Saturday, April 25, 2009

Back in the saddle again...

Hey guys! I've been sewing a bit this week... Woo Hoo! It's about time I put that Creative Vision to work... but it's name is taunting me... Here's what I've started on.

The girl's bathroom re-do...

I put self-taught pinch pleats in this sweet little curtain... Nuthin like trial by fire...


Double rows of raspberry velvet ribbon along the hem...


Bow hangers attached to wall mounts (eh... drawer knobs from Anthropologie if you must know)...


I can't wait to finish up the shower curtain and get the paint started in this room... It's screaming beige and blah not girly and fun...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Have you seen this???

This is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while... the older boy's voice is so cute, and Charlie's giggle at the end... Too Cute!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Looking at last year's outfit, made me wonder...

Where'd my baby go?


3rd time's a charm

Ok, so here's my "Save Mother Earth" idea of the year...

This is Jillian's Easter egg hunt outfit for school. Cute little capri set, huh?


But somehow... it looks familiar...Oh, Wait! It looks like last year's egg hunt outfit... but different...

Jillian's Egg Hunt dress

Last year it was just a shorter jumper with pom poms... And the year before that, it was a below the knee jumper! This year it's shortened to a top with ric rac and Abby's old matching capris with some ric rac added. Now THAT's what I call getting milage out of an outfit!
Guess I'm pretty lucky that my kids have just grown up and not out huh? LOL

Awe... look how much my baby has changed in a year! WOW!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Good Golly!

Is this the Miss Molly?

It's been a while since I've done any pattern re-drafting, but this one turned out so cute, I just had to share! It's the Miss Molly that I've made a few times before. This particular dress is my gift to my niece for her 2nd birthday gift. I wasn't going to post it, but I showed the dress to a friend this morning and she had a fit over it... so yes, I've ruined any surprise factor for when I actually deliver the gift this weekend, but hey, it DID get me a new sewing post, right?


Here's a close-up shot of the re-draft... Instead of gathers, I put in a pleat. Not hard, but this small little change really makes the dress look a bit more "dressy". And the close-up lets you see this fabulous linen... I'll be so sad when I run out of this fabric... it's just sooo pretty.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sweaty hair?

Oh the trials of working out... trying to look good with uni-boobs in a sports bra, trying to not jiggle in spandex, and sweaty hair. Well, at least I have ONE of those things figured out! A couple of months ago I stumbled across a site that sells custom headbands that don't slip when you are working out and well, sweating! Hallelujah! Most of my hair is grown out, but I have all of these little wispy baby hairs that irritate me when I get hot. I can't stand my hair sticking to my face! Gross!!!

In comes Sweaty Bands.

I got this green jaquard one and a basic black velvet wide style band...


And then I see them in Self!


That cute lady in the picture... She's Donna, the owner of the Sweaty Band co.! Isn't she cute?!

They really do hold put, and better still, they look great when you aren't sweating it out too! (I wear that black one ALL the time!)

Go take a peek at Sweaty Bands. They are FABULOUS!

* Bonus! Donna is also offering a free Sweaty Band signature band with purchase until April 15th (while supplies last). Just enter the code "sweaty" when you check out!