Thursday, January 31, 2013

Hearts Aflutter

Last Valentine's Day, my husband and I celebrated our first married Valentine's Day having a romantic dinner at the hospital, so sweetly provided by March of Dimes! The next day, we found out that our Reagan was going to be coming home soon from the NICU.

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This year, our little girl is such a big girl....so she needed a proper Valentines's Dress!

I had such a hard time picking out a kind of dress to make her. Truth be told, Reagan is more of a tomboy (already) than she is into bows and ruffles. That's okay for now, because she has to wear what I put her in. But, I know someday she'll won't want anything to do with dresses....which means, momma has to take advantage now! I choose the Audrey Dress pattern by Violette Field Threadss. I love their patterns. They are feminine and fun. This would particularly appealed to me because I could see so much potential for personalization. And, I know it's one I'll keep coming back to her for her.

I found the pretties fabric from Creative Sewing! It's a Robert Kaufman print called Be Mine. It was perfect...as soon as I saw it, I knew that was the right fabric for Reagan's Valentine's Dress. It's playful and obvious, so I knew it wouldn't need a whole lot of embellishments (not a good idea right now because she tries to pick them off her clothing and eat them--- good times). I made a size 12 month, and it fits her beautifully.
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As far as the pattern goes, the directions were pretty easy to follow (although I thought the pictures that went with it were not that clear). It took no time at all to make...about a half an hour. I thought about really changing it up but I stuck to the pattern. I kept it pretty standard, although, I did put the casing for the sleeve elastic on the outside, just to give it a bit more texture. Truthfully, I think that the fabric speaks for itself. I did make the little heart pin for her... based off of one I saw on Pinterest.

What do yall think? Pretty cute!!
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I also made her a coordinating bib! :)
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Of course, at this stage, getting her to cooperate for pictures is not an easy task. There are so many other interesting things to do and see...
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I'm linking up with Project Run And Play! This week, the theme is...you guessed it, Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Reagan's Big Week

Warning: This blog post is entirely devoted to my little peanut! :) Prepare for picture overload! Reagan had a HUGE week this past week! She's growing so fast - I just can't believe how much changes from day to day!
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She ate her first peanut butter and jelly sandwich - the whole half sandwich that we made for her. :) As in, grabbed it with both fists and kept shoveling it into her mouth. Definitely NOT the best picture of her eyes---I kind of caught her mid blink! Oh well!!!
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Daddy set up her tricycle thingy that his parents got Reagan for her first birthday. She was quite happy to ride it in the house.... we had hoped to get to the park, but that didn't quite happen this weekend. Needless to say, she loved riding in it.
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We took her for a walk in it last night, and was thrilled. She "talked" the entire time. Please excuse the trash bag in the background! I promise we took it out!!
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Reagan is definitely a daddy's girl!!! :)

She keeps crawling into the dog's crate, and now, Shelby gets in it with her, too. They're hysterical together.
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Oh, and she's now standing up with help... sort of! She's really pulling up on the furniture... and loves it.
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I feel that day to day, she has so many changes... it's fun to wake up and see what she is going to conquer today! I hate missing our days together when I'm at work but I'm so very thankful for our sweet nanny who sends me pictures throughout the day! What a blessing to have someone caring for her that is compassionate, caring, and loves her!

Reagan is such a happy girl!! :) Obviously, we adore her!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sigma Quilt for Kathryn

Hey yall!! I have an amazing project to share with yall today! Right around Thanksgiving, a sorority sister of mine from college contacted me to see if I could make her a tshirt quilt. Of course, I said yes, but I told her I couldn't commit to finishing it before Christmas. Well, after all the craziness of January, I finally finished it! :)

Kathryn and I graduated together from Presbyterian College and we both were initiated into our sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma at the same time. It was such a special thing to make this for her. As I made it, it definitely made me reminisce about our time together as collegiate sorority girls. So many of the shirts brought back wonderful memories! Kathryn had some different shirts than I do, so that was also amazing! I loved how different shirts made me think of different sisters in the chapter...

Okay, enough chatter! Here's her tshirt quilt.
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It measures 60 inches by 75 inches.

