Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pink Saturday

A bucketful of pink for the day! For Gabe's 2nd Bday party the theme was camouflage so my d-i-l asked me to applique initials on the blankets she bought for favors. The girls had pink, of course. I did 17 for them and 10 for the boys.  The kids all loved them and it was a great favor for the parents too, no candy or little toys to worry about. She bought the blankets for under 5 dollars!

Hope y'all all have a wonderful day-we're having nasty weather here today but the Saints are playing so we're all anticipating a great game! Please have fun visiting more pink sites with Beverly! My post visit recommendation is "She's sew pretty". She's got some wonderful pillows this week and some ladderback chairs to show off!

Monday, January 11, 2010

"Hello My Friend"

One of Gabe's favorite toys are his big blocks so I saw this fabric on another blog(which I'm going to search for and post) and ordered some right away to make him a bag for his birthday. It's super big and the fabric is just perfect-a great weight and texture. I made the bottom and top band with some yellow twill and added grommets to pull it shut and carry it. He should be able to carry quite a few blocks (or toys) with it!
block bag, originally uploaded by suesueb.

The selvedge was too cute not too make sure it showed! Japanese fabric always has great selvedges!!

I couldn't find the blog but here is the link for the fabric-I received it so quickly!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy New Year and Pink Saturday to Everyone visiting!! For our first pink saturday, Beverly is hosting the theme of a new project. My daughter, Katie, is getting married this year (November) and my project for the year is her wedding. I'll be designing and making her dress and invitations and probably decorate too! Her wedding will be really unusual (sort of Victorian Goth), but anyone who has the slightest knowledge of her will totally agree it will be so her!!

She wants a black wedding dress so we found some fabulous material in New Orleans. The underneath is Vera Wang gray charmeuse. It flows beautifully.

The fabric for the top is ribbon lace imported from Italy. Very lush and rich. (terrible picture!)

The bottom fabric is from France and I love the way you can see the gray fabric through it! The top of the fabric has polka dots scattered and those little black pieces hang loose with the fringe at the bottom.

Of course I'll be a nervous wreck when I start cutting but I feel like the fabric will make itself (almost!)
She's so excited about it all as we all are. She and her boyfriend have been together for almost ten years and he's a great guy whom we all love!

Of course I have to include a little pink on the "Papa Noel" bag below. I made these last year for the kids' presents that they receive on New Year's Eve from Papa Noel. I started this tradition when they were little because they would totally ignore their stockings. Unlike Santa presents, the little gifts they receive are all a surprise and nothing they can ask for. The bags hold the overflow from the stockings!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and I'm looking forward to a wonderful New Year! My resolution is to make a Gratitude List at least once a week. I've always tried to be optimistic about life but making an actual list will help me focus directly on certain gifts from God. My first list certainly contains all the wonderful internet friends I've acquired! Bless you all, y'all!

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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.