Sunshine {week 6}

My weekend was awesome you guys.  My husband had been gone for two weeks for training for a new job, but he got home Friday night.  We just got to hang out all day Saturday.  There was plenty of Tangled watching with the little and just sitting around and being together. Than I got together with old roommates for a girls night.  It was fabulous. I hope you all had a great weekend too.

Last week Jill @ Made it on Monday was our winner with her gorgeous Morning Glory Dress.

Isn’t that so fun? I love everything about it. Jill has been on vacation so she’ll get the tutorial to us when she gets home to her pictures.

I got some really sad news from Tori last Monday.  Her mother passed away over Easter weekend. She has decided that she needs to spend more time with her family and has resigned from the competition.  We’re going to miss having her, but I completely understand her decision.  Since Tori is leaving, no one else will be eliminated this week.

Tori’s fun Pinkalicious Chandelier did well last week. I love the pattern that it leaves on the walls when lite. Who doesn’t love polka dots?

Please stop by her blog, Apostrophy Designs, to let her know you’re thinking about her.

This week’s theme is one I’m hoping will come true in my neck of the woods, Sunshine.  I’m done with rainy, cold, gross weather and I’m sure a lot of you are too.

The poll will be open until Friday night, May 6th so be sure to vote for your favorite!

Craft #1 – Sunny Little Miss and Mister Outfits – Jill @ Made it on Monday

In my little corner of the world spring does not always equal sunshine. So what do you do when it’s gray and dreary outside? Brighten your day with some sunny fabric! And what’s cuter than a little Miss & Mister in matching outfits?
Little Miss’ dress is made of a cheery yellow seersucker. The triple layer skirt, blue and white striped sash and sundress style bodice give you the perfect little dose of sunshine. A coordinating flower clip and shoes made from the blue and white seersucker topped with yellow flowers are the perfect accessorizing touch.
Little Mister has sunshine on his shoulders! A jacket made from the yellow seersucker and trimmed in the blue and white stripe gives a vintage throw back in its styling. And can you get any cuter than seersucker shorts in blue and white stripe?
I think our spring just got a little brighter!

Craft #2 – Sun Dresses and Bloomers – Tone @ Bless by Tone

(My neighbor forgot
to fasten the hook in her dress)

Sunshine.. I used to
sing You are my Sunshine to my kids when they were little, though I would
change the lyrics a bit, and I ended it with: please just know that mommy
loves you.

So with this weeks theme I
wanted to incorporate the song. I made sun dresses for mommy (neighbor)
and daughter, the girl dress needed some vintage bloomers. And I made a
sun shield.

The sun shield is
painted with the text: You are my sunshine – fabric paint

The dresses are
inspired by this Chasing
and this Modcloth-dress

Having a picnic, in
a romantic dress and being able to get some shade from the sun – what
could be more perfect?

The dresses and the
sun shield all bring me back to the old days – and they are perfect for a
picnic in the sun. The shield is for giving some shade to the food or to
the baby.

Can you tell it was a
cold day – 60 degrees and cold winds, they were both really freezing and I
had to be really fast taking the shots. (She’s trying to get some heat
from the pillow…)

But I LOVE how these turned out. And I hope you do the same.

Craft #3 – Retro Swim Caps – Kate @ See Kate Sew

Let’s go retro this summer with 50s inspired swim caps for girls!

Nothing says sunshine more than a trip to the pool, but we don’t want to mess up our perfectly set hair! Never! Throw on a ruffly swim cap and we’re good to go! Whether you’re laying by the pool or running on the beach, these swim caps will keep your hair safe from water, salt, chlorine and sunshine! Take it off and wave those curls!

Now we’ll be the talk of the town! Oh so vintage and oh so stylish!

Craft #4 – little miss sunshine – Shannon @ GoogieMomma

how do you define sunshine?


Nonsense,” said Little Miss Sunshine. “It’s really very easy,” she smiled.


Summery yellow seersucker (the ultimate sunny weather fabric!), some pretty yellow swirls…and little miss sunshine herself, hand embroidered onto the pocket!


You are now entering LAUGHTERLAND
By Order of the King.

Craft #5 – Madd Hatter Kate Middleton’s Sunburst Hat – Becky @ Beckymae’s Journey

With the royal wedding all done and behind her, Katie needed a departure hat for the royal Honeymoon. Now with her new hubby, she will be heading off to some island paradise..its fitting she would have a burst of Sunshine to add to her wedding color royal blue. This hat is perfect for the future queen. For us commoners, it would be great for your princess’s tea party or your Sunday’s best! Whatever the occasion, let to be a royal one! Just love the hat Katie…thanks for showing off my creation!

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  1. says

    Now that really was a hard one to vote on. They were absolutely fantastic. If I’d survived to this point, I’m convinced this competition would have done me in. :)

  2. says

    Thanks everyone for the warm wishes…also thanks missy for being so sweet!

    Good luck ladies, these crafts are outstanding! :)