Sunday, April 26, 2009


A surprise is coming May 1st!! I hope you'll be watching and waiting for it! I'm very excited!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Capris Day!

I know this looks like a skirt but it's capris. I got these finished. It was a factory today. I cut out four more and need to put them together. The shirts to go with them are done.

I learned a lot about my ruffler (attachment) today doing these. It is SO quick using that attachment! Wonderful!

Such a beautiful day, though, I got distracted with my camera and spent a lot of time outside.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Red, White & Blue!

I had this planned for today and after I cleaned house, I did have time to do it.

I guess I'm in the mood for red, white and blue because a very good friend's son came home from serving in Iraq Friday. His pic is on our frig and we have been constantly thinking about him and praying for his safe return.

So. . . I made Paige another Old Navy Toddler Grunge shirt in red, white and blue. It will be good to wear anytime while the weather's warm and will go with jeans, red, or white pants or shorts but I specifically had in mind some white capris. And with Memorial Day and July 4th around the corner, what a great shirt for those holidays, too! Hurray for the red, white and blue!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy Fun Day!

I finished another flannel receiving blanket. Since Spring is here, I probably should stop making these in flannel and maybe try some lightweight fabrics like seersucker. But I really enjoy making them.

Now on to the shirts. I really worked on shirts today and the next sewing session will be spent on capris pants to go with them. I love this blue and yellow together. It just looks so beachy and summery.

These last two white shirts I found at Old Navy and I thought they were so cute with the smocking across the top. I decided since there was smocking across the top to put the design off-center on one side. I always pre-wash all my shirts before I applique them and after I did, the sleeves and bottoms curled up. They stayed curled up even after I ironed them! I considered putting a rickrack or ribbon trim on the sleeves and bottom to keep them from curling up but then decided against it. The more I looked at them that way, the more I thought it was cute and probably was meant to be that way. Maybe that's the Old Navy Toddler Grunge look?!? ha!

Here is another Toddler Grunge shirt with a cute little turtle and flower. Capris for all of these are on the way! Don't forget you can click on the photo to get a closer look:) Very, very enjoyable day for me.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Paige and her mommy came over yesterday to work on her Easter dress. While they were here, Paige wanted to go outside and help Paw Paw with all he was doing to get ready for Easter. We have a salt water pool and he was putting huge bags of salt into the pool. He told us that while he was pouring the salt into the water, she asked him if he was putting sugar into the pool! ha! So I told her that Paw Paw was getting the pool sweet so we could swim in it soon:)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Poor Little Wabbitt:(

Boo boos do happen! My niece wanted a just a plain little Tshirt with a rabbit on it to wear on Easter to hunt eggs in and I had a few Tshirts on hand in her size. The one above is what I started with and we were having tornado-type storms here. I was sewing away and looked up for ONE SECOND to look at the weather map on TV and bam - a boo boo! The needle caught the Tshirt at the bottom where you see that little bump and I had to stop the process, take the sewing needle and presser foot off and untangle the mess. Then I went to the computer and tried to back my stitching up and it started sewing and was way off base. So. . .

This was what the poor little wabbit was supposed to look like. I didn't have another hot pink shirt in the right size but found a white one and did a baby pink rabbit. It's cute and sweet and the model wearing it is only two so the baby pink (to me) is so sweet. I can't wait to see a picture of her wearing this. Her mother is coming tomorrow to pick it up.

Remember this burp cloth in an earlier post? It's official now (meaning the ribbon is really sewn on!) and it's out the door, too, with my niece tomorrow headed for a baby shower. I just love the hungry caterpillar-look ribbon trim. Goodbye all.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Ladybugs Everywhere!

I'm back from my vacation and got a better photo of the ladybug baby blanket. Isn't she cute? This is a close-up.

Here is the blanket with the hemstitched and crocheted edge on the pink polka dot cotton flannel.

And this is a close-up of the same little ladybug on a white Tshirt. I plan to make capris pants in the same pink for a cute little outfit for my great niece. I can't wait to see a photo of her in it!

Ladybugs are just popping up everywhere!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Baby Things and More!

Finally, some projects to post! These baby blankets take a while to hemstitch and then crochet the edging and I appliqued the cute little animals last. Here is one blanket that could be used for boy or girl.

And one for a sweet little girl. These are 100% very soft cotton flannel with 100% cotton crochet thread. Notice the little pink one has a more frilly edge crocheted.

I see Farley's little back leg in the upper left-hand corner! ha!

These would be a wonderful set for twins, a boy and a girl!! I've got this thing for making blankets for twins, I guess. I've given two sets lately and this could be another set.

And another burp cloth from the colored diapers you can buy nowadays. I love the lime green with the hot pink. I've cheated a little for the photo. You can probably tell I really haven't sewn the ribbon on yet but just laid it across for the photo. But the ribbon reminds me so much of the children's book that is so popular now, The Very Hungry Caterpillar:)

And, finally, I did this little ladybug Tshirt in mind for my little great niece. It's kind of a pending thing:) I plan to make a little pair of pink capris to go with this Tshirt but I'm waiting on measurements.

I have another baby blanket with this same ladybug appliqued on it but could not get a good photo of it. Next time!

Hope you enjoyed my post. It's been a long time coming! I enjoyed doing all this work so much:) NOTE: Please click on the photos for a closer look at details.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Just a short, cute Paige-ism. She really notices what everybody drinks and, for some reason, really pays a lot of attention to that. One day a while back she asked me, "Bear Bear, do you like Dr. Coke?" ha!