Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Yes, I won....

Here are pix of Erica and the outfit I won from over at Sewing Dork. You have got to go check her out. She is so fun and makes the cutest things for her little girl. I love her no rules sewing. I was also very excited to get her package from a give away she had! I wasn't expecting it for a little while longer. I love getting packages earlier than expected!!! She sent me a knit top and a cute skirt. Erica has been running around in it all day. The other girls were very jealous that there was only one and they tried real hard to squeeze into it. But alas, it is all Erica's. Thank you so much, Cynthia!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Too Cute!!

I came across this pix when I was digging others out for my kindergartner's Birthday book. They get to take a book full of pix of themselves and then share it on their Birthday. But I found this old one and had to share with everyone. It is a too cute shot of Amber and a cousin at a family reunion. Those faces are just too adorable!!! Enjoy!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Why I sew, or how to boost your self-esteem

If you sew all that you need is one little girl who gets sooooo excited when ever you make her something new. This keeps you motivated to buy more fabric so you can sew more for her to keep her saying "you're the best mommy in the whole world!!!" (does that count as bribing???) Hearing that makes it all worth it!!! That being said, I have 5 little girls who all say the same thing when I make them something new, (well, okay, just 4, but I know somewhere in all that babble the youngest is saying "you're the bestest mommy in the WHOLE world!!") That is what keeps me sewing or at least how I justify all my fabric stash. I have got to make a lot of fun new stuff for school and now that Halloween is coming up I have a whole new reason for getting more material. (I can stop at any time.) The girls are all going to be fairies this year and so I got to get lots of pretty, shiny, bright colors and I can't wait to get them made. Then I can hear them all shriek and say what a great mommy I am. (my self-esteem is just fine, thank you)
I must though that I am loving this whole re-fashionist faze that is going around. Everywhere I turn in the blogging world I see another idea of how to remake something into something better. I love it!! I have made several more little girls tops out of the men's dress shirts and even hacked apart a couple of onesies to make them into little tops for my too tall baby. It is lots of fun to take something un-useful to us and make it into something spectacular. That, and I love telling my hubby how I made something cute and didn't have to buy any new fabric. (that makes him shriek and say, "you're the bestest mommy ever!!")
And isn't that what domestic bliss is all about?!!!