Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bee City

Field trip time! I do not go on many field trips, mostly because I don't have time but also because they are often on Fridays and Reese can't go too. Reese doesn't have school on Fridays. Abby has been wanting me to go for some time and because I didn't go on her Bee City trip last year I decided to go. We had tons of fun!

They learned all about bees, hives and honey.

There is also an extensive (and creepy just a little) petting zoo.

This is an alpaca that no one wanted to feed because of his crazy bottom teeth, poor guy. I took pity on him and fed him, still makes me a little nauseous just thinking about it.

This is a baby in the movie Madagascar? Abby got to pet him.

She really liked feeding the baby goats, they were awfully cute I must admit.

Her whole class... "The Ponies."
Abby loved the turkeys' gobbles, she laughed and laughed.

This is a tortoise shell, I could get so close and I love the design of his signature

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Star Student

Now that the year is almost OVER!!! :( Abby had her turn to be the star student. I guess she better get used to being last with a W last name. She was so excited and had a great time all week. On Friday I went and read a story to her class. She chose "Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy," because I would have to say "scoop her poop" in front of the class. It was a hit!

I finally made the shorts to go with the boutique halter top I made MONTHS ago! It's too long I think. You never know until you try it I guess. Next time I will make the smaller size.

I used Kona Cotton for the lavender shorts and accents, it is inexpensive and comes in tons of colors. I really liked the weight and I will definitely use it again. Check out those lavender sandals from Target! They are perfect. I have a lavender fabric in the Summer stash so they will get worn a lot if I will just get sewing!!
post signature

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sewing with Knit..."Cece"

THREE months ago I got the fabric, pattern and cut this out...well that shows you how much sewing I've been doing! I have been wanting to try sewing knit dresses for a while, they are one of the few items I buy because I don't make them. I got this fabric from Chez Ami which makes their own retail line for home shows but they also sell the fabric. They have great clearance prices too...of course I liked the non sale fabric. :)

This is the "Cece" by Children's Corner. It can be all knit or a knit top and woven cotton bottom half. The direction were very clear and easy to do whether you had a serger or not. I did use my serger for the lettuce edge on the sleeves and hem but you can machine hem it just the same. My only complaint is that it only goes to a size 4 so I lengthened it, and made it too long of course. It looks a little like pajamas, but oh well! The top area is very small so it won't work on a child bigger than 5, and Abby is very thin anyways. It is sewn together at the yoke much like the top of a onesie for a baby so that it fits over the head.

Abby likes it and couldn't wait to wear it...I guess that's all that matters!

post signature

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Whew! The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of


Easter Cooking with Mimi

And next to no sewing :( The monogram on this half of a collar is as far as I got on Abby's Easter Dress.
So, what have I been doing instead of sewing? I'm still working on that diet and I started working out, a lot. So there's no energy for sewing at the end of the day! I am ready for bed! I have lost a total of 32 pounds and more that 4 sizes. It is really hard work, which is why I have always been reluctant to bite the bullet. I fit in my wedding dress the other day, just in time for my 10 year anniversary. I can also run 3.5 miles, I never would have guessed!
Before you ask....because everyone usually does, I have been calorie counting. I eat around 1200 cals a day. Yes, I am usually hungry often. I dieted for about 4 months before I started exercising which is a little counter productive on the scale. It worked for me, but its not for everyone I know. Check out for some great healthy food and recipe suggestions, love her!
post signature