Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sisters ....

These two do everything together and giggle all the time they're doing it. I think they are louder than the boys ever thought about being. They sure are cute, though.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My boys can sew!

For school last week, we were supposed to do an "American" art for Geography. They suggested a "quilt", that the boys would cut and glue the squares on a piece of cardboard. I thought, "Why not let them sew it?". They had a lot of fun using my machine and broke nothing. I think we're going to make a pillow out of it.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dressed in Sunday best

Here is a pic of my baby girl this morning before church. Since a cold front has moved in to Georgia, (I know, I'm exaggerating, but still 10 degrees cooler since last week ..... for those of you not in GA, it's still 94 degrees here today) I thought I'd let her wear her dress. Hopefully she wasn't too hot. It is a cotton yarn; breathable, but still a heavy dress.

Here's the butterfly bow in her hair. It's so cute and was so easy that I'm just going to have to go make some more in different colors. I found another great site with some bow making intructions here.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Like mother, like daughter

My mother told me if she sees a neat craft, she'll overload herself with stuff she doesn't ever use. Well, Mom, look what I bought tonight ..... to make 1 bow.

And here's two that I just made. Not to great, but I guess not bad for my first ever bows. The dragonfly's wings are a little lopsided. Now that I look at the picture, his tail is a little wobbly, too. I like the butterfly better, although it would have looked better with a korker body like it was supposed to have.

Completed dress + it's my anniversary!

Well first off, Happy 12th Anniversary to Derek and me! I got Chocolate! Well, a LG Chocolate cell phone. I think I might be the last person in America to get a cell phone. I got tired of borrowing my friends if I was ever out, and Derek likes to reach me. And here is my present ....

And now for the dress. I have been close to putting the finishing touches on this dress for awhile, but with it being so stinking hot outside; I didn't think she would want to wear it. Although it's made from cotton, it's rather heavy. The pattern came from a book called Knits, Knots, Buttons, and Bows. The pattern called for short sleeves that have the same lace pattern at the bottom, but I chose to make it sleeveless so my girl can wear the dress thru the fall and winter as a jumper.

Friday, August 24, 2007

I am a bad blogger

There, I've said it. I feel like I can't post an entry without a picture, and I'm too darn lazy to walk downstairs to go get my camera to upload my pics. I've finished baby girl's dress and I'm blocking it as I type. It should be dry and ready to wear by tomorrow.

Remember that sock I did earlier? Well I finally started the 2nd sock and I should complete it by week's end. Wow, my first pair almost finished in only 3 months time. Hey, who wants to think about socks when it's 100 degrees outside - not me.

I found (well technically my Mom found the site and sent me the link) the cutest hair bows at Hip Girl Clips. I bought some clips and some ribbon and I'm going to make some clips to match the dress I knit. I don't know if I'll do the dragonfly, butterfly, or rose. What do you think?