I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fresh Beat Band Tour & Dress

Delilah is a big fan of the show "Fresh Beat Band". So when they announced a tour, we bought tickets right away.
And of course, D needed a new dress for the occasion.
The Fresh Beat Band has four characters, Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout. Delilah decided to be Marina. So....here's a pic of the character Marina.
And here is Delilah as little Marina!
Delilah had such a wonderful time. Heck, we all did. The show was high energy and fun. And since we had great seats upfront, Delilah got lots of waves and attention from the band as she moved and grooved and danced along.
Despite being SO excited, when Delilah got her chance to meet the Fresh Beats and get her picture taken with them, she got a little shy.
But this gave Marina a great opportunity to play peek-a-boo with Delilah and make her giggle. I don't have a picture of that but we have the memory, and that was pretty cool.
Hanging from Delilah's neck are a glowing stick and her afterparty pass. She had SUCH a good time that even after the party, way past bedtime, she was in a silly, happy, mood.

Oh, the dress! I made a peasant dress from this free pattern on fabric.com, and made up the little tab fronts. I sewed the buttons right on the dress and made the belt buckle from wool felt.
And...the Fresh Beats announced ANOTHER tour date back in Atlanta. So come August maybe we'll have more success with that photo op!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Musicbox Dress

Once upon a time I made Delilah a Musicbox dress - a pattern by Oliver & S - in a classic Liberty of London print.
It was too big to wear at the time, not that it stopped me from putting it on her. Check it out here.
My little girl is growing up. Sigh.
Love when she makes funny faces.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wee Wonderfuls Kitty

Some time ago I got the book Wee Wonderfuls.
I recently gave Delilah the book and asked her to choose something for Mommy to make her. Check out her kitty!
D asked that she be purple. Good choice I think. LOVE the shoes.
Purrrrrrrr. This was a fun project. My next project from this book will be the BOY doll. Delilah has requested a Prince Eric to go with her Ariel Little Mermaid doll. Mommy must oblige!
Take care,

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Delilah's Ballet Dress

Recently, Fabric.com posted a link to a free peasant dress pattern. I made one in almost no time at all! Check it out here.
I think the Minnie Mouse slippers really make the outfit, don't you?!?
VERY simple to put together. Given Delilah's new obsession with only wearing red, pink, or purple, I've been sewing accordingly. I found this pretty pink fabric with red and pink ballerinas that I just had to get for her -- I think it was from Hancock Fabrics. Sorry I can't recall. Darnit. I'll update with the name of the fabric later.
A lovely dress to pick flowers in.
And make funny faces in.
The instructions include putting elastic in the sleeves so they are cute little poufs. I tried the dress on D and just left the elastic out. This is a 3T and just fits her and I didn't want the sleeves too tight and turn her off wearing it. The next version I'll make a 4T and include the elastic. SO quick to make this simple dress. And if I say so myself -- SO CUTE!
I have SO many pretty fabrics in my stash, but since D is just interested in her favorite colors, there's no point in me sewing with them. I want to make things she WANTS to wear. So its red and pink and purple all over my sewing room for a while. I bought some fabric to make MYSELF things when I need to rebel and sew something blue or green!
Coming up, I have cute toy from the Wee Wonderfuls book to show off - and am in the midst of making a very special dress to enter my local ASG contest. I hope it looks as dreamy in real life as it does in my head.
Later skaters,