Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bracelets to match!

Today my 4-year-old and I made these bracelets for the girls and I to wear with our hot pink cheetah matching outfits I made on Monday -- aren't they cool? They are all exactly the same except Mommy needed some extra

wiggle room.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Crochet Booties 2

I made a second pair using the baby fingering weight yarn and ended up with a nice yellow pair of booties that would be great for a newborn. (A little smaller)

also added the tie to the pink ones. I had run out of the pink yarn so I found some varigated baby yarn and I think it jazzed them up a lot!

Spring Harvest!

Alas, these are not from my own personal garden...The deer won't hardly even let the grass grow in our yard. But my friend lets me raid hers! I am so grateful as I LOVE fresh veggies from the garden. I have never worked with a beet before so that is exciting...and all these strawberries mmm mmm good!

Q&E Crochet Baby Booties

Above is the pattern I used for these Q&E Baby Booties. They were super quick and super easy! They start with a round at the toe and then work to the heel with sport yarn. I did use a needle one size smaller than the pattern because I always end up with a project a little bigger than the pattern gauge. I think I am going to give them to you Tracy L -- for your baby girl...See you Saturday!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hot Pink & Orange Cheetah Outfits!

My girls and I will look good hitting the town in these cute outfits won't we? I made myself the skirt which hits about mid calf from Simplicity 4599 View C. I haven't got any hot pink zippers in my home collection so I hope to pick one up today while I am out so I can see if the thing will even fit...

My girls have sundresses from New Look 6195 view B. My youngest stays home with me so hers is finished, but her big sister is at school today so I have to wait for her to come home today to get the elastic and straps fitted to her.

I am excited about these! My friend Beth said "I have some fabric I found while cleaning out my house" and she wanted to know if I wanted it...I definitely did and knew it would be cute in just the right application!

Please help me decide what color shirt I should wear with this skirt...Maybe I'll post some options.

Monday, May 26, 2008

I'm Being Published!!!

Lark Books has offered me a spot in their newest book "pillowcase challenge" where they want to see what people can make with a pillowcase.

They sent me a pillowcase and this is the remote control organizer I came up with ... it could organize other things too. This is my first craft to be published in a book and I am excited...I'll even get! Here is the finished product that I made...and I still have a lot of work to do on the instructions, but isn't it pretty?

Bias Tape edged Washcloths

My girls were in need of some new washcloths in their bathroom. They were still using those baby ones. I found that regular $2 each (and up!) washcloths are just too thick to give a bath to a 4 year old. I found some thin ones in a 9 pack at our walmart and they are just too boring, so I plan to jazz them up in a couple of different ways...the first two I just added some edging. I started with a bias (cut at 45 degrees) strip that I eyeballed at about an inch and a quarter and then ironed into a double fold bias tape. I sewed it right on the washcloth edge to dress it up. The fabric is a pretty green with hot pink polkadots...girly! I'll post the other ones as I finish them -- I still have 7 left to play with! but right now I have got to step away from the sewing machine and clean the house...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Finished Angel Sleeve Smocked Bishops

My friend decided that she wanted me to go ahead and smock the 12 month dress that I had prepped for her to smock, and here is how they turned out...I think her kids are going to be the cutest ones at the wedding they're attending in their matching brother/sister outfits -- these go with "Aidan's Jon Jon" below.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

All Star Towels

I embroidered 5 of these for the "book parade" next week at my daughter's school, the librarian asked me to do something "girly" and "sporty" with all star on it...I think they are cute! These will be part of a prize bag full of sports stuff the top readers in each grade will get (the girls of course). The boys had a green towel with sports things embroidered on them.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I knew him when he was a kid!!!

The lead singer Chad Wolf (formerly Wolfenberger) of Carolina Liar grew up about 5 houses down from me and his big sister was our babysitter...he was two years younger than cool to know somebody famous! Nice to know that somebody from Moncks Corner is famous!

Stephanie's Bishops

I thought you'd enjoy seeing what a bishop looks like while it is getting smocked...

These "sister" dresses are to coordinate with Aiden's jon jon a couple of entries down. She wants to learn to smock so I finished off the size 6 and am going to teach her on this size 12 month dress.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Our Rainbow Cupcakes

Our Rainbow Cupcakes turned out yummy!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cannas Multiplying & Decapitated Rose

Here is a quick pic of the Canna I received from a cousin. I got one last year and planted it and look how many came up this year! I will be able to divide and share next year I bet! Doesn't it have a pretty leaf with those zebra stripes on them?

On another sadder note, my rose bush I was so excited about, my Jackson and Perkins Princess Di Rose, has now been completely decapitated...the deer ate every single budding bloom off of it!!! You can see how healthy it is, but every one of these stems had a bud and, sigh, they are now all gone! Daddy needs to do a little hunting!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

You've got to try this

You put in your favorite artist and they play music for you -- it is can't download it, but for me it is a nice (commercial free) radio station of only what I want to listen to!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Rainbow Cupcakes

I have got to try these -- divide your cake mix into 6 bowls and color them the rainbow colors and put them in the pans and bake = the girls are going to flip!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Aidan's Palmetto Jon Jon

Didn't this turn out cute? It's a size 4 jon jon that is completely reversable -- all that is left is to try it on him to see where the buttons need to be sewn into the straps -- he is going to be cute! She is having me make butterfly/angel wing bishops for her daughters and this is for her son -- more to come as I finish smocking the bishops!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Student Teacher Tablecloth

Next week is Teacher Appreciation week so I whipped this up for my 1st grader's teacher. She has a little table where the "student teacher" sits in the classroom and it has an old scrap for the tablecloth. I machine embroidered it, hemmed the edges, and added a button to the bottom. I though that she could use the button to change the name each day of the child...I think she is going to love it! It's about 40 inches square so it is a nice size too.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Butterfly Tops

Size 2 and size 6 ready to smock tops. They are exactly the same on the front and back -- these shirts really make a nice show! Now I can't wait to see what you're going to smock on there Kim!

The last 4 finished!

So, now I have 12 completed fully lined tops that are ready to smock and you can attach either shorts, a skirt, a little ruffle (to make it a shirt) or even long pants -- these are super versatile and I can't wait to see what she is going to do with them at
I think they will eventually land under the "haydebug's heirlooms" tab...after they get smocked of course.

4 more tops finished

Here are the 4 24 month ready to smock tops I finished up last night - I may get the last 4 done tonight!