Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I'm taking the next few days off from work to play around at home. Ellen will be out of school too, and she's excited to be my helper. I've been working diligently on aprons, but I've accumulated quite a stack of cute fabric to cut apart and put back together (my dad always laughs at my mom for doing that). It's amazing how it all adds up so quickly!

I'm planning to finish Syd's dress to match Ellen's, and I have a few other things in store. I'm looking forward to a break, that's for sure!

Monday, February 15, 2010

A New Dress

While I was out playing with Andrea yesterday, we found some cute Dora fabric, and I was inspired to make new dresses for the girls. I have seen several others on the web using pillowcases, so I went off of that. I was nervous that they would be too short by summer, so I added a little ruffle at the bottom. Ellen loves hers, and I'm hoping to get Syd's done tonight.

...and, yes, I do realize that the purple ribbons are too long. I'm waiting to cut them until I know what to do with Syd's.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Apron

I finished an order this week for a Valentine's Day apron. I'm not normally a heart person myself, but I love the colors! The brown swirls on the white fabric remind me of chocolate.

This apron will show up on the etsy site soon. For those who like pink hearts year round, I can replace the bottom ruffle that says "Be My Valentine" with another coordinating fabric. It is cute either way!

Coming up: A very sassy brown/green/pink apron with stripes, flowers, and polka dots in Vera Bradley fabric. Such a find!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Proud Mommy Moment

We had a fun weekend with our company. Sunday we went to the aquarium, and I think it was good for Ellen to be able to run off some energy. In this picture, she's posing with the turtle in the tank. Can you see him?

After the aquarium, we went to Perkins for lunch. Ellen wanted me to write her name on the kids' menu, so I wrote it in dots and had her trace it. She did pretty well, so I asked her to write it freehand, and she did it! (Keep in mind, she turned three at the end of October.)

If you look closely, you can see her name written under Dora on her coloring page. Next to her name are two stick figures. She proudly told me that those were Mommy and Daddy.

I had no idea just how beautiful we are.