I used Michael Miller Dumb Dot in Purple for the sashing around the tshirts.
I used Amy Butler's Love paisley in flannel for the backing.
I used Moda Good Morning! Ticking Stripe in purple for the binding

Kathryn wanted a flannel back, which made this quilt super cozy. We had actually picked out different fabrics, but I couldn't find enough of them to make it work, so I picked out these instead. I think it looks absolutely wonderful.
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True to form, the tshirts wiggled like crazy, even though I used fusible interfacing on every single bit of tshirt that I used. Some of the squares are just a bit off from each other, as I was trying to make sure I got as much of the designs as possible.
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I quilted it using large, loose lines, about 2 to 3 inches apart. I tried to keep that as fun and loose as possible...  I really wanted the quilt to be fun, carefree, and happy go lucky.

Here's the back! I used the front of the tshirts to make the lines across the back!
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I'm really hoping to get this to Kathryn at our Tri Sigma South Carolina State Day in February! Oh, and just for fun, I dug up a picture of some of the girls in our class in Sigma from college! This was taken our senior year during recruitment (if ya can't tell---I'm the one in the front row, second from the right)!

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Can you tell that I'm really happy to have made this for Kathryn? :) 
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Bee Blocks and Small Projects

Hey yall!! Thanks so much to my trio of ladies who contributed to to the linky party earlier in the week! I loved yalls tips! :) Too fun! I hope yall all enjoyed a peek into my favorite store! :)

Last weekend, I accomplished quite a bit of sewing! :) Want to see? Okay!
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I made three little bibs for Reagan... I backed them with a soft pink terry cloth that I purchased from, yup, Creative Sewing! They were so fun to make, and I'll probably be making more over the next few weeks. It's hard to find bibs that fit her.... but more on that later! 

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I made a cute pillow for our nanny! Her birthday is in a little over a week, and I wanted to get that  checked off of my list. I'll probably make her a small drawstring bag, too, but I wanted to have plenty of time on a pillow for her. This is the front of the pillow, and the back is below. 
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I made this Granny Panty block for >>>>> in my Creative Quilt Blocks bee. She requested red and aqua blocks, so I hope that she likes it! Most of the other ladies in our bee went more with the aqua, so I hope that this fits in okay. 
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And, I made a new ironing board cover. I'm ashamed to say that our old one had holes in it, and was so worn through, that the frame of the ironing board was showing through. I did this entirely from my stash, and even though it took a while, I'm really pleased with it. It's the same fabric that I used to recover the bumpers in Reagan's crib, but hey, it works! It's a little bit heavier cotton fabric that I got at Joanns. I think it's actually an apparel cotton but it works great for this. 

For those of you that noticed, I did get a bookcase in my sewing space. That was the other bit of "work" that happened. Hubby and I did some sorting and rearranging while Reagan napped this weekend, and it meant that I got to move the bookcase. It felt good to really have more space to put all my fabric stuff! It's amazing the difference it makes, and how much it actually balances the space. 

I also spent a great deal of time working on a quilt that I'm making for one of my sorority sisters from college. I'm making her tshirt quilt with some of her old sorority shirts. I finished piecing the top, and prepping the binding, and the backing is almost all the way ready. I have all the batting and thread, so I'm almost ready to baste it together! so, this is just a teaser for yall to see!

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I am so pleased with how it's shaping up, and I can't wait to have it finished up for her! Plus, I'm really going to have to make one for me... I LOVE it. 

This weekend, I have a few things to work on, mostly things that are in my W.I.P. basket--a kitchen aid mixer cover, the tshirt quilt, and two bee blocks. I also have a dress, pants, and top for Reagan to finish up, and two skirts of mine to fix the waistband on. 

What are yall going to be working on this weekend? Take care!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Local Quilt Shop Hop: Creative Sewing

local quilt shop banner Hey yall! Bet ya didn't know that today is being celebrating by quilty and sewist bloggers across the world as Local Quilt Shop Day! I wanted to throw my hat in the ring and talk about MY local shop: Creative Sewing Machine Center!

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First of all, Creative Sewing Machine Center has been around Columbia, S.C. for quite some time. They are one of the largest providers of Babylock sewing machines in the Southeast. But, they also sell Bernina, Viking,.... and they service the machines. I've had a few moments over the last year when I've needed a hand, and they always took care of my Lizzie!

