Monday, February 15, 2010

Ready for Spring!

I'm so over this nasty weather! It's depressing! Cold and wet! We got a little snow the other night but it did not stay with us that long.My therapy for this bad weather is to sew up spring outfits! So that is what I have been doing. I have lots of ideas for Easter outfits and I'm excited to get started on them.Here are two outfits I have done so far. This is what I have been calling "Snail friends". The pattern I used is "Ashley" by Bonnie Blue. Fabrics are all by Fabric Finders. The snail applique design is from www.appliqueforkids.com
I've actually had this fabric for a little while.One day when I was working at the shop I noticed that we had alot of trims that had that shrimp color in it. Nobody was buying it. So I went around the shop and gathered up everything that had this color in it, came up with my favorite combination , and cut a yard or two of everything. I do this alot. I really don't have a solid idea of what I am going to do but I'll buy it and then play with it when I get home. I really like how this turned out!
This outfit is what I call "Target Bunny". I used "Ashley" for the top and "Jillian" for the pants both by Bonnie Blue designs. Both fabrics are by Fabric Finders. I was thinking about this fabric one night , trying to come up with an idea of what I could do with it. For some reason I thought it would be cute to applique a pink Easter bunny on it.I know, this print does not scream Easter outfit but I like to do things that are a little unexpected. The next day at work, Tabitha was buying this same print and she told me she was going to make her little girl an Easter outfit with it! How funny! She brought it in for me to see when she finished. She did it the opposite way from what I was thinking but she still used the bunny applique embroidery , just like I was thinking of doing. I love to see what she does, we always have similar taste and I like to bounce ideas around with her.She gets me motivated!

Yesterday, mom brought me some Valentine gifts(I love Valentine goodies!).I got this big beautiful basket with all kinds of goodies in it. Sorry, I didn't get a picture of the whole thing because I tore into it right away so I could get to the cookies!!Well, it had all kind of treats in it, including this soap, which I think is just hilarious.Last night I went to mom and dad's house for supper and I found out that Daddy actually got me the big Valentine basket! I think this is sooooooooo sweet! He usually never gets us anything for Valentines day so this was super special. I asked him if he had picked out the items himself and he said no. I asked him if he knew that he got me "naughty soap" and he looked a little shocked. Mom started laughing, then I realized what he might be thinking. I explained that it spelled out naughty! LOL


10 comments:

  1. Your outfits are so adorable. I love all of your fabric combinations.

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  2. By the way. Just got my Sew Beautiful today with your outfits featured. I am so proud of you. Excellent!!!

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  3. I'm so glad I found your blog! I bought Sew Beautiful last night JUST for the article featuring your creations! Adorable!!!!

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  4. Rhadonda your so sweet! They did such a good job. I'm so glad you found my blog too Brooke!Welcome and Thank you for the wonderful comment!

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  5. Quick question. Originally on your blog you had listed other blogs you like to visit. I checked some of them out too and they were great. But now the blog list is gone. Could you bring that back? Or maybe i am missing it somewhere. Thanks again.

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  6. Hey Rhadonda! I didn't even realize I had that listed on my front page. Eeeeck. I'm so slow with all this computer stuff. Go to my "view my complete profile" and click on that and the list of other blogs I follow will show up. It's located under my description at the top right hand side.

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  7. Found them. Thanks so much. I am sure it was my bad and the blogs have been in the same place all along, not you changing anything. You are doing a great job. At least you have a blog! I haven't ventured there yet. I don't have much interesting to share (: And certainly don't accomplish projects like you do. But i love reading other blogs!

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  8. Hi Ivey,
    I just got my Sew Beautiful and it was so fun to see all your pretties! Congratulations on your beautiful layout of garments. Your outfits are really inspiring and gorgeous!

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  9. Thank you so much Goosegirl!

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