Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Ear Flap Hat

I've made a hat for GB#3.
He did not scream when I put it on him, a good thing as M points out.
He left it on long enough to have a little "face to face" with Grandpa.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blustery Days

Since the weather has been most blustery and cold lately, 
I figured GB#3 needed a carseat canopy to keep him warm and snuggly. 
So with that in mind I made one.
It hooks onto the handle of the seat.
It has this cute little flap
which reveals this cute little window through which to spy on the cute little baby.
And it flips back to uncover above mentioned baby...
if he were actually in the seat. 

I found the tutorial here 
if you are interested in making one for a little one in your life.

See you soon,

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pumpkin Day

Every year we carve pumpkins just before Halloween.  Today was that day.  
Above is my "before" pumpkin.
This is my "after."
Here is M's "before"
and her "after."
She wasn't entirely happy with her first one so she did a second.
Almost "before" for L.
"After" for L.
R's owl.
And Little E's progress got derailed by an unwell child.
While we are on the pumpkin theme I thought I'd show you some adorable things M made.
These are crocheted pumpkin trick-or-treat bags for the little girls.
Her stitches are beautiful.
She is quick and is good with the details.
The little girls will have fun filling them with goodies.

Wishing you creative time,

Friday, October 17, 2014

Costume Request

I was asked to make a Halloween costume for GB#4.  
It began as a regular infant jumper.  
The pattern is another one by Made by Rae and you can find it here.
I made it longer to cover little legs from the potential cool weather.
I added elastic at the bottom for easier diaper changes.
The snaps at the back mimic the dots in the fabric.
The little pockets are really just for show, 
but we like to pretend that she will have a place for her cell phone and car keys.
Then I drafted a bib-style pattern to make a collar.
The result is one little strawberry. 
GB#4 will be wearing it with the hat I made for her earlier.

Wishing you fun projects,

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

For the Little Man

 I grabbed a small chunk of time today and finished this little pair of pants for GB#3.
They are lined with flannel which turns up for a cuff and will keep him warm.
The pattern I used is the Basic Newborn Pant from Made by Rae.
I made a few adjustments including making them fully lined so they would be reversible and
making them a couple inches longer so they could be cuffed.

This little people sewing is just too much fun!

Wishing you fun (and a little sewing time),

Monday, October 6, 2014

A Couple of Young Men

T-bone (DS) was sworn in as a lawyer today.  We are so proud of that young man.
Later in the day we did our 4 month shoot for GB#3.
These are a few of the shots that didn't make picture of the day.

Here's looking at you,


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Smiles and Twirls

I've made a blue dress for the birthday girl
I used the swing dress option from the First Day dress and top pattern from Made.  
I added blue rickrack,
and made her a blue button necklace.
 Can you tell that blue is the current favorite color?
The dress has a back slit and button opening,
and is lined with a fun dotted print.
In fact the lining actually makes this dress reversible.
I think the necklace looks equally well with this side of the dress,
and the dress that is now the lining is just as fun on the flip side.
I am considering this completed project a success 
based on the smiles and endless twirling that happened today.

Wishing you fun completions,

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Butterflies and Bees

Mom has a good friend visiting from out of town this week 
so M and I took them down to the White River Gardens.  
The first thing to see is the butterfly exhibit.  
Then it is on to the gardens.  
As always I am fascinated by the bees on the flowers.

See you soon,