Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Disney Magic

This will be a quick update. Just wanted to show you another little tee I stitched out recently. Our sweet friends are heading back home to Florida for Christmas. While they are there, they are going to Disney. Of course, Addyson had to have a sweet little Minnie tee. (Ignore all the stuff on the kitchen counter). :)
A close up view. I hope they have a fantastic time at Disney. They went a year or so ago, but I'm sure Addy will enjoy it even more as she's a little older.
We've got family here...and more coming tomorrow. I hope you have a fantastic Christmas and get to spend it with friends and family. Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rockin' Robin Tweet Tweetly-Tweet

For the record I had to look up the lyrics to that song cause I could not figure out how to write tweet-a-leet-a-leet, tweetlee-tweet-a-leet...ha! Back to other recent reversible a-line dress...which speaking of, I need to come up with a cute name for that dress. Anyone have any ideas?
So, here's the dress. This side is a sweet lime-y green corduroy. The straps and bias tape are a fuchsia and raspberry design. I love these colors's like a fantastic raspberry-limeade.
The monogram is in that same raspberry color.
And here is the other side.
Oh my word! Isn't that fabric fabulous!?! Oh, I can hardly stand how cute it is. I've actually had it for months, but haven't used it until now.
That strap/bias tape fabric ended up being the perfect coordinate. It's definitely not from the same line, I'm not even sure who makes the pink fabric. The birds is a Michael Miller piece. It all just works so well together.
I've got lots of this birdie case you're interested in something. Let me know. If not, seriously, isn't that dress ridiculous cute?!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rainy Days and Mondays

I am just loving the reversible a-line dress. You may remember I made some a few months ago, here. Well, I made a couple more recently and I just adore them. Here is the 'front' of one. It's a super cute pinky, coral-ish corduroy.
I did the monogram in an avocado-y green. I just love that 'G'...isn't it gorgeous?
And here's a little more detail of top. You can see the coordinating print that makes up the straps and the bias tape on the bottom too.
Here's a view of the reverse side...umbrellas! I absolutely love this fabric. I've used it before, but you haven't seen it. I made Addyson some capri pants and an umbrella top for her birthday several months ago, but never got pictures. Fail. Isn't this the sweetest fabric?!
More detail of the bottom. Oh...those colors and those! These are both Riley Blake fabrics from the Rainy Days and Mondays line...if you're interested. (And in case you wanted to get a little Karen Carpenter in your her!)
I think I'll wait and post on my other new dress tomorrow...give you something to look forward to! Until then...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sweet Swing Top

Remember this picture I showed you yesterday?
Here is the total package...
I'm just so in love with this outfit. I think it's so stankin' cute! This is for my sweet friend Kendra's little girl, Kennedy. She wanted pink and green...and she wanted an outfit that Kennedy could wear all winter long, not just for Christmas. Totally wise, if you ask me. If you're going to invest money in a quality custom outfit, might as well get more use out of it. That's part of why I decided to make the ghost dresses reversible. Remember those?!
I absolutely love this top! I hope to make many more. So, if you're interested...I'm taking orders!?! I think it would be so cute in the spring and summer with a pair of capri ruffle pants. You'll see in another picture that I paired a long-sleeved shirt under this outfit.
Now, for a few details that I really love about this outfit. First of all, the double ruffle, especially with the coordinating fabric from the top.
Also, something you can't see from the exterior vantage point...the lining. Because we live in the mountains and it's ridiculously cold during the winter and I knew this outfit was only going to be worn during the winter, I lined the pants with flannel.
I also paired it with one of the snowgirl clips, like I made a ton of last year. She matches the little snowgirl on the front of the bodice so perfectly, don't you think?!
So, that is my super cute winter outfit that I just made for sweet Kennedy. I love it...and look forward to making more outfits similar to this. Interested in getting one?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Boot Camp: Final

Well, it's finally here. Today was the last day for us to meet for Boot Camp. Now, technically this was our 6th meeting, but that means it has only actually been 5 weeks. Each week has been getting harder and harder and today was absolutely no exception. I mean, HOLY COW! Today was ridiculous. I honestly thought I would either collapse or throw up...both of those feelings made me exceedingly glad this was the last one. The reality is that I would love to move on to Phase 2 of Boot Camp, which starts in January, I'm just not sure that's in the cards for me. More on that another time.

So, are you ready for the final verdict? Here are the deets for how I faired:
Total weight lost: 8.4 lbs
Total inches lost: 7"
(1" in waist, 1" in hips, 1 1/2" each on thighs, 1" for each arm)
all in 5 weeks!

Now I will keep going, although, I'll probably be a little lenient every now and then. :) John's actually got a challenge from work to lose 5% of his body weight in 3 months, starting in January. With him having his own challenge, it will be even easier for me to keep going. I'll tell you about that later.

Ok, please check back tomorrow...I'm going to post about the cutest outfit I just made. I absolutely love it! Here's a little teaser for what's to come...