Friday, August 20, 2010

Stains and Heart Appliqués

Marguerite and I are well now, but I'm still trying to take it slow. With the flu, the relapse can be an even worse episode. I did think a little crochet work would be harmless, so I made these three heart appliqués for Marguerite's red gingham dress. I'm not sure how it got that stain on it, but I'm not about to discard it or upcycle it since it's actually still a little big on Marguerite (I just adjusted the straps so it would fit her) and she hasn't exactly worn it to go out yet (just a couple of times for pretend play here at home). Anyway, I thought I could just sew something on top of the stain to cover it up. Don't ask me for the pattern of the heart because I really just winged it. I thought about adjusting that rickrack too while I was at it, but I didn't want to push my luck. Anyway, it's not so bad; makes the dress look homemade.

8 comments:

Nikka said...

I love that! I really have no patience with crochet though. I buy the balls of yarn, covet them for a few days, attempt to crochet and then (sadly) hand them over to the manang at my MIL's house. She crochet's up a storm, that one.

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Nikka! Would you have imagined me crocheting 5 years ago? I couldn't do anything! lol

The Kano said...

I can barely sew a button on a shirt! Good thing my wife is more talented. Nice dress!

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks, Dave :)

Vera said...

Glad to hear mom and daughter are feeling better! :) I think what you did with the applique on top of the stain is a brilliant idea :) It added to the beauty of the dress too. I'm sure M would love to wear it again soon

jan said...

you did a good job with this one..you really have a talent..

anyway, just dropping by from adgitize

wonder if you would like to exchange link..

Sharkbytes said...

Now that is really cute, and improves the dress a lot...it was ok... now it is special! Glad you are bother better.

spinninglovelydays said...

@Vera: Thanks. I thought an applique would deal with the stain better than trying to remove it. :)

@Jan: Thanks. Off to check out your blog now.:)

@Sharkbytes: Thank you. Always love the personal touch. :)