Saturday, August 28, 2010

Children's Fashion GENIUS!!!

Children's Fashion GENIUS!!!

That's right I have sound this woman who does what I do  children's patterns!
Go and check out her awesomeness at her site
Children's Fashion Workshop!
You will just love it!
She does the cutest things too!

Like this cute outfit she made for her girl with her own pattern
designing that she teaches to all step by step!

Awesome lady! I applaud you!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Horse Crazy Party!

original idea sketch and invitation
and the actual cake

I set up the table with the cake as the center piece.
Welcome to the Tall Nine Ranch.
My daughter is Horse Crazy!  This is her 9th birthday
and the fun we created for her.  She picked a pink and yellow theme,
with horses of course.  She had the idea of cake pastures and horses
with a big barn.  Lucky for her her idea~dream came true.

I iced the cupcakes with green frosting grass and put a
horse figure toy on top.  I think they look really cute.

I made Jello popcorn balls in pink strawberry and yellowish peach.
I individually wrapped them in clear plastic.  These are an easy made ahead treat.

For treat sacs or Booty bags, I used my stamps to embellish brown paper bags.
Then mounted/glued on a rectangle of yellow card stock stamped with a pink
bucking bronco. (Like the Invites)
That is a quickie the kids can do.
See those smiles!  That's why I do all this work.  My daughters loved everything.

These cute bottles of bubbles were party favors.
The horse figures in the cupcakes were also a take home favor.
Good for stuffing in their booty bag with their popcorn balls,
cookies, lip glosses, neckerchiefs, and chewing gum.
I made each girl a neckerchief/bandanna  from a triangle of fabric.

These cookies were so delicious. I made sugar cookies
in the shapes of horse heads, boots, cowgirl hats, and horse shoes. 

I made this wooden horse shoe game.

For the Wooden horse shoes game I bought wooden dowels
and wooden horse shoe shaped letters C & U.
These I painted pink and yellow and painted little paisleys on.
I would have used just the letter C's but my store only had 2 left.
The C's are easier to handle and toss.
The girls did sac races and a hobby horse races.
I tied neckerchiefs together to make a banner across the shade tents.
We sat on straw bales of course.
We also had a real horse to ride, which was the main event, of the party.
All the girls got a ride either alone or with a friend.
Thank you to our neighbor who brought her horse Cherokee over
and helped our party have a ride!
You Rock!

That was our horse crazy birthday!

Friday, August 6, 2010

My life with a New Serger

Serger Giveaway at Sew Mama Sew

Would my life be better with a new serger?
I currently have a machine that likes to do
          "Jam" sessions on my projects.
While dancing "Skip to my Lou"
as it skips stitches and leaves a ravelly mess
no matter how often I change the needle or re-thread it.
Which then leads to time spent pulling out the stitches and doing it over

I have visions of Heirloom serger techniques
(learned from This DVD)
and neatly finished rolled hems!
All three girls with new chiffon ruffly skirts!

and to help convince you
Drum roll
  Da    da    da   daaaa
the  family award winning
                moving performance
Pretty Please from my Daughter

this performance was recorded previously April 13, 2010
as she begged for an extra doughnut

Now we say Pretty Please for a new Serger!

Fabric Friday!

Look what I received!   Five pieces of lovely fabric, from  
It always comes so quickly too!
I selected some lovely prints by Sandi Henderson.

Now the creative juices are gonna get to work.
I think I need some new tops!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I am the Link of the Week!!!

I am so excited!!!

I love all the fabrics they have!  How thrilling to be a winner!

What will I get?

Great Words

    "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political
prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.
  In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who
should labor to subvert these great pillars of human
happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and
citizens...   Let it simply be asked, where is the security for
property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious
obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of
investigation in courts of justice?  And let us with caution
indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained
without religion.  Whatever may be conceded to the 
influence of refined education... reason and experience both
forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in
exclusion of religious principle."  George Washington

From Farewell Address

What an inspired man.  Even a man set apart by the God of

In the world today I fear we are far from where we should be.

How important it is to teach our children to recognize the counterfeit "truths" of the world,

and recognize the Eternal Truths God has set up for our happiness and real liberty!

Alma 61:14 
Therefore, my beloved brother, Moroni, let us resist evil, and whatsoever evil we cannot resist with our words, yea, such as rebellions and dissensions, let us resist them with our [good examples], that we may retain our freedom, that we may rejoice in the great privilege of our church, and in the cause of our Redeemer and our God.
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