Wednesday, March 20, 2013

sewing for therapy

As you have probably heard, Google reader is kicking the can. It will no longer be around after July... does that mean that if you follow with Google Friend Connect, that you will no longer get my posts? 
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I've been busy trying to potty train my almost 3 year old and she is, well, doing good I guess, but it sure is making me cranky.  She doesn't seem to get that she has to tell me when she has to go, so I'm always taking her without her telling me she has to go.  If I leave her, she'll just go in her underwear.  Will she learn to tell me when she needs to use the toilet, or is that something they just are ready for or not?  First time potty-trainer here, so I could use a little help and encouragement.

Other than that, I've been trying to get some therapy by sewing.  Anything to brighten my mood.
I designed this maxi dress because I had some people asking me about making them for their girls.  It can be tied halter style or in the back with a bow on a loop coming up from the back. 

This was my prototype - I learned that I need to make the skirt a little wider.  Other than that, I am pretty happy with the design.

I'm also getting ready for the Spring Market put on by some ladies from my church.  That means making some more little dresses, but I'm also trying something new this year.  

Pillow covers.

Pluses - I'm really loving this one and almost don't want to put it up for sale!

Improv Chevrons - tutorial from Six White Horses.

I quilted the chevron pillow cover with organic straight lines.  I thought it kind of went with the 'organic' chevrons.


  1. uugghh potty training :/ A was doing the same thing to me, I know 'they' say not to but we took a break for a few days and then one morning A came up to me and said "I have to go mommy!" And it's been a breeze from there! Keep at it she'll get there! It's horribly frustrating though when they seem not to get it. We used stickers every time she went, and a prize when she stayed dry for one day and then another prize for staying dry all week. :) Miranda

  2. I am in the exact same situation..very frustrating indeed!!