Bubba the Owl

| Sewing | Baby Owl Costume |

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Haven’t had as much time to play with the sewing machine lately, but here is an owl costume we put together for a friend’s party! A quick sew with material scraps 🙂 It was Harry Potter themed so this is “Hedwig”, with her supporting cast of Hogwarts daddy, and Beauxbatons mummy.

 

Nursing – Bassinet – Pillow Covers

| Nursing Cover | Pram Bassinet Covers | Breastfeeding Pillow Cover | Baby Headband | Homemade | Sewing | DIY |

Baby Headband

Less than two weeks until baby arrives so we’ve done a final last bit of sewing in preparation! (Above: Baby Headband from spare material)

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Pram Bassinet Covers

With some extra padding

Bassinet Covers

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Breastfeeding Pillow Cover

Slip it on, slip it off

Breastfeeding Pillow

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Nursing Cover

With flexible neckline so baby can still be seen 🙂

Breastfeeding Cover

Leaf Print Foldable Change Mat

| Homemade | Sewing | Foldable Change Mat | Nappy Storage | Recyclables |

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Well this isn’t quite a changemat clutch, but we are happy with how things have turned out! Had to do some problem solving, design alterations and hand-stitching but we got there in the end. Recycled the elastic is from a broken clipboard. Looking forward to welcoming bubs in a few months 🙂

 

Baby’s Floral Playmat

| Homemade | Sewing | Baby’s Playmat | 

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Having done a good amount of online window shopping, I decided I was ready to try making our own baby playmat. I really liked the circular designs, and practicality of having a wipeable backing (just in case of spills!).

Material was all from Spotlight (the remnant bin has some great stuff) – Cloud cushion from Kmart (just for decoration since baby is not here yet :P).

Next project: to make a portable change-mat clutch!

5 Years – Wood

Well, this is the last of our tree climbing for a while because somebody is growing 😛
They should be making a debut at next year’s anniversary photoshoot!

5. Wood

The dress was made earlier in the day using material from the Spotlight remnants bin,
and we found some interesting trees at one of city parks. Hubby has been doing an amazing job during this time – he is a great blessing and support! (And has also become quite the photographer!)

We are looking forward to growing our family tree!

Read More: https://lostnowfoundk.com/2018/12/01/make-me-a-servant/

Sunday Sewing: Floral Sash Dress

| Homemade | Fashion | Sleeved and Sashed Floral Dress |

The weather’s warming up again 🙂 Some time ago, a friend of mine passed passed me this floral fabric, but I’ve only just had some time to make a dress out of it! The fabric was already hemmed on one edge which saved me some time so in the end, I think it was done in just 2 hours!

2018 Floral Sash Dress

Buttons, Beads & White (another 3 dresses)

| Original Fashion Pieces | Formal Wear | Recyclables | Home-made Dresses |

More curtained dresses; this time with some spare buttons, beads and even part of a shoe decoration. Thanks Brenda and YY for letting me photograph you, and DeLong for walking us back to the car afterwards! 🙂

 

Lace Curtain & Button Dress

Here is the last of this lace curtain for now. There are a few scraps left, but it has already played a part in quite a number of dresses and tops! The lining for this dress was left over calico, and the overlying lace gave it quite a different feel. Not sure where the button originally came from, but it happened to be there in my sewing box and made a nice embellishment!

 

One Shoulder Shoe Button Dress

I made this dress for the first Adelaidian Diner en Blanc. The silver button actually came from one of my once-favourite shoes. Since then, I seem to have developed a collection of white dresses so… if anyone has a white party to attend, feel free to borrow 😛

 

Angel Shift Dress (with more curtain!)

This dress went through a number of iterations; the perfect example of my spontaneous sews. The bow came about when I realised the back was a bit too low, and I looked at some material I had absent-mindedly knotted together. It is made from the last of the op-shop lace curtain, and from the material we used to cover our Diner en Blanc table that first year (I think).

Well that concludes this collection of white dresses 🙂

See More White Dresses by #lilyvalleysk here: 
https://lilyofthevalleysk.wordpress.com/?s=wedding+whites

Sunday Sewing: Olive Dress & Blue Flowered Top

| Homemade | Fashion | Summer Sewing |

Just a little Sunday sewing to take a break from chores around the house, and keep out of the summer heat.

 

Olive Dress

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This olive green material was passed onto me by my mother who had received it as a gift from a friend. It is one of the few dresses that have actually turned out similar to the original design!

 

Blue Flowered Top

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I had a bit of left-over material from making my Second Keys Dress , so I decided to make a blouse as well.

Should be able to dress this one up and down for casual, work and event wear 🙂

Looking forward to more summer sews – still got lots of material to work with!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Whites

| Original Fashion Pieces | Wedding Dresses | Formal Wear | Recyclables | Devotional |

Curtain, earring (singular), tablecloth, carpet.
Essentials for a wedding dress?

A touch of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (and a bit of sewing) will see them all transformed.
Special thanks to Tegan and Ebony for modelling two of these dresses;
To Mrs Barlow for the lilies; and to Dad who lent me his Canon EOS 600D camera!

 

~   T E G A N   w e a r s   H O M E   C U R T A I N   ~

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When my husband and I first bought our house, we inherited a bunch of spare lace curtains. Here they are, repurposed as a below-knee lace dress. The flower crown is from Quorn; a souvenir from my 6th year surgical elective in Port Augusta. Quorn was a daytrip with some friends, and I found the crown while lunching at Emily’s Bistro.

 

~ E B O N Y   w e a r s   E N G A G E M E N T   C A R P E T ~

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Oh, and by the way these photos were all taken in Ebony’s new home! Her partner’s old couch also features (though it may soon be replaced). The “carpet” is actually the material my now-husband purchased for a walk to candle-lit table spelling “Will you marry me?” I said yes, and now the “carpet” is a wedding dress. A left-behind earring adds a touch of sparkle to the neckline of this dress (I lost one of the pair at work) and my mother’s old sash gives an added touch of elegance to the outfit. The flower hairpiece is from my wedding. Ebony was a bridesmaid, and we all had one of these silk flowers in our hair; created by Blush Blooms and Events.

 

~ K R I S T E N   w e a r s   O P – S H O P   C U R T A I N ~

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The Anglican church next to my workplace has an op-shop (Opportunity Shop, Church of the Resurrection) which I visited early in my first year of General Practice. The idea of this dress, created from op-shop curtain, is that the top can be re-used post wedding day. It is a two piece outfit with sash attached to the skirt portion. The top can then be worn separately and features an overhang lace section.

 

~ B E H I N D   t h e   S C E N E S ~

Just a couple of candid snapshots to finish. Ebony’s home lamps came in useful, those dumplings were delicious, and here you can see the engagement carpet and curtain before they became dresses. Hope you enjoyed the photos and designs! #bylilyvalleysk

 

T H E    W e d d i n g    D a y  :
The Bible speaks about another wedding day to come; the wedding of the Lamb to His Bride, the Church.

[Revelation 19:7-8] says, “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”

We can be part of this wedding day through the blood of Christ at the cross. His blood covers us, washes us and makes us holy to stand in the presence of the Father. What can we do to make ourselves ready for this wedding day? We can work out our salvation by pressing into Jesus, loving Him more and submitting to God, who always works in us to do what is pleasing to Him [Philippians 2:12-13]. Our salvation is by grace, because we are loved by God and created to be with Him in eternity.

Will you love Him, and let Him direct your life?