datestampJun 21, 2009

C {squared}

My neighbor has boy/girl twins who just turned one a couple of days ago.  I refer to them as C-squared:)  I have been wanting to do something like this for them for a while and their mom and I finally put our heads together and came up with these shirts.  I used a blanket stitch around the edges for a change because I am a bit tired of the zigzag stitch and fighting with puckering/tension issues.  I like how they turned out AND I get to watch and see how they hold up after going through the wash a few times.  

datestampJun 3, 2009

b is for bella

What is it about 1st graders and their teachers? My daugher, Emma, absolutely adores her teacher and hangs on every last word that she speaks. Her teacher has a 1 year old daughter named Bella and Emma has been begging me to make her something all year. Telling me that her teacher had "requested" certain things (me knowing that Emma had graciously offered my services on a daily basis). So, last night when I realized that it was the last opportunity to fulfill her wish, at 12:30 am no less, I pulled out my fabric and started thinking.
Luckily I had a spare white t-shirt and some big ideas.  What started out as a simple applique quickly turned into a three hour project with ruffle pants to complete her look.  Why is it that all the good ideas come in the twilight hours?  Anyhow, I snapped a few pictures this morning just to make sure that it all wasn't a dream, and then sent off a very happy 7-year-old girl to her last day of 1st grade.  It was a long night but I have to take advantage of this limited time I have before she doesn't think I'm cool anymore.