Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Bam Bam Project #23

I'm getting caught up in October's Fall festivities.  

It only took a few hours to help sew a Halloween costume for Cohen. Between me, Julie and Cohen it came out great. 

Julie's choice of costume and she had the fabric ready and waiting when I brought a sewing machine and sewing supplies to sew.

Cohen was a super measurer with a pull and release tape measure that wound itself up when the button was pushed. He also took the garment fitting process really well. 

And it was sewn up in no time. Just have to add the bone to the waist and there's a fat plastic baseball bat, too. 


He'll be the cutest thing on the street Trick Or Treating with his little neighbor being Pebbles. And the parents dressing up as Barney/Betty and Fred/Wilma. 


Can't wait for Halloween!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Fall and Project #22

October 1 and the fun is just beginning. There's festivals, fairs, and birthdays. And sewing is included.  I don't spend every spare moment in my sewing room, tho I do enjoy it.

I came across a super cute fabric by accident. I was actually scouting around for some Halloween fabric of blacks and oranges but super unique, one of a kind design. 
Pink and black skull print. I took the skull as a Halloween theme. Although, it's probably a punk music rock theme. But super cute with black heart eyes and pink bows on the skull. 

And I turned it into this.

A full circle fish line hem skirt with a separate black sparkly organza petit skirt underneath.


The top has a V-accent on top edge and bottom edge trimed with the black sparkly organza in a ruffle effect around.



It will be paired with black boots with pink ruffle boot cuffs.  

I like it.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Happy Birthday to a Two Year Old

We have 2 year olds all over the place. Cohen had his two year old party 2 months ago and Brooklyn just turned 2.

Her party was all about her and Minnie Mouse. Everything from a Minnie cake, Minnie cookies, Minnie dress, and a few Minnie inspired birthday presents. 


A Mickey Mouse Park jumping house was a main attraction. Way big enough for kids and adults. Brooklyn looks so tiny posing in front of the jump house. 


Everyone took a turn jumping with the birthday girl. 


If you've ever been in a jump house as an adult, it takes a few minutes to actually believe you can really jump and bounce around. It was fun. 


Jumping with the birthday girl. 



Adults jumped in the Mickey jump house. 


And tried the swing house out. 


We stopped the playing and headed for the cake and food and some cold drink. The weather was beautiful and we worked up an appetite with all the jumping and swinging. We had to bribe the children to go watch Brooklyn blow out her candles and open gifts. And to eat. 

Happy Birthday to you!!


See the Minnie banner thru the window? 
 I like how Minnie's silhouette shows inside, too.
Showing just a hint of the party theme from outside to inside. 


Cake cut. Food served. Gifts opened. And back out to jump made for a birthday filled day. 
  
Gin 




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tin Man Sparkly Project #21

Something sparkly has been going on.
Silver and glitter and shine can only mean one thing. 

                                                

It's a pageant theme wear for Wizard of Oz. 
It's my version of a girly Tin Man.using hallogram sequin fabric for the multi layer skirt. The top layer is a bubble effect where there is no hem line, it is just folded up to the waist band to give it the bubble look. The second skirt layer has the tulle gathered ruffle on the hem line. The top with sparkle silver tulle as a ruffle and Tin Man'sshiny red heart across the front has snap closure on back and tulle straps. Matching arm bands for the Tin Man, too..



 Shorts under neath from shiny silver stretch spandex fabric and boots from the same complete the head to toe Tin Man. The boots will stretch fit over shoes and the top is really straight tho it is crooked in the picture. 


Tin Man from head to toe all sparkly and blingy.



Another sewing blogger over at Sews n Bows also made a girly Tin Man about the same time I did and we didn't even know it. Check out her cute Tin Man, too! Tell her I sent you.

gin

Friday, September 12, 2014

Can you say OMG ! (Project # 20)

Oh My Gosh! Maybe it's just me but is this just so cute?



It's an owl Halloween OOC for a Halloween pageant. Think of a baby owl with soft little feathers on its body and arms (wings) and little feet (claws). . Pink and purple. Fuzzy and sparkly. 

A rhinstone owl applique on the bodice so you can't miss the idea that it's an owl. Just so you know, it's really a purple. Not the blue that the camera portrays it to  be.


The bottoms with multi layers of purple and pink glittery ribbon and pink and white baby feathers. that will look so cute on a baby's bottom.

















A bow and feathers on the headband and on the ankles and arm bands with feathers that will float around with movement of the arms and legs and head and will fit the cutest little three month old ever!


It's rather cute in person. So a Happy Whoo-Whoo Halloween to you.

gin

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Restaurant Review

We stopped in a restaurant in the Capitol City that was once a well-known establishment. In my younger days it was the place we as youth went after church services and then in my younger married life we went there when we dated and then with our kids. My reason for choosing it, this particular time, was the Hot Fudge Cake that I craved when I saw the Shoney's sign.

