Friday, April 24, 2009

Wall art

should I do this to my walls?

These are super cute, but I hesitate to do this at my house.
What do you think?
all of these vinyl wall art decals are available on Etsy at SingleToneStudios

In progress

Working on a blessing ensemble for W.
Here is a sneak peek showing the smocking panel.
I made the tiny piping with a cord and bias strips of lt. aqua birds eye cotton.
The white striped pique cotton fabric is gorgeous.
I purchased the fabrics from Farm House Fabrics.
I definitely recommend them. Lovely quality, worth the money!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Peter Rabbit book

My~creative~Sister C made my baby this darling book!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

summer inspirations

Every year we get together for a 4th of July Family reunion PARTY!
The past years it was so fun we have continued to make it happen the following years.
We even had themes one year a Luau, another a Carnival, and last year we had a Western Rodeo theme. Every time we do these fun activities but the best is the time with our family.
This year the talk is a golfing Tee-Party with a bit of 'Summer Magic' (Disney movie with Haley Mills) period look.
Here are some pictures I found in a couple Sew Beautiful magazines. Love these knickers and colors of gray and the red.
I love these cute summer clothes. Not as period but with some tweaking I bet I could bring in this idea with a old-fashioned twist!
What do you think?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

a little heartbreak

Sometimes us moms get a little heartbroken.
My eldest daughter loves to write. So for Easter I included 3 composition notebooks in her basket.
One she promptly turned in to her diary. she was so excited to write in it her most private feelings and thoughts that she came and showed me her first entry.

she wrote (it is even hard to write it because it made me cry, deep breath)

"Easter is su post to be a fun halladay for everyone on the earth every were but it is not at my house at this year. My mom will not let me chose wich dres to weir.
I do not like the dres she put on me today."

oh it broke my heart.
Now she didn't think of that when she showed me this. She was just so excited to show me she was writing in her new diary.
I asked her why she didn't like her dress and she said that no one told her it was pretty in her Sunday school class.

I remember telling my mom, when I was 10 or 11, that I didn't want to wear a dress like my sisters (who were babies ages 6, 4, & 2) one Easter. So she didn't buy me a dress. That made me mad and so I went down stairs and sewed myself a dress. A yellow and white plaid dress. I even made bias tape to trim the neck edge and armholes with matching bias strips of yellow. I sewed it with black thread because I didn't know how to re-thread her serger sewing machine.
Eventually mom figured out I did want a dress, and she even bought me one. I just didn't want to be like the baby, because I was older.

I hope I can get over my heartbrake...
perhaps I just need to figure out my daughter's mind.
I think Hannah Montana needs to have a Heirloom style dress!

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Easter dresses!

Had a lot of fun with this Swiss Cotton voile. Each of my daughters has a slightly different lace treatment. They sure look adorable!
I was lucky this year to find these hats each $1 and the girls enjoyed wearing and playing with them at church, LOL!
I made up a version of a dress I liked in a magazine. I never could get the pattern for that dress but they turned out very similar and l love the pleated skirts.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Check HIM out

my bro is so SO hot in his photo shoot by my little sis! Check out her fabulous work here!

How fun to get a photo shoot. Maybe I should drive out to Utah and have one done of us.
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