Wednesday, August 9, 2006

School clothes...

I started making the kids school clothes late this spring because I wanted to be able to send them to a friend to make them pretty. She has a wonderful eye for color and a well oiled (and well loved) embroidry machine. This is what we came up with together... (she can't sew, I can't embroider... it is a beautiful match.)

Alex's are yet to come... he has two shirts that are done, but without him here it seems strange to take pictures of them. I also made a couple hoodies for Cyan, one of which I also sent to my friend. She did a wonderful job on everything and I am very excited to say that she is moving up to the NW as we speak! So I forsee lots of dye and embroider parties soon... :D Our kids will be well clothed that is for sure.


Laurie said...

Ohhh, I love love love those dresses! Did you dye them yourself? Did you buy the blanks from Dharma? So cute!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

I made the blanks and sent them to Selena (mamaselena) to dye and emb (I send her two and she sends me back one with all the colors done... she has a dd that is 1/2 a size smaller than Cyan). They turned out great, but not NEAR as good as Alex's... I love the color combos she does though. Pick up the book "Color By Accident" and it has all sorts of LWI dying techniques in it. Most of them turn out like this... I love them! (And just think... she is moving up here RIGHT NOW! Ahhh the possibilities...)

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