Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from The Wright Girls

 All my fancy bows and I didn't realize Kane's stick on bow in the picture.  :)

 Of course the best pj shot has Abby's monkey in it...:)

 Mia needed a Christmas frock too!
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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Kid fun

 In the school assembly last week all the classes took turns doing the tango.  Abby was soooo excited.  She talked about it all week and practiced at home. She picked out a special dress and had me iron it and also wanted her hair flat ironed.  She did a wonderful job and so did her cute partner. :)
Reese went to her first slumber party last week.  She was apparently the last one up, at 4am!!!! She laid all day in her bad watching Netflix on a tablet until it died.  She insisted she didn't want to sleep and next thing I knew she was out on the couch at about 2:30 pm.  She slept right through all the activities of the house.  I'd say that was one fun party!
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Smocking Guild Christmas Fashion Show

 Smocking plate is Ho HO Flamingo by Frances Jones.  Dress I adapted from a basic peasant dress pattern.
 Stella by Children's Corner.  I added the ruffle and bubble sleeves and omitted the placket in the back for a keyhole opening.
 Our beautiful models
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Trunk or Treat 2013

 Fabulous costumes this year! I didn't make them...praise the Lord! I hate making a costume. ;)  Thanks to Mimi for perfectly timed birthday gifts!!!
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Monday, October 21, 2013


 Clutch, tote (oops! needs ironing)

 Class version (was ironed and starched ;)

Sophie Tunic From pattern book "A Girls' World"
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Monday, October 7, 2013

This one fell asleep on Friday night with a halo of furry friends.  They are both growing up too fast. 
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lego Play Mat, New Class

I have seen similar things all over pinterest and have wanted to make one for quite some time.  Here is my own version and I added a zipper pouch to the front for small pieces.

 You play on the inside and draw it up when its time to go or clean up!
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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Camp Projects!!!!

I picked up this fabulous mustache fabric on the way to camp, I love when fabric inspires me to make something.  Trying to find fabric for a project in mind is not nearly as fun.

This little in the hoop pocket was so fast and cute.  I will be making more of these.

Bicycle baskets, tutorial on pinterest.  These were fun but the tutorial was a little difficult.  Thinking there has to be a better way...

Precious bib, never made one before but the store sample in this exact fabric was too cute.  I think the pattern is called Diva Bibs.  I added batting in the middle and I really liked it.  It made it a little thicker and will be absorbent.

This was for ME!!! A nook cover, I have had my nook for 2 years and never bought any sort of cover.  I love this one.  It has Peltex inside to make it stiff.  If you are using Peltex, use a 100 needle.  It makes such a big difference.  And those elastic straps are Goody headbands for fun colors.

In the hoop zipper pouch design by Pickle Pie designs.  Was a fun project, I need to make some for the girls or maybe their teachers too.
pocket on back
Looped kitchen towels.  I have been wanting to do this for over a year when my friend Frances made them at camp.  I found a tute on pinterest.  It worked better to make sure the batting was on the front side to cover the bumpiness of the towel.  I also cut off the top of the towel before I inserted it to remove some bulk of the commercially finished towel edge.
Dress for ME!!! Do you love it?! I do, I can't wait to make more.  It is a Simplicity Lissette pattern, called the passport dress.  I made Abby a tunic from the scraps, i will post that soon.
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