July 20, 2010

A few little things....

As I had mentioned on my last post, I have been busy finishing up some little projects for my little nephew (he tends to get a little spoiled).
This first one, pictured above, is a cute little hat that is super easy and quick to make. I used the pattern from Leila & Ben. I have actually made a few of these by now and it is my sister's favorite so he wears his often :)

I have gotten new labels and couldn't resist slapping one on there. Plus I love this picture since you can see all his cute curls!

I had created these cute little overalls by using one he already had to create my own pattern from it. I added two pockets for a little more pizazz. The little piping around the edges also helped them pop out of the cute seersucker fabric. He is also wearing a cute little backpack that I made for him.

Here is a better look at the backpack. Truth be told I made this one a while back but don't think I have ever posted about it. I just made it up as I went along. I am hoping to make this into a pattern soon so keep posted. It was surprisingly quick to make which is always a plus. The fabric used on the backpack is a Japanese linen cloth with little "hot dog" pups on it. My nephew LOVES dogs, he calls them Ti Ti, so I thought it was fitting for his first backpack.

The last thing I made for this cutie pie were these pants. I got the pattern from Heather Ross's Weekend Sewing book. They were super easy to make and the best part is that I got this fabric on super sale at my local fabric shop. These unfortunately fit him a tad big (can you tell?), but these are easily adjusted so after a little altering he will be able to wear these for a while. On a side note.... the backpack had to stay in the picture, taking it away from him was not an option (it must be hard to model at a year and half, haha).

I have had so much fun making these projects and since they are small they make me feel so productive as I practically crank out one a day.

How productive has your summer been so far?

take care mucho,

July 11, 2010

A few woes and some wedding bliss....

First I have to say I apologize for my blog slump period....First it was my camera that was totally out of battery and the charger was no where in sight (I may have put it in such a great spot that even I can't remember where it is). Then our internet wasn't working. So after buying a new charger and hours on the phone with the internet people....

I have been pretty busy in my internet absence and now I can finally share with you all everything.

I am going to start with my 4th of July Weekend.....
My best friend, Heather, finally got married.
(You will probably remember me sharing about her Bachlorette party in June.)
The weather was perfect. She really had great luck! It was a great thing considering the entire evening was outside.

Not only did I have Maid of Honor duties that weekend, I was also the baker. All week I was baking, icing and decorating. This was only the third wedding cake I had ever attempted so it was still a little stressful. Luckily everything went incredibly well and this is what resulted...

Her grandmother made all the flower arrangements including the cute little cake topper that you see here.

There was a little left over batter so I thought of making these...

We enjoyed these little guys while at the hair salon getting beautified.

All in all it was a beautiful wedding and everyone had a great time!

It's a good thing we have a great sense of humor.

CONGRATULATIONS Heather & Aaron! I hope you guys have a great life together!

take care mucho,