Monday, February 4, 2013

Karlie's Princess Canopy

I'm finally getting around to sharing the Princess Canopy that I made for Karlie for Christmas. I had seen a pattern for such a thing but it was out of print and rather than spend $15 for one on ebay I just made it up and figured it out myself. I used an 18" embroidery hoop for the base. The curtains are from Ikea and I already had them on hand. I was able to machine sew them onto the hoop. The cone and zigzag at the top took some calculating. I used this tutorial to figure out the dimensions of the fabric cone. For the zigzag portion I measured the circumference of the hoop and then drew out a pattern for the zigzags. I cut two pieces and sewed them right sides together catching the tassels at each point. I love how it turned out and I hope Karlie loves it too. Karlie's canopy Princess Canopy

The pillow is made up mostly of fabrics that I had on hand and have used for projects for her in the past. I bought short pieces of a bunch of trims and just played around with the layout until I was happy with it.
 Matching pillow

She was not feeling like posing for pictures and was being quite silly. Being silly

I love making things for Karlie and feel like every time I do it is the cutest thing I have ever made. This one was no exception and even Frank agreed that it was over the top cute and that the tassels added that finished touch! I'm hoping to get a little something made for her for Valentines too.

The 10K that I'm running is less than three weeks away, eek! Frank and I went to my new favorite outdoor spot in town, Sansom Park on Saturday. The weather was absolutely perfect and we hiked around for about an hour. I hadn't been for a jog in over a week because I got sick last week. I ran up hill as much as I could and hope to do that again next weekend. I just love it. The trails are really well maintained and there are ten miles of them to explore. You an hike down to Lake Worth and it is really beautiful. I'm going to get as many runs in as I can this week while the weather is so nice.

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