Meet Peg! She's the owner, and is just the sweetest lady! 
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The store is always bustling with some of the nicest staff you'll ever meet. I always feel as though I'm walking in to my second home... I'm greeted with "Hey, Rachel!!", "How's that darling baby girl of yours" and other personal comments! They remember me! They remember everyone! 

At Creative Sewing, you'll find fabric, all the supplies you could need for quilting and sewing projects, patterns, books, machines, parts, and support! They have monthly and quarterly clubs, classes, and so much more. The second Monday of every month is 20% off all yard cuts of fabric (it's the best day to go)! 
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Creative Sewing has a Facebook page and a new Flickr group! They are also online but I'd recommend going on to their Facebook page... better yet, if you're in the Carolinas, Go VISIT!

Tell them I sent ya, and buy some fabric!
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Happy Local Quilt Shop Hop Day! :)
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My sweet friend, Vanessa (who actually just got a job at Creative Sewing) lent me these great pictures!! Be sure to check out her blog, too!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tips and Tricks Guest Host

Sew at Home Mummy
Good morning yall!! This week, I'm hosting for my friend, Erin at Sew At Home Mummy with her weekly linky party! I'm so excited to welcome yall to Sew Happily Ever After! I'm a teacher turned working professional, mommy to beautiful Reagan, and sewing/quilting addict!

Here are my lovely little helpers!
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My mom made the beautiful Dr. Seuss quilt for Reagan's 1st birthday, and it's already a well loved quilt! 
Today, I wanted to talk to you about what it means to being an organized quilter and/or sewist, especially in a digital era. How many of you use digital patterns or ideas from Flickr or Pinterest? Okay, now that we've all raised our hands....  How do you keep track of it all? Especially once you've printed out your patterns?

I personally keep my digital files and pdf pattern pieces organized in two specific places. The first place is on my computer. I have a folder called "Sewing Stuff" (original title, I know). In it, I have mini folders that are labeled, and everything (for the most part) goes into a folder.
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It's a little small but you can see that there are folders divided into Aprons & Kitchen, Bags, Children's Patterns, Home Sewing, Quilting Stuff, Women's Sewing.

Once I've printed out sewing and quilting patterns, it's hard to know what to do with all the paper pieces. For a while, I had all these random pattern pieces shoved into a drawer. Obviously, that was NOT an effective way of organizing my patterns. Being the good little teacher that I am, I made myself a binder. I prettied it up, but the important part is, that I have dividers that match the dividers on my computer. Wanna see? Okay, you got it!
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First thing in my notebook is a pad of paper (already hole punched) so I can write down ideas, thoughts, and notes. Then, I have my trusty Kona color card! Gotta have that handy! I love that it comes already hole punched. Makes it easy peasy!
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This is what my dividers look like. I didn't have any clear full page ones, so I just used the colorful half page insert ones. It works for now. :) It kind of makes the colors look a little weird, but my label sheets are green and pink. 
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For some of my pdf patterns, I've printed out all of them. So, I went ahead and hole punched the directions and put those in first. Then, I put a page protector right behind the directions. In the page protector, I'm storing the pieces for the patterns. It keeps them all together.
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So, my tip is to keep all your paper and PDF / digital sewing and quilting items organized. It'll make them much easier to use on a regular basis! And it doesn't take too long to put together! :)

What's your tip, trick or tutorial this week? I can't wait to see what yall have put together!

Please show each other some love! head on out and visit a few others who have posted tips and tricks, and leave them some love!




Friday, January 18, 2013

Liebster Award

Yall, my sweet friend, Erin at Sew At Home Mummy, nominated me for a blogging award! It goes out to little blogs - blogs with less than 200 followers!! Thanks, Erin!! You're too sweet!!! I'm honored!
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So, this is how it works. If I choose to receive the award (which I have!!!), I have to answer 11 questions that Erin gave me, as well as tell yall 11 things about myself. Then, I get to nominate 11 of my favorite little blogs, and ask them 11 questions! It's a great way to introduce people to small blogs and to get to know one another! Cool, right?

To participate, here's what has to happen:
1. Thank and link back to the one who nominated you (me)
2. Answer 11 questions asked to you by me
3. Tell us 11 things about yourself
4 .Nominate 11 fellow blogs that have less than 200 followers
5. Ask them 11 questions

Let's get started! Here are Erin's questions for me!

