Sunday, October 28, 2012

Baby Hats!

 The "You Be the Judge" contest this year for our fair is baby hats that will be donated to local hospitals. This contest is one of my favorite contests. Besides trying to win for most votes, I usually try to win for most items made. This year I have challenged everyone to make at least one hat a day for a whole year. So far I'm on schedule to do just that. I'm sewing most of them, but since I can't take my sewing with me in the car, etc., I'm crocheting and knitting some as well. So far I've been on a crochet kick. Here are some of the beauties I have made:

Both of these patterns can be found at I absolutely love her patterns and they are so easy! Although the Mickey hats are very cute, I think the owl hats have been my favorite to make so far. I can't wait to make her owl granny squares!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Let the Halloween costumes begin!!

 This year Claire wanted to be the opposite of what she was last year. Do the pictures above give you a clue?
 How about this?
 It's Mother Gothel in all her glory! We couldn't find a curly black wig that wasn't outrageously expensive, so this $8.00 one from Target will have to do.  I used McCall's 5499 to make Claire's dress. I squared the neckline and combined the straight sleeves with the bell sleeve part to make a single flaired sleeve. I bought the material at Joann's in their clearance rack-it was drapery fabric marked down to $3.00/yard. Woo Hoo!

I love the back of this dress. The pattern doesn't call for a zipper, but there was no way I was lacing Claire into this thing every time she wanted to wear it. So I added a zipper and then sewed one side of the back closure part to the dress and added velcro to the other side. Now it's very easy to get in and out of!
 Here she is, next to Kate who is modeling the Rapunzel dress I made for Claire last year. What a difference! Up next is a Minnie Mouse dress for Kate!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Happy Birthday Eleanor!!!

This sweet daughter of mine is 10 years old today!  Happy Birthday to my fairworthy girl!!!