dress update

this is a sweet little dress that now belongs to lily, but has been handed down by gracie. it has seen a lot of love. for a couple months lily would pull it out to wear nearly everyday. i finally had to hide it because it was so stained that it was getting a bit embarrassing. yes, even i can get embarrassed about my kids clothes at some point, but not embarrassed enough that this wrinkly dress would bother me!

it already had some super cute and simple detailing, but it was neighbored by stains, lots of stains. all over. so i got crafty.

i covered many of the larger stains with these little flowers and leaves.

it was a really quick fix. i just took random scraps of fabric and cut different sized circle freehand. then i placed them over the existing flowers and over the major stains, then tucked under little leaves. i layered the circles with 2 or 3 fabrics, then did a bunch of straight stitches over it, inspired by this. really simple. this could even be done without sewing and a little wonder under, an iron-on adhesive.

overall, i’m really happy with this redo, but i still see a lot of stains. i think i’ll go at it again this evening and add more. i think it would be cute to have a few peeking out the back, too. and it’ll look even “fluffier” after i wash it since none of the edges are finished and its sure to fray. i think i’ll like it even better then – more texture = more distraction from stains!

*update* – lily wore this during dinner tonight, and i think i’ll be adding more flowers since she added whats sure to be more stains!


more flower brooches

each handmade flower brooch comes with a bar pin on the back to attach it to your favorite shirt or bag. looks great in three’s. 1 for $6, 3 for $15 plus $2.50 for shipping. email me at 5cheneys@gmail.com with any questions.

*edit* – sold out!

*another edit* – i just found a handful more of these in my stash, so i thought i’d put them up for you. also, i made some a.dor.a.ble little flowers (slightly smaller than the brooches) with clips on the back for your hair. my girls love them and they stay in all day. a girlfriend of mine wears hers at the base of her ponytail. super cute! here they are:hmmm… i just realized i made 2 #17’s. ooops! just let me know which of the 2 you prefer if you are interested.

the clips are the same price as the brooches. feel free to combine them for the 3 for $15 discount!
*edit* – 3 and 4 are sold!