About 4 months ago I made this little Bliss dress for Ava. She wore it to a family event and then to church the next day. After that it magically disappeared! Oh how I searched and searched for this sweet little dress!! I was completely baffled at where it could be hiding!
Then, last week I was looking for some of my other bliss fabric for another project I am working on…..a little piece that had magically disappeared as well. (gotta love it when that happens!) I had the thought to look inside one of my ziplocks full of quilt blocks from the 3 X 6 Mini Bee I had done last year. To my super ecstatic surprise….there was the Bliss dress folded in between the quilt blocks!!!! YIPPEE!! I was so excited and so confused because I do not remember ever putting it there. How crazy!!! But I don’t care, cuz the mystery is solved! Luckily the dress still fits. I had also made this little hair clip to match. It was supposed to be fluffy, but the weight of the fabric made it lay flat. Oh well, I think it still looks cute.
For the trim I sewed a very scrappy-pieced ruffle with what I had leftover. It doesn’t look great, but it was an experiment and I think it’s cute enough. Pure Bliss!!
I LOVE this fabric and this dress! I will be sad when Ava grows out of it. Guess I’ll have to make another!
The funny thing was, is that I found the Bliss dress while I was sewing together the tiny Bliss squares that Camille had sent me. I was a stopping point on my other project, (I’ll show you soon!) but 'needed' something else to sew! I decided it was the perfect time to try out some pre-cuts and the perfect little excuse to give Ava’s baby’s a new soft quilt. It was so fun and quick to sew up….I just adore it!
For the backing I used some super soft minky. Although I did a binding, I didn’t use any batting and I also kept the quilting to a minimum. My objective was that it would be cuddly-soft and good for wrapping around a baby.
I think it’s so sweet and I loved working with the pre-cuts. It made it so quick and enjoyable for me. I need to do pre-cuts again sometime!
Speaking of Bliss. I have been terribly lame in not mentioning that the oh-so-lovely Camille, was sweet enough to allow me to mimick (copy!) her beautiful pink tulip Bliss fabric in my new Fabric Sale illustration. After I had done the 'bliss fabric', it really helped me feel more inspired about creating the rest of the fabrics in the illustration. So, really, thank you Camille!
Here's the completed illustration. I appreciated all the ideas for backgrounds, it really helped me with my decision. Thank you all!
Meanwhile, I’ve been enjoying some very blissful brownies……
They are sooooo good, (thanks Duncan Hines and my son) that I had to put them in this darling little dish, adorn them with pom-poms and take a cute picture!
I will try really hard not to eat all the rest of them myself. It really could be done, but I really really shouldn’t.
Didn’t I tell you before that pom-poms were cute?