Friday, July 11, 2008

And....We're Off!

Had to share Jim Nabors singing, "Back Home Again in Indiana" - I'm not exactly an Indy 500 fan, but you have to love Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle!).

I'm leaving in the morning with my kids to visit grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends in Indiana.

My internet access will be extremely limited, so I'm suspecting that I won't post again until we get back.

I've loaded up my carry-on bags with Dum Dum's, fruit chews, Teddy Grahams, gold fish, new book, new movie, crayons, coloring book, diapers, sippy cups, wipees, band-aids, binkies, stuffed blue puppy, pink teddy bear, favorite blanket and Advil for me baby!

And, just because I absolutely love John Denver.........Back Home Again.

It'll feel good to get back home again to Indiana, and I know it'll feel good to get back home again to Texas! See y'all!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sewing for My Boy - Jon Jon's

I love little boys in Jon Jon's. I made several pairs for my boy last summer, when he was just turning 1. I figure I've got one more year for him to wear them before my husband starts putting his foot down and saying that they aren't appropriate anymore.

So, I made this pair this past week. Thought they turned out cute. Would be perfect for the 4th festivities - nice and cool too. But - seems my boy has an opinion of his own. He pitched a huge fit over them. It took two of us to get him in them - but we succeeded at last. This was the best picture I could get because he was so upset. They're in the wash now - not sure if I'll ever get them on his body again.
I used McCall's 2033 pattern http://http// - SUPER EASY!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Aprons for Birthday Gifts

We recently attended a little girl's 6th birthday party. My daughter decided the day before that she'd like to give her friend an apron for a gift. This is what I came up with the night before - we gave it with a package of sugar cookie dough - it really did make a cute gift if I may say so myself!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Old Linens become Adorable Baby Gifts

Just wanted to share this idea for using your old linens. Remember to look for linens that have holes or stains. You can usually buy them for quite a bit less, and you don't have the guilt factor of cutting up something that is perfectly usable on it's own. Just cut around the hole or stain. I also have a fabulous "recipe" for getting ugly stuff out of linens. If you're interested, just let me know and I'll post it sometime. Of course, good old Texas sunshine does a wonderful job getting yellow spots out any time.
I created these for a customer of mine on Etsy - a little taggie blanket and a burp clothe and/or changing pad. I love using bits and pieces of chenille for baby items because they are so soft.
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