UFO's, Spring Cleaning and a Give Away (or three).

11:07 am

Little Red Dress, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

So, the slight turn in the weather, the lighter evenings and the easing of my morning sickness all mean I'm feeling the urge to clear up and organise. (Not to mention the distraction from thinking about Florence's Inquest coming up this week.)
I sorted through my UFO box yesterday, and re discovered these little dresses I started to experiment with ages ago. I remember abandoning the project in favour of more urgent sewing,and because I wasn't entirely happy with the way they were going. Looking at them again with fresh eyes I can see that the pattern itself isn't really too bad, and I might return to working with it again.
Meanwhile, though these little dresses are not entirely successful, they are quite cute and it occurred to me that rather than chuck them in my rag bag, somebody out there might actually like them for their little one. (I could be really wrong about this though.)
Anyhow, both dresses are simple A line pinafores that fasten at the back with snaps (I've yet to add these, but I will do before I pass them on to anyone.). I think they'd look cute over a long sleeve t shirt or turtleneck over leggings or jeans, or even with just tights...they are short dresses, kinda 70's style, but that makes them ideal for crawlers.
Both dresses are sized to fit 6-12 month olds.
(And I should warn you, the colours might possibly run in the wash, so a colour catcher sheet would be a good idea.)
Little Green Dress

Hmmm, not sure I've really convinced anyone here!

Anyway, not to leave out the boys, I also found these half finished bibs. I just need to add snaps, and they are ready to use.
Large Bibs

So, if you would like either dress or the set of bibs just leave me a comment telling me which one you'd like, and I'll pick a winner by the end of the week. Give away open to everyone who reads, I don't mind posting internationally.

While I have your attention, I also have in my UFO box several ready to sew lunch bags, and I really can't be arsed sewing them, so wondered, do you think they'd be worth giving away? The instructions to make them are right over there on the left hand side of my blog.(you might need to scroll down a bit) Just a thought...think I might have to ask people to pay postage for those though...pondering.
Let me know what you think please?

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  1. Those dresses are adorable, but sadly a little small for My Phoebe I think. Really love the lunchbag idea though, will bookmark those thankyou :D

  2. Gorgeous dresses, if my was a couple of years younger I'd be begging to be included in the draw.

    I've not seen your lunchbag tutorial before. I might have to make one for her/me.

  3. Oh, your dresses are gorgeous, but unfortunately somewhat small for us.
    The bibs would be lovely, though, so it would be awesome if I could be included in the draw! Will go and have a look at your lunchbag idea now.

    Sending you hugs and strength for the inquest!

  4. I would love to be considered for the dresses Jeanette! I have a brand new baby niece en route very soon and got a sewing machine for Christmas....I'm sure she would look lovely in those and would be just about the right size for them this summer!

  5. I'd love to be included in the draw as my new niece would look adorable in the dress :) (she is 3 months old)
    ((Hugs)) for the inquest

  6. Anonymous12:38 pm

    Jeanette, ANY of your goodies are suitable to give away!

    I could use any of it ;-) Bib for Theodore, dress for Charlotte - or lunch bag to be for my husband.

    I'd love to take part in your drawl - thanks already!


  7. Oooh, those bibs are lovely! Could I be included int he draw please :D
    Also like the idea of the lunchbags.... ;-)

  8. ohhh bibs or bags would all go down well here, thanks


  9. I always did like those dresses but I don't know anyone that they will fit! I would love to be considered for the bibs though - they would be a great gift for my sisters one on the way!

    I think the lunch bags would be a great giveaway! I know making one has been on my to do list for a while!

    ((hugs)) for the upcoming inquest - will be thinking about you

  10. Jeanette, all totally gorgeous, Ayla would love to wear one of your dresses in the Summerxxx hope you are having a good day, sending love n smiles n hugs xxx

  11. Hi Jeanette
    I would love a boy bib (for Henry obviously, not for me!) and a lunch bag!

    Many thanks

  12. Hello Jeanette, I've been following your blog for a while now.

    I would love to be included in the draw for either the bibs (for my boys) or for the dresses (for my Niece).

    Will be thinking of you this week, with the inquest.

  13. Hi Jeanette. Could I go into the draw for the bibs please. I'm always on the lookout for new and lovely bibs as Eddie is the world's dribbliest baby and we get through so many bibs each day....

    Thinking of you with the inquest coming up.

  14. Love your stuff Jeanette. Please can I be entered into the draw?

  15. Please can i be entered in the hat, i'd love one for my friends dd :0)

    (((more hugs))) for the inquest.

    Jo xxx

  16. Oh they are all adorable, i particularly love the red dress though if you could include me in the draw that would be wonderful! Thanks Jeanette xxx

  17. I would love to be added to the draw for a bib please.

    Taryn xx

  18. They are both quite lovely! I wish I had a little girl of my own I could give them to (mine is too old, but I would gladly hold onto them for the next little girl in my life or a loved one's who is born). I do have a little guy at home who is a drool monster and on the brink of starting solid foods who would most definitely benefit from the lovely bibs. Thanks, Jeanette!

  19. Morgen is very excited at the thought of wearing one of the dresses this summer (though it would have to be the green as orange dress + orange hair would not be a good combination!). Please could we be entered into the draw.

    Will be thinking of you this week with the inquest.

    Debby x

  20. Beautiful please add me to the dress draw.

    Thank you

  21. Would love to be in the bibs draw, the dresses are gorgoeus but too small for my boys lol

  22. Hi
    I have been reading your blog for a few weeks now, I came across it while looking for homebirth birth stories. Your story broke my heart but it was actually the story that made up my mind that it was what I wanted. There are no words I can offer you for comfort but thank you for your courage to tell your story. Our baby is due in 6 weeks and I have planed a home birth.

    I would like to be considered for you beautiful bib set.

    Thank you

  23. I would love to have any of these for my future children! I would always think of Florence, a birthday so close to my Kathlyn.. :,)

  24. I remember that ace sling you did to match the dresses. Totally summer fun!
    Please enter me for a dress :D I'm predicting a girl??!!! ;P

    I'll be thinking of you this week.xxx

  25. Good to see you being positive Jeanette!

    Bibs would be very well used here :)

  26. Hi Jeanette, I love your stuff too, you're a very talented woman! Would love either dress for DD2, green one particularly.

    More hugs and strength for the inquest, we will be thinking of you all x

  27. I would love to be put into the draw for a dress, please. Nancy is 6 months now and I think (although I am biased!) that she would look aazing in one of those dresses xxxx


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