Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Big Project

So I really haven't been doing much sewing lately, and it isn't because I am now homeschooling or because Josiah climbs on top on the table every. stinking. time. my. back. is. turned.

It is because of this little person!  We have always wanted a large family, and we are all super excited.  However, let me just say there is nothing like the first trimester to make you start wondering what the heck you were thinking.  This time around has been hard.  I haven't been this sick ever.  I was starting to stress that it was twins.  I was down for a whole month, but at 12 weeks I am starting to feel a little human again.  Now I just need the energy fairy to come visit me once more.  She is sorely missed.  I am tired of being tired!  

I love getting ultrasounds done.  So amazing to be able to see the little one that is causing so much havoc to your body.  We didn't tell the kids about the baby until right before we went to get the ultrasound done, and  it was so much fun to see their reaction to seeing the baby on the screen.  Juliana, especially, fell in love.  She is determined that it is another boy, so Josiah will have someone to play trucks with.  She wants to name him "Dan".  Felicity wants it to be a girl (mostly, I think, to be contrary to Juliana), and she wants to name her "Paula" or "Sandwich". 

So, there you have it.  I have been going through fabric and pulling things for a destash and future projects, so I am hoping to share more sewing soon!  xoxo

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Birthday

Someone special had their sixth birthday this week, and it has been quite a busy week.  She has been telling anyone and everyone that she is now six, waiting for the appropriate ooohhhs and aaaahhhs.  I made her a rainbow cake, but don't examine closely.  Cake making is definitely not my specialty.  I also made her the cute little jumper dress made out of Sarah Jane's adorable new line.  I didn't get any good photos of it, so I will try to come back later this week with some better pictures.

A couple of days later was the big birthday bash with friends.  Seventeen little girls came dressed up in the in their finest wear to partake in a tea party.  It was crazy, but they had so much fun!  This was the best picture I got of this event.  Clearly, I can not host and take pictures at the same time. ;0)

My sewing has been much slower of late. but I did join in on the latest round of the Pillow Talk Swap.  I have a fun partner who seems to like color.  I finally decided on a direction! Scrappy and X's.

Hope you are all enjoying the start of fall!  It is actually not in the 90s or 100s today!  Yay!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jazzed Up Patchwork Placemat

After I wrote the tutorial for the patchwork placemats that I made my kids for last Easter, I came up with the idea to add a pocket for the napkin.  So instead of  doing two more rows of patchwork I instead replaced them with a solid piece of linen and made another half piece for the pocket.  Perfect way to store the napkin!  I wish I had made my kid's this way, as their napkins are always going astray!

I made this placemat a few months ago but have been saving it for my little niece's birthday.  Of course, being the procrastinating gift giver I only just now got around to embroidering her name on.  Luckily, she is only two and won't mind a tardy present. (I hope!)

Do you ever take pictures of the things you make and think it really isn't that wrinkly?  So annoying. :0)    

For the back I used this pretty Meadowsweet print that I actually used for a dress that I made for her last birthday!  That fabric just keeps going. ;0)

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A New Skirt for the First Day

Today was my little sunshine girl's first day of preschool.  This girl is happy all the time.  Seriously.  She is such a joy.  She loves life, and she brings happiness to all around her. 

I made her a new little skirt for her first day.   You can't really see and admire the fabric in this picture, but it is a sweet little Japanese print I have been saving for two years now with a mother duck and her little ducklings.  Felicity has appropriately dubbed it The Duckie Skirt.  The pattern for the skirt came from the book Little Girls, Big Style, and it is the On The Border Skirt.  I have used this book several times. I think I have only blogged about this one other skirt.  I don't why I never posted the other things I have made.  I guess I was lazy. ;0)  Anyways, it is a great book for cute and quick little clothes.  

I also made her that gray bow in her hair.  I am a horrible bow maker.  I haphazardly made a bow and hot glued it on a hair clip.  I see all these moms making all these amazing bows for their girls' hair.  I need to get me some bow lessons.

Sisterly love.

She happily skipped her way to school and found her seat for painting.  Gave me a quick wave good bye and that was that. 

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