It's late Saturday afternoon and I have a few minutes while hubby takes down the outside Christmas lights so I thought I'd catch up my blog journal. It's a nice feeling having Christmas all done and stored away for another year and moving into a new year. Though my house looks strangely bare or something, lol. I think I have had some sort of "decor" up between my Fall for a couple of months and then my Christmas for a couple more, that I have practically forgotten how it usually is. But I am enjoying it. I've have spent most of the week at my machine creating little baby girl outfits. Sooo much fun I can't lie. I've never really done much actual "baby" dresses and such before as there weren't really many patterns to be had when Melody was a baby. I started making things for her when she was around 9 months or so. So the things I have been making are all SOO tiny it is a little harder and more fiddly then I would usually like. The arm holes are just SOO little! I am making the 0-3 month size so that she can use then in May - hopefully through August or so, and I don't want them to be too big to use. Then by the time it's warm again she'd be too big for the clothes. Melody picked out some fabric and sent it to me and then I am using some of my stash as well. It takes very little fabric to make a baby dress, or rompers, or little bloomers and bows. And speaking of bows.....Oh my goodness is THAT ever fun. If I were ever so inclined (which I doubt will ever happen!) to start an etsy shop I'd want to include hair bows for sure. When Melody was little she was sooo bald. Seriously (kind of like Sam!) she had almost no hair at all at a year old. And that hair that she did have was pure white and soo hard to see, lol. Even by 2 not a whole lot there. I was FOREVER trying to put bows or ribbons in her hair in some way. I think I have mentioned before that I am a definite "wanna be" hairdresser, and I couldn't wait for the days to do her hair. It finally happened, but took forever. I am telling you all this to tell you that I would have done ANYTHING to have known how to make all the hair bows and bands etc. that I know how to now. But back in those days there was no such thing as google and tutorials. What they have done for lives huh? Anyway, I have watched MANY such tutorials, and I have a whole supply of inexpensive goodies and ribbons needed to make the bows and bands and I have a feeling this little girl will have more then she'd ever really need. I am glad they are soo popular today and that Melody likes them too or this grandma wouldn't be getting to enjoy this so. Let me show you this weeks work...
|AGAIN, JUST WITH THE MATCHING FABRIC BOW|
|I TRIED TO SHOW A CLOSE UP OF THE DECORATIVE STITCH I USED ON THE STRAPS AND FRONT OF THE ROMPER, BUT YOU STILL CAN'T SEE IT VERY WELL.|
|THIS WAS FABRIC I HAD AND I LOVE IT! SUCH A CUTE PATTERN TOO. THE ARM HOLES ON THIS WERE SOMEWHAT OF A NIGHTMARE THOUGH I JUST CAN'T LIE. THE BOW ON THIS HEADBAND WAS MADE WITH SILK RIBBON AND WAS WHAT THEY CALL A BOUTIQUE BOW...SOO CUTE!|
The local quilt shop, the Calico House, is going out of business. Today was their first day of selling off their inventory with 40 - 75 percent off of everything in the store. OF COURSE I had to go by the sale and see what I might want. OH MY GOODNESS is all I can say....I arrived 5 minutes before the store was to open and found sooo many cars in the parking lot there was NO WHERE to park, and a line of cars circling to look for one. And! sooo many ladies waiting to get into the store the line was wrapped around the ENTIRE building. Honestly I just couldn't believe it. I drove away figuring the back of that line would probably not be getting into the store anytime too soon. The store would have to be limiting how many they would let in at a time I was very sure. So I went back home, did some more chores, went out to lunch and a movie with hubby, and then figured that surely enough time had passed I could go back by the store and see if there was anything left. Well believe it or not there was STILL a line, though no where near as long as it had been this morning when they opened. I got in it with hubby figuring when we got into the store he could go straight to the cut table and I would look around and then join him. Seems like a good plan right? Well. 35 minutes later we finally entered the store. I began looking and hubby went to find the end of the cutting line. A few minutes later he joined me with a panic look on his face and said, "Deb, they are saying the line will take AT LEAST 3 hours to get through. Are we sure we want to do this?" I looked at the pile I had in my hand and wanted to say, "Of course we do...now get in the line please." But I just couldn't...and said, "Oh no way, of course not. I will try again one day next week and maybe it won't be nearly as bad and something will be left I will want." Sooo for now I have not bought anything from that tremendous sale. It is secretly killing me, lol. I did say to hubby on the way home how surprised I am that there are SOOO many women with a passion for fabric like mine.
Well guess that's it for now. I do have a couple of irresistible pictures of Vinny, Luke, and Sam to share. Hope you are all enjoying your week-ends, and the start of this new year. We are still enjoying uncharacteristic cold weather (for us anyway) here in California, but heard that it is to heat up almost to 80 next Tues. Ah California, you got to love it. Blessings to you all, Debbie
|PLAY US A TUNE VINNY!|
|GRANDMA'S HANDSOME LITTLE MEN!|
|ENJOYING THEIR DRESS UP OUTFITS FROM GRANDPA AND GRANDMA|