Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We moved and I made a dress!

This is a really quick post because I am exhausted and I am going to watch Parenthood with Jeff - it's our new favorite show. But I wanted to give you a sneak peek to what I will be blogging about for a solid year at least - our new home renovation! We bought a 1930's Saltbox (or maybe it's a Colonial?), AS-IS on the cutest.street.ever. Don't be scared off by the wallpaper that looks like it's from Miss Kitty's Saloon. Or the pink tile in the bathrooms. Or the strawberry patch kitchen with red gingham drapes. I have a vision. I wish I had the bank account to go with it though. It will be a long process but it will be so neat to see it change! I have always wanted to renovate an older home! And I love our cute street and our new city.






The other picture is of a dress I made at my friend Sara's house the other night. This one is for Miss M and I have more fabric to make another one for JJ. JJ's dress might not look as cute because this one was half me and more than half Sara. She is an AMAZING seamstress and all-around craft genius. You should see the quilt she made for her kids teacher! I had a great time the other night, but it was almost midnight and my thread kept breaking while trying to do my ruffle so she finished it for me.



Now it's off to watch Parenthood!



9 comments:

Sara D. said...

I LOVE that dress. And it was so worth it to help you finish it, because now I have discovered a faster, easier technique for making pillowcase dresses! I am going to Hobby Lobby to snag exactly those fabrics!!!!

So glad you could come...I think it would be fun to get a group togetherr to sew once a month?

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erin said...

ADORABLE new house! And dress! I love your new little home. You are going to make it even cuter just living there. Love ya friend!

Peggy said...

I think your house is charming AS IS and I know it will be even more so when you have put your plan in place! Congrats on the cute dress. I always loved wearing what I made and making things for our kids. 2 exciting happenings in 1 blog!
Aunt P.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

We love Parenthood, too! Almost always makes me cry...

You are going to have so much fun with your new home! I love the pink bathroom. Think gray paint, skirt for the sink, new light fixture...

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

We did paint; I just used an old photos that showed how much ENERGY they have today!

Lindsey said...

adorable dress! you are good!!

emily said...

oh, my what a diamond you have found! Can't wait to see what you do to it.

Brianna Heldt said...

That dress is aDORable! I found your blog through my friend Jeannett's blog, Life Rearranged, and I just HAD to say that is the sweetest little dress!

(We also bought a bit of a fixer-upper a couple of years ago, also on a cute old street and in a sweet neighborhood. It's been fun seeing things come together!)