hemming...who wants to sit at a retreat & hem. That can SO be done at home, right? That's what I thought, too.

Now, on to dress #2. It was complicated. The sleeves were pieced together to create a beautiful wrapped sleeve look. SO worth the trouble, but kinda burned me out by the time the dress was done. I left the hemming for that one, too. It must be tried on....yeah, that's it.

As for #3. Well, I did those blasted wrap sleeves again, and, well, that did it. No more. I wanted to do something (more) fun. So, I put it down with every intention to pick it back up the next day....and the next. Never happened.

I promised myself to get it done first thing after getting home. But, well, you machine had been dropped upon my arrival at the retreat, rendering it useless *special thanks to Lorene for loaning me hers*. I would like to say that I didn't have any other machines...but that would be a lie. I have my old one. But.....who wants to go BACKWARDS??? I had SO been loving that new maching, I really didn't want to regress, ya know.

So, the Wednesday before new machine was ready! No time to sew on Thursday...busy, busy.

Yay! Kids are out of school (good) Friday!!! "Hey Mom...can we go...."

So, here I sit on Good Friday night....about to tackle the rest of the projects.

I really do NOT want to sew on Saturday, and, most especially Sunday morning!!! I have other projects this weekend! LOL

I really think it'll be fine...really, I do.

Would I be posting on my blog if I wasn't the picture of confidence???

Friday, April 1, 2011

What's New?!?

I know it seems like I'm never doing anything because I don't post on here often, but it is BECAUSE I'm so busy that I'm not posting! :) Right now, I am getting ready to post some wonderful things for those sweet lil guys in your life! Lil Man Jammies & some seriously cute short/shirt sets are forthcoming. I am so excited about the Easter dresses I am making for my 3 youngest ladies. They are very traditional & girly. I just love being a girl! :) Keep watching for more. I am taking orders now for summer clothes....leave a comment or catch me on Facebook for more information.