Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy Birthday, Viv!

Viv woke up from her nap to find everyone had arrived to celebrate! She was a bit confused.

Grandma has to slowly wake her up.

But then she was ready to explore!  Hurry up, Grandma!

Oops!  Stole a little bit of frosting before the candles were lit!

Singing Happy Birthday to Vivi!

Great job with the cake, Mom!  It was delicious!

Seriously, WHY do I need to open presents?!?

The lion stops the tears!

Teachers, watch out for this little one!

Using the birthday mat for the water playtime, not the cake smashing.

Happy niece in one of her new skirts!  Can't believe she's already one year old.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Clark Celebration

Mel and Thom planned a lovely summer celebration, with a blessing ceremony for their marriage and a baptism for Vivienne.  It was a lovely day once the rain stopped.  Everyone had a great time!  Mel incorporated a few special items, including Grandma Rosemary's wedding dress, from which a portion was used to create a dress for Viv.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

And More Viv...

....because who can really get enough of this adorable girl?  :)

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sock Animals

I was asked to contribute something crafty for my friends' online fundraiser. As you recall, my friend, Diane, lost her husband unexpectedly earlier this year and lost their third baby girl to Spina Bifida a few months later. She is now left with major medical expenses from her and baby girl, Rachel's surgery and subsequent hospital stays.

I made a sock elephant for my niece and it has become one of her favorite toys, so I decided to explore a few more patterns. I made a dog, cat and a sheep to donate to the auction. Hopefully they'll sell well!

I will post a link to the online auction when I have more details.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Baby Quilt

This lovely quilt was so fun to make!  As with many of my recent projects, I found this quilt design on a sewing blog. It looked like the perfect gift for my cousin who was welcoming a baby girl after having two boys. I was also able to use some of my Grandma's fabrics (the pink fabric used in the quilt and as the border). 

I've never really done any ruffling, but the blog tutorial indicated that the ruffling could be done without a ruffler sewing attachment but instead with some adjustments of the tension using your regular sewing foot. The ruffling ended up working well on some of the fabrics but not others.  I have no idea why. 

Anyway, the quilt turned out super cute and super girly.  I will definitely keep this on my favorite list for future baby girls!

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Thank God for spring!  I swear I was going to lose it if we didn't get some warmer weather here soon. Nothing says spring, though like sore leg muscles from biking and callauses of your hands from gardening!  I enjoyed getting back into the groove and at this point I think I've uncovered all of my garden flower beds and will soon add some nourishment and mulch, sit back and watch everything grow!  In the meantime Remy and I are out of the bike for some much needed fresh air and new scenery. How did you enjoy your day?