Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Jammas

I'm so glad I finished the Christmas pajamas this year.
I'm so happy with them, too.

For the girls, I used the Beautiful Dreamer pattern by Ellie Inspired.
Love this pattern!

Ella chose this reindeer seal from Planet Applique for her nightgown.

Lucy chose the snowflake seal.

And William chose the Santa seal.

I also made the matching pants for Mr. Cole and me, but I have no photos of those yet.

I hope you guys are enjoying the holidays. I'm in Texas and will try to pop in and blog.... but I'm not promising anything.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Merry Christmas Ya'll

We're celebrating today before we head out of town to see our families.

I don't know if I'll be stopping in to blog or not...
it's just not the same on someone else's computer.

I did get the new Christmas jammas made!

But I'll have more pictures later.
I need to get in gear packing...

Friday, December 17, 2010

My bridesmaid gift

well.... since I've been showing you all the wedding stuff this week, I decided I would show you my bridesmaid gift from my little sister.

I really LOVE it.

Judy painted it for me and even put this sweet message on the back.

It goes so good with my other owl painting (from Target.)
and yes... this is above my bed in our bedroom.

We're not much on decorating.
Here's the other wall in our bedroom.

That's just how it is around here.
And I love it.

Thank you Judy. :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Honeymoon dress for Judy

Well... I really wanted to get two honeymoon dresses made, but I just couldn't do it.
As it was, I was finishing this one up the morning after the wedding in the hotel room.
Yes... I loaded up my Mom's sewing machine and took it to the hotel.

I really wish I had a photo of me sewing in there....

This is the best photo I could come up with.

And this close up of the bodice

But here are some of Judy wearing it on her honeymoon.

Isn't my sister gorgeous?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The babies wedding dresses

okay. so here are the dresses for the babies- modeled by Lucy- so they look scandoulously short. That's just cause she is 4 modeling a 9 month and 18 month outfit..... :/

For grapes- I just cut out a simple a line and then pieced it with a strip of the print (that I ran out of), some of the eyelet and some bias.

I wasn't sure about it at first, but it grew on me.

I think it's because I was comparing it to Sophie's... which I REALLY love.

I used this tutorial as the inspiration, only I didn't ruffle the strips cause they were pretty enough on their own.

I LOVE how it came out.... except Sophie kept eating her bow.

Here's some funny pictures of Lucy wearing it.

blowing kisses!

and that wraps up the wedding.... I think.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Flower girl dresses

You thought I'd never show you, huh?

It just gets so crazy around here.
But here they are... finally.

I have to be honest, I wasn't really sure about my little sisters vision for the flower girl dresses... but I loved them in the end.

She chose this really simple pattern from Really- I made these dresses so quick.

I was worried, too, that the other little ones might be jealous of Ella's dress because it was made out of this gorgeous shiny eyelet- but they didn't care one bit.

Lucy LOVED her dress- even though it was WAY too small in the bodice. I made hers first and then adjusted the sizes after that. She had little marks on her arms where it was cutting her.

This is her little John Travolta pose, I guess.
I just had to include it....

The back. I love the look with all the elastic.

We played with different sashes and finally agreed that white satin looked the best.... but then I forgot to take it to the church, so we used some light blue that I had in my bag.

I love when Lulu arches her back like that when she's modeling.

You'll have to excuse the bad photos of Ella's... this is all I have.

Ella ADORES her dress, of course, it's white and shiny and lacey and full... so, what else could a girl want?

We added a sash that I made out of the print, but I don't think I have a picture of it....

well... here's the only one I can find and the sash isn't even in the right spot.
Oh well.

Isn't he the cutest little ring bearer?

Here's the pillow I made for him to hold.

It's my favorite thing that I made for the wedding.

I just merged a bunch of designs and added the print on the back of the pillow.

I used this tree from Lynnie Pinnie and these felt stitchies (not just for hair) from ggdesigns!

I'll show you the dresses I made the babies tomorrow!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hooded towels

Hey... I was just thinking...

If you still need to make something special for the little ones in your life, head over to my tutorial and make some of these hooded towels.
Everyone loves them!
and they're fun to make.

I made these using the embroitique shabby chic file- except I did the rouching and stitching on my regular machine. I find it easier than in the hoop.

And this one is made with the pirate ship from Planet Applique.

Happy Stitching!
I'm working on custom orders and Christmas t-shirts today.
What are you guys working on?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The girls getting gorgeous

Anytime my girls want to get gorgeous... they reach for the hair pretties with ribbons attached to them.


I guess you just can't be gorgeous without them.

oh... and I suppose the more you have, the prettier you are.

so. I was thinking.

I should make some of these for my nieces.

And you should too.