Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Early morning seashell hunting on the beach Destin FL

Sophia went out early with daddy and walked the shoreline to search for seashells.


And looking

Found some. Smiling.

Looking for more

View of the beach

Bringing the shells back to the condo to show mommy. Mommy stayed back with Kaylee while Kaylee napped.

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Thank heaven for little girls

Make-up dance class. Sophia is in pink with white tutu. She is three years old and starting to catch onto what is going on in class.

The glare from the window bugs me but there is not much I can do about it.

The girls were so excited to put on the fancy costumes for parents viewing class.

The school has these for the girls to play with and dance in periodically. Sophia's choice was this sparkly little outfit.

I think the girl are toys and the teachers wakes them up.

Then, they dance around in the dim light.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hemming the cover up

With summer here I am having a hard time keeping up with everything. I have managed to sneak in a quick sewing project here and there in between biking, starting to run (have never been a runner before but am determined to lose some weight), cleaning, swimming, playing with my kids, and trying to let them play with friends.

This was handed to me a week ago and I am just now getting around to tackling hemming the swimsuit cover-up. I love the dressmaker's form because you can get a true length as if you or in this case my mom were wearing the dress for the hem.

This is just another view of the cover-up on my dressform.  I should have this one completed by tomorrow with any luck.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Rainy day Hello Kitty Craft

Sophia made these little Hello Kitty fabric craft today. She loves making stuff like this.

I took a picture of the box so I can try to find something like this again. She loves it.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Random playing dancing and bike riding

Throwing a ball at dad


Twirling her baton

A little magic wave of the magic wand and....Abracadabra..........

.....and now she is ready for a bike ride. Note the skirt and sandals.
(note to self: I may need to coach her a bit on proper bike attire.)

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Parents viewing night at dance

Choosing instruments

Telling Miss Paula a secret.

Tap dancing

A little help with a step

Oops, snuck a peak at us

Heal slides

My Big girl can change her own shoes from tap to ballet.

Putting her tap shoes away.

Stretching to the left.

Stretching to the right.


Touch your toes pretty ballerina

Oops, sneaking a peak at mom and dad

Ha ha! Supposed to be stretching but she looks relaxed here.

A little ballet routine.

Forgot to use her arms for the steps in the routine.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tutu or hat you decide

I serged up a quick tutu the other day for the girls to play with.

I handed it to my darling little Kaylee and said to her "Try this on."

She decided that it was a "Hat" as she sweetly called it and put it on her head. (you just can't make this stuff up. Kids are so silly).

Sophia and I busted up laughing and then Sophia wanted to try on the tutu, "hat" too!

I guess these girls like when I make hats better then tutus.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Some of Sophia's latest

Here are some drawings and cut and paste projects Sophia has been working on lately. She is getting a little better at cutting so we will keep practicing.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Child sized adjustable Beach blanket cover up

It is swimsuit season and we are spending a lot of time at the pool. With swimming daily comes the need for lots of swimsuits and multiple cover-ups. So, although I haven't tried making any swimsuits yet, I have tried making a few beach cover-ups. This is my latest. It is fully adjustable and can be made flat to be used as a towel or beach blanket.

Here Sophia is trying it out for the first time at the pool.

Lay it out flat for a beach towel or

If you have a beach chair, you can tie it down so it won't blow away.  This is my own personal original design so please be respectful of the time and thought put into it and do not copy it.  I did not use a pattern at all.  I drew and designed it completely to be original.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

And by all means a girl can always use another tutu

The sparkling tutu I serged.

This weekend I had a few minutes to play in my sewing room at one point while my girls napped.

I had some sparkly iridescent scrap fabric that I had picked up awhile back that I hadn't done anything with yet so I figured, why not make something.

I decided it was just big enough to make a sparkly tutu for my girls. I gathered it with the ruffling foot on my serger and attached it to some elastic. Then, I added the satin blanket binding I had leftover from another project for a waistband casing and in minutes I had made a tutu.

When Kaylee saw it she grabbed it right away hoping it was hers. Then, about a second later Sophia woke up and wanted it. Since there was only enough fabric here for one, I guess my girls will have to fight for it because you know a girl can never have too many tutus.

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