Saturday, March 22, 2008
Which, in case you are wondering, is the BEST part of it all!
Once the dash is over and everyone has scoped through their 'loot', we have a yummy brunch. It's a wonderful time.
The only casuality can be found below. He didn't stand a chance...
Have a blessed Easter, Everyone.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
The kids have been roughhousing and fighting pretty much non-stop lately, whenever we are home. Sometimes, rediscovering creative habits are just what you need when Spring Fever is hitting in a bad way and cold rainy days just don't help matters.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
And then there was this brainstorm:
I took the measurements from Lil Lady's favorite bath towel and created this divinely soft, cuddle fleece, towel. This stuff is beyond luxurious. Where was this fabric when I was wee?? It's complete with a fleece hood and a fin on top. This size still fits Lil Lady at 4 1/2 so this towel will see some sweet days and weeks and years.
And I made another for my etsy shop, just in case someone else thought it was cute and wanted to own it for themselves! ;-)
Monday, March 3, 2008
I got up early, my mind reeling with creative ideas of things to sew and things to create for my etsy shop. I got a very cute remnant of a shamrock fabric that had all Irish sayings on it. About 3/4 of a yard. It was time to create something with it. Well, I set out to make a certain skirt with a certain ruffle and could only find one tutorial with instructions that I couldn't understand.. SO.. I made the standard ruffle. And put it on the waist instead of the bottom. ARGH! Can I tell you how much these little mistakes make me feel like my brain is functioning at a very low level? Those kinds of stupid mistakes really upset me.
That brings me to my section called "a little credit"..
I did finish the patchwork twirly skirt from scraps of Lil Lady's summer dresses. And it came out smashingly. It was my first twirly skirt AND my first patchworking so I do feel a bit of accomplishment ~crowd roars here~ Lil Lady wanted to wear her skirt today so we had to find a shirt to match. I found a good one and she said "I don't like plain shirts".. then the wheels started turning and out came THIS
I do have to watch the fraying on the top (and grab some fray stop maybe?) This may not look like much to some but OMG!! I did this! Myself!! Rather easily!! LOL ok, I'll stop raving about myself LOLA little twirling...I usually don't post a picture with faces but come on, look at this!
So, with my setback this morning, *this* accomplishment has restored my faith in my sewing abilities. At least for now ;-)
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Is this great, or what??!!? Paisleys for the top, flowers for the middle and plaid for the bottom! I can barely wait to finish my *first* twirly skirt. Oh and I found an AMAZING tutorial! Bookmark this, Friends!