Monday, March 10, 2014

March 11--It's Ruffle Time for ME!

This has certainly been another great hop. The different ruffled projects have continued to amaze and inspire me every day. Thanks to Amy as cheerleader and to Madame Samm as creator!
I decided to make skirts for my granddaughters, ages 8 months, 4 years, and 5 years. Below is Grandma (that's me) reading to Amelia with Amelia's big sister Harper reading right beside us. They are sure a couple of cuties! (My husband took the picture--he gets the blame for lack of centering.) I just noticed that the heart on Harper's dress is ruffled! Yea!
 
 
At Christmas time I took this picture of our older daughter and family. Aren't they a lovely family? Hailey is my 4 year old granddaughter.

 
The "big" girls love pink, so the skirts had to have a fair share of that color. I wanted to make Harper's and Amelia's to match. Harper loves bold colors, so the pinks are quite bright. I made the ruffles the way Madame Samm has shown, make 2 pleats, sew them down, 2 more, sew, etc., etc. It was a little tricky when I didn't know how long the ruffle had to be. However, I figured it out by marking halves, quarters, eighths. It worked. 

After I made the skirts, I figured Harper would like a matching skirt for her baby doll, and I knew the doll would need a matching top as well. (I had made doll clothes for Christmas presents too.) My poor baby doll's hair is in terrible shape so I made a headband to hold it down a little.

You can see I trimmed Amelia's skirt with ribbon, as I had done the doll's skirt, but I didn't like the way the ribbon seemed to pucker somewhat so I didn't put it on Harper's.

Then it was Hailey's turn for a skirt. After the skirt came the doll outfit, complete with headband too.
I sure hope the girls all like their skirts! I think they are pretty cute!

Here they are, all together. (The Dresden plate quilt on the bed is an old one that may have been my husband's grandmother's. Unfortunately, we don't know for sure. It is a beautiful quilt--I sure love it on that bed.)


Last, I want to show the tea cozy I made from Madame Samm's kit. Isn't it pretty? It just matches my blue teapot.
 
I hope you enjoyed my projects. Don't forget to visit the others today too.
 
March 11th
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Have a great day!

49 comments:

  1. Your granddaughters are going to love their matching skirts and doll outfits..what a fun grandma you are!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Your granddaughters are beautiful and are so lucky to have such a talented and adoring grandmother. The skirts and dolly outfits are sew pretty. Lovely tea cozy. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

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  3. Skirts and ruffles and granddaughters, does it get any better. So cute and you know they will love them. I love that the doll has a matching skirt. SO sweet.
    That tea cozy is a perfect match. Very nice post, my dear.

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  4. Love those sew cute skirts and the clothes for the dolls! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. That's a sweet idea to make matching doll outfits. I bet your granddaughters must love it! Great job on those skirts, they turned out great.

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  6. Very cute ruffled skirts, I guess the girls love them! You made a great-looking tea cozy, too!

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  7. They are great, and I am sure they are going to be worn lots:)

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  8. Thanks for sharing your fun projects.

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  9. Such cute skirts. Those girls are going to love wearing those ruffles. Wonderful job.

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  10. Great skirts...the girls will look just adorable! Love that you did dolls clothes to match. When I was this age, one of my brother's girlfriends sewed a big soft doll (my height) and made a dress for her and matching pajamas for me. Loved that doll till she literally fell to pieces and could no longer be repaired! Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing pics of your lovely family!

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  11. ohhh Carol, they are just the sweetest ruffled skirts and a tea pot ruffled of course…how could you possibly go wrong ...

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  12. The ruffled skirts are so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

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  13. Adorable skirts, and I love the cozy!

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  14. Sweet skirts .. dolly has to have one too!! love the tea cozy!!

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  15. What adorable skirts! I love the tea cozy -- I drink a lot of cold tea so maybe I should make one! :)

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  16. Love the skirts and the tea cozy!

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  17. Beautiful job on the skirts! I'm sure your grandd's will love them.

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  18. Carol the little ruffles are adorable! wonderful job on that tea cozy too.

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  19. Super cute skirts! I love the idea of matching doll clothes. Adorable!

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  20. WOW! Your skirts for the little girls and doll are absolutely cute! I love how you made the doll ones to match with their skirts!

    The Tea Cozy is cute too!

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  21. Just love the skirts for the little girls and their dollies. They will have so much fun when they get the opportunity to be "twins" together. And their dollies can be twins, too. You have a very charming set of grandchildren. I can see that they'd provide a real inspiration for sewing.

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  22. Your grandchildren are all adorable! Those skirts and doll clothes are precious! They look like so much fun!

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  23. Love, love, love the pink skirts! blessings, marlene

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  24. I have to say...I love ruffles on little girlies dresses, shorts and shirts! You did such a sweet job...Thank you for sharing such creativity!!!

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  25. How adorable you did a beautiful job

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  26. So sweet. You're a great grandma!

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  27. Such fun little ruffled skirts. I am inspired and I know that my granddaughters would love skirts like these. Thanks for sharing you projects, I love the little tea cozy too!

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  28. Your little Grands are sew adorable and those ruffled skirts and doll outfits are perfect for them. Very sweet ruffled tea cozy. Thank you sew very much for Hopping...

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  29. Your skirts are adorable...and so sweet that you included doll clothes too! :)

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  30. Such sweet granddaughters you have! I have all boys, so no ruffles for them. Your skirts are all adorable. They are going to look so sweet in them.

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  31. Beautiful skirts! Your granddaughters are very lucky!!

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  32. Cute ruffles on the little outfits--and they are little. And, the tea cozy turned out perfect.

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  33. Your skirts are precious and I love the matching doll clothes. Oh and that Dresden quilt makes me want to swoon! I love vintage quilts.

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  34. I love your skirts. Thanks for sharing. It really gives me ideas

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  35. What cute items of clothing. And the tea cozy is so nice.

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  36. Such beautiful skirts . I love how you made matching outfits for the baby dolls! You have a beautiful family.

    Cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  37. Such cute little skirts. They are going to love that they have matching skirts with their dolls. Adorable! Sew glad that you hopped with us.

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  38. Carol - I love the little skirts you made and the matching doll skirts. Your granddaughters look like super sweeties! And I love the Tea Cozy! Sew cute with your teapot! Thank you for the inspiration. You did a great job!
    xo jan@ Sew and Sow Farm

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  39. All of your skirts turned out great!

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  40. Love the lil' outfits, and including matching ones for the doll too..Priceless! You truly made some Special Heart Memories for the Grandaughter's! Goood job!!

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  41. Adorable! I'll bet they are a big hit! Beth @ Words & Stitches.

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  42. You are the best grandmother! The girls will really be stylin' in the new outfits.

    The doll baby? Why is it that most dolls end up looking that scraggly headed! I don't recall seeing anyone dragging them around by their hair but my nieces' dolls seemed to suffer from the same rat's nest phenomenon, LOL.

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  43. Lucky, granddaughters to have a Grandma to make them skirts. Absolutely, the ruffles are the best. And dollys get one, too; you'll be a hit!

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  44. Great job, Grandma! Your granddaughters will look so sweet in their skirts and the dollies in matching outfits!

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  45. Love the ruffled skirts and the dolls outfit. Beautiful!

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  46. Love the skirts, I'll have to do the same thing for my daughters dolls, she'll love it! I have the pink mate to your teapot.

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