Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
It's that time again, and this year I actually made something for the show. Last year I didn't get around to it. Although I must confess, I made these green outfits yesterday...the day of the show! Talk about last minute. I was in charge of organizing the event this year so I had to made something! The girls really wanted another outfit too. They love the red knit outfits but they are so cozy I think they consider them almost pajamas! They wanted something fancy.
This is Katie's Skirt again, I taught a class on this last month. I have made so many of these but yesterday I reminded myself that this is not a pattern to try when you're in a hurry. It doesn't matter how many of them you have made! It looks good but it gave me a time, didn't really line up and I had to shave some hem off to make it match. The shirt applique is a design from planet applique. It's a great quick design because it is supposed to look shabby and has no satin stitch.
This is a Children's Corner Mary De that I turned backwards and used ribbons for the closure instead of buttons. I did shave a little off the original neckline so that it would lay flat against the back of her neck but that's the only change. Very easy.
You have seen these...Reese slept in hers last night. They are just too soft!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I love how an applique can make an easy outfit! Added this snowglobe to a plain t shit and paired it with a hot pink skirt from last year and we have a cheap and cute Christmas outfit! This is from Planet Applique.
Made my first Christmas outfits...it's only the 8th!!!! Better than last year! I didn't make any! This a a precious knit from chez ami that a dear friend had left over from last Christmas! What a treat! I made them yesterday using McCalls M6155. It was an easy little pattern, although I did change the construction a little bit and used my serger more on the second one instead of double hems. They are comfy and cozy. The pattern runs a little big I think. I made them the 5 and added length to the leggings and the long sleeves for Abby. Reese has short sleeves because I ran out of fabric....same reason Abby is wearing tights! ;) The back has buttons. A successful project I think and they may double for pajamas, just such soft fabric. Check out Chez Ami fabrics, often times they have great clearance prices at 2$ a yard. I may be sewing with more knit after this project. Usually that is one of the few things I buy instead of make....with jeans, coats, socks and underwear!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Beginning my Christmas sewing...always too late. I really wanted to be done by Thanksgiving
...then, I was sure I would do it this weekend. This T-shirt for Reese is all I managed. It looked really cute with her red corduroy pants though. I had to wash it so she could wear it to school today. That's always a good sign for Reese.
Getting Christmas inspiration...trying to plan.
Maybe I will get to it today...
Made this cute Taylor for someone as a special order. It was a fun project. Why can't sewing for my girls be this quick? They require so much fabric these days! Not really a cheap hobby. I guess it could be, but it's really not the way I do things. :)
I made this tissue cover in a club class at Sew n Sew last month. It was a quick fun project. I love to take a club class (for owners of the Viking Machines they sell there) because they are a quick way to carve out sewing time for me. And I come home with a cute, original pattern that I can make easy gift with. Most of the time I keep them for me though!
Friday, December 2, 2011
All of the classes went to the gym first and sang some sogs and demonstrated square dancing. :) Too cute.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I got a new camera (finally! Mine was older than Abby) on black Friday, it is a Nikon Coolpix. It was a steal with my Staples Ink Rewards check on top of the sale price! I was long over due. I had to use my fingernail to open the lens and it just didn't take good pictures any more. They can only be dropped sooooo many times! This was the first use and I am happy so far, especially for 70$!!! Hopefully it will give me more reasons to blog. :D
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
We are in pj's here because the pumpkin wasn't officially done until after trick or treating! So busy....
Trunk or Treat at school Thursday, complete with hayrides! They went with Granny and Grandaddy, had too much fun.
Abby was Cleopatra, they both loved this costume. I got it last year half off after Halloween and they got it for Christmas. They took turns wearing it. I didn't have to buy any costumes, we have so much dress up!
This was Sunday, we went to a friend's party, Reese is Red riding hood...also from the sale last year. It was a great time! My girls love a party and are always the last to leave!
This was their actual Halloween night costumes. Trick or treating was so much fun this year, they actually got it I think and wanted to go to more houses. Usually they are fine with the hayride around the neighborhood and Granny's house but they wanted to do a few more on the ride home. It was a very fun night. They were disappointed when we got home and didn't have any "customers!" Our street doesn't get any traffic and it was late by then. Maybe next year! :)
Friday, November 25, 2011
This is a Lillian, Children's Corner with a grosgrain ruffle down the center of a wide ribbon.
Doll dress to match
This was eventually a boys longall, but I forgot the final picture.
This is a Children's corner "Paulie". Elephant here
None of these were for my family of course. I really don't have time to sew for them right now, which is very unfortunate because I have som much fabric that I bought with good intentions! Maybe next week. ;)
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The kindergarten comes out to watch the race so we saw Reeser too. She wasn't very compliant for the picture...or telling her sister "good job." I just can't make her be nice. It's going to bite her in the butt soon and maybe she will change her tune.
We had her Kindergarten Thanksgiving feast at night this year so that all the families could join. Here is her pillowcase Indian costume. It was a rough night, so hard to get a whole family there on a weeknight by 5:20? It lasted until 7pm which is our bedtime here...I am glad I don't have to do it again. I will say it was tasty! Pinewood families can cook! But of course Reese wouldn't eat anything and was terrible. Abby on the other hand ate an enormous amount of food, got seconds and then had a plate piled high with every kind of dessert. I seriously don't know where she puts it all. I see a growth spurt in her future.