Nov 27, 2017

Christmas Pillowcases

I found this great tutorial for making pillowcases!
One of my favorite designers has a blog called 
"Lovely Little Handmades".
Here's the tutorial.
She calls them magic pillowcases :)

We have six little grand daughters coming (with their parents of course!) to California to spend Christmas with us!

These cute Christmas pillowcases will encourage them to have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads :)

Each little girl will have their own little pillowcase.

The pillowcases take about 20 minutes to make, easy peasy!!!

Nov 20, 2017

Reagan's Birthday Dress

This is the third dress I've made from this McCall's pattern.

It's fun to sew, in spite of all the gathers!

This fabric is called "Farmer's Daughter" by Vanessa Goertzen from Lella  Boutique.
The script fabric has such pretty sayings.

I found some red gingham buttons which I love!

 There is a big tree in our backyard and the leaves turn a brilliant red when the cooler weather comes.
I love taking photos by this tree :)

Reagan's favorite colors are pink and purple.
It's hard to find pretty purples, but when I saw this little rosebud design and the big pink roses on black, I knew I had to use it.

I think the pink is very striking against the black.

Just like the other dresses I made, there's a bag to match.
The lining is the black polka dot fabric.

Here's pretty little Reagan, she just turned 7 and lost her second front tooth the day after this photo was taken :)
She looks more beautiful than ever!

 This is the McCall's pattern I used, I have it in 2 sizes.

I still have one more of these dresses to make before Christmas!

Nov 6, 2017

Hallowe'en 2017

I want to show you my family's incredible Hallowe'en costumes!
We didn't get to spend Hallowe'en with them this year, so had to do it through photos which I really want to share with you.
My daughter Lindsay and her family really get into the spirit, every year!
Lindsay made all of her family's costumes.
Not only are the costumes great, but everyone's always in character!

Let's begin with Cinderella.
Cinderella always wished for long hair....

When Lindsay proposed the idea for Cinderella to Lucy, all she cared about was the wig!

She didn't care that she had chores to do, because she was so happy with her long, golden locks :)

"I'm dreaming of my beautiful, long hair!"

Oh oh, the evil stepmother (aka Lindsay) is watching!

Oh boy, the mean step sisters!!!
(aka Kennedy and Charlotte)

Poor Cinderella....

All Cinderella can do to keep her mind off of her mean step sisters, is to think about her prince, her castle and all her animal friends.

Poor Cinderella!!!!

My daughter Lindsay made all the costumes, and she didn't even use a pattern!  
She sewed hole hoops under the step sisters skirts to make them stick out :)

I think the make up is great too!

Bridger (the girls' older brother, he's not mean) is in middle school this year.
He dressed up as Larry Culpepper, the Dr Pepper guy in the commercials during the football games.

Bridget really gets into character too!!!
Just google one of his commercials and you'll see he is the spitting image of Larry!

Here are my son Addison's children.

Kylie is Batgirl

Neo is Wonder Woman

Isabel is Cinderella

My son Jordan's girls, dressed as The Wizard of Oz characters.
Kim designed their costumes.
Paisley is the wicked witch, Taylor is the scarecrow and Reagan is Dorothy.
It was Reagan's dream to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz :)

Our daughter Rebecca's children.
Maisie is a rockstar and Ben is Davey Crockett.

Hope you enjoyed seeing photos of my grandchildren, our daughter and their costumes :)