Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Dress and Some Winners

Wow! I don't know what to say. I guess I should start by saying Thank You. Thank you for the shirt love and thank you for all the blogiversary wishes. I really wish I had enough goodies to give away to everyone who commented yesterday. Now that I know that you are out there, please stop by again.

I have randomly picked two names from yesterday's comments. I will share them with you in just a sec. First I've been dying to show you Spenser's Christmas dress.

The Saturday night before Christmas, I sewed Spenser's Christmas dress. I wanted it to be finished for church the next morning. It's the same pattern as her last dress (which was from a shirt pattern). Except ...

it has long sleeves. I planned to make the sleeves 3/4 length with elastic. She was sleeping when I was sewing and when I showed the unfinished dress to Joe (for his sleeve-length opinion), he said he liked them how they were.

I wasn't sure at first, but then I realized that she will probably be able to fit into this dress/shirt for a few years. It's a dress now, but it may be a shirt later. I may need to put a longer piece of elastic in the neck down the road, but it's roomy enough now to be a Christmas shirt in a few years. That is so cool. And so unplanned. And it makes me so happy.

Okay. I think I've stalled long enough. Now ... onto the winners. I wrote down all the names of the commenters, closed my eyes and looked up towards the ceiling, and picked two names. The first name I picked, and the winner of the first giveaway, is Amanda Jean. The second winner is Cindyforeyes aka Cindyiscrafty. Congratulations Amanda Jean and Cindy. [Amanda Jean, I might need your address again. I know you've moved and I don't remember if the address I have is current. Cindy, please me your address. My email is on my sidebar.]

Thanks for playing along and, remember, come back and visit again!

13 comments:

Karyn said...

Congratulations to the winners! I see you didn't heed my advice and put my name in the bucket a hundred times and nobody elses!!! :)

And...that dress!!! Lera, how cute is she??? I love it!

Alicia A. said...

Drat! I missed the drawing.

I want that shirt for myself. CUTE!

capello said...

love the dress!

and i purposely didn't comment yesterday because, ahem, i still haven't sent you your box. oh my hell.

but i'm so glad we found each other, and i value our friendship!

beki said...

Oh my goodness Lera, the dress is adorable! I love it with the tights.

mommiemarzie said...

OHMIGOSH! The dress is so cute. I love the fabric and she looks so cute.

Cici said...

soooo cute! the dress and your daughter. based on your talents, i just bought that pattern for my own girlie today.

cindyforeyes aka cindyiscrafty said...

That little dress is a winner, from one to another. I love the tights, too. I, too, wish they had fun big girl tights.

jessi said...

That dress is adorable - so fresh, funky and cute!

Katie Jean said...

Oh, she's so cute. I love the dress!

Beth said...

Love the fabric! You should make one for yourself in this fabric from your favorite shirt pattern for next year!

amandajean said...

yay! I win! woo-hoo!!!!

I LOVE the dress and tights combo! it is adorable. if I could pull off that look I totally would. and how cool that it will work for a shirt for her in a few years. even better.
I tried on a pillowcase dress on my daughter from last year and it makes a good shirt this year. it is nice that her clothes can be so versitile!!! especially when they are so little and cute.

Chara Michele said...

That dress is so cute! :)

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Lera,
I received my pouch and soap yesterday. Good that you put the don't eat it disclaimer or it might have been toast. Thanks again for the prize! I love it!