Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Only one grandgirlie has a birthday this weekend, but we use the opportunity to gift the other birthdays we have already missed or will miss soon.
Now this is not a tutorial. I don't do those. They are terribly difficult. I have been reading several tutorials on this subject and I give them all a
-C. A+ for effort, though. I did promise that I would share more today for those who have expressed interest. I am not sure how often I will be sewing children's clothes, but I would like to learn how to sew some of my own so this should have helped, even if I feel as if I have dragged myself over a mountain in low gear.
My notes probably only make sense to me. I am spatially challenged...wish I were more like Elf cutting snowflakes, but not so much. Nevertheless, I did cut my own pattern using freezer paper wrap. I looked up children's sizing charts online and found a number of them.
Lined and ready for buttons and buttonholes!
I was hoping for lady bugs or something, but both John and I decided these would make a better choice. There are certainly many from which to choose. These red buttons were made in Italy. One of the things we did not like to see was that most buttons are made in Taiwan or China.
As regards buttonholes...practice, practice, practice. Though I prayed, The Lord allowed me to rip them out a number of times. Mercy me! I finally decided that good enough would have to do. Perfection is crippling. Nothing moves forward on perfection.
Poor Light for photos, but the finished product above and below. The grandgirlies are not twins; they are cousins.
Well, somebody had to try it on!
After, I finished the project, I found this vintage pattern. It was published in 1976. It does have that helpful pattern photo in the lower right of the pattern.
If anyone has further questions, get in touch. I'll send you more information behind the scenes, especially after I gave that grade. ;>
*Link to free pattern for wrap-around sizes 2 to 6 at Craftsy*
Would you like a sneak peek at John's project? He's in low gear, too.
Ending with some photos of the garden...
Finally, more color!
The stunning Boleros. I think they are a tomato red, but some read them as orange. They are vivid. This is the photo I used for the substitute banner just below my header. If I can't do a header in the traditional way, I'll use the new feature to add some change.
Don't forget, nothing can separate us from the Love of God. (I am feeling very sad this week because of the moral decay in my country.) The Supreme Court is not my God; The powers that be are not my God. I'm listening for the trump every day. Now go and create a beautiful weekend!
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
|~miniature yellow rose~|
Watch this space because we have determined that this will be the spot.
I have already been making things in anticipation...
This was a fun project and I really can't add anything to what *Kathy shared in her wonderful tutorial* other than follow her directions carefully, choose cute fabrics, and don't cheat by using a ribbon (too flimsy).
My Saturday project involved more brick edging. This is not as easy as it might seem as the sod must be dug up and that alone is a challenge. John was busy with his own problems so I did it myself except that he found me the bricks. There's some story about his crawling down a deep ravine filled with briers and rosebush thorns and tossing them up on a banking and loading them up on his truck and hauling them here. Exhausting!
↑~I fixed that ratty basket and made it even rattier~↑
There's more that could be done with edging; however, I am in no shape to do it this year and John heaved a big sigh of relief to hear me say so.
~come on, Color!~
Perhaps my Saturday project should have been lawn-mowing. Nah. Too nice a day. This is my wee front garden with the completed edging. I have seen so many fun designs; this simple one worked best for me. Can't wait for more color in the garden!
Have you been working on projects, too?
Friday, June 19, 2015
~peek at pocket detail~
If interested, you can learn more about the apron pattern *here* on a post I wrote last year. Plan B turned out to be gifting the apron to someone who would appreciate it...I hope!
And I have been making other things, too, but this post is already way too long and all over the place.
Have a wonderful, blessed, relaxing weekend!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015
This is the project I showed you a day or so ago. Now it's all finished with some minor adjustments to be made. These bricks came from John's cull pile at the Ponderosa. I think he secretly loves it when I have a need for something and he already has it stashed somewhere. It vindicates the saving of good things. He has always loved the Edison quote: To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
It hasn't been all work and no play around here either. I had to document the first peony so tried to duplicate the Fotor collage of yesterday with a Photoscape one. Not quite the same, but good enough.