When I showed my burlap flowers a couple of posts back, I got a generous response from two of my friends. Jean, who is my sometime therapist, friend extraordinaire (she gives me time on the couch when I need to talk, a priceless gift, listening...) went into the family archives and brought me the entire button collection to run my fingers through and enjoy. Jean told me to take anything I wanted! Then my friend Barb, from Babs Just a Babblin sent me a large envelope with the prettiest buttons from her own stash. Generous to a fault these two. (Have I mentioned I have the best friends!) Their beautiful buttons will grace more flowers and some sewing I hope to get in before our baby grand arrives.
Several years ago I printed this free pattern from Oliver+S. When our little bird wanted to look just like Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ, I was actually able to find the printout and make the sundress in blue gingham for her. This is where I confess how rusty I am at clothing construction. It's been a while since I've sewn a garment. Even this "easy" pattern gave me some trouble. I am so used to using fabric in a thrifty fashion, the thought of cutting on the bias for the ties made me uneasy.
I should be cleaning...baking...shopping... for Easter! Have a great day my friends.