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Thursday, December 30, 2010

For a Special Little Girl

My husband phyiscal therpist has little girl that comes with him to visit us.  She is delightful! She helps me walk the dogs and tells me all about being 6 years old. I whipped up this little Apron Dress for her for Christmas she loved Juliana's Mod Squad outfit. I had extra material so I changed it up making sure i did not add to much because she's all grown up in her words. I got this Idea from the Sew Beautiful Issue 131, The ultimmate Apron by Khristal Jouett. This dress is so ease my husband can make it!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Here is the Christmas Dress I made for my new granddaughter! It was a run for the finish. I completed it at 11:45pm the nite of the 23rd and she wore it Christmas eve.  I made it with a Dupioni Cream Silk Fabric with Christmas Red Detail. I smocked the sleeves and was careful not to over do it since she a newborn.  I used a Peter Pan collar with red detailed embroidery. Simply and sweet! So here is Juliana and here 1st Christmas dress!  

Monday, December 20, 2010

Sewing Room Mess

I running around with my head cut off trying to finish one project and start another that has to be completed by Thrusday morning. I spent time trying to get organized and have an area the I could pin and cut out patterns without it killing my back. This is what i came up with. I had an old small kitchen table that was in the way. I can store stuff underneth and free up space. One day I dream of a Sewing rooms with all the right Fixin's!

These are my new Dress Labels and I love them there so cute!

Monday, December 13, 2010


Just in time for Christmas my Mod Squad 2 pc set for my grandbaby Juliana.  I can picture her in it now.  I got this Idea from the Sew Beautiful Issue 131, The ultimmate Apron by Khristal Jouett. This was a fun outfit to make.  I used Keri Mecca's book Sewing with Whimsy to add alittle fun.  She thinks outside of the box making children clothes fun and finished.  I love braiding ric rack and making the flowers, so much I added them to the bottom of the Capri pants.  This will be a cool outfit for the hot summers.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I 'm very Thankful for my husband, all my children and there sweethearts, oh who can't forget about my 2 beautiful grandbabies and last but not least my mom, dad and brothers! This year has been lets say quite a trying year forgetting somtimes to be thankful in the good and the bad.  But today i'm Thanksful and I'm wishing all a wonderful super Blessed Holiday!

Psalms 100:4
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. (KJV)

Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. (KJV)

Monday, November 22, 2010

I don't Love Flu season I rather be ran over by a Mack Truck!

It's flu season and I'm the first one here to get it. I been in bed since last wednesday and frankly sick of it!  I sound like a bad fog horn. So what I need is some chicken soup homemade and more t.v. channels without re-runs. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010


This was a learning experience to make.  I had to learn patience more than ever.  But when completed I'm just amazed that I made it.  I know my granddaughter will be pretty in pink! I learned that the seam ripper just may be my very best friend and that running out of matching thread after the store closes for the weekend can put your plans to finish on hold! So next time buy extra nothing goes to waste it could be used on a future project.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Introducing Juliana Suzette Foster

My God is an Awesome God! This is my brand new Granddaughter! She is my inspiration for sewing! She going to be a Diva wearing Nana's creations!

Juliana Suzette Foster
Born November 11, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

I have a Love for sewing! It gives me a time full of peace.  I use the A-Z for smockers as a reference for sewing beautiful dresses.  Here's the beginning of a beautiful Dress. Elaina calls it porcelain Pink Baby Dress!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Honey Bee's

This dress came out better than I ever expected.  I added a built in slip with ruffles to add fullness to the dress. I used different applications from my favorite book By Kari Mecca’s Sewing with Whimsy.  She loves playing with Rick Rack to make flowers, trims and appliqu├ęs.  This was so much fun to make!

Bee's are Buzzing

I altered the pattern to add a bow to the back of the dress, with the Fullness of the dress it needed a little pop added to the back. My granddaughter is going to keep cool but look adorable this summer!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A Good Day to Sew!

Sunday was a great Day to sew! Dad's watching Football and no guilt for me sewing away! I will post picture of my latest creation it's toooooooooooo Cute for Bee's a buzzing!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Little Girls are made with Suger and Spice because Mommy and Daddy are in Love!

Playing Jacks!

I love to sew for my pending Granddaughter! Nana Love's you so much already and I don't even know your Name!