Tuesday, May 31, 2011


I think I might be a little skirt obsessed...but these are SO SO easy and SO comfy...I used this pattern HERE.

I added some trim on the bottom of this one and then pleated a few horizontal pleats. I LOVE how it turned out.

I even made me a pioneer skirt to wear at youth conference in a few weeks. I added a pleated ruffle at the bottom. It goes all the way to the floor, I can't wait to wear it in Nauvoo.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Angry birds fun

Have you played the game yet?  My kids sure have. 

We were looking at some ideas I had for a possible birthday present for one of Kirsten's friends. But she had other ideas. She wanted to go shopping for her friend. So as we were looking Kirsten saw my link to Angry Birds Tutorial and wanted one. I was in a crafting/sewing lull and so it was a nice way to break up the almost non-existent crafting lately.

These are super cute and super easy. I didn't exactly follow the directions. BUT DO I EVER? Instead of making the eyes the way she suggested I just cut them out and sewed them on. I guess I had the chance they might not look right but the kids really didn't care. I think they turned out pretty cute.

Then when we had them both done, Kirsten started ordering the rest of the crew. I was using what fleece I had on hand and so there are no pigs (don't have green) and the rest are not made yet because the kids haven't really asked me for them.

Here are a couple more pictures.  I just thought the kids were cute playing with them.



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Easter dresses

I don't know if people are still even looking at this blog, but we are still around.  We just have been overly busy or just too crazy in our life to actually publish things on the web.  I had been working on Easter dresses for the girls.  I used a pattern for the top and the sleeves and then adapted as I went.  It took me longer because I was making it up as I went along.  Esther has a different dress that I was copying the ruffle of the skirt with.  I found the lace that I had bought at a garage sale and found that I could use it on the dresses.  It was an adventure to say the least.  Here are the pictures I took of the two of them. 


Hope you had a Happy Easter.  Here is a project that I finished a couple of days before Easter.  Liberty found these letters after last Easter on clearance for $2 or 3.  I bought the paper at JoAnn's.  The sparkly kind is hard to put on the wood because it is very stiff.   I decorated it with odds and ends around the house.



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