Wednesday, November 6, 2013

American Girl Store

Sophia requested to go to the AG store after school Monday as a reward for her two shots on goal at her soccer game..  I didn't know she wanted to get her doll's ears pierced but it made sense because Sophia had her ears pierced several weeks ago.

Kaylee took her doll to have a new hairstyle.  She chose a sweet little side braid which she is so excited about here.  

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Random sewing projects

I have been sewing everything in sight lately.
 Sophia insisted on having a tote bag made from the sparkle star fabric above.  The only problem with that was it is light sparkle organza which doesn't lend itself well to making tote bags like a nice cotton or duck cloth fabric.  So, I lined the tote bag and used the sparkle pink and purple organza as an overlay over a nice cotton fabric.  It was super easy to sew on my serger and I completed the whole project in about two hours.  I made a braided handle with the colors of the bag.  Sophia was really excited about her tote and used it to trick or treat in her Sofia the First costume I made for her below.

So I have a little cruise coming up next week that I will be dressing up and wearing a few formal cocktail dresses for in the evenings.  I needed some fancy wraps to go with the dresses I bought.  I have been searching for awhile for the perfect wrap but couldn't seem to find the right thing for each of my fancy cocktail dresses, so I went to the fabric store and decided to sew what I wanted. I serged this iridescent sequined fabric above to complement one of my cocktail dresses.
I also serged a more casual white scarf/wrap with iridescent thread to use with my less formal dresses. 
I made it plenty wide so it could be used as a scarf or a wrap.
The last item I serged was a ruffled scalloped edge scarf/wrap to cover up with as well. This picture does not do it justice, but in person, it is so fun and ruffled. What girl doesn't love ruffles?  I certainly do and my  little girls wanted to know which wraps they could have.  

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sophia learns to sew during ICD fall break

 While Kaylee was at preschool today Sophia and I spent some quality time together shopping, having lunch, and learning a new skill.  She asked if I would teach her how to sew when we stopped in the fabric store today.
 I told her she could pick out a fabric and I would teach her how to make a simple skirt.  She chose this whimsical spooky cat fabric.  She was SO excited.  The photo above is her wearing the spooky skirt she sewed this afternoon. She actually remembered how to thread the sewing machine.  I better watch out.  She is going to want to play with my serger next. I am so proud of her.
She chose a fun whimsical fabric for her sister too so as she stated, "Kaylee needs one too so she won't be jealous." 
  I quickly serged a little fun spooky skirt for Kaylee too.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Invasion of Giant Water Walker

This morning Sophia comes running into my bedroom while we were asleep dreaming of STL Cardinals winning World Series games.  Sophia whispers loud enough for me to hear, "Daddy, come quick there something scary in my fish tank!   Hurry, I think it already ate a fish.  Mom,  it is a big scary creature,,,,...called a "Giant Water Walker!"  It is trying to drink all the water in the tank."
    ( I made Sophia draw her scary Giant Water Walker. it had hair over its eyes with three feet in the front and three feet in the back and a large pink tongue.)

"Debbie, what is in the tank, you're commander of the fish tanks around here.  Did you buy a new creature?"  Questioned Scott.

"Absolutely not!" I exclaimed. "I have never heard of a Giant Water Walker.  What on earth is she talking about?  I guess I better go see what is invading her fish tank. Sophia show me the Giant Water Walker!"

"Mom," says Sophia, "Hurry before it eats another fish!"

I looked in the fish tank and what did I find?  Yes, a big black......

Tank Heater which shifted a bit.  I reattached it to the glass wall of the fish tank and reassured her that the legend of the Giant Water Walker was now over.  No need to be worried or scared and no fish were harmed in this crazy story. Mystery of the invasion of the Water Walker solved. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rombach's Pumpkin Patch Annual Visit

This past weekend we went on our annual pumpkin patch visit. We met my brother and let the girls play and check out the pumpkin patch.  
 "Kaylee, look at all the pumpkins!" exclaimed Sophia.
 "Let's wait our turn for the swings. Hold my hand."

Here little sister let me help you.

"Do you want to go up high?"

 Fun times sliding down the slide.

 Crawling through the giant tube.