Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Fun

Halloween party 2011, Clue people

The Bun in the oven, Bun maker, T-Rex and Cavewoman...

Mummy, Deady and Baby

A Black-eyed Pea and the Wicked Witch...

Sugar skull (it's not easy to paint your own face!)

Brylie love my Victorian ghost!

Ollie's first Halloween........
 Hope your holiday was fun too!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bragging rights

I've been having  a secret for ages now and I can finally share! I'm so excited to be a part of this......

Cathy was so generous to ask me to participate by making a doll quilt and I'm so honored. At first I was really anxious because look at all that talent that's in there with me. Some pretty awesome little quilts, uh? (And adorable girls!)

And here's mine....

I made this little quilt for my mom~I know she'd be so proud of me. All the fabrics come from her stash (which was truly unbelievable). I have so many vintage pieces from her and wanted to honor her with this. That's her initials. The white textured fabrics were stored in a stack in one of her back rooms. I know she must have had a dream for these pieces. Hopefully, my little dream quilt has fulfilled a part of that. So if you love to sew cute, new ideas and dolly quilts, check your local bookstore, fabric shop or Amazon to order your copy.

These all look like so much fun and a little masterpiece can be all yours to have or to give to someone you love.

Linking to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound~there's lots of pink doll quilts in there!!

p.s. Tomorrow I should have another baby to share with y'all~pray everything goes well for my daughter Katie and her new little one, Oliver John!!

Here he is:
Oliver John Dufrene; 8 lbs. 4 oz. All doing well!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pink Saturday

Good morning! A gorgeous day here in South Louisiana and I'm looking forward to a beautiful weekend! I haven't joined Pink Saturday in a while but have a little time this morning to do some pink browsing again with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. I hope everyone is enjoying nice weather and having a good time too!! 

Today I'm sharing a birthday project today that I made for my great niece. I made a little coat hanger and crocheted around it. Then I crocheted a little cupcake and made a matching nightgown and robe for her American Girl. I love sewing and making things for those I love! 

I also made a gift for one of Katie's friends who had a little boy. His room is decorated with rockets so I appliqued a rocket and free motioned stitched a saying on a taggy blanket. Sweet babies. I'm so looking forward to Katie having her little boy Ollie any day now. More fun times ahead!

 Happy Pink Saturday to y'all all!

For some reason I couldn't link to How Sweet the Sound all weekend so trying again.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Header

I'm ready for fall.......and I love Halloween, hence, a new header. Still loving free motion stitching so much.

(from an embroidery pattern-don't remember where from)

So much fun!!

Friday, August 12, 2011


Sorry to be posting so late for Pink Saturday. Went with my daughters to buy some maternity things and today I'm going help her clean her house since she had all her windows changed and there's dust everywhere.  GRATEFUL that I can help, GRATEFUL that I have all my kids to love and love me and GRATEFUL to live in such a wonderful world where there are so many helping hands for those in need.

Today I'm linking with Beverly and Kelee for this cause. Please leave a comment for a donation!!

Here is the video to watch about Charlie.



Friday, August 5, 2011

Pink Saturday

Another week has flown by and school will be starting soon for Georgia and Gabe. So exciting!! I made some bows for Georgia and she decided to put them all in last night~a la "Fancy Nancy" style!

And these little rascals are as endearing as ever, Gabe winking at everyone and Avery with her first little pigtails!

Can't wait for Ollie to join them to add to all the commotion!

Checking out the other Pinkies tomorrow. Today is my dh's bday and we're going eat out at a new restaurant dtb (down the bayou). Can't wait!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Pink Saturday

Making beaucoup things right now not including the bedding and chair cover for Ollie's nursery. Here's two more pics of some pink items for all the pinkies at How Sweet the Sound. Y'all have a wonderful weekend and stay cool if you can!!

For my bathroom wall................

 For a birthday gift...........

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Busy days


Gifts for my sisters.......

Fourth of July cake........

Angus the Attic Monster for Ollie.......

Dot the Fashion Monster for Georgia.....

Pirate Cakepops for Kt's shower.....

Pirate cake (Melanie)..........

Check out the tat........

Polly wants a baby........

Baby treasures..............

An clothesline full of pirate clothes.......

The totally happy mom to be.........

I hope to be posting more pics this week!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fourth of July Door Banner

A quick and inexpensive tutorial for a Patriotic door decoration.

Accordion fold 3 pieces 4" x 12" of red, white and blue paper. I used my scoring board. Tape each piece together to make a complete circle.

Layer this piece on top of a solid 12" x 12" scrapbook paper covered with another crumpled piece of 12" x 12" patriotic scrapbook paper. I distressed my papers and highlighted some areas with brown ink.

Add a bingo card embellished with stars and backed with a red paper cut 1/2" bigger than the card. Highlight the number 4.  Also add another element like a flashcard. I used an F card and typed the remainder of the word Freedom. I also holepunched a star shape on the flashcard.

Add some more tags at the bottom. I used a red tag with a Fourth of July rub on and another tag attached with a star brad. I aged the pieces with more brown ink.

Place some grommets at the tope to attach ribbon to hang it.

Added vintage ribbon and tie your banner to an old wooden hanger.

A new Fourth of July banner!

Enjoy and have a Happy, safe Fourth!!

Happy Fourth to all my Pink Saturday friends too!  Stay safe and celebrate well!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Summer Bounty

Been busy making Mock Strawberry Jam and Candied Jalapenos. The first is deliciously sweet and made with figs. The second is sooooo hot but sweet too. My kids love both and I always try to make extra for Christmas presents or just a little housewarming gift.

Next I want to try another preserve, Sweet Onion Marmalade with smoked bacon in it. That sounds yummy too!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pink saturday

Morning! For Pink Saturday I'm posting two things. The first makes me smile because I've never seen a pink port-o-let before and it's so funny!! Don't you love it?

And the second makes me frown. Not because I don't like Strawberry Shortcake but because when I opened this DVD for my granddaughter the disc was missing! Someone had slit the bottom open and taken it out. So outrageous!!

I guess I'll be making another trip to Target to buy her another. Hope y'all have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to all y'all guys!!

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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.