Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mending Children/ Toddler Clothes

 Babies before they learn to walk, tear the knees up on most knit outfits... especially if their on tile floors alot.  There has been several outfits that we have mended lately because they still fit... and we are going to get as many miles as we can before we retire them.

I took these little colored flowers and covered the hole in the knee of these capri bottoms, these little flowers matched the colors in the top beautifully.  These flowers were left over from another project that we did earlier this year.... you can not even tell these capri bottom where mended... go as new! 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Vintage Antique Cookie Cutters Boxed Sets

I've been thinking about making memories with my grand daughter when she gets a little older.  So I've been looking for some unique cookie/ biscuit cutters.  So in searching for these little treasures... I will share with you some of my findings. 

I have always loved antique vintage things from the past.  Everything was made to last and was durable, unlike things made today, use once and it throw away or it breaks shortly after purchase. 

You will see that many of these cookie cutters are still used today in kitchen all over the world.

Gingerbread cookies was one of my favorite cookies growing up...  they were so perfect with a thin layer of royal icing spread across the top.


Here is a nice set of farm animal cookie cutters.  We had some cookie cutters that were similar to these barnyard cooky cutters.  These cookie/biscuit cutters remind me of the ranches and wide open spaces of the "big sky country."   I have a great love for animals and nature...  I grew up in Montana and sometimes I miss this beautiful countryside and these wide open spaces from time to time, sometimes Montana calls to me.  Living here in Southern California with all the hustle and bustle can make one a little crazy from time to time, so one must escape to the next best thing...  some rest and relaxation at the ocean would be in order!  

Now... every little boy and maybe a few little girls need some dinosaurs cookie cutters.  Here are some real nice box sets.  I don't think that these dinosaur cookie cutters are as old as some of the other cookie cutters. 

Every family with children needs an alphabet and number set of cookie/biscuit cutters. 


Making cookies, cutting the cookie cutter shapes into food, craft projects, or even play dough can be great for a rainy day project.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Holly D Photography

I would like share with you today... a great inspiration of mine and that is my niece! 
Her love for art that has created a deep passion for photography.  This all started while she was in her early teens, by the time she graduated high school, she was well on her way as a professional photographer.  
Miss Holly 

She is Bay Area based (Northern California), but has photographed all over the country.  I think she love to travel too!  Since we have done our share of traveling and moving from the Bay Area to to a couple of different states now.   I do miss her being around, but now that we our in Southern California... I do hope to see her more than  I have in the past few years.  Of course that had to do alot with her being in college also!

Holly specializes in weddings, and events, as well as family and individual portraits. She gets real pleasure in sharing the happiness with the people that she photographs, and knowing that she is creating images that will evoke wonderful memories for a lifetime.

You can see her work at Holly D Photography .

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Yellow Ruffle Top ~ Children's Clothes

After Stephanie made Gracie birthday dress we had some fabric left over to make a few more pieces of clothes.   I took some of the fabric and made the green polka dot pants, whimsical multicolored flower pants that you can find here in my blog site. 

This little girls ruffle top, I made by using a portion of the same pattern from the birthday dress and added the ruffle to the bottom of the top.  

Now the ruffle piece... I just cut a 3 1/2 inch wide piece and the length I doubled from the length of the bottom of the bodice (top).  If I need to shorten the ruffle piece it won't be hard to do.

Monday, September 3, 2012