Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sweet Handmade Easter Outfits

Good morning bloggin' friends!  My daughter and I have been so excited about the outfits we sewed for my niece and granddaughter.  We had our Easter Egg Hunt a week early and they were SO adorable in them!  We enjoyed a beautiful, but cold day hunting eggs and spending time with family.
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter too! (For those who would like to know -- the fabric came from Hobby Lobby. )

Hilary sewed the bonnet.  I just love it!
Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

I love spring!

Hello Bloggin' friends! I hope you all enjoyed your winter and are ready for SPRING!  It's so nice to see the sunshine and green grass sprouting up.  Although,   here in Alabama -- we go from winter to summer.  One day it's 32 degrees and the next day it's 85.  Strange -- but we deal with it!  Anyhow, Easter is coming soon and I have not really made any Easter projects.  I'm kinda bummed about it.  We did take some Easter pictures of my sweet Addi.  I'll share them with you since I don't have anything else.  (I did sew her up some cute ruffled pants and Hilary made her an embroidered shirt to go with it.  I'll share it next time.  She plans to wear it Easter Egg Hunting this weekend!)

Thanks for dropping by!  See you soon!
Cathy C

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My review of recent projects

Hello bloggin' friends!  I have really missed you.  I have so much to tell that I don't know where to start!  I had carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand about a month ago and it was totally worth it.  My hand and fingers no longer hurt.  I still have a little weakness, but that will get better with time.  I plan to have my right hand done in a few weeks.  That may be a little more challenging since I am right handed.  Anyhow -- enough of that!  What have you all been working on?  Before my surgery,  I  sewed together a few things and  I wanted to share them.  First, my nephew had a birthday in August.  He loves minions (so do I!).  So, I decided to make him a minion lap blanket.  I think he likes it.  (Can you tell by the picture?)

I also made up a couple of outfits and dresses for Addi to wear for the fall.
Sock Monkey outfit for Addi

And this past weekend, I sewed up a little Halloween outfit for my great niece.  She was so cute it in!
I also made her a backpack for her birthday. She loves to take her books when she visits her G Mom. (aka my sister!)

My niece had a Strawberry Shortcake 1st Birthday Party.  I attempted to make her tutu.  It was challenging and I learned some things....  NOTE TO SELF -- NEVER USE TULLE WITH GLITTER IN IT!   (My daughter made the shirt for her.)  She was adorable.
As you can see, I have been quite busy.  I know all of you are busy too.  I have been keeping up with your blogs and you really inspire me! I hope you have a great week and thanks for dropping by to see what I have been up to!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sewing Outfits with Michael Miller "Wee Wonder" Fabric

I have caught the fabric bug.  Everywhere I go -- I look for fabrics.  I've found some of the cutest vintage fabric at thrift stores.  One of my favorite fabric designs right now is the Michael Miller "Wee Wonder" Fabric. I sewed a peasant dress with bloomers and a pillowcase top with matching ruffled pants.  Here is a picture  of Addi wearing the pillowcase top and pants.

And here is the peasant dress.  The colors look different due to the lighting .. but the true color is more like the one on bottom.  This fabric reminds me of summer nights as a kid when we would get mason jars and see who could catch the most lightening bugs.  I never won -- secretly I was scared to touch them.   Lol!
Thanks for dropping by.  See you again soon.  Feel free to share some of your latest sewing creations.  I'd love to see them!

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was featured!

Woo hoo!  I feel honored.  My burlap ruffled tablecloth was featured over at Behind the Seams Sewing in her weekly link party. I enjoy this link party every week.  It's a great place to get inspiration for new projects!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sewing for Addi

I have been having so much fun sewing up little outfits for my granddaughter, Addi to wear.  I wanted to share them all with you.  I printed the two patterns that I used for these off of the internet.  Above is a Peasant top and pants.  I call this one Addi's "disco outfit" (the pants even have bell bottoms!)   It reminds me of the 70's.

This two piece peasant shirt and pants are my favorite so far.  The pants have a pink ruffle around the bottom.  She looks happy to be wearing it!
I made this little peasant dress from some fabric I ordered from "Stampin Up" years ago.  I just love the button material and colors.
Pink and green.  One of my favorite color combinations.
This little pillowcase dress was made from some curtains that hung in my room when I was a little girl.  It's so sweet on her:)
                                    Here she is wearing the dress with some matching pants.

This green seersucker peasant dress turned out adorable with the anchor and initials that my daughter monogrammed on it.  I bought a "like new" housecoat from a thrift store and made this dress from it.  I just adore seersucker material!

I hope you have enjoyed my show of dresses and outfits.  I am not a professional seamstress -- but I sure have fun making cute outfits for Addi to wear! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

I'm a Gran-Gran!

Hello friends!  I can't believe it's been January since I have posted anything.  I have missed you all!    Those of you who know me -- already know the reason I have been so busy.  I am a grandmother!  Addison is the new love of my life!  She is such a doll and has the most gorgeous auburn color hair.  I have to post a few pics to brag.  I have made several things for her that I plan to share with you soon. 


Thanks for visiting!  See you again soon.