Nov 20, 2017

Reagan's Birthday Dress

This is the third dress I've made from this McCall's pattern.

It's fun to sew, in spite of all the gathers!

This fabric is called "Farmer's Daughter" by Vanessa Goertzen from Lella  Boutique.
The script fabric has such pretty sayings.

I found some red gingham buttons which I love!

 There is a big tree in our backyard and the leaves turn a brilliant red when the cooler weather comes.
I love taking photos by this tree :)

Reagan's favorite colors are pink and purple.
It's hard to find pretty purples, but when I saw this little rosebud design and the big pink roses on black, I knew I had to use it.

I think the pink is very striking against the black.

Just like the other dresses I made, there's a bag to match.
The lining is the black polka dot fabric.

Here's pretty little Reagan, she just turned 7 and lost her second front tooth the day after this photo was taken :)
She looks more beautiful than ever!

 This is the McCall's pattern I used, I have it in 2 sizes.

I still have one more of these dresses to make before Christmas!

Nov 6, 2017

Hallowe'en 2017

I want to show you my family's incredible Hallowe'en costumes!
We didn't get to spend Hallowe'en with them this year, so had to do it through photos which I really want to share with you.
My daughter Lindsay and her family really get into the spirit, every year!
Lindsay made all of her family's costumes.
Not only are the costumes great, but everyone's always in character!

Let's begin with Cinderella.
Cinderella always wished for long hair....

When Lindsay proposed the idea for Cinderella to Lucy, all she cared about was the wig!

She didn't care that she had chores to do, because she was so happy with her long, golden locks :)

"I'm dreaming of my beautiful, long hair!"

Oh oh, the evil stepmother (aka Lindsay) is watching!

Oh boy, the mean step sisters!!!
(aka Kennedy and Charlotte)

Poor Cinderella....

All Cinderella can do to keep her mind off of her mean step sisters, is to think about her prince, her castle and all her animal friends.

Poor Cinderella!!!!

My daughter Lindsay made all the costumes, and she didn't even use a pattern!  
She sewed hole hoops under the step sisters skirts to make them stick out :)

I think the make up is great too!

Bridger (the girls' older brother, he's not mean) is in middle school this year.
He dressed up as Larry Culpepper, the Dr Pepper guy in the commercials during the football games.

Bridget really gets into character too!!!
Just google one of his commercials and you'll see he is the spitting image of Larry!

Here are my son Addison's children.

Kylie is Batgirl

Neo is Wonder Woman

Isabel is Cinderella

My son Jordan's girls, dressed as The Wizard of Oz characters.
Kim designed their costumes.
Paisley is the wicked witch, Taylor is the scarecrow and Reagan is Dorothy.
It was Reagan's dream to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz :)

Our daughter Rebecca's children.
Maisie is a rockstar and Ben is Davey Crockett.

Hope you enjoyed seeing photos of my grandchildren, our daughter and their costumes :)

Oct 30, 2017

Flower Power Throw quilt

I made this quilt for a baby gift, but I loved it so much, I just couldn't part with it!
I used "Gracie Girl" fabric by Lori Holt.
I've been hoarding it and thought that this was the perfect pattern to show off all the pretty prints.

The original quilt had 20 squares, I cut mine down to 12, for a baby size, 42" X 56".
The blocks are 14", and each one uses a fat quarter.

I bought some pretty, soft pink minky to back it with.

Are you familiar with the Britsh quilt magazine "Love Patchwork and Quilting"?  
Each issue comes with a freebie, which is a bonus!
This book came with Issue #10.

It really is a perfect pattern to show off big prints!
The original quilt measures 56" X 70".
Jeni Baker is one of my favorites :)

Oct 23, 2017

Spelling Bee, A BC

I'm beyond thrilled to be participating in Lori Holt's (Miss Bee) Spelling Bee quilt along.
The Spelling Bee book is so versatile!
You can make the quilt on the cover, or anything in between, you're  only limited by your imagination.
The letters I show you on my blog have been made to make 
three projects for the letters I've been assigned, I won't be showcasing the entire alphabet.
Hopefully my letters will inspire you to make some of your own :)

"a" is for apple

Another fun thing about this quilt along, are the photo shoots!

"B" is for bumblebee

"B" is for books

"B" is for bunny and butterfly

"c" is for candelabra 

"c" is for crocheted cherries

"c" is for crow

I've been posting some of these photos on Instagram, but not all of them :)
I hope Miss Bee gives me an "A" :)