Thursday, September 11, 2014

Three For Thursday ....

Well ok, I only have two of them done so far, but there will be three. 

These are for the big Little and the middle Little.  I still have to do one for the bitty Little.  

The pattern is Easy Peasant Dress by Tie Dye Diva.  It is truly easy.  (Seriously, I made both of these in one afternoon/evening).  Her patterns are great and soooo easy to follow.  I've been sewing for 30 years (ok, I took a 15 year hiatus) and I've learned several new techniques and tricks from her instructions. 

I'm looking forward to making them some fall and Christmas dresses from this pattern. 

Upon the recommendation of several other bloggers, 
I bought these labels from IkaPrint.  

And just for your viewing pleasure, here's a new pic of the bitty Little. 

Edited to add a photo of my reluctant model: 
(sometimes you have to be able to decipher in 30 seconds 
or less if any alterations need to be made.)

After trying this on her though I think this may be my "go-to" pattern for lots and lots of dresses for the Littles.  (I already have some Fall and Christmas fabric for them)


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Busy Busy Week(end)

It's been a busy long weekend around my house!! 

I've been making things in anticipation of adding items to a new shop that is opening near me that will have a selection of things from local craft vendors.  They've invited several of us to come tomorrow night to see the space (almost finished with the renovation) and find out a little bit about how things will work.  

I've made Alabama and Auburn reversible dresses (because I live in the heart of Alabama and the rivalry is huge!)   The dresses are completely reversible. 

I made bloomers for this one because it is if Ivy Rose, but I will not be making any more size 3mo bloomers!  Just too fidgety to work with!!  (I will try a 6 month size maybe)

I also made her a sleep sack.  
It works well, but I will make the neckline a little lower on the next one.  And BabyGurl has asked for a lighter weight one (this one was made with some scraps of fleece, so I will use flannel on the next one.) 

And another new pattern I tried.  I did not like sewing with gathers 30 years ago, and I still do not like it!  :-)

Some baby love.

And some more baby love.
(Ignore my crazy expression, I was talking to Sadie when BabyGurl snapped the pic.)

And look who can touch the bottom of the pool this year!!  Oh my!

She had to have "Ewik's" sunglasses.  She's such a diva (sometimes)! 

And Miss Ivy Rose went for her one month (34 days old) checkup today and she is 9 lb 4 oz and 22 inches.  (She has grown three pounds and three inches!!!!) 

She's on her way to visit me now, so there'll be pictures on the next blog update! 

Linking up with many great blogger friends this week so please take a look in my righthand sidebar and visit all these wonderful bloggers who take their time to share and to give us a place to share with each other! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Finish

Just a quick finish to show today.

My niece asked me a while back for a purse like the ones I've been making for everyone.  I told her what kind and how much fabric to get and she picked out her own designs / colors and brought them to me.  She ended up buying fabric for two purses. 

This week I finally got a chance to make one of them for her.  

I've also made some crib bumpers for Sweet Sadie, but I have no pictures of those.  Hopefully I will get them to her this weekend and we can get some pics of them in the crib.  They turned out pretty good.  I didn't do anything fancy, just picked out some cute fabrics to use.  

 Please, show them some love and visit the linky parties for some great inspiration!! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Non-sewy stuff ...

I've been busy, just notsomuch with sewing.  

We are still playing baseball ...... 

(the one-handed hit)

(the excitement of the hit)

(the score)

And christening babies .... 

(Ivy Rose)

(the family - and the preacher)

(the preacher at my daughter's church used to sit behind me in fourth grade and tie my hair to my chair. who'da thunk he'd be a preacher  - and christening my grandbaby?)

(my mom, dad, babygurl, ivy rose, sil, me, preacher)

(and more irresistable baby pics)

Pardon the mismatched photo sizing / quality.  Some are from my phone, some from my camera, some from other sources (including a screen grab from a video clip!) 

I did do one little bit of sewing for a friend's daughter.  

And I'm almost done with a set of bumper pads for Sadie's crib.
(photo later)

So ....... how was your week?? 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Christening Quilt

These are just cell phone pics.  But Christening Day is just ten days away so I need to get this to BabyGirl so she can get everything ready for the big day.  I might be able to get better pics afterward.  

The first two pics are before it was washed.  The last one is after washing. 

The picture above shows more of the true colors of the quilt.  The ones below make the binding look purple, which it is not.  It is Kona Rose.  The quilt is from a Riley Blake - Willow layer cake.  The backing is Emmy Grace, Fawn Day Fantasy. 