1. What's your favorite movie?
That's a tough question but I absolutely love The Family Stone and White Christmas!
2. Tell me something about the town you grew up in. 
Which one? Haha. To be fair, my childhood was spent in over eight cities, in six states, and three countries. I would say that my "town" is every Navy base. It's where I feel a sense of homecoming, when I see servicemen and women walking around, with gray surface ships and black submarines, and military language.
3. Where do you think you got your "quiltly" or "crafty" gene.
Probably from my mom. She always wanted to quilt, and finally picked it up this year. Growing up, though, she made clothes for my brother and I. The itch didn't hit me until I got pregnant, and now it's such a huge part of who I am.
4. If you had to pick a movie star who's most similar to you (in any way), who would it be (and post a picture, please!). 
I'd really like to think Reese Witherspoon. I adore her. She's so cute, and I have a lot of respect for her. She's smart, independent, compassionate--and you can tell that she cares immensely about her children.

reese 5. What is your most favorite quilt block you've ever made?
Hmmm...that's a tough question. I'm really proud of a block I made for my Creative Quilt Blocks Bee. I used miniature half square triangles in the middle of my flying geese. I think it looks really cool!
zusjeb block for creative quilt blocks bee 6. Do you have a name for your sewing machine?
Yup. It's Lizzie. My machine is a Babylock A Line Series Elizabeth model, and since Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books (and movies), I took Elizabeth Bennet's nickname for my machine. I'm hoping to make a cover for her at some point (she came with a hard plastic one but I'd like a pretty one!)
7. How many sewing machines do you own (and what brands are they?) (and if you have a picture of "betty" or "violet", please post!)
It's just me and Lizzie, for now! I'd love to have a serger though.
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Haha! I share my sewing space with the dog. It's technically an enclosed patio room in our townhouse, and it just barely fits the dog crate and all my sewing stuff. In fact, I actually use the top of the dog's crate as a workspace.
9. What does your significant other think about your crafty ways?
For the most part, he's pretty supportive. I think that sometimes, he gets a little freaked out by all the fabric and how into it I can get. But, he loves that I have something that I'm passionate about!
10. Have you ever participated in an online/virtual bee? Which one (s)?
Yup! I'm kind of addicted ! I'm currently in five: Creative Quilt Blocks, Color Bee Shocked, Simply Modern Bee, and Simply Solids Bee Viridian Group, and the Imagine Circle for do.Good Stitches.
11. If you had to pick one word to describe you, what would it be?
Hmmm...that's a really tough question for an English major. I think I'd probably pick "girl next door". That's one word, right?! :)


Alright, now it's time for me to share 11 things with yall. Here goes!

1.I love having a paper organizer. Currently, I have an Erin Condren Life Planner, and I'm obsessed. In fact, that was hubby's big gift for me for Christmas (and I got a custom design!). I've used Erin Condren the last two years, and before that I used a Whomi planner for over four years.  There is just something so satisfying about having it all written down in one place...plus, you can use cute colored pens!
2. I don't really think of myself as particularly creative, but I'm often reminded by others that I am. I really love colors, in any shape or form, and I guess I'm gaining confidence in how to play with them. 
3. I Love Lucy. Yup. I'm love it. It's one of my favorite tv shows. Modern comedy shows just aren't all that funny to me, but good ol' slapstick Lucille Ball humor, get's me every time! Doesn't seem to matter how many times I see Lucy stuffing chocolates down her shirt, makes me laugh. 
4.Secretly (well, not any more), I'd love to be a country girl. But I just can't quite give up suburbia. Plus, there's that whole, out there in the middle of no where thing. I just need Starbucks and traffic lights to feel connected. Meanwhile, I pretend by wearing cowboy boots as frequently as possible. 
5.Speaking of Starbucks, I have a full fledged coffee addiction. We have two coffee pots in our kitchen, and we just BOTH on a daily basis. Hubby and I drink a whole pot of coffee every morning, more at work, and then use our Keurig in the evening (thanks to my sweet brother who gave it to us for Christmas). 
6. Sewing and quilting make me happy. It took me a long time to really find a hobby that I love, and I did. 
7. My husband and daughter are my whole heart. Yall probably already knew that, but I thought I'd share it. 
8. I knew motherhood would change me, but I had no clue how much. I'm so thankful for it, and who I am becoming because of being Reagan's mommy. 
9. I love Disney. In fact, I'm already saving up to take Reagan to Disney World. I've got it all planned out already. I can't wait to share in her first experience at Disney World, of seeing the castle, the princesses, the characters, the parades, and all the fun rides. I know it's going to be such a special experience!
10. For the longest time when I was in middle and high school, I really wanted to work for the State Department, overseas in an embassy. That obviously didn't happen, and I can't say that I'm sad that I missed it. I love being a teacher and working with children! Obviously, God had a different career path in mind for me. 
11. I love musicals! Some of my favorites are Singing in the Rain, In the Good Old Summertime, White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Easter Parade, .... I could go on!

