"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Monday, January 3, 2011

So here goes!

Before I had my little girl nearly 2 years ago, I had no idea how nice it would be to make pretty little things! Having had 2 boys (who I adore) we always had a lot of blues and browns and I never made any clothes for them. When I had Gabriella, I went mental making skirts, dresses, hair clips, headbands and all kinds of girly things! So fun! The other day I made this skirt for Gabby using bright pinks and greens- all fabric from my ever-growing stash. 

As you will probably see in future posts, I love spots, stripes and bright colours. I don't usually make pink things for Gabby as there is so much pink stuff in the shops, but I found this raspberry and green spot fabric on special and couldn't resist. I lined the skirt with pink gingham (cheap as!) so you can't see all the messy hems on the inside. I will try to take a photo of Gabby wearing the skirt, but she is quite the temperamental model these days!

With the leftover strips (I originally made the skirt so big, it fitted me!) I made this bag for my niece Olivia's 6th Birthday. I am going to put her present inside it. 
She is a very girly girl, so I can just imagine her walking around with this slung over her shoulder! 


  1. Very pretty dress Beck. I can imagine it is good for twirling.


  2. I feel the exact same way now that I have had a little girl! Sewing girls clothes seems so much more fun! Any ideas on an easy thing to start with?

    1. Hi Taleah. So great that you want to get into sewing. I absolutely love it and I just keep learning more and more. An easy dress for your little girl can be found here. I have made this pattern a few times and it is really easy. To make it even easier, you can leave the sleeves loose instead of putting elastic in them.

      I hope this helps!