I know you all know I keep myself busy mainly at the sewing machine. It is definitely my "happy" place, and where I go to relax etc. But I kind of get in moods. I might be in the mood to quilt. Or I might be in the mood to embroider on my embroidery machine, or I may be in the mood for garment sewing, lol. So unless I have something I am really needing to do, I just GO WITH THE MOOD of the moment. This week (and last I guess) it has definitely been garment sewing; mainly baby clothes. Most of the little things I have been making for Claire call for very little fabric. 1/2 yard or even less. And I have SOO much in my "stash" I could sew from there for quite a while. All of you seamstresses and quilters know what I am talking about. So I have mainly just stuck to what I already have on hand which keeps me from feeling guilty about sewing so much for her, and has the added bonus of using up some of my stash. I think in my last post I showed you the little lavender ruffled skirt with attached bloomers. I made an white eyelet top to go with it. Now this fabric I did buy, but a while ago. I just couldn't resist it at the time, and knew I'd use it for something eventually. This top will be perfect not only for summer weather, but because it will go with everything. And then, I still had some of it left over so I decided to make a little white eyelet bonnet as well. And while it did come out cute (NEVER could resist a bonnet for a baby girl!) I hope it fits as I doubt I will make another one of these. At least not off of that pattern, lol. It was way too fiddly...and you know me and fiddly. And then I liked that little ensemble so much, and it was sooo fast and easy, I made up another one out of coordinating fabric of blues and greens. I made this one a matching hair bow as well. Let me show you these things...
|I LOVE LOVE LOVE EYELET TO BEGIN WITH, AND THIS IS JUST ADORABLE. THIS LITTLE TOP IS SOO EASY TO MAKE, AND I LOVE THE RIBBON TIES AT THE SHOULDERS.|
|AND HERE'S THE BONNET. I REALLY HOPE THIS FITS HER. APPARENTLY I NEVER DID GET A SHOT OF IT FROM THE FRONT, BUT YOU GET THE IDEA. THE RIBBON TIES TIE UNDER THE CHIN IN A BIG BOW|
|IT WILL LOOK REALLY CUTE WITH ANYTHING THE LITTLE WHITE TOP IS PUT WITH, OR EVEN WITH ANYTHING REALLY I GUESS|
|AND HERE'S THE SAME THING IN THE BLUES AND GREENS. LOVE THESE COLORS TOO.|
|AND HERE'S SOME BIGGER BOWS. I WON'T TELL YOU HOW LONG IT TOOK ME TO GET THAT GREY ONE ON THE BOTTOM LOOKING RIGHT, LOL. BUT I WAS FINALLY HAPPY WITH IT.|
|ISN'T THIS SWEET? I GUESS MIKE WAS SOMEHOW HOLDING THIS THING..LOOK AT HER FOOT! LOL|
|I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS OF MY GIRL AND HERS...|
|AND THIS JUST CAPTURES SWEET LITTLE SAM|
|AND MY PRECIOUS NAUGHTY LUKE...LOOK AT THOSE EYES! BE STILL MY HEART|
|SAM COULD HARDLY BELIEVE HIS GOOD FORTUNE ON GETTING TO HOLD CLAIRE LIKE THIS. HE WAS GIDDY...YOU CAN SEE IT ALL OVER HIS FACE...|
|AND HERE'S THE ONE WITH THE 3 OF THEM. LUKE RAN INTO THE ROOM, KNELT DOWN AND KISSED HER AND 2 SECONDS LATER FLEW BACK OUT OF THE ROOM. WHAT A GREAT PROFESSIONAL THEY HAD, LOL.|
There were several others, but these are the only ones with just the logo on them so you can see. You get the idea anyway. Soo precious.
It is pouring rain here right now and I am LOVING it! We are supposed to get rain today, tonight, and all day tomorrow. YAY!! I wish it would be doing something for our horrible drought, but I doubt it will. Hope you are all having a good week. Looking more and more like we might be heading out to New Mexico/Texas at the end of next week. We will see. Blessings to you all! Debbie