Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rainy days

Having some afternoon thunderstorms in my neck of the woods and I couldn't think of a better way to spend a rainy day than sewing for my girls. My little one has helped me to clean her room, had lunch, and now she is watching Barbie. I figure I have a few minutes to get some more sewing done today before I head off to dance classes. I traced out a few patterns last night and started cutting them out today. I hope I can start sewing tonight once the kids are in bed, but we will see. Tuesday nights are usually pretty late. My son and I watch Castle on Hulu when the girls go to bed, so it's late before everyone gets off to bed. I guess I'm not really in a hurry or anything. It's not like they can wear shorts anytime soon. I just got so excited after the first few pair I made. The picture above is for a romper and I really can't wait to see how it turns out. I'm hoping they turn out cute, but I won't know until the girls get to try them on.
I have a favorite junk shop in a town not to far from me and they sell the most awesome things, anything from farm junk to furniture to dishes and even vintage fabric and sewing goodies. I need to make a trip next week, so I can pick up some more fabric. I don't know what it is about vintage fabric, but I love it. I tend to buy the 70's and 80's stuff. I found a strawberry shortcake pattern there last year, but still haven't used it. It is a girls dress pattern with tons of ruffles. I may have to break that out and make Christyn a new church dress.

Here are some capris I made for Rachael and shorts I made for Christyn. I made some others, but these are my favorite so far. The capris were made with vintage fabric I found at the junk store (4yards for $1 you can't beat that) and I absolutely love the way they turned out. I ordered some shirts from Old Navy to mix and match with the bottoms I have been making. I am going to work on making some summer shirts in a few weeks. I guess it is just easier to work on all the bottoms first.
Gotta get back to work before the day slips away from me.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

I've been working on lots of projects for an up coming spring show. The little one was on the computer this morning playing Elmo and helping me in the kitchen with my clay projects. I decided to take a wee break and snap some pics of her. She broke her arm last week and I've been wanting a few pictures of her with her purple cast on. Sunday night she was up all night being sick, so Monday was not a great day for pics. Today, the sun was shinning through the front window just perfect so I seized the moment. She sat just long enough for me to capture a few precious Valentine pics.   

 signing I Love You!

Her new Valentine Monkey that Grandma Bert dropped off today.

This was the last picture I took, and as you can see, she had just about enough of me and the camera.

Happy Valentines Day to you all,