Saturday, November 27, 2010


I met you nine years ago and you have grown more precious everyday. 



You are growing into a beautiful young lady. We love you Zoe!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I took the pictures before Halloween so the decorations look a little out of place.  This is some of the sewing I have been up to.

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Seth’s shirt is sewn from pique knit from  Using a Kwik-Sew pattern  3328 made for sweatshirts.  Because the knit was heavy the sweatshirt pattern worked perfectly.   Zoe’s  t-shirt is sewn from Kwik-Sew 3043 again with knits from 

Her skirt is from Simplicity 2356 and of coarse sewn from stash fabric. The next set is sewn from her new favorite pattern and again from stash fabric. The pattern is McCall's 6062, Zoe has been begging for pants with a ruffles.  I have put off doing the ruffles on pants because I like to make lots of tops to mix and match.  She was thrilled with the ruffles.

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Seth’s shirt is sewn from McCall’s 6099, I really like this pattern and have used it several times as it is longer then other shirt patterns and fits nice, plus it’s easy!!  You might notice the T-shirt under Seth’s shirt. that is also sewn using Kwik-Sew pattern 3043

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So there is a little of what I have been up to.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Meet Me On Monday


1. Do you eat Shushi?
    NO!!  I do not like to even look at it, but the grandkids love it.

2. What kind of bathsoap do you use?
     I use Dove.  They just came out with a limited offer of soap for winter use.  It also smells so good and who doesn't like to smell good.

3. How often do you talk to your Mom?
    Sadly I lost my mom when I was two. 

4. What TV shows do you watch on a regular basis?
     Fox news,  anything on Foodnetwork, love that chanel.

5. Did you start your Christmas shopping yet?
    I have a few things, mainly I shop right here at home as I love to sew the gifts.  The fun part is making something differents for my family each year.  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas Week At Ellie Inspired

Your invited to join in the fun.  Laura, of Ellie Inspired is hosting a Christmas party. I have put a button on the side,  just click on it and join the left side,  click on it and join the fun. 



Friday, November 5, 2010


Sure does not seem like it has been eleven years since you joined us and made me a very proud grandma.   You are growing into a fine young man and I know you make  your parents very proud of you.  I have loved every minute of watching you grow.  Although I must admit I miss the time spent rocking seth 2010_1027morekids0014

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Something Real

That was the request from Zoe.  She has made ton’s of pillows, pillow cases, pin cushions and sometimes just sewed strips of fabric together. Now, she wanted to make something real.  

I thought doll clothes!  Always a sure thing!  Then when Zoe found her mothers old doll Velvet in a box in the garage, a poor naked Velvet, she wanted to make something for her.  Just so happens, since I seem to save everything I still had a pattern that would fit Velvet. Velvet would once again find a little girl to love her.

So, Zoe learned to lay out a pattern. I did mutter something about grain lines, but knew that meant nothing at this point. As long as she hears the sewing terms I am sure someday it will all click.  Right now, it was just time to do something real.


Get the dolls ready and excited about getting to get out of the box.


She pinned the pattern and found out you better place pins inside the cutting line.Yes, we will worry about grain lines later.


Finally made it to the sewing machine and sewing something real.

2010_1102morekids0001 Velvet is not ready yet for her full picture. She has a little ways to go while her new owner works on her new wardrobe.  Bet she feels good just getting out of the box.