Thursday, September 11, 2014

Three For Thursday ....

Well ok, I only have two of them done so far, but there will be three. 

These are for the big Little and the middle Little.  I still have to do one for the bitty Little.  

The pattern is Easy Peasant Dress by Tie Dye Diva.  It is truly easy.  (Seriously, I made both of these in one afternoon/evening).  Her patterns are great and soooo easy to follow.  I've been sewing for 30 years (ok, I took a 15 year hiatus) and I've learned several new techniques and tricks from her instructions. 

I'm looking forward to making them some fall and Christmas dresses from this pattern. 


Upon the recommendation of several other bloggers, 
I bought these labels from IkaPrint.  


And just for your viewing pleasure, here's a new pic of the bitty Little. 


Edited to add a photo of my reluctant model: 
(sometimes you have to be able to decipher in 30 seconds 
or less if any alterations need to be made.)


After trying this on her though I think this may be my "go-to" pattern for lots and lots of dresses for the Littles.  (I already have some Fall and Christmas fabric for them)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Busy Busy Week(end)

It's been a busy long weekend around my house!! 

I've been making things in anticipation of adding items to a new shop that is opening near me that will have a selection of things from local craft vendors.  They've invited several of us to come tomorrow night to see the space (almost finished with the renovation) and find out a little bit about how things will work.  

I've made Alabama and Auburn reversible dresses (because I live in the heart of Alabama and the rivalry is huge!)   The dresses are completely reversible. 


I made bloomers for this one because it is if Ivy Rose, but I will not be making any more size 3mo bloomers!  Just too fidgety to work with!!  (I will try a 6 month size maybe)

I also made her a sleep sack.  
It works well, but I will make the neckline a little lower on the next one.  And BabyGurl has asked for a lighter weight one (this one was made with some scraps of fleece, so I will use flannel on the next one.) 


And another new pattern I tried.  I did not like sewing with gathers 30 years ago, and I still do not like it!  :-)

Some baby love.

And some more baby love.
(Ignore my crazy expression, I was talking to Sadie when BabyGurl snapped the pic.)

And look who can touch the bottom of the pool this year!!  Oh my!



She had to have "Ewik's" sunglasses.  She's such a diva (sometimes)! 


And Miss Ivy Rose went for her one month (34 days old) checkup today and she is 9 lb 4 oz and 22 inches.  (She has grown three pounds and three inches!!!!) 

She's on her way to visit me now, so there'll be pictures on the next blog update! 

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Finish

Just a quick finish to show today.

My niece asked me a while back for a purse like the ones I've been making for everyone.  I told her what kind and how much fabric to get and she picked out her own designs / colors and brought them to me.  She ended up buying fabric for two purses. 

This week I finally got a chance to make one of them for her.  


I've also made some crib bumpers for Sweet Sadie, but I have no pictures of those.  Hopefully I will get them to her this weekend and we can get some pics of them in the crib.  They turned out pretty good.  I didn't do anything fancy, just picked out some cute fabrics to use.  

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Non-sewy stuff ...

I've been busy, just notsomuch with sewing.  

We are still playing baseball ...... 

(the one-handed hit)

(the excitement of the hit)

(the score)

And christening babies .... 

(Ivy Rose)




(the family - and the preacher)

(the preacher at my daughter's church used to sit behind me in fourth grade and tie my hair to my chair. who'da thunk he'd be a preacher  - and christening my grandbaby?)

(my mom, dad, babygurl, ivy rose, sil, me, preacher)

(and more irresistable baby pics)

Pardon the mismatched photo sizing / quality.  Some are from my phone, some from my camera, some from other sources (including a screen grab from a video clip!) 

I did do one little bit of sewing for a friend's daughter.  

And I'm almost done with a set of bumper pads for Sadie's crib.
(photo later)

So ....... how was your week?? 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Christening Quilt

These are just cell phone pics.  But Christening Day is just ten days away so I need to get this to BabyGirl so she can get everything ready for the big day.  I might be able to get better pics afterward.  

The first two pics are before it was washed.  The last one is after washing. 

The picture above shows more of the true colors of the quilt.  The ones below make the binding look purple, which it is not.  It is Kona Rose.  The quilt is from a Riley Blake - Willow layer cake.  The backing is Emmy Grace, Fawn Day Fantasy. 


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