Another Robot Dress

  I'm working on getting another dress pattern up and running, and so I have been testing my pattern frantically.

One of The Bean's friends recently had a birthday, and since they're the same size, I decided to make a dress for her.

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Since they're besties, I thought they might like to have similar dresses, so I used Funbots again.

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I love that it's got the pinks, etc, that girls seem to love, but it's not princesses. Robots and science are COOL!

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and here's her Robot pose. I'm still not sure what a Robot does with arms like that. ;)

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I know it's a hit, because she did NOT want to take it off to give to her friend.

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But she did, and they were SO excited to have coordinating dresses at preschool yesterday!

 

 

Funbot Dress!

  I had a little bit of Funbot fabric left over after making all the stuffed robots, so I decided my Bean needed a dress. She LOVES robots.

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she couldn't hold still, she was so excited.

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I used my HennyPenny dress pattern, modified a little bit to have a back opening and a facing. (and, as always, I put pockets on the dress. This girl LOVES pockets as much as she loves robots)

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I love this pattern because a) it's quick and easy, and b) the large pieces allow a special fabric to really shine. No fussy cutting or chopped off robots or anything.

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she's a perfect size 4 (and she's 4.5 right now).  Below is a picture of her "being a robot:"

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I'm not sure what kind of robot she is.

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but she's SUPER CUTE!

 

Trading Funbots

  It's Quilt Market prep time around here, hence the radio silence.

I was asked to design some stuffed robots based on Ann Kelle's new Funbots... (click over to see the line, then check out D and my robot:

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pipe-cleaners for hands means he can hold things!

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this 6 year old boy is VERY happy with my test-robot.

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He didn't like my suggestion that it be a pincushion/seam-ripper holder. He disappeared for a few minutes, and came back with this:

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it's a Seam ripper & pin Holder *Made by Darren*

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I don't think I will use it to store loose pins, but it IS possibly the most thoughtful gift he's ever given me, so it will be kept for EVAH.

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but I might need to make another little bot as a sewing machine mascot. SO CUTE, right?

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I made the same robot in 5 sizes, from teeny, (shown above, measuring 4" ) to GIANT:

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pattern coming soon!

 

 

Funbots!

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I'm making some robot toys for the Robert Kaufman spring quilt market booth. They're completely inspired by Ann Kelle's Funbot fabric. And BOY ARE THEY FUN!

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This boy gets bonkers everything he gets to help play with them as I make them.

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They completely bring out his inner silly.

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(His #amineko, Green, is in for the fun too)

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He thinks we need to make another one that's even BIGGER.

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So that's what i'll be doing tonight.: )

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With his "help" stuffing. Of course.

Modern Bliss

I used some scraps from sewing up a Modern Bliss lap quilt to make a little mug rug: image

I'm taking a Craftsy class (strip paper piecing) to improve my skills, and this was one of the blocks in the class. I feel much more confidant with my paper piecing now, and am bummed that I've now done all the blocks. I might need to get a paper piecing pattern book (suggestions welcome)...

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(this is the back. I'm loving wide binding on the back right now)

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I put lots and lots of quilted rays on this one. the whole finished block is 7.5", so it's quite small.  A little bit of sunshine in perfect weather right now.

I also used some bits to make a little dress for the Bean. she's so funny, because she's super girly and pink and wants dresses, but also climbs trees and roars when I ask her to pose. LOVE her. (also love that she's tiny enough to make clothes for from scraps)

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