Soy esposa , Mami a tiempo completo de 4 niñas que se pelean por el color rosado!
Me encanta hacer manualidades, coser, cocinar, aprender, fotografiar, en fin todo! Este blog es para enseñar las cosas que más disfruto mi familia y mis creaciones.
I know there are many anthro-inspired tops all over!! I love looking at all of them, so, this time I tried to recreate my own version of an anthropologie top I found, My friend asked me to make one for her
It has been over 1 month since my last post, the reason is ´cause my 3 daughters got really sick, but now they´re all doing just GREAT!!!
I have been working on several projects, but I would keep on forgetting to charge the camera, but today I decided to do a quick, super cheap and easy top.
I had some left overs from a fabric that I used to make a top for myself, so, I started looking for inspiration and ended up finding this cute top at J.Crew
And here is the tutorial
First cut a simple tshirt (I did one for 12 months, ´cause it was for my little daughter)
Then cut 1´ inch strips to make the ruffles
Sew all the ruffles to the front of the top. Sew the back and the front by sewing the shoulders together first and then the sides.
Then cut 2 rectangles 3´each one and sew them on the sides, then fold them and sew them to the buttom of the shirt .
Finish by sewing a strip to the neck and making a bow on the shoulder with the extra fabric
A few months ago (back in april to be more specific) my Mom asked me to make a handbag for her... we started looking around and we found a beautiful Donna Karan handbag at Berdorfgoodman it was really nice... but extra expensive for our budget..$1,895 (that´s what she asked me to make it for her).
So, you can see it is a beautiful bag... but way tooooooooooooo expensive................
And here is the one I made, I wish I had taken pictures of the process... but it was too late when I relized that I was done... there are differences of course the lambskin, ´cause the only way to get a lamb here is at the zoo and I don´t think they´ll like to give it to me for a handbag haha!!
Another difference is the handle mine includes some wooden hardware...the knot at th closure, (my mom didn´t want that!)
My daughter Ariana just turned four this past tuesday . It was a fun day because we got to hang out all day long.
But it also made me think and remember in all the "Lessons" that she gave me when she was 3 years old.
my best friend...
We were having one of those "girl talk" ( you know.. the one that you would have with a three year old) we were talking about taking care of our friends (they had a little discution with their friends at the nursery class one sunday ago) and I asked them who their best friend was.... my sweet Valentina, (who was 2) told me that her best friend was Ariana... and Ariana told me "My best friend is Valentina, you ( Me, the mommy) and my Daddy, and Constanza, and Grandma, and Grandpa, and my uncles and aunts... (wow I thought she does have a lot of best friends) and then I asked Why??? and she answer... ´cause you all take care of me, and show me how much you love me by giving me kisses and many hugs. wow... that was a lesson!! Friends take care of you and express their love all the time!
I think, that one of the phrases that I remembe the most about my mom when I was little was " have you said your prayer" and I would say yes ... or no...
on monday, Ariana lost a watch that she got for her birthday.. she was really upset and cried a lot ´cause she couldn´t find it... but then Valentina (now she´s 3) told her, "have you pray?" and Ariana said that she didn´t... so I tried to listen carefully... Valentina said a small but simple, yet effective prayed, she said " Father help me find my sister´s watch", just a minute later, Ariana, was crying in her bed, and said her prayer, and she said, " help me to see, where I left my watch" (wow... amazing for a 4 year old!!) about 1 minute after they had both said their prayers... THEY FOUND THE WATCH....right after finding it... they both said a pray to thank Heavenly Father for them being able to find what they lost.
If anyone out there only has girls.. then you know what it feels when your 2 year old tells you that she wants to get married....
We were looking at some pictures of the temple and out of no where our Valentina stood up and said "I´m going to get married there, with my husband, I´ll wear a princess dress, and be happy forever!!!
Big lessons but this angels are there to remind me to see miracles and love, and pray every day!!!
Today I was just browsing around and I found this really cool post at elsiemarley.com is about the kids clothes week challenge: fall 2010 it got me real excited!!! So I decided that I was goig to take te challenge and work for it!!! So, I guess is just time to start looking for some inspiration.... and I went to different websites looking for some inspiration!!!
Take a look at them:
This is from Zara Kids
Jacket from Jcrew
Pink Skirt from Jcrew! (love it)
Dress from Zara
I´m so exited!! I love sewing for my girls and now specially with this challange!!!
Today is Ariana´s Birthday the oldest of my daughters!! She´s so excited, ´cause she´s turning 4, and she was even more excited ´cause we were going to have a bday party for her at school with other 15 kids in her class.... but not any more.. since she´s got the chicken pox, she won´t be going to school for the next couple of weeks.
So I decided to make her a quick, easy and fun dress for her to wear all day long!!
My husband´s Grandmother gave Ariana this skirt, is a size 6 and she´s turning 4 so is 2 sizes bigger than what she would wear, the problem is that is not big enough to make a dress out of it... and I didn´t feel like making it smaller since grandma gave it to her...
Then I went through Ariana´s closet and found this plain and boring tshirt... I guess it was something that I got for $.50cents.
As you can see in the picture, it even has some paint stains all over... but I thought, that I could work with it...
So I sew the skirt to the top (I forgot to take pictures) right bellow the sleeve part of the tshirt.
then I cut what was left of the shirt (bellow the skirt)
So this is how the two pieces came out
Then I messured the sleeve hole (I have no idea how that´s called....)
Then I cut the sleeve, I added 4cm so the sleeve could be a bit puffy.
And then sew each sleeve together, and then to the dress
Then made the hem for the sleeves
Since the dress is not pink... probably it was not going to be one of her favorites...
So I added some pink touches...
I made a cord to tie the dress
and a couple of crochet flowers
Then put it all together, added some ruffles to the top