Saturday, September 27, 2008

I've been working on this for a while, only taking it out when there is a lull between other projects. I really like the beading details, so until I can figure out the art of picture smocking, I'll have to settle with the bead embellishments.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My first pleating attempt!

As anyone who has spoken with me in the last 3 weeks knows, I got a pleater!!! (Many thanks to and Ms. Debra!)

Well, I finally had a chance to fill the MANY, MANY bobbins and put my pleating skills to the test. I just did a test insert. I have no idea how to alter a pattern to USE the insert, but I plan on figuring it out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tea Party

The tea party was a success! The tables were decorated beautifully. It was the perfect garden tea setting! Great job C and A!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tea Party Dress

The girl had a tea party with her friends this afternoon. I made this dress so she'd have something new and fancy to wear.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The boy at the golf course

Daddy took the boy golfing on Saturday. He had so much fun! He got to drive the cart and practice his swings. A Tiger in the makin'!

Matching Sun Hat

Here's the hat I finally got around to putting together. It matches the romper. Fully lined!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rainy Day

My cousin was in town this past week (which is why I haven't posted until yesterday), and we worked on a few projects to pass the rainy days. I made this set for my nephew... a super fuzzy hat and booties. I'm just in love with this yarn. It's the Italia from Yarn Bee - so fuzzy and so soft!

Winter Hat

Well, the boy was jealous, so he got a hat, too.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Crocheted Hat

This hat was kind of an accident... it's not anything like the pattern I was using, but with a little improvisation, I think it turned out okay... and the girl was THRILLED! The plan was to make the "Paris Hat" from I used the treble stitch, but a different weight yarn and a different size needle so it came out a little big. I just added that braided cord around the bottom and voila!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Baby Boy Romper

One of the guys at work is a proud Papa again, so I pulled this together. It's a vintage Simplicity pattern from the early 70s. I'm pretty sure it was one of Granny's. I changed up the pattern just a little. The pattern called for just a facing at the top, but I went ahead and lined it entirely. I think it just looks nicer without any raw edges. And I'm loving those hammer in snaps! Thanks, Jnet!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Little Pony Jumper

The girl has been begging for My Little Pony fabric for MONTHS. I've even considered buying from ebay! ACK! Well, went to Hancock over the weekend and found this lovely print. The girl is on Cloud 9!

Monday, September 1, 2008


I've been on a craze making hairbows. They're so pricey in the stores, and after a couple, they're really not that difficult to make. Here's a great website with multiple tutorials on all different types of hairbows! Even the famous "Gymboree" korker bows. And sure enough, it works!!