Saturday, May 21, 2011

Prairie Girls Party


My Daughter L loves Little House on the Prairie. In fact all three of my girls 
like to pretend they are Laura, Mary or Carrie.  I had a lot of fun sewing for this party.  
I made each daughter a calico dress, apron and bonnet. 


 Then I made bonnets for each girl to have and wear at the party.  We had fun deciding
on what was a good old-fashioned treat.  We choose muffins with hand shaken butter
lemonade and and pop corn.
With candy sticks as our sugary treat, like you'd get at an old general store.  
Grandma made her a divine Lemon Meringue Pie in place of a cake.   
I wrapped up the gifts with brown paper and tied them with cream colored ribbons.
You might notice my muffins are in plastic bags.  I was so afraid they would dry out 
I didn't dare set them out in the baskets unprotected.

The girls were absolutely adorable in their bonnets!  Our first game was 
"Clothes Pins in a Bottle".  We set up three stations and with 9 girls it was 
perfectly even.  The most exciting thing at first was our baby chicks in the 
heated brooder.  They spent at least half and hour petting and watching them.


Then we played "Button Button who got the Button".  
Then we did some crafts.  We made cloths pin dolls and embroidered 
a monogram or initial on a hankie.  I made the hankies and then with a 
washable ink pen drew some cross stitch letters for the girls to sew.



It turned out to be a really fun day.

Every one took home a bonnet, clothes pin doll, wooden embroidery hoop, 
personal embroidered hankie and candy sticks. 

I also enjoyed the party myself.  Thank you mom and fam for all the help!

Hope you enjoyed seeing our Prairie Party!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mommy shower


My sisters threw me a "Mommy Shower" to celebrate my 5th baby.
It was so nice and a true surprise.  I had no idea they were up to anything.

My sisters Lorajean's Magizine  and Annie Carie put it all together!  So cute!
My pictures aren't nearly as lovely as my sister Lorajean's so click her link to see 
her pretty pictures and read all that she created to spoil me!



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter creations

I wanted a special suit for my son this Easter.
I looked around and didn't find what I was envisioning.
Then I found a pattern that was really close!
I decided to make it in a soft blue hounds-tooth.
I love it it looks adorable!  I included a picture of his big sister in
a dress I made another Easter.  all three of my girls have a blue dress
like this one.  I want to simplify so they wore their dresses again and 
only my son got new suit.  Hey gotta save my energy since I'm pregnant.


Made a few cute things for gifting.
Cut and folded some cute Carrot treat boxes!


Made some carrots for decorating out of some fun orange fabric

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