Friday, March 21, 2008

My Grandbaby Halle Rose...again (!)

I just LOVE this little girl! I wish I could kiss her little soft cheeks right now, but she's in California, where I wish I was right now! Here she is, isn't she sweet?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Alternate Onesie Dress Option

Here's another way to make the Onesie dress. If you would like the instructions for this dress, you may click here. (pdf format)
It's easy too!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Stripwork Onesie Dress

I made this little dress to send to my Granddaughter, and thought it would be an easy and fun tutorial for those of you who like to sew. It's a great way to use up scraps of fabric you have around, and it's a really easy project, even for beginners. Have fun with it, and send me a photo if you end up making one!

To view or download the pattern (in pdf format), please click here.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

more pics

I didn't get enough pictures, so here's more...

Brittney and Matthew,

Saturday, March 1, 2008

My Awesome Kids!

I hope it won't bug you that I'm putting pictures of my kids in here, but after all, they are a BIG part of my life, and who I am. In case I didn't ever mention this before, I am a mother of SEVEN wonderful children, some of whom are grown up now, like Brittney, 26 (who's new baby is shown in my blog a little further down) and Trent, who is 24 this year, and a returned missionary from Mongolia. Cade is 19 and leaving on a mission in May to London, England. Paige is 17 and blossoming into a true beauty, and then there's the younger ones like Natalie, 13, also blossoming, Abigail, age 9, And lastly, Troy who is turning 5 in April. Six are still living at home, so you can imagine what my life is like!

More Stuff

I decided to share some pictures of some of the ceramics I have painted...It's another of my favorite things to do. My husband and I own a Color Me Mine studio franchise, which is a paint-your-own ceramic studio. We have a lot of fun with it.
So these are some examples of some of the ones I've painted. The top picture shows how you can design a custom platter or whatever to match fabrics ( or rugs, or whatever) you have in the room. If you've never been to a Color Me Mine studio, you should try it! It's addicting.

My Stuff

My cute, talented and very helpful niece Chelsea has told me that I need to show pictures of some of the things I have done. So if this bores you, it's her fault!
I spent a lot of time, for a while, making purses. It was lots of fun, and I only took pictures of maybe a tenth of what I actually made. But here are some of them for you to check out. I really don't have time to sew them anymore, but once in a while I get a hankering to make a new one, and I whip one up. There is so much great fabric out there now, it's hard not to make a new purse for every one of them! (But I resist the temptation.)