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Sunday, August 7, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADYBUG!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADYBUG!!  My baby is 23 today!! I can't believe that she's grown up.. As a Mother is very hard to let go!! She has given me wonderful memories to live with!!
....................................................Baby it's your time to shine!!.........................................................


Ruffles Frills and Little Girls!

It's been awhile since I blogged been busy sewing working taken Care of the pug! hehe I have been a ruffling fool!! You be the judge which do you like best????? All can be found on Etsy Shop!!!http://www.etsy.com/shop/NanaJustbananas
  


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

You have to say they are Adorable!

I've been so busy lately and become a ruffleing fool.  The shop is starting to take off and I've been truely blessed from a above.  I want to take time to show off a couple of my customers girls that are modeling

 
  

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fight Like a Girl!

I hope all that see's this clicks on it and leaves a comment, blog it facebook it and tweet it to your followers. We all need to Fight like a Girl and find a Cure for Breast Cancer!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTI3ODA3MjR8Mzg5NTk4NjQx/fight-like-a-girl?index=0

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A very Special Day For Nana and Papaw!!!!!!!

 
What a wonderful Saturday! I spent the entire day loving up kissing playing have the best time of my life with my grandbabies!  They have grown so fast Aden is Now a First grader plays soccer baseball and likes a girl well sorta he mention a couple.  Juliana is 6 months almost 7 months. This baby has the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen!  She such a good baby never ever complains.  She loves to be the center of attention. I belive this is a DIVA!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Peek A Boo!


I have been so busy sewing and adjusting to a new schedule I forgot to post. So let me update you!  This is Peek a Boo my newest creation.  It made with Ballet Pink imperial Batise. Soon I can ruffle my heart out because my sister-in-law love's me and got me a Ruffle foot for my machine! So here's a sound out to Lorrine THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!  whew hooooo ruffles here I come.
 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Summer Bird or Spring Bird??

Summer Bird or Spring Bird? What a beautiful Easter and the flowers are waking up! So let's add some birds to the picture thru this cute a little 2 piece Sundress and ruffle bloomers.  Don't you just the love the new fabrics, colors and new pattern's that have come out? Because I have fallen in love with them all! Now if I could learn how to take better picture so you can see the birds and figure out the camera and date I would be singing a song!! lol 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers!




  I love Spring, the first warm sun of your face, getting outside and enjoying God's great Picture. I adore Spring Flowers and lately all I see when looking for new material is Flowers, Flowers, Flowers.  Maybe I need to plant a flower garden?? hmmmmmmmmm So Here's my Take on Morning Glorys! What fun it's cool, frilly and girly all wrapped in one Dress. I used 4 different patterns for this which again started out as a simple skirt. 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This Scream's EASTER, SPRING AND GIRLY!

 
I love Cherry Blossoms there beautiful relaxing and Colorful! So this Japanese Cherry Blossom Print I fell in Love with. I been holding on to it for the right color ribbon and this Bubble gum Pink was the trick! It's been featured in a Treasury on Esty! Now I wish I had bought more. It's expensive and purchase prior to starting up my shop. Well I know 2 girls will enjoy a one of a kind Dress!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Who does not Love a Challenge??

So Easter is near and I have been busy sewing! It's been a new challenge and I'm happy to report so far so good and I have met this new challenge. Here are the last two! The first start off as a skirt but I said what about this and how bout that and well It's turned out to be the cutest little 12-18 month dress.... second dress I had some fabric left over to make one more dress in Will and Lily.

Monday, April 11, 2011

What a Weekend!

The community that we live in had a Taste of Edgewater Artisan Bazaar.  It was relaxing fun and the food was great! I had a small table right by the front door. I only brought a few things listed on my Esty store. I had everyone including men can you believe that pick them up look at them comment on them.  It was a great way to meet my neighbors and network.  I found two of the cutest twin strawberry blonde girls and there going to model of me!  I wish that I had more inventory to show off but Easter has been wonderful for custom Dresses. So I'm working hard on new Dresses and outfits.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My baby Girl is finally Sewing!!

She 22 years old never ever wanted anything to do with sewing had no time or patience for it!  But now she wants to learn and I'm loving every single minute!!! She patience excited about learning and wanting to be precise. GO GIRL GO GO GO!

   

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

She toooo Cute in Tutti Fruitt!

Jenna my model is too cute! Yesterday we took a walk down to the marsh and took some wonderful photos of her wearing Tutti Fruitt.  She a Natural all I did was snap the photo's.  Now I wish my grandbaby Juliana was modeling for me I be tickled pink! But she's so far away one day!  one day! I hope! Why she the reason I got back to sewing in the first place!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Do you have an Esty Shop that alittle slow?

I wanted to let you know about Dr. Buzz she's got a wonderful shop..... She has a master in marketing and she does consults for $10.00 on your shop... I got mine and it was worth a $1000.00! I think it's just what I need. check her shop out.... www.etsy.com/shop/TheBuzz.. or here the listing www.etsy.com/listing/69700440/dr-buzz-your-prescription-for-etsy.  This is the best thing next to bread and butter for a Esty shop owner!

Monday, March 28, 2011

EASTER SEWING

 
Easter coming! and I'm busy making dresses.  This one is has 2 completed tight rows of pink batise ruffles.  It took awhile but I love the way it sits. It reminds me of Shirley Temple one of my favorite Actresses since I was a small girl! All this needs is some banana curls and white gloves and a sweet girl! 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Meet Tutti Fruitt's Lil Sis

So I had some extra material left over from Tutti Fruitt and thought just like Barbie lil Sis Skipper I would make Lil Sis.  I had just enough left without a inch to spare!  A few blogs before this one I mention My Esty shop's business not moving well God has Blessed me now in 24 hrs I have 5 custom orders for delivery before Easter.  So I will be a sewing crazy women! and I'm Loving every second!!




