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Friday, June 30, 2006

A Posie for Ella

Ella's Bella Dress
Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
The whole time I was pregnant I wanted to make some girl clothes, specifically dresses, but I didn't know the gender of baby to be. I scanned inspirational photos from magazines, added cute crafty posts to my bookmarks, and even bought Heather Ross' bike fabric in pink. I wasn't holding my breath though, as I anticipated karma would dish me out not one, but two wild-animal sons. Not that boys are punishment, I just figured that my destiny is to have two active-explorer types keeping me on my toes. You know the routine: "Please don't saw the flowers" "Sorry, you're not old enough to have a chain saw." Luckily I'm a tomboy and my son likes to cook and do art so we have a balance. But, how to satisfy my inner girlie girl? After seeing a post by Alicia at Posie Gets Cozy I knew I had to make her Bella Baby Dress. Luckily my friend's daughter, Ella, likes to wear dresses. So, here we have a Posie for Ella. And, so her big sister doesn't feel left out, an amigurumi cat from Nekoyama's pattern via Boogaj.


Anonymous amanda said...

oh my gosh. it's gorgeous!! just gorgeous!! What a lucky Ella she is. ;)

Sat Jul 01, 12:53:00 PM PDT  
Blogger capello said...

Such a sweet dress and matching bear!

And I'm rather envious of that beautiful bowl the bear is perched on.

Sat Jul 01, 05:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Melissa! said...

A friend told me about your blog. We're enjoying it a lot! We all went to high school together! :) Had to tell you that you went to school with Heather Ross's sister, too. Neat, huh?
I peek in your blog from time to time and love it.
Sweet dress!

Sun Jul 02, 03:20:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Gorgeous dress! Lucky girl.

Sun Jul 02, 08:14:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

Amanda: Thanks! You know I love what you make.
Capello: Yes, that bowl, isn't it gorgeous--too bad I broke it! It was one of the only perfect-condition vintage bowls I had, now it's totally cracked. Argh!
Melissa!: You've piqued my interest.
Kristin: Thanks. I was thinking about buying some fabric from you and having you pick them out, sort of a grab bag kind of thingy. Have you ever done that?

Sun Jul 02, 11:33:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous kristin said...

thanks for all the great links... your crochet is beautiful!! i keep trying to learn and in the end get frustrated then always return to knitting...but that bear pattern gives me re-newed interest.

Sun Jul 02, 12:06:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Monica said...

hey, I know what you mean... I've got three boys (5yr to ten months) and I do crave girlie things, sometimes there's so much testosterone in this house I'm worried I'll have to start shaving my face soon too!

Good luck with everything.

(I wouldn't change my boys for the world.)

Sun Jul 02, 12:08:00 PM PDT  
Blogger futuregirl said...

The dress is precious! Such a great pattern. The colors are wonderful, too.

In my family there were 3 girls until we were in our teens and then my mother had two boys. I wish I could report otherwise, but the girls were just as destructive as the boys. When I was little, my mother was constantly saying, "Why can't I have nice things?" It's become the family joke. :) We might not have wanted our own chainsaws, but that didn't stop us from leaving a swath of destruction in our wake.

Sun Jul 02, 12:59:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Rose said...

Beautiful! (The dress and the bear).

Sun Jul 02, 07:03:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Julie said...

Beautiful..I also have an Ella! And she definately keeps me on my toes as does my other tomboy daughter!!!

Mon Jul 03, 12:46:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Sandrine (alias Didine ♥ ) said...

I've never seen such a "belle" (beautiful !) dress before !! You're such a talented artist ! I wish I could able to make such creation too !! Big smooches

Mon Jul 03, 01:57:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous vegasandvenice said...

Oh what wonderful and lovely gifts!!

Mon Jul 03, 06:09:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Alicia P. said...

You did such a great job on the dress (and the bear)! Thank you for choosing it -- I hope Ella (and her mother, of course) are very pleased.

Tue Jul 04, 03:00:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Hilde C. said...

The dress is really sweet - and the cat's just adorable :-)

Thu Jul 06, 11:20:00 AM PDT  
Blogger norththreads said...

How lovely!! This is really beautiful!

Thu Jul 06, 07:07:00 PM PDT  
Blogger julieree said...

I also ordered this pattern and am so excited to make it, even though I don't have any kids and we seem to be having a run of boys in the family. But darn it I'll make it for someone even if I have to give it away on the street.

I love the colors you chose. Also the little flowers on the belt are so sweet.

Fri Jul 07, 09:23:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Ella Bella's mama:

SO adorable Michelle. Ro ro is singing a little song, "can't stop looking at it, can't stop looking at it!!!" Ella Bella is screaming, "oh my God" (the joys of older sister mimicry).

Craft Whore

Sat Jul 08, 07:25:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From ro ro:

I love the dress. The kitty cat is really cute too, thank you so much. Ella is gonna love it and look good in it.

Ro Ro

p.s. Say hi to Hayes

Sat Jul 08, 07:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Aurora said...

Now there you go again, making me wish I could crochet!

PS You get my vote for Mom of the Year ; ) Thanks for being Real.

Sun Jul 09, 09:05:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Kim said...

I don't know what I like more--the dress, the cute cat, or the cabinet that the dress is hanging on. And the bowls and dishware in the cabinet--wow! I really like your style, woman.

P.S. Thanks for the note, Michelle. xoxo

Sun Jul 09, 10:23:00 AM PDT  
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