So, my turn to pass along the honors! I'm awarding these wonderful 11 bloggers:

1. Caila-Made - I LOVE her sewing style! She dresses her cute cute daughter in beautiful dresses and fun colors, and it always inspires me in sewing for Reagan.
2. Kelsey Sews - I first came across Kelsey from another blogger, and last fall, I joined in on her 100 Day Hustle and had a blast! It's been so great getting to know her, and I think she is a fabulous quilter!!!
3. Clemson Girl - okay, so I'm cheating a little bit on this one, as she has just over 200 followers but I had to put her on my list! She's great, and I love her giveaways! I've actually won a giveaway from her (the most adorable Clemson leg warmers for Reagan) but I LOVE how she keeps all us Clemson girls in orange and purple fashion, up to date with the sports, etc!
4. Elvy Crafts: Handmade Lovelies - She's a recent find, but I love her site!! Linh is doing Erin's Simply Solids Bee, and does some gorgeous long arm quilting! I'm enjoying see her fresh take on blocks and quilting.
5. Sam ipsa Loquitur - Not a crafty blogger but a fashion blogger! Her sense of style is similar to my own, so I'm especially enjoying her 30 in 30 series right now. She's also a law student, and  super duper smart.
6. A Bright Corner - I "met" Andy just recently because we are both members of the imagine do.Good stitches bee. She's an amazing quilter, and has beautiful bright quilt designs!
7. Quilter in the Closet -  I met Jen the same way and she's also a 'newbie' in the quilting scene! She's very talented and I love seeing her creations. She's not afraid to try anything!!
8. Sew Festive Handmade - Rebecca is another young quilter/sewist and is also a coffee girl! We even have the exact same letter R mug from Anthropologie! Go check her out!
9. The Misadventures of Yours Truly - this blog is by one of my real life besties! Emily has an amazing sense of humor and a love of God, and she's just plain ol' fabulous!
10. Over-Caffeinated and Optimistic - a middle school teacher, Amy is also one of my real life besties! She blogs about teaching, healthy, natural eating, and anything that comes her way! you'll love reading her down to earth loveliness!!
11. The ditch Schilder - is a sweet blog written by Lotje, who's in the Netherlands! She and I are actually in a quilting bee together, and she makes gorgeous blocks!! She's also an incredibly talented painter! Don't forget to translate her blog though! :)

Okay, so hope yall are having fun seeing where this goes!!! ! :) Have a great day yalL!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Emerald Mosaic

Hey yall!! My sweet South Carolina friend, Rachel at Stitched in Color (yup, she's awesome - we have the same name) is having a competition celebrating the Pantone Color of the Year. This year, the color is Emerald, which is my favorite shade of green.

I'm not a big green girl but I'm really into Emerald green! It's gorgeous.
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Anyways, Rachel at Stitched in Color hosted a Mosaic fabric competition, along with the Fat Quarter Shop (one of my favorite online fabric stores). The challenge was to put together nine fabrics celebrating the color emerald. Over 100 mosaics were entered, and mine made it into the top ten! So exciting!!

I'm completely honored to have made it that far! But, if you have a minute, I'd love for you to go vote for my collection!!! You can vote once per computer...so ya know, if you have more than one computer, you can vote more than once... ;)

Here's my collection, and it's under mrsrachelsbooth.
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The fabrics I used are:
 1. Happy Tones Grass Kiss Dot  2. Andalucia II Turquoise Moorish Tile by Patty Young 3. Michael Miller Spearmint Cotton Couture 4. Rhapsodia Maya Temple Files 5.  Oval Elements Emerald Coast 6.  Ikebana Green Diamond Dots 7. Pure Elements Emerald Solid 8.  All Hands on Deck Green by Jack and Lulu  9. Seven Wonders Garden Setter by Parson Gray

Go here to vote!! 