Monday, March 21, 2011

Stylish?? Me??????

I was awarded this Stylish Blogger Award by Julia  julia's sew sweet and special occasion clothing for children She alot like me in many ways she been married for a long time and loving it She has children and grandchildren she loves very much!  She's makes the most addorable delicate creations.  I look to her for inspirtation daily! Her blogging and sewing I can't wait to see what's next! Thank you Julia If you aren't already her follower, click on this link RIGHT NOW!  I promise you won't be sorry!!!!  


Rules of this Award
1.  Thank and link back to the person giving the award
2.  Share 7 things about me.
3.  Pass this award to other bloggers I have recently discovered and think are fantastic.
4.  Contact these bloggers to tell them I have awarded them.

Seven things about me:


1.       I’m a wife and mother of 4 grown children.  My twins are severing in the US Army and have done 2 tours of duty in Iraq. I had many years of restless sleep.  I have two of the most beautiful grandchildren and one of the way.  Now if my other two children get into gear I will be a sewing, blogging manic!
2.       I been sewing since I was a little girl and that’s a long time!!
3.       My mother sewed all of my clothes and I sewn all of my daughters clothes… of course that was until she wanted store bought like her friends! I sewed all of my daughters pageant outfits and dresses for years.  My mother made wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses when I grew up.
4.       My mother is my inspiration she always has that winning spirit and does not let anything or anyone get in her way!
5.       I love Charleston South Carolina what a way to relive history and have the relaxation and view of top vacation resort everyday
6.       Sewing is my drug of choice it’s so relaxing, stress free mind free and you get a end product to boot!
7.       I have a sense of humor… I guess growing up a red head and being called names all my life like carrot top, little red big red on and on I can laugh at my self with my white hair now! I always said I wanted to be a blonde just did not say what age or color blonde!

Now, to award some bloggers whom I have recently found and think are fantastic:
http://madebyheidi.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html She loves to come up with somthing brand new and shares her Ideas!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

As my children would say Mom?????

As my children would say Mom your Tutti Fruitti! so rename the outfit! This was a hoot to make other than the blinding colors it turned out better than I imagined!! I never worked with Plisse before never really paid attention but if I had alittle one and did not want wrinkles this would be it!!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wildflowers are Blooming and I need advice!

Wild flower's are blooming! With Spring in the Air I feel like my brain has come alive with fresh Idea's, But I can't figure out what i'm doing wrong with my shop on Esty. Anyone have any Idea's? I sure can't take constructive advice! check out my shop be honest with me!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/NanaJustbananas?ref=si_shop 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

SPING FLING

Sping is in the Air! This is was inspired by the flowers that are starting to bloom! How I wish my pictures were better because they don't do this Dress justice. It so pretty and girly.  Now if I could have back that hour that I losted this morning imagine what I could do!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Turning back Time to the 70's with Retro Baby

I'm Turning back time to the 70's with this Retro bubble and reversiable wrap skirt! I LOVE THE 70's!  I made this with Riley Blake's Felicity Polka dot in Red Felicity flowers in green pin dot and gold.I added a round ruffled coller that buttons in the back.  To bring the pattern from the skirt I made a oversize button to match.  Anyone say FLOWER POWER????

 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Do you ever feel like you need a personal Medic?

Yesterday I had a series of mishaps sewing.  First I ran right into the corner of the cutting table and took out a gash in my leg.  Then I was doing some hand detail and sewed my thumb to the material. Then last but the worst I was guiding the fabric thru the sewing machine and ran right up and over my thumb.  Thank the Lord I did not bleed on the material because this would have been far worst than my wounds!! There’s Nothing like messing up a beautiful piece with blood.  In my world with friends we call this Teri's World 101 and have a great laugh! In my blogging world I called it a Day!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A New Grandbaby on the way!


I have a New Grandbaby on the way! I love just Love being a grandmother to Aden and Juliana and now a new grandbaby in October.  I have 4 children and the first two are identical mirror twin boys.  Both are serving our country and have had multiple deployments to Iraq. The oldest twin is the father to my handsome grandson Aden and baby granddaughter Juliana. There mother is the most loving, patience, understanding, down to earth and giving person I ever had the pleasure to know. She has indeed gone above and beyond and truly loves and stands by her man and I only hope I was as mother as good as she is to my grandbabies! Now the second twin is starting his family with the most beautiful courageous sincere loving woman.  She also is severing our country and has been deployed to Iraq. There both so over the moon excited about becoming parents! As a mother of twins I indeed put the curse of both of them that one or both will have twins just like them when they grow up!! So the first did not but could it be the second twin? He has been full of surprises from birth and I mean that why I did not know I was having twins until after the first twin was born and out popped the second twin weight 3lbs. half the weight of the first twin. Now 26 years ago ultrasound just came out and they did not use it a lot so I did not have one done. SURPRISE I THING THERE'S ANOTHER ONE the doctor says! So here's I am hoping that I have another surprise just as wonderful as he was!!! TWINS?? The pictures is the happy soon to be parents!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Do you have a Sewing Dream?

I do I want to go to Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion’s in July! I want it to be my birthday present It's at the same time as my birthday!  I want to attend all the classes, shop and meet all the women who I adore and follow! Maybe I will meet Martha and Kathy boy that would be the Icing on my cake! 
"birthday cake clip art"

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Spin on 1958 Vintage Pattern

 
 
Here is a New Spin on a Oldie but Goodie! Toddler's Sunsuit and Reversible Wrap Skirt.  Can you believe that in 1958 this pattern was only 35 cents?  This is the first of many with all new twist. 
SIMPLICITY CHILD'S PLAYSUIT AND OVERSKIRT PATTERN 1598