Miniature Dress Ornament

I started a tradition last year with my granddaughter's first Christmas of making her this little coat ornament. I intend on making her a special ornament every year. This year I made her this dress.

Lady by the Bay - Miniature Dress Ornament

If you'd like to make a little ornament like this, just pick any fabric you love, trace out the shape of the dress you would like and cut it out. I cut two pieces and stitched them together so I could make arm holes to put a hanger through. You will want to hand-stitch the pocket on, glue the belt and sew the button on before stitching the two pieces together, so that your stitches don't show on the back. I also embroidered the year on the back of the dress, so if you want to embroider something on the back, do that as well before stitching the pieces together.

I used a sparkly red yarn and did simple crochet chain stitches to make the belt and glued it on with some Fabric Fusion. Next I picked a button out of my stash and sewed it on in the center of the belt. I then cut out a small piece of the same fabric (a different patterned fabric would be really pretty) for the pocket and then hand-stitched it on. I found some vintage lace in my stash and decided to add it as well. I used the Fabric Fusion to tack it to the pocket and to the bottom of the dress. I then hand-stitched around the edges, leaving space at the arm holes. Finally, I made a little hanger out of wire I got from the craft store, for the dress to hang on.

Lady by the Bay - Miniature Dress Ornament

This was a lot of fun to make and not difficult at all. The design possibilities are endless.

Here's a close up for the details.

Lady by the Bay - Miniature Dress Ornament

Lady by the Bay - Miniature Dress Ornament

I hope everyone has a very happy holiday!!

Until next time...

Lady by the Bay

December

December snuck up on me this year. I still haven't sent out Christmas cards or done my Christmas shopping and it's only 16 days away! I'm usually so prepared; I'm not sure what happened this year. I guess time just goes by faster and faster each year. 

I saw this pretty red, green and white bunch of flowers at Trader Joe's and decided to use them for my December calendar page. I'm purchasing flowers that are in season each month and creating something with a quote that represents that month. I started in October, so by the end of next year I'll have a complete calendar. November is here. Three calendar pages done. :)


Have a very happy holiday, everyone!

Until next time...

Lady by the Bay

Christmas Time

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This is absolutely my favorite time of year. One of my favorite things to do is decorate my house.  I love pulling out all of the ornaments and decorations and remembering each one from years past, it just warms me inside.


I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with joy, love, and laughter!

Lady by the Bay