Halloween Treat Tag

free treat tag
As a cute and quick gift for some friends, in honor of Halloween, I am giving them a snack. I found some plastic pumpkin candy dishes at the dollar store and am filling them with a Halloween snack mix I found at Munchkin Munchies. I have also made the gift tag seen above, to go on them (I printed it on orange paper too). You can click on the photo to download it for yourself. It's cute and generic enough for all kinds of treats for Halloween.


Vintage Dress Pattern

I have a lot of vintage patterns (thanks to thrift stores). I decided that I would use one before my younger daughter out grows it. I found a fun fabric (kids can get away with all kinds of bold prints) and made this dress.
The pattern also has a pair of pants with it, maybe I'll make some blue ones for her.

Sewing a Saree (sari)

I made a saree for my oldest daughter this summer. The blouse was pretty basic, nothing fancy. Because she is so young, I didn't even have to do darts or any shaping. The fabric is silky and frays a lot, so I put used french seams to keep things together and make it not itchy for her (and so I wouldn't have to line the whole thing).

Then I pre-stitched the saree to make it easier for her to put on by herself. I put elastic in the back, and a hook closure for the side, then sewed down the pleats in the front for easy tucking.

She is still getting used to wearing it, and prefers the salwars and lenghas. But I think she still likes the bright pink and gold, and how grown up she looks in it.