Well it was seriously down to the wire and well past the eleventh hour. Literally it was past midnight when I finished up the Continue reading
Tonight’s post was brought about by the weather but before you leave because you think I’m whining about the rain (more on that later) stay tuned because it isn’t about the weather at all.
Biking was cancelled and so I used my free time to be creative. Several weeks ago I decided I wanted to make Baby A a dress. So her momma left me a onsie (in my day called a diaper shirt) as the base.
I went onto the internet and found a few tutorial options. Sometimes the issue is that there’s so many options. Without too much ado I just picked one and went with it.
I pulled a few pieces of material from my left over stash and decided on the hearts as the base — because of course Baby A has my heart.
Then on to the gathering part which is always a bit finicky. I’m not a novice to clothing so I should have remembered that two basting threads are easier that one long one but I forgot. Once I got that on I pulled out the serger again to clean up the edges.
Once prepared the dress is then attached to the onsie with elastic. The nice thing is that the inside of the onsie has only one line of stitching on it. It finished up nicely but I’m not convinced that my elastic didn’t stretch out too much on the onsie. We shall see whether it’s too long or too wide. As a first attempt it looks cute.
And if it doesn’t suit Baby A it looks good on Bear! Maybe a smidge long but overall pretty darn cute! Can’t wait to see it on Baby A. It’s, I’m totally sure, the first of many gramma made clothing items.
I mentioned the weather earlier. I’m a farmer’s daughter, a rancher’s sister and a land owner with 110 acres of hay land so I never say no to rain except when the hay is on the ground. It’s been a tumultuous couple of weather days with some real stormy skies.
When you’ve been friends for 40 years there are so many shared memories. Creating new stories and staying connected is what keeps the 40 year old friendships alive and well. Did I saw 40 years?
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8 years ago, to be precise, I was gifted a present that makes me happy for two reasons. The first and foremost is that it was chosen for me by my Continue reading
I think the world needs more unicorns. It would be a kinder happier place if the unicorns dropped in to visit or where seen fleetingly in the sky at dusk.
Turns out my daughter believes in unicorns. She’s convinced her pretty mare Mia is secretly a unicorn. Hard to argue with that one hey!
So when she found out, via ultrasound, that this first grand baby of ours was going to be a girl a unicorn parade was born. It’s truly amazing how many super cute unicorn items she has found. The “guest book” at the baby shower was a plush unicorn that we all signed. Well played on the part of Lexi, part of the shower planner duo. A boy nursery would have been deer antlers but instead there is a unicorn “head” on the wall in the nursery with a coral frame around it.
So when the consummate shopper, our daughter, found unicorn fabric she was all over that. I have subsequently gone back and bought 3 more panels of it! That has been the “base” building block for many items I have created. The big ticket item, the quilt, is the only one without unicorns but the fabrics all intertwine.
I’ve had so much fun sewing for this little one!! I bought extra of the flowered fabric as I am pretty sure it will look darling as cap sleeves and the little collar on a baby blue dress! Such fun days ahead!