Dreaming of this,....
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Dreaming of this,....
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Here is what I did!
Step 1: I found a tee-shirt dress at my local department store that would fit my niece Dakota. I traced the outline of both sides of the dress on brown paper. (without the little cuff sleeves) Cut the pattern pieces out and labeled them.
Step 2: I used the pattern to cut out both the front and back of the dress. Making sure to cut a slit in the back for easy access to take on and off. (Later attaching a small button and elastic to keep the back closed)
Step 3: I cut out a dip in the front of the dress because I decided to add a cute little bib style front with added buttons. This was a bit tricky,..but after a bit of measuring and re-cutting,...it turned out just right! I went ahead and took my pattern piece and cut out the bib. I then used that piece to cut out the white fabric. I made sure to make the bib another 1 inch bigger than the pattern, so that I would have enough fabric to attach it to the dress itself.
You can see that I ironed the front of the dress and made a very close top stitch around the seem to secure the white panel on the dress.
Step 4: Once the bib is finished,..I took white bias tape around the bottom and arms instead of hemming it. I love the red gingham fabric, but it needed something to mute the bright red. I think the white helped with that.
Step 5: I wish I owned a serger,..but I don't, so I went ahead and used my machine to sew the pieces together at the sides and shoulders. I then used my iron to carefully iron the seems open so that it would be comfortable on her (and not scratch at her shoulders).
Step 6: I attached by hand a small red button on the back and a little elastic loop to secure the back of the dress shut.
This is the final product,...Dakota's Picnic Dress! Pretty simple right? If you decide to make one, would love to see it! Go ahead and post a picture on my Face Book page!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Dr. Pepper was invited in the 1880's by Charles Alderton.
Dr. Pepper is NOT a Cola! It's actually a soft drink with 23 flavors.
Dr. Pepper through the years! Super cute!
This horse was made with thousands of Dr. Pepper bottle caps!
At the end of our visit Liam and I shared a Dr. Pepper float at the old fashioned soda fountain!
If you ever make it out to Texas,..why not take a pit stop at the Dr. Pepper Museum!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
You can find all of these aprons at my Etsy Shop: HERE
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Here is what I received:
A cute little submarine shirt for Liam from Yngla. I am loving this! I can't wait for him to wear it!
A month or so ago I also won this bag from o&el:
I love this bag!! It's perfect for the summer! I throw in a few diapers, snacks and a water bottle and head out to the park! It's so well made. Isn't the owl cute?
I also received this lovely shirt for myself from La Marquise des Anges from France!
P.S. My Clematis vine finally bloomed! Such a pretty purple!
If you get the chance, head over to these shops! I am a BIG FAN of buying hand made. It gives the gift a personal touch! Something that you can't find at the big retail stores. You can also stop on into my little Etsy shop TrendyMeg for a hand made gifts as well! ::wink wink::
Friday, June 10, 2011
Today I remember my Pop-paw. This song reminds me of the many summer nights we would sit on the porch swing at his house and sing songs from his "Old Kentucky." (This was one of his favorite songs) He would tell us stories of when he was a boy growing up there. All the struggles, heartache, and the joy that the hills brought him. It was always a treat when his friend Rastice Rogers back home would come up to visit with his banjo! They would sing together for hours. Such wonderful childhood memories. I can still hear the music....I miss him.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I have been thinking a lot lately about traveling. Maybe because right now in our lives it has to be put on hold. Doesn't mean that it will never happen, just put on the back burner. Tom and I have been talking about taking a trip to France in a year or so. I have been once, but it was only for a day (in between my other Europe adventures). I would really like to hear Tom speak (ie. sharpen his skills)French! Paris in the summer would be lovely. To my surprise I stumbled upon this amazing giveaway! Over at "Oh Happy Day" blog they are giving away a dream trip to Paris! Beyond Amazing! If only I can win ::crossing fingers:: You can enter too,..just head on over to this link: PARIS
photo links: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Dancing/Marching with the band!
My beautiful niece Dakota.
Liam waved a lot that day!
Enjoying his first taste of a lolly pop!
Toddlers are so hard to photograph. One day I will get a good photo of the two of them (looking)...just wait,...someday I will! ::Crossing fingers::
Working on a fun project: "His and Hers" apron set for a future bride and groom! :) Will be posting about it later this week.