Saturday, June 24, 2006

Pillowcase dress & Birthday giveaway

It seemed time for a little whiplash fun. For the month of June we are just posting things we made that we are enjoying so here you go.I have had this sweet pillowcase for a year and finally got around to making it into something for M. First I thought I would do a skirt but I figure this way, next summer if its too short I can make it a skirt then. Plus I love the look of this- all cute and cool and summery. I had the perfect two tone ribbon in my stash that I think worked out so well. Basically I just cut some arm hole, turned and stitched those down and then made casing for the ribbon. Little tip for those of you with wiggly children; I tacked the ribbon down on both sides so it would be easier to get tied on her. Isn't the embroidery just too wonderful? This dress could not have come at a better time as it hit 90 plus today. Phew!
Secondly, it is my birthday on monday. The big 3-7. O.k. not so big, but it is the first time I have sort of felt like my age sounded old. I don't feel old (except for that tired thing that comes with keeping up with two energetic kids). I thought to celebrate and put a positive spin on things, I would do a little giveaway. Just leave a comment and I will do the drawing on monday or tuesday. Realistically tuesday since Monday it will be 100 degrees- it will be hard to draw a name from the pool which is where I plan to park it all day! I have been seeing people do the giveaways and its just fun . So whats the big prize? One of the yummy candles I did the labels for from B Pure and a sampler pack of my Froy and Olo stationery and tags. So Happy Birthday to me and happy giveaway to you!


Blogger lorinda said...

I'm in Baby! I knew your birthday was coming up and am planning a little something on my blog. Check it out when you get back from the pool! What a fun way to spend your birthday. And as your older (and much wiser ;) elder (I'm 42), once you cross the 40 mark, it actually gets better! I'm finding it so liberating to age.

I wish for you a birthday filled with shouts of laughter, splashes of water, butterfly kisses, baby smiles and curling wet hair and the color of love. I'm glad you're my new friend!

6:42 PM  
Blogger lorinda said...

I forgot to say I LOVE the dress!!!!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

I'd love to join the drawing. And I love the pillowcase idea...I am going to make one!

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Tami said...

I know what you mean about '37' sounding old ... I turned 38 this year and finally am starting to feel a bit old, but also more liberated in a way. :-) (You know that they are saying that 40 is the new 30, right?)Happy Birthday!

Way cute idea for a pillowcase!

1:32 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I adore the pillowcase idea! Could you post instructions? And have a fabulous b-day, you deserve it!

5:51 AM  
Blogger molly said...

wow mo! happy birthday!!!
i love this pillowcase dress. it looks so summery and cool. maybe this will be a good way to solve my problem of emma wanting to wear a dress EVERY DAY!! that pillowcase is just beautiful, too.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Dorie said...

first, I love the dress and I think I'm totally going to copy you on that one

second, please include me in the drawing!

Happy B-day!

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy b-day! 37 was rough for me, but then 38, this year, wasn't so bad. Weird how that works!

I found you through the precious backtack you made, and have been working my way through your archives.


11:05 AM  
Anonymous Diane said...

Happy Birthday!! Sign me up!!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Saucy said...

Have a nice birthday. I stumbled upon your blog and enjoyed it.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Not entering the birthday comp., but did want to say that I love that dress, it is beautiful. Looks freezing to me and cold southern hemisphere clothes though!

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Lynne said...

That is just precious! I love the dress...and Happy, Happy Birthday!

3:48 PM  
Anonymous arttealife/onecrabapple said...

This is Darling !

Very creative, very inspiring !

It looks so cool and comfy.

5:03 PM  
Blogger One Crabapple said...

ohhh today is your BIRTHDAY !!!

HAppy HAPPY Birthday !


5:05 PM  
Anonymous li li said...

Have a wonderful birthday! Enjoy!! :D

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Sam said...

Ooh, happy birthday! That is the sweetest dress.. the gathering with the ribbon on top is the perfect touch, because it keeps it from looking *too* much like a pillowcase. Adorable! :)

11:05 AM  
Blogger One Crabapple said...

I WO-uhn

I WO-uhn

I'm the WINNUh - uh-huuuh-UH!

I am doing a butt dance...

(Thank you Birthday Girl !!!)

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh to be 37 again. Enjoy your birthday.
The little pillowcase dress is exquisite.

11:42 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

The pillowcase dress is absolutely adorable! Nice job!! :)

11:49 AM  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

I found your site through Whip Lash - love that dress!!!

5:14 PM  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

Oh and Happy happy Birthday!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Lavender Luna Lady said...

I love the pillowcase idea, great one. and happy birthday. You are young and life just keeps getting better!

5:55 PM  
Blogger Just Another Army Wife said...

Cute Dress!!

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

The dress is just the cutest thing! I recently bought some pillow cases with dresses in mind, but haven't been brave enough to do it yet. This has made me rethink digging them out!!

Happy birthday!!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

sooooo sweet!

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