While you're there, check out Rachel's great blog! I love seeing her quilting and sewing projects! She's so talented!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy 2013!

Wow!! Yall!! What a year this year has been!!

Thought I'd do a quick recap of something from every month to round out the end of the year! Hope you enjoy a peek into our 2012.

January - Reagan Sophia joined our family on January 8th at 2 lbs 4 oz. Even thought she was born at 29 weeks, we were blessed with a beautiful, healthy baby girl!

February - On Presidents Day, our Reagan came home from the hospital, and we learned how to be "full time" parents of a 6 week old baby!

March - We celebrated our 1st anniversary! So blessed to share my life with this man!

April - We celebrated Edmund's 28 birthday and packed out of our Lancaster apartment.

May - Celebrated my first mothers day and moved into our townhouse in Lexington, South Carolina.

June -  Reagan, Mom and I made the trip up to Delaware to see my kinders graduate and visit with my old teaching friends!

July - Reagan met some of our longtime family friends when they came to stay with my parents for a week over the 4th of July!

August - I missed the heading back to school rush but we enjoyed Reagan's beautiful baptism.

September - Took Reagan to her first football game at USNA in Annapolis, Maryland.

October - I turned 27!

November - Reagan began crawling and has not stopped moving.

December - Made the move to becoming a working mom when I joined The Price Group in Columbia. We celebrated Reagan's first Christmas in style, by having three family celebrations and lighting the Advent Wreath at our church on Christmas Eve.

Here's to 2013!!

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Just a little rainbow to start off your Monday morning!! My Simply Solids Swap ladies have been sending fabric left and right and we are about halfway there!!! :) I'll update the tracker later today but in the meantime, enjoy this beautiful array of colors. Happy Monday!
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Also, here are my shades of purple! I picked two lighter shades since there have been lots of darker ones. 

My Kona Purples for the Simply Solids Swap
Take care yall! :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Birthday Dress

Hey yall! With my new job, I'm finding that I have less time to sew (obviously) but I'm still getting things done, thanks to a sweet husband and some weekend time. I try to find some time a couple nights a week to sew as well as a little bit on the weekend. The nice thing is that I'm prioritizing my sewing more, which is probably a good thing.

Last Friday night, I sewed up this cute cute dress for Reagan to wear for her birthday photos. I LOVE how it turned out!!
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I used an Oliver + S pattern that I bought on sale at my local quilt shop for $5 a few months ago! It's the Family Reunion Dress, which I think it's just plain ol' sweet.
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Oliver + S describes the dress as this:
What are you wearing to the reunion? This charming, classic dress pattern features pintucked pleats at the front and back, a choice of button tab or ruffle embellishment at the front, and a sweet neckline. Gently gathered short sleeves, our signature hem facing with topstitched detail, and buttons up the back complete the look. The dress can also be shortened into a blouse.

I made a 12 to 18 month size, and it was definitely too big for Reagan. In her birthday photos, we had the back of her dress pinned together with a a hair bow (because I didn't have her try it on before we went). As with all Oliver + S patterns, it was super easy to put together. The directions were really easy to follow and clear, rand it didn't take me too long. I had everything cut out on Thursday night, and literally sewed this up in about two hours. I did change the back of the dress. The pattern called for the dress to have buttons down the back, and I decided to put in a zipper instead. With Reagan, zippers are super easy and getting her to hold still to button her up is next to impossible.

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I LOVE how this dress turned out. It's amazingly beautiful, and I'm really proud of it. I didn't get the pintucks completely even, but you can't really tell. I think that the fabric is adorable. It's from the Kate Spain line, "Central Park" by Moda. I picked it up last week at Creative Sewing Machine Center
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What do yall think? Not too shabby!! I love that she'll be able to wear the dress this spring and summer, and I'm probably going to make a few more. It's so much fun to make clothes for a little girl.

Of course, it photographed well for her birthday photos. Overall, I'd call it a success. When I finished it and showed it to my husband, I told him that I was starting to feel like a real seamstress. I made a dress in an evening, and it looked like it came from a baby boutique. :)
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How's everybody doing? Hope yall are enjoying the start of the new year!
I'm linking up to Andrea at The Train to Crazy and with Justine at Sew Country Chick

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