Thursday, June 26, 2008

Cutie Pies

I made these (ready to smock) pink tops and bloomers in stripe for the baby, and the capris for the big sister for a wedding party, their mom smocked them herself and it was her first time trying smocking - I think she did a great job and the girls were beautiful.

I made these blue angel sleeve bishops for these beauties so they would steal the show at a wedding recently -- aren't they beautiful models!? They have a brother who was wearing a jon jon (shortall) too, but I think he didn't want to be in the pic...What beautiful girls!

Whale Outfit Modeled

Please forgive that this model is a couple sizes larger than this outfit -- my daughter is 4 and my niece I made this set for is turning 3 this summer...but you see the set and how cute they are -- I can't wait to give it to her!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Top for Niece's birthday present

I whipped this EASY top up for my niece's birthday next week - isnt it cute -- just cut off an A-Line dress below the waist and don't sew the side seams together...I got the idea off of and easy -- I think I'll try to make some shorts and add a ruffle of the whales onto the hem too, but off to bed I go for now!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Brother/Sister Shorts & Sundress! Cute!

I created this set for my good friend for her son (size 2) & Daughter (Size 7) .

She found this fabric on the website and I got Deborah to send it to me and thought these patterns would look good on her kids. It is a green and white seersucker with pre-embroidered little alligators all over it...SO CUTE!

Shorts are a basic short pattern, I have no idea which one I used because they are all the same, and the dress is from my favorite pattern New look 6195 View E (definitely the easiest one in the pack -- less than an hour to assemble it!) It has an elastic back and ties around the neck.

I can't wait to see them in it at church!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Blooms from my Garden

Here are some of the blooms in my garden right now... bright yellow chrysanthemums, southern hibiscus, and some sort of zebra stripe leaf cannas...all so nice to look at!

Purple Booties -- with Fringe

I think the little white fringy yarn on the top of these booties sure dressed them up and made them cute! I just added one row of single crochet with the same hook all the way around -- major cute indeed! This was added to the little booties I posted yesterday -- they needed a little something more.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Crochet Booties - Slight Variation

I made some booties from this pattern before, but this time I only did one row on the "cuff" and they are more like the "short socks" of today...Don't they look nice on Molly? She is such a nice model for me! I am thinking of adding one row of that fringy, fuzzy yarn across the top edge for some pizzazz!

Original Pattern is here:

I used a g hook -- I think they'd fit a newborn.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Remote Control Organizer tutorial

I created this project:

for Lark Books to publish in an upcoming book called Pillowcase Challenge...

If you want to see the detailed and painstaking tutorial I created for it, check it out at :

Friday, June 6, 2008

What did you do today Jnet?

Painted rainbow toenails and canned Green Beans -- YUM!

Yes, my toenails are green, the girls get a kick out of it -- I call it "fungus Green" -- Gross right!?!?!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Friend Dress & Doll's Dress

I made this matching set for my daughter's best friend for her birthday -- they both love their American Girl dolls so I took her friend to the store and let her pick her own fabric out and assembled a dress for her and her doll...she is going to be so excited. This fabric has a layer of glitter in it so it is fancy

Here's the kicker, I secretly make the exact same set for my daughter for her birthday (next month), and she will be so excited to get them as she was watching me make this one for her friend and said "I wish you would make one like that for me mommy"

Girl's Dress Pattern: New Look 6195 View B

Doll's Dress Pattern: McCall's 5554 View C

Monday, June 2, 2008

Cheetah girls go to Berefoot Sunday!

I added this action shot of us today as we wore our matching dresses to church this morning to the "Barefoot Sunday" event. check out this neat organization at anyway, I Love my new skirt and plan to use that pattern again! I must also mention that this little girls pattern for a sundress only uses one yard of fabric to make a can't beat that for frugality!