Linking up to some of my favorite places this week.  Please visit the links in my righthand sidebar and show some bloggy love to all my friends!! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Babies, Dresses, and Baseball ...

Welcome to a new week.  It's been a busy one but not a lot of sewing.  I did make these little dresses a couple of weeks back, and finally got them gifted and the Momma's got me some pictures.

I had to make Ivy Rose a second one because the first one was too big.  I made it by the 0-3 months pattern and she was only just over six pounds so it swallowed her whole!  I cut it down just a little and made her another and it was a perfect fit.  (She also got a bib, which Sadie does not need)

Here are my sweet baby girls in their matching dresses.

And a couple more pics, just for good measure ... 

Our Gabbie-Lou-Who also had her very first ever baseball game on Saturday.  She plays with the Field of Angels league.  

Great picture of Gabbie and her "buddy". 

Check out my right hand sidebar for all the great places I am linking up to this week!

And don't forget, there's a back to school sale going on in the Etsy Shop.  Use code SCHOOL14 for 14% off your entire order (excluding shipping).  Valid until August 14, 2014.  

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sewy Stuff at Kelly's Korner

Today I am linking up with Kelly's Korner for her Show Us Your Life series.  Today's topic is Show Us What You Make And Sell.  

Many of you reading this already follow my blog (thank you!) but for those of you that are new here, I'll give you a brief bio.  

My name is Paula and I am mother to two (BoyChild and BabyGurl), grandmother to two (Sadie Lynn and Ivy Rose) and great-aunt to Gabbie-Lou-Who.  You can read a little more on my about me page.  

I've sewn most of my life in one fashion or another, and have recently started quilting, and am now sewing for three sweet girls. 

Many of my items are made for my girls, and as gifts for friends, but I have an Etsy Shop for my surplus items.  I make baby quilts, bibs, burp cloths and other baby accessories, purses, and many other items.  I also will take orders if you see something that has previously sold and is not currently in stock, or if you would like something in a different color combination or size.  

Below are some examples of my work currently in my Etsy Shop:
(click on any link for more pics and info)

I am running a sale through August 14, 2014.  Use coupon code SCHOOL14
for 14% off your entire order (excluding shipping).

Limeade:  A Baby Quilt
39" x 39"  ($75 + shipping)

40" x 47" ($85 + shipping)

($10 + shipping)

My newest item:

$18 / pair (+shipping)

A sampling of other items available:

I've also (with two baby granddaughters) just gotten back into garment sewing.  These are not available in the shop yet, but I have been taking custom orders from friends and co-workers, and would be happy to make one for you upon request.  Currently available in sizes 3 mo, up to 24 mo.  

You can contact me via Etsy convo or  email or by comment on this post if you have any questions on any of my items. 

Thanks for stopping by today and visiting!!!  

You can follow my blog via Bloglovin', and I am also on Facebook and Instagram

Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Update .......

Real clever title for this post huh?  I haven't blogged much lately.  I have been busy and have several finishes, but not much time for blogging.  

First, my greatest accomplishment (well, ok, my daughter's accomplishment, but let's not split hairs ok?) 

Miss Ivy Rose
7/29/14 - 4:50 pm
6 lb 10 oz - 19 inches

Gabbie-Lou-Who loves her.  

She (and her parents) came to church with us today and afterward to lunch at my mom and dad's.  Gamma got lots of rocking time while her momma and daddy ate their lunch.

I've made matching dresses for Ivy and Sadie. 
(This is Sadie's, I've already gifted Ivy's) 

And my newest project   .... A whole herd of elephants!!
I am addicted to these creatures!!
(They are made from this pattern from Sweetbriar Sisters for Camelot Fabrics)

Back to school 2014 SALE in the Etsy Shop now!  Use coupon code SCHOOL14 to save 14% off your entire order (excluding shipping) through Aug 14, 2014. 

And this sweet thing starts Kindergarten this week!!  We have orientation and meet the teacher this afternoon.  She is ready.  I think her PawPaw is not.  :-)

I'll have more updates on the school adventure next week!! 

Linking up with Stitch by Stitch, Freemotion By The River, Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesdays, Let's Bee Social, WIP Wednesdays, and Needle & Thread Thursdays.   (You can find links to all these and more in my righthand sidebar) 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ivy Rose ......

Granddaughter #2 has arrived!

Also, I finished this little dress on Monday for Sadie, and I have Ivy's cut out and ready to sew!