Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Clothes

Look how big Angel Baby has gotten. She is now 18 months old. She is a talking machine, lots of "jarble", but she has some definate words in there. Her mom has her doing the model walk, stopping and turning, crossing her arms with this head lowered look and then putting her hands on her hips. It is hilarious! She loves her Paw Paw. They go outside everyday she comes by and throw the ball with the dogs. She does the throwing until the ball gets yucky and then Paw Paw has to clean it before she will throw it. Her mom was the same way!! Watching that little one brings back lots of wonderful memories.

Look at the precious clothes we just got for her. A wonderful friend that used to work with me makes these for her. She loves to sew and has no one to sew for now, so she picked us. Both these outfits were made from scraps she had in her sewing room. She got the first pattern from a sew beautiful magazine I had and then added her own personalized style to it, and the second outfit is a pattern I bought from Little Lizard Kings. I buy patterns and she sews. Sometimes I buy the fabric, but most of the time she goes through my stash and gets stuff I had left over from a project. These are just two of the many outfits she made for her for summer. I will post some more on a later post.

I am heading to pottery this morning. I have not been since July when I had about 7 pieces mess up in a load, but I have had so many people contact me lately for crosses that I need to get back at it. I had to go to work for a quick inservice this morning, but I am going to spend the rest of the day in the clay. Ya'll take care. Be healthy, happy, and safe. Pray for those who are in need. Hugs those you love! Smile and laugh! Do something special for someone today and watch then smile! God bless ya'll!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Vintage Hair Clips

Good morning, y'all!! It looks like a beautiful day here. I hope yours is the same. I get up every morning and check my Facebook status to make sure all is well with old friends. I have been able to reconnect with some people that I have not seen in years. There is one who puts quotes on each day and I thought todays was very good. He posted---In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life. If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence. -Thomas Merton---. I thought this very fitting in my life as of late. The mean fairy is raging at work. Most of the people there this week are growling at each other. I came in Tuesday morning to here it in several different areas in the clinic. I always try to be positive and happy no matter what is going on, but their grumbling has even put a damper on my spirits. I finally said yesterday, that the majority of the clinic needs a vacation or either a little stay in the hospital like I had and they would be glad to be at work with their co-hearts! I wish they would all run across this little quote he posted!!!

The pics are some vintage hair clips I made for Angel Baby. She still wears hats and bows most days, so I made these for her. I saw these while blogging and fell in love with them. I really love the lacey ones, but her mom likes the feathery ones the best. They are really easy to make. You cut 5 different size circles of satin fabric. Put the edges over a candle and let the edges "seal" to prevent fraying. Be careful and don't burn yourself! Then get that wonderful glue gun fired up and dab a dot of glue on each layer and stack to make the flower. Go from large to small. Get some faux pearls, rhinestones, or sequins and put in the center of the flower. Next step is putting the feathers on. All you have to do is glue them to the back of the flower. Then do the same with the lace if you desire. Cut a felt circle and glue it over the raw edges of feathers and lace. Lastly put a little hair clip on!! That's it!!

I hope you enjoy the tutorial! I would like to thank all you new followers. It does my heart good to see a new face in my follower group. I plan on doing a giveaway when we get to 50. I have to go out today for some errands, so I will be talking to you folks later. Take care. Be safe, happy, healthy! Hug those you love! SMILE AND LAUGH!!!! Pray for our country, our soldiers, and yourself. GOD bless ya'll!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Michael Miller Quilt-along

I don't believe I have mentioned about our MIchael Miller Quilt-a-long. It started in January and we go each month to the store and get our pattern and material for that months block. In twelve months we will have a beautiful quilt. I changed my material a little because that is the way I am! We just had our 3rd class and I have not made a single one. First class, one of my BFF's kids fell and broke his arm, so I was dealing with that. Second class, my mother in law was sick in the hospital and I did not want to get to far from home. Third class, I was just getting out of the hospital with the kidney stones. I am going to the 4th class!! My dear best friend Dawn as always takes care of me. She has been going and picking up the stuff and getting the lesson to share with me when she returns. The picks above are the first months blocks. Some of ya'll may be doing this as well. They are promoting it all over the country. I really like it because it is on my own pace. I have yet to finsh the second months blocks, but I hope to work on some of that this weekend.

Just a little quick note to say have a great weekend! Ya'll go out and do something nice for someone today--a random act of kindness. You will be surprised what it does for you as well. Take care this weekend. Be safe, healthy, happy! Hug those you love! Smile and laugh! Pray, get close to God! I will be glued to the tube Saturday for some great March Madness.! I beleive this is the best Final Four I have seen in a while. I love basketball! Some of ya'll may not believe it, but I was on a high school team that won 100 games in a row! We were in the Guiness Book of World Records at one time, and may still be. I know some have come close to breaking our record, but I think we still hold it. Anyway, just a little side note about me. Have a great day and GOD BLESS YA'LL!!!!!!!!