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Monday, August 17, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday

It's time again for Metamorphosis Monday! I did a cute project for my two granddaughters and my daughter while my oldest daughter Jennie and her 3 kids were visiting a couple of weeks ago!

What can you do with 2 vintage pillowcases purchased for fifty cents a piece and an old crib sheet? Make some dresses! I made dresses for my two little granddaughters, and a top for my daughter!

This is Sloan holding my granddaughter Jillian and the cutie sitting down is Amelia!

These dresses were so easy to make! You cut one piece of fabric for the main piece of the dress. This piece is (armpit measurement to below the knee) and the chest measurement times 2. Sew the ends together. Then gather the top and either hem the bottom or cut it to use the hem of the pillowcase.

Then you cut another piece seven inches long by the chest measurement plus 1.5 inches. You sew the ends together, then fold both sides up to meet in the middle and press. Then fold in half right sides out and press. Pin this to the gathered part of the dress, with the dress piece inside. Then sew it all together. Now cut four pieces of fabric that are 1.5 by 11 and fold the long sides up, press, then fold in half. This will be the straps. Try the dress on and pin the straps in place, then sew. I used an old crib sheet for the contrasting band on the girls dresses.

You can find a great tutorial for this dress at Lil Blue Boo.

This is Amilia on the bridge at the creek. We went to the creek for a picnic the day before my daughter left to go home.

Kids can't resist playing in a creek! This is Amelia.

Am I a proud grandma or what! This is Jillian and Amelia's in the background.

We had a nice little picnic on the bridge.

This is a picture that my daughter Jennie took, so she's not in it. In fact she took all the pictures so we didn't get one of her. This is my mom on the left, then my grandson Reese, my son Chauncey, my daughter Sloan, me and my hubby Ken holding our granddaughter Jillian.

Here's a great cookie recipe I found for a nice crunchy type chocolate chip cookie!

Ranger Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups quick oatmeal
2 cups flake type cereal
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Cream the sugars and shortening for 2-3 minutes. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. In another bowl whisk the dry ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture and mix just until mixed. Beat in the chocolate chips.

Drop onto cookie sheets with a cookie scoop and bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Now head on over to
Between Naps on The Porch and see what everyone else is up too!

This is Chauncey making a fun noise with his stick. This is a tunnel that goes under the freeway to the other side of the creek. This is such a gorgeous little hidden area that not to many people know about!


Joanie @ The Bright Side said...

Oh, how I wish I could sew! So clever and the tops are darling. Love that photo of Amilia on the bridge. So cute!!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

I would have never thought to use vintage pillowcases. Very clever. Your recipe sounds yummy. I've got to give those a try. I also scrolled down and too your zucchini coffee cake recipe too!

Thanks for sharing!