Friday, June 25, 2010

the booties that kicked my booty

I don't usually like to have any sewing related posts back to back but I just couldn't help myself. Shoes are my least favorite item to make. The results are always the cutest but it too much pressure to make 2 seperate items identical in size. It's a little bit easier said than done. I wanted to challenge myself and find a shoe pattern that would melt my heart, and I think I found it!

Now to introduce the pom-pom bootie...

Loves yet?

I purchased the pattern here, and spent WAY too long making them. It was tough but SO worth the effort. These little lady's taught me a lesson about my seamstress ego (Im NOT as good as I think I am!)

Mary Jane styled, closed with a faux button snap making sure babys feet are nice and snug!

I'm so happy with the result! I definetly need some more practice on these bad boys before Im ready to list them in the shop. I just had to share the love!!
Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

process + inspiration

I love how it all starts with a pile just like this

With an invite to an UN-birthday party, I took some inspiration from her

and came up with this...

My Alice inspired skirt for a little lady's birthday

It ties in the back and is removable if one so desires

I'm very pleased with it!

This polka dot print caught my eye and I love how it turned out, I have enough to make another for Saylee because it's just too darn cute!

I love the black belt, it's bold and sassy!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nugget Mania

So Im getting a little nervous

My kids are growing up- scratch that, my BOYS are growing up. Why am I nervous? it's because boys wrestle...boys fight with each other...boys find it enjoyable to inflict pain on their brothers, because their brothers probably asked for it! I'm starting to see evidence of this everyday.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

(that is not dramatized- Grady really gets that red!)

They fight all the time. Not all of it is, "Mom, Grady did this or that" it's "Mom, it's just for play." Im learning that there is almost NOTHING I can do about it. It doesn't matter how many times I split them up-the chaos will continue. Is this what I have to look forward to? I can see it in Emry's eyes... he can't wait to be big enough to participate.

And sometimes, this little lady gets involved. Don't let her smile fool you, she can handle her own against these two.

Then it's a party...

They teach me patience everyday (i find myself to be pretty patient already) but apparently not enough. 4 nuggets in 5 years, I think I asked for it!! Children are dangerous because with faces like these it's hard to stay mad at them for too long!

This one finds them quite entertaining...

I find my easy going, sometimes pretty careless goofball attitude is quite handy when raising these nuggets. I also think it's starting to rub off on Brody. I hate to admit it sometimes but the kids vocabulary/actions is a spitting image of mine. Only in the body of a 5 year old boy making it that much more funny...but nerve racking at the same time!

But at the end of the day, Im still as smitten by them as I was the day they arrived!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

a LOVELY giveaway

Remember simpler times like these??

Well I don't because I'm not in my sixties.

sometimes I wish I could get dolled up, bake multiple meats for my husband while wearing an apron that matches my dress and glow gracefully (or could that be the meats?)

If vintage is your name, then this giveaway's your game
! I had a delightful time looking at Kayleen's shop picturing myself in each should too! Enjoy!