Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sleep Over FUN!

A few weeks ago, the girls went to their first "sleepover" birthday party. It was only a half sleepover, and it was just enough. They had a blast! Pizza, cupcakes and pillowcase decorating made the evening tons of fun.

That's the night it starting snowing here and some of the girls went out in their jammies to check out the first snow.

Our friend Annie has this cool rocking horse and the girls had a blast on it. It is rare to capture genuine smiles out of both girls at the same time! I love these pics.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Sip 'n Sew

Some of my sewing girlfriends and I get together while our little ones are at preschool and sew together. This time there were 4 of us working on the same pattern which was fun! We did the Portobella Pixie "Gracie" that I have made several times before.
Here is mine, I had these fabrics laying around in my stash from last year. I went ahead and made something for this Spring/Summer. It is great to have a head start! This one is for Abby. Truthfully, it still needs buttons! And this was several weeks ago, HA!

They all turned out so cute! I'm still waiting on one picture, I hope to add it soon.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I still find it hard to believe...snow in South Carolina?! I have never seen snow like this here. It is so surreal. What an adventure it was for us all, even if the power did go out for 19 HOURS!!! Luckily, we found refuge with friends and family.

Reese was feeling more photogenic that morning, Abby was very crabby from a sleepover the night before and wasn't feeling the cold at all!

We had to really convince Reese to try the snow. She was very hesitant!

This cave was a tree bent over under the weight of the snow. Our plants here are not for this type of weather!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Better Late than Never...

I am so glad to finish this! This is from the stash I got from my Mary Jo's field trip in July. I made the pants in the fall with t-shirts to match. I assumed that I would get to the tops when it was cold enough to wear with turtle necks. I got distracted with so many other projects and never got around to the top.

I was inspired to make this from a sample in the gallery at I wanted to do the tie instead of buttons but ran out of fabric. I may add a bow later if I can find just the right ribbon. I'm hoping that this may go with shorts in the spring and no turtle neck because I got it finished so late. We'll see! I really like this Mary De turned backwards. I did cut the back neck (originally the front yoke) just a little deeper in the scoop for fitting the back of the neck.

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