Hi everyone!! Welcome to my stop on the Forest Floor Blog Tour! I am so excited to be included. I am a huge fan of Bonnie Christine's work and the Forest Floor collection is no exception. All of the prints are beautiful, wild, and ethereal.
The first project that I wanted to make was the carry-all pincushion from the Handmade Style book by Anna Graham.
This is such a handy pincushion with all of the fun pockets to store notions and such in. I used four of some of my favorite prints from the collection.
All in all, the pincushion is a great useful piece that looks fantastic sitting on my sewing table.
Right after I had found out I'd be in this blog tour, a fellow mom from my daughter's dance class asked if I could make a maxi dress for her sweet girl who only likes to wear long dresses. Well, it just so happened they chose the Wild Posy print in Flora.
This is the Emmaline dress pattern by Violette Field Threads.
My poor daughter was so disappointed that this dress wasn't for her. We do have some more of the print on order though to make her an identical one :)
After the 'heartbreak' of having to give away the dress of her dreams, I promised to make my daughter a long dress of something I had on hand. I had 'almost' enough of this Clover Grove print in Whisper to make a maxi dress for her. I made the Swallow Tail Dress pattern for her by Lil Luxe Collection. This is almost the maxi length (just about an inch or two shorter since we didn't have quite enough fabric).
One of the most fun features of the dress is the open back. Its so perfect for the 100* heat we've been seeing here.
Lastly, I whipped up a pair of quick pajamas for my little girl. It seems like all of the sudden she doesn't have any warmer weather PJs that fit. I used the Bonne Nuit pattern from Sewing in no Man's Land. I had a yard of the Flourish Aglow knit already so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to sew it up.
These have an adorable gusset panel in the seat. The pattern also has a winter version as well.
Thanks so much for stopping by!! You can purchase Forest Floor fabrics here. Take a peek at the gorgeous bag Maureen Cracknell shared yesterday and next Monday's post by Jodi Godfrey of Tales of Cloth. Make sure to check out Going Home to Roost for the full lineup and schedule.