Be sure and check out my shop for a sweet summer sale!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Birthday Chair

Awhile back I came across a super cute birthday chair at SnowyBliss.  I thought it was the cutest thing
and vowed to make one for my kids.  So a couple of weeks ago, I went on the hunt for an old chair and a friend of mine came up large for me and got me one for FREE!

I recovered the seat, spray painted it and went to town with some rhinestones, ribbons and flowers for finials.
I know it looks a little over the top, but this is Texas and there are a lot of things around here that are over the top!

The birthday girl sure felt special sitting in it and it's ready to go into the attic until the next birthday.
I hope it will be a fun tradition for my girls to look forward to each year on their special day.

I am linked up for some more party time!


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Monday, July 26, 2010

It was a rip-roaring party!

Well, my big girl is now 7!  We can't believe how she has grown.
How does it go so quickly? 

We had a pool party on Saturday and had such a great time.  I asked her if she had a fun party
and she said, "I had an awesome party."  What a sweetie.
I wonder what she wished for...

Here she is with some of her friends and little sister.

She saved the gifts from us for yesterday, which was actually her birthday, to prolong to gift opening.
She loved it all.  See the little lounge chair on the table?  It's from Build A Bear and her American Girl fits in it perfectly.  She louged by the pool in it yesterday while we swam!

After a nap for mom and the little petunia, we headed out for some sushi and fried oreos to celebrate
the birth of our first princess and off to Target to spend a gift card.
It was a great day!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Sale!

Hi friends!  I've been super busy over the past couple of weeks preparing for my big girl's birthday this weekend.  My kitchen has been redone and I have been cleaning my tail off!  I have a few crafty projects to share with you next week, but in the meantime, it's time to clean out my shop!

I have added some fabrics and discounted some of my dresses.  I hope you will go on by and check them out!
Have a great weekend!  We'll be partying down with a special 7 year old!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Have you met Skip?

Skip Bo.
He is the newest addiction around here.  We save money on booze these days, because we spend so much time playing Skip Bo, we don't want to do much else.
My mom started it.  She has loved this game for years.
She bought a set of the cards for my house and just after school was out, she taught my 6 year old to play.
We sat one day and played so long, we all had to find pillows to sit on because our behinds were sore from the kitchen chairs.  (cushions soon to be purchased!)
We even took this game on vacation with us and played on the plane.
It served as a great distraction the week we were all sick.
Hot tea and Skip Bo, a great combo.

please excuse the rice cake crumbs

If you need a new game, this is a fun one, but beware, it's like chocolate.  Or crack.  Or booze.
Take your pick.
It could even be the new weight loss plan, who knows.
Have fun!

Have you been playing any games this summer?

Monday, July 12, 2010

Look what I got!!

I am super excited about one of my birthday gifts.  My sister and her family gave me a gift card to Amazon for my birthday.  At first I thought about ordering some shoes or a purse or something, but then I remembered there were a couple of books I was pining for.

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So I can't wait to get into these books and start sewing!  The book for kids should be interesting.  The patterns are European and don't have seam allowances.  You have to add them.  Hopefully, I am good enough to make that work.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sweet little sundress

I have found a great blog that has some great tutorials.  I want to try just about all of them!  This little "one hour sundress" tutorial came from Christine at From An Igloo.  If you haven't visited her before, it is worth a trip!
On Sunday I decided to start with this little dress.  I had this piece of fabric with no intentions and sewed it right up!  I love how it turned out.  I would have loved it more if my little petunia could have modeled it, but she has been sick and has been sporting her p.j.'s!
I only made one change.  I made the top halter style because petunia was asleep and I couldn't measure the straps.  I also made another for my big girl, but shortened it to a shirt and left off the top ruffle.  She wore it 2 days in a row! 

A Royal Luncheon

Check it out!  We had lunch with Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Donkey, Alvin and the Chipmunks and a few other special friends!
We all enjoyed some fried pickles.  Haven't had them?  Oh my, you don't know what you are missing!
We were also joined by my great niece who was in town for a visit.
It was some fun girl time!