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. 


Linking up to some of my favorite places this week.  Please visit the links in my righthand sidebar and show some bloggy love to all my friends!! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Babies, Dresses, and Baseball ...

Welcome to a new week.  It's been a busy one but not a lot of sewing.  I did make these little dresses a couple of weeks back, and finally got them gifted and the Momma's got me some pictures.

I had to make Ivy Rose a second one because the first one was too big.  I made it by the 0-3 months pattern and she was only just over six pounds so it swallowed her whole!  I cut it down just a little and made her another and it was a perfect fit.  (She also got a bib, which Sadie does not need)

Here are my sweet baby girls in their matching dresses.


And a couple more pics, just for good measure ... 



Our Gabbie-Lou-Who also had her very first ever baseball game on Saturday.  She plays with the Field of Angels league.  


Great picture of Gabbie and her "buddy". 


Check out my right hand sidebar for all the great places I am linking up to this week!

And don't forget, there's a back to school sale going on in the Etsy Shop.  Use code SCHOOL14 for 14% off your entire order (excluding shipping).  Valid until August 14, 2014.  

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sewy Stuff at Kelly's Korner

Today I am linking up with Kelly's Korner for her Show Us Your Life series.  Today's topic is Show Us What You Make And Sell.  

Many of you reading this already follow my blog (thank you!) but for those of you that are new here, I'll give you a brief bio.  

My name is Paula and I am mother to two (BoyChild and BabyGurl), grandmother to two (Sadie Lynn and Ivy Rose) and great-aunt to Gabbie-Lou-Who.  You can read a little more on my about me page.  

I've sewn most of my life in one fashion or another, and have recently started quilting, and am now sewing for three sweet girls. 

Many of my items are made for my girls, and as gifts for friends, but I have an Etsy Shop for my surplus items.  I make baby quilts, bibs, burp cloths and other baby accessories, purses, and many other items.  I also will take orders if you see something that has previously sold and is not currently in stock, or if you would like something in a different color combination or size.  

Below are some examples of my work currently in my Etsy Shop:
(click on any link for more pics and info)

I am running a sale through August 14, 2014.  Use coupon code SCHOOL14
for 14% off your entire order (excluding shipping).


Limeade:  A Baby Quilt
39" x 39"  ($75 + shipping)

40" x 47" ($85 + shipping)

($10 + shipping)

My newest item:

$18 / pair (+shipping)

A sampling of other items available:


I've also (with two baby granddaughters) just gotten back into garment sewing.  These are not available in the shop yet, but I have been taking custom orders from friends and co-workers, and would be happy to make one for you upon request.  Currently available in sizes 3 mo, up to 24 mo.  

You can contact me via Etsy convo or  email or by comment on this post if you have any questions on any of my items. 

Thanks for stopping by today and visiting!!!  

You can follow my blog via Bloglovin', and I am also on Facebook and Instagram







Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Update .......

Real clever title for this post huh?  I haven't blogged much lately.  I have been busy and have several finishes, but not much time for blogging.  

First, my greatest accomplishment (well, ok, my daughter's accomplishment, but let's not split hairs ok?) 

Miss Ivy Rose
7/29/14 - 4:50 pm
6 lb 10 oz - 19 inches



Gabbie-Lou-Who loves her.  

She (and her parents) came to church with us today and afterward to lunch at my mom and dad's.  Gamma got lots of rocking time while her momma and daddy ate their lunch.

I've made matching dresses for Ivy and Sadie. 
(This is Sadie's, I've already gifted Ivy's) 

And my newest project   .... A whole herd of elephants!!
I am addicted to these creatures!!
(They are made from this pattern from Sweetbriar Sisters for Camelot Fabrics)



Back to school 2014 SALE in the Etsy Shop now!  Use coupon code SCHOOL14 to save 14% off your entire order (excluding shipping) through Aug 14, 2014. 

And this sweet thing starts Kindergarten this week!!  We have orientation and meet the teacher this afternoon.  She is ready.  I think her PawPaw is not.  :-)


I'll have more updates on the school adventure next week!! 

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Linking up with Stitch by Stitch, Freemotion By The River, Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesdays, Let's Bee Social, WIP Wednesdays, and Needle & Thread Thursdays.   (You can find links to all these and more in my righthand sidebar)