Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Reese at Ballet

Reese had parents day at ballet this week, before they break for Summer. Basically, the parents just attend a class to see what they've been up to all year. There is no formal recital, and I am glad for now. This is her mermaid pose.:)

When it wasn't her turn...this is what she does. Haha

Warming up!

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Class Projects

Here are the fun projects I made at the Lezette Thomason class a few weeks ago! This one Abby is wearing was drafted from a Children's Corner Lakelin and a Lillian. That is just crazy! It is quite twirly with the Lakelin skirt.

This was was a Carol with adjustment drafting to add the pin tucks and the pleats in the back. Then we learned how to do bobbin tucks where you don't use a top thread and we put the tatting on the collar and sleeves. The sleeves are different from the normal pattern too and so we did bias around the armholes. I love the pear sequins on the front. This is fro my niece Ansley and it fit her perfectly! I think Abby's will fit for quite some time, which is always nice.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Childrens Corner Ellen

I just finished this tunic last night for Reese to wear with cute leggings today to the end of the year carnival at school. Loved the pattern, it went together nicely. The only thing I didn't like was that we were too many pieces cut out, so I would do it in 2 different sessions when I make it again. also, I think that the tunic is a little short to wear with leggings. It doesn't cover the bottom. So, next time I might add 2 to 3 inches.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ready for K5!!!

Reese had her graduation this week! I can't believe Abby was standing right there one year ago...in the same dress! She was too excited and we had such a great time. We went to her favorite restaurant, Logan's Steakhouse, for dinner before hand. Luckily, I won the front row seat in the auction this year. So we scooted in at the last minute and had great seats. They were worth every penny!

This is the best picture (from my crapola camera) before anyone's graduation cap was blocking her face! They did the best job singing the cute songs. I really enjoyed it. I cannot believe preschool is over! I have two in grade school...wow.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

This year we had a hectic Mother's Day! After church we went downtown where we had lunch with my family at Fleet Landing. It was lots of fun and delicious. The restaurant overlooks the water and and it was such a beautiful day to lunch there.

The Byrnes Girls :)

With Mimi and Papa

For dinner we went to Jim and Nicks with Kane's family. Normally this is one of my favorite places to eat but I was still so full from lunch I could only stomach a small salad...must have been that Key lime pie I had for dessert...pushed me over the edge! :)

This morning I went to a Mother's Day breakfast at Abby's school. What a nice treat it was! She had such sweet treats that they had made in class and she was so excited to show them to me. We had yummy treats, a slide show and I got to see all of the school work displayed around the classroom. It really was a treat!

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Muffins for Mom

Today was the little breakfast at Reese's preschool for Mother's Day. We had delicious muffins, juice and the kids had prepared sweet gifts for us. I love the little recipes they laminated for us with the chef pictures. They asked each child to recite a favorite recipe that their mom would like. Reese chose blueberry muffins for me and it was precious. The recipe includes 100 cups of oil, 15 blueberries and is cooked at 15 degrees for 17 minutes! She says "take them out, blow them off and eat up!" She can never wait to eat so we are always blowing on our food around here!
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Egg Huntin'

It was time, once again, for the Annual Wimberly Egg Hunt just before Easter, and what a fun time we had! It was so warm this year and the weather was beautiful. We were a bit late, but they waited to start the hunting for us and a few other stragglers, which was so nice!

After plenty of eggs filled there baskets, we enjoyed a nice picnic and lots of fun with our friends. Also, this is the first year I could get a bunny picture! Abby has never liked people in furry costumes, so hopefully we have moved past that! Yea!!!

We had tons of fun!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

A Royal Luncheon

I went to a sewing class this weekend in Atlanta to take a two day class from Lezette Thomason. What a great and productive weekend we had! I am almost finished with my projects and I haope to show them later this week. On Friday one of the ladies in the Smocking Guild that we were visiting put together a lovely lunch for all of us with the theme of the Royal wedding that happened early that morning. It was such a delicious and beutiful treat. She was so creative. She made little tussie mussies (bouquet) out of DMC thread and little crown pin cushions out of napkin rings. And... I know you see those delicious cupcakes! I had TWO! ;) She even took the time to cut the fruit on our salads into little heart shapes. What a creative lady she was! It was a fun time.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Some Sewing

Gingersnap's Tiered Sundress, without the tiers. This is such an easy dress to whip together. I made Reese's the morning of the egg hunt in about an hour and a half! I did the monogram, piping and all!

I like the direction changes on the stripe in Abby's, I got that idea from a magazine. I had all of these fabrics and supplies in my stash. I am trying to only use what I already own. I have some great stuff, but it is so hard to resist buying more. There is always something cuter arriving on the shelves.

This is Handmade's Miss Madeline, which I have made several times. This particular version I got in a kit a year ago from the market at a class I was taking. I cut it out last July to take to camp with me and just got around to making it. Good thing it is a forgiving style! I actually have one more thing I cut out for camp that I am going to try to put together this week. It's going to be very easy, I was just never inspired to what kind of applique to use!

This is a Children's Corner "Katie's Skirt." I made this out of scraps left from Reese's shoe Mary De. This is a great skirt to make with tiny pieces. You can't tell from the picture but it actually has 8 pieces for the outer layer. It also has a wide range of sizes and has pockets which the girls love so it is a great pattern to invest in. I also love how the golf cart applique turned out. I got that last year. The golf bag has a tiny A on it too. Reese liked it so much that she wore it to school one day too! They really can wear the same size right now.

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