Friday, July 31, 2009

fun fabric buttons

fun fabric buttons, originally uploaded by suesueb.

aren't these the most adorable buttons? they'd make cute clothes for an adult or child. i can't tell you which are my favs 'cause i love them all. i think the top ones look like swimmers for some reason and the bottom ones like flapper girls of course. you could draw or embroidery a whole doll around these on a little dress or coat. i posted some more pictures of my new york purchases on flickr. so many ideas churn in my head when i'm buying things. wish i had (like you all do) more time to play with my "stuff".

yesterday i made two sleep mat covers for my niece from material i bought in new york. they really came out cute-hope she loves them.
i'll post those tomorrow probably. today i'm bringing kt to the doc (she has some swelling in her wrist joint and severe pain) and then helping rach clip her dog this afternoon. maybe in between i can get something done in my studio! (if i get off the computer!!)

both my older kids have put their houses up for sale this week. rach and her family want a smaller house and yard and paul and his want a larger house. of course, it all hinges on if they can sell theirs. i hope they find what they want.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

sunday stash

alexander henry, originally uploaded by suesueb.

i obviously love all the alexander henry fabrics-just keep buying them!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

new york pinks

good morning to all-haven't been posting pink in a while but have a few pictures to share from my vacation. the store below was so cute with all it's pink things!
~this cute project bag is from purl patchwork-looks great in my studio~

~alexander henry fabric for Christmas~
~japanese imports, the left one is pale pink~
~precious ribbons, can't wait to use them~
hope y'all all get to see lots of pink today with beverly and all the other pink girls!! have a great weekend! more new york purchases on my flickr page.
p.s. check out my post from last saturday-i ended up posting pink later when i finished this project!

Friday, July 24, 2009

meet me at mike's giveaway

posting this for an entry into meet me at mikes giveaway! you need to leave them a  link to a picture of something you made and link back to them on this post. since i was gone last week and didn't finish anything this week, i linked back to my froggies. they were something fun to do and worked up really quickly!! check it out below!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

books from my childhood

more from my childhood, originally uploaded by suesueb.

looking for books for "shades of inspiration" weekly challenge. these were on top my bedroom armoire under some picnic baskets. i thought i only had needlepoint in the baskets but found some old unfinished projects from when i was pregnant with my first apparently. some lavender granny crochet squares, an aqua knitted blanket still on the needles, and other needlework projects. i'll have to revisit those baskets one day soon! visit my flickr stream for more pictures of old books and illustrations from them!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New York 2009

New York 2009, originally uploaded by Ebb n Flow.

just one of the places we ate (elise's pic). i had a chocolate croissant and coffee' au lait. delicious!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

start spreading the news......

i'm so excited!, originally uploaded by suesueb.

i'm so excited to be going again. i loved new york and can't wait to visit my fav stores again-tinsel trading, purl, metalliferous, and some more new ones. i can't wait to see my nephew and his family, baby's grow so fast and change so much in such a short time. my nephew's mom, sister, and his nephew are there already so i'm going up with another sister and her husband. my only worry is my foot giving me problems but i'll deal with that as it comes. wish me luck on that and i'll take beaucoup pics to share!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

alexander henry owls

alexander henry owls, originally uploaded by suesueb.

to make curtains for my studio. join the sunday stashers here.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


isn't she adorable? i made this little girl from a pattern from susan anderson that she designed for "spud and chloe", a new yarn line. since i don't have a source for that yarn, i simply used something inexpensive from michaels. it's a gift for a little girl having a "splish splash" birthday party so my d-i-l suggested i make her a bikini which really gives her character!
here she is getting ready for a swim!

this is the first one i made for gabe. he loved it!!
i think i'll do a pink one for georgia!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

fourth of july

these are tags i made for a tag book swap with jessica. we received our books thursday and they are so much fun!!! each tag is so different and i love them all! i used these alphabet cards and added a phrase or word to each. thanks to jessica and all the creative minds who participated!

hope all of you have a happy and safe fourth!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

tie one on

tie one on, originally uploaded by suesueb.

sneaking this in on my fourth of july posts! i finally entered an apron in angry chicken's tie one on flickr group. the theme was pie-making and this recipe is really good. i had extra tomatoes and wanted to try something new. i didn't make my own crust but i love the store bought one anyway. the apron is made from vintage fabric and trim from my mom. of course, katie cabbaged on to it right away and i had to get it back from her to take a picture. it was fun making the apron and pie!! go check out the other aprons-so much inspiration!!

red, white and blue.....the third day

a dress for georgia. i had so much fun making this one. tried different methods for the stars, intarsia, stranding, but finally decided to duplicate stitch them. the red thread showed too much behind the white. really happy with the way it turned out and can't wait to see her wear it!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

red, white and blue.....the second day

mock strawberry jam.........a lot of red....
canning supplies......a little blue and white......
the end result........yummy!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

red, white and blue

showing off my american colors this week!

my fourth of july mantel.............

the coolest flag i saw on vacation-made of chains and suspended from the ceiling of a restaurant-loved it!
posting more tomorrow!!

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south louisiana, United States
I'm a stay at home mom of four adult children. I've always been interested in creating and have been sewing since I was a young girl. Everyone loves lagniappe. It's the little extra things in life that make it special, whether it's a sweet, sticky kiss from a child or a great cajun cup of coffee.