We came to the conclusion it was a mistake to patronize this establishment, as the clues kept piling up.

Clue #1
     Not one, but three waitresses came to our table.

Clue #2
     The waitress wrote our order on a napkin from her pocket.

Clue #3
     There was no lettuce on the salad bar. Even after asking a waitress if they could put some out. We never saw any. Therefore, no salad with our entree, which came with a salad.

Clue #4
      The cutlery was all bent. Especially the fork tines. Could these be the original cutlery from the inception of this location since it was obvious there had been no remodel to the building or sign ever?. It's just as I remembered all the locations from way back when.

Clue #5
      The side of onion rings I had ordered was never served. When I asked the waitress to be sure and remove it from our ticket, she promptly said she didn't turn the onion rings in on the order.

As we waited for our food, we made the decision we would pay with cash, not the debit card. We weren't sure this was a bonafide restaurant establishment what with all the strange things going on. Maybe there was some illegal goings on and the restaurant part was just a cover. We were really unsure why the heck we were still sitting there. The day was beginning to all come together for we had just spent the morning at a gun show on a tax free weekend. Get it?

We did:
1) order me a  Hot Fudge Cake, which was absolutely delicious, just as I remembered.
2) tip the young waitress. Hopefully she learned a few things with us.
3) vowed to just savor my Shoney's memories and not re-vive or re-live them.

Moral to the this post:
     This is the year 2014. Not the 1980's.

gin

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Good Little Witch (Project #19)

September brings out all the fall and Thanksgiving and Halloween theme things. I am clinging to summer because it's my favorite of all seasons. But, as hard as it was to leave the thoughts of summer for a day, I
brought out the Halloween fabric in my stash to see what would evolve.

A little inspired witch dress with black and yellow bows and trim. Yes, the two bows are uneven. Just a little tweak can remedy that.



Every witch needs striped tights. Purple striped tights for this little witch.



Black boots blinged up and turned into black witche's lace up high top boots.



The end result is a cute, cute, cute good little witch.



Now we have to find a Halloween dress-up pageant and a Halloween party.









Addicted

I cannot help myself. I love winning at pageants. Seems the outfits I make for pageants keep winning. And I am getting addicted to them winning. 

I may not be aware that my behavior is out of control and causing problems for myself and others. But all they have to do is say no and then I wouldn't have anyone to sew for.  But the mom likes the fun and competition of it with her friends and the little one actually likes to go on stage. 

So for now, we continue on with the addiction of pageant fever. Until the little one starts crying and says "no".

Last weekend was another winner! Ok, so she doesn't look too happy here. 
Maybe she wanted Queen and not 1st Runner Up. 


Pink Poodle In Paris Pageant was all about a little pink. And our pink received 1st Runner Up and Division Fashion Winner. 


Gosh I love my job!

Gin

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Days #30, 31, & 32

#30
Sidewalk chalk art work. I can buy the best toys ever to entertain at a really very inexpensive cost.  I spy what looks like a ghost to me.


#31 
It's the season of LSU football and mascot Mike the Tiger. Everywhere you look there are tigers. This tiger is on the carousel at the mall. 


#32
Something sparkly is going on in my sewing room. And I love it. 


Sixty-eight more happy days to go to finish my 100 Happy Days Challenge. 

Gin



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pony Wear ( Project #18 )

There's a new pageant in town in association with USA Cowgirls. There are local preliminaries that qualify you for state and nationals. 

We're not cowgirls, by any means, but it's an opportunity for fun and rewards. It's Polka Dot Pony Showdown LA. 

My first thought was western. You know, like horse, boots, hat? But after the excitement of reading all the info, I guess it doesn't actually have to be western. A pony theme could go in any direction. But then I thought of My Little Pony character too. So I'm going with two outfits to do both themes. 

First, the western idea.

Western wear is usually blah denim apparel. Agree? Not!

It should be a) bright, b) fashionable, c) feminine, and d) fun. So I came up with my own take on a western theme for Polka Dot Pony Showdown. 



As you see it is: 
a) Bright with color. 
b) Fashionable with the chevron. With matching color large polka dots. This was no coincidence. The 2 fabrics are actually complimentary of each other by a fabric designer, of which I forgot who, but I do remember the print is titled Bliss. (Yes, I am proud of myself for knowing this. Normally, I just pick up a yard and go.) 
c) The whole outfit screams Feminine. 
d) Fun. Take your pick -- iridescent ruffles; or shiny AB crystals in the center of the large polka dots; or the crop top with shorts; or the ruffle suspenders.

The pink cowgirl hat with matching iridescent ruffle and awesome little pink boots complete the outfit. 




It's just waiting for its crown and sash. 

I'll show My Little Pony character idea soon.