Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pink Saturday and Houston Quilt Show

Good morning to everyone and happy pink halloween? Somehow that doesn't sound right. I haven't posted in forever so I'm glad to finally be back here today with y'all. All the quilts below are from the Houston Quilt Show and are fabulous works of art. Please enlarge them to really see the work. I hope y'all enjoy them all and have a great day visiting the pink gals with Beverly!!

The Winner

This was my favorite but unfortunately the colors aren't showing well here. Flickr is better.

Another fave-love the colors in here!

The garments were equally astounding!

And of course I have to include some pictures of my grand babies who are so grown up now!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mystic Mantle

Mystic Mantle, originally uploaded by suesueb.
Finally got around to decorating for this year. I ordered some more things but haven't received them yet so I used what I had. My family and I love this holiday-we always have a big party (my turn this year) and everyone has to dress up, even a simple costume. We've had some great ones!!  I have more pictures on my flickr page and will add as I put more out! Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 2, 2009

"Tulle Tututorial"

Made Georgia her Halloween tutu today. She's going to be a witch! I used three colors, green, purple and black. First I layered the fabrics while they're still folded. Then I cut out squares approximately 26" by 26". This gave me 6 squares per cut. I had 3 yards of each color and ended up with 24 total squares.

I then pinched the middle of the square, made a little twist and pinned it to a 1 and 1/2" black ribbon. I also pinned a piece of ribbon (about 6") first. Here's an example of the back (because of course I didn't take pictures when I did it).

Then the front......................

After I pinned all the squares and ribbons, I sewed everything down about a quarter of an inch from the edge of the ribbon on the wrong side so I could make sure I caught it all.



Next I folded the black ribbon over and sewed it down to make a casing. I ran an elastic through the casing and sewed down the ends. I put a snap on the ends to close it. This tutu is very full. It would be fun to add bells or charms to the ribbon ends if you were making a fairy or princess tutu. If you'd want to do a larger one you'd simply have to open the tulle up and cut bigger squares and probably use 6 or more yards of tulle for each color depending on how full you want it and how big the waist would be.

I had the pieces left that I had cut from the folded edges so I gathered them together to add to her hat.

I can't wait to finish it all and see her model it!! Any questions? Just ask!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Christmas in October

It's so hard to believe it's already October! I haven't posted in forever but really getting some things done. Sewing still for some little girls, making some jewelry from old buttons and vintage finds, and knitting in the evenings. This is  a pattern I'm doing for  a Christmas gift-probably one of the hardest I've done as far as tediousness. I couldn't understand the instructions for the body (will have to find some help there) so I started on the sleeves.

This little bit took about 2 days!! The color is much prettier in person-from Spud and Chloe.

And I had to include a sweet picture of my little grandson-he needed glasses and I think he's so cute! He's been fabulous with wearing them all the time but it's so funny because they're sooooooo dirty all the time!

Happy Fall Y'all!!

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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.