Friday, December 12, 2008

I think I'm in love

I've been working on this birthday present for Layla for a few weeks now. (She turns two on Jan. 4th.) I finally finished yesterday and I could not be happier with how it turned out! It is way cuter than I ever expected it to be and I've been dying to share it here. My sister bought this pattern at least a decade ago, so it needed some updating. I quilted my own fabric and made my own bias tape. And, I embroidered the faces on instead of transferring them. The little pocket on the front of the carrying case holds the little dresses. A few things made this project really special for me. First, I made all the clothes out of the girls' baby onesies, dresses and receiving blankets. Second, Natalie was glued to my side throughout the entire process and every day for the last week, she has woken up asking when we were going to work on Layla's special surprise. It was so sweet. I think Layla is going to LOVE this and that makes the labor-intensiveness of it so worth it. An added bonus--I didn't buy any of the materials new, it was all stuff I had on hand. I got the main fabrics at a garage sale last summer for $1!


  1. It's even better than I thought it would be! She is going to LOVE IT! It's so special that Natalie wanted to help make her sister something... Such a cool experience for you and her.

  2. Wow! That really does look so adorablel...and very special and creative to use their old baby clothes! I want to make some!

  3. hi nikki....i'm glad you liked my trees...i like these little 'baby' dolls you made....this is the CUTEST pattern....hey, and one of your little ones and i share the same birthday that's coming up in Jan......who knew?