November 9, 2010

A Beautiful, Perfect Day

A perfect day for a sweet baby's baptism ....... she was truly beautiful.

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Her dress was made 18 years ago when her first cousin was born and baptised. I made the dress from several patterns, did the smocking with beading, ordered the laces. ribbons and fabric from Texas. And made the hat from scratch and did the cross-stitch too.


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Check out that pink tie .... honoring his baby girl

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It's not everyday that your paternal grandfather, an Ordained Catholic Deacon, performs your baptism.

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Nanny the Godmother and David (cousin) the Godfather.

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Proud Grandfathers

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Proud Auntie

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AND celebration dinner at Olive Garden and a beautiful cake to top off the day.

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November 5, 2010

Pure Love

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My entry for the Amy's Blogger Quilt Festival.

I made this quilt to celebrate GD#3 arrival. She is a miracle baby for DD#2 and SIL.

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The quilt is based loosely on the Yellow Brick Road pattern. I say loosely because I found YBR difficult so I sort of did my own thing .... I think it turned out great.

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DD#2 is a not a quilter or sewist but she definitely has the color/pattern eye. So off we went to 4 quilt shops in her area and Joann's too. She wanted lots of pattern with a touch of black and hot pink. Oh we found so many wonderful fabrics.

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I used chenille from Joann's .... oh my gosh that stuff is so soft and cuddly ... it was perfect.

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As you can see I used a heart, teacup and teapot theme for the quilting. That was DD#2 theme for her baby shower and the room is decorated with touches of teacups and teapots.

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Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

November 4, 2010

THE Ballerina

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Yes, I made the little trick'r'treat bag out of felt, tule, ric-rac and fabric paint.

November 3, 2010

I'm Featured .... Can You Believe ....

It's that time of year ....... push for holiday gift crafting.

I have some NEWS. I'm being featured today over at Polly Want A Crafter PLEASE come over and read all about it .... you can be featured too. Learn HOW

I love love the Christmas tree napkin project. I make new ones every year for someone. The great part is you can use any fabric print or not that you want. Here's a few I've made over the years.









Candy, Candy

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By the way his candy bag (no photo) weighed over 5 pounds, no sharing.

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Tippy, the Bee

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Oreo, the LadyBug

November 2, 2010