Monday, October 27, 2008

The birthday party and the Pumpkin Man!

Lots of things going on for us this time of year!

Abby had her birthday party on Sunday, it was lots of fun!

This is the birthday shirt she designed, you'll probably see another pic soon for her official five year old birthday picture tomorrow:

Then, on to the fun! We had the party at the local pizza place with a big playroom for the wild monkeys to run around in, they all had so much fun. Their party room is so bright, there are no curtains, it was really hard to get any decent pictures. But the kids had a blast, that's all that matters! I should really find some pizza fabric and make them some curtains.

Opening presents:

The cake:

Blowing out the candles!

She got them all!

The little sister:

She was really happy so many of her little friends came to play. The kiddos were exhausted, it was perfect :)

Now, on to the pumpkin man. Dan has taken pumpkin carving to a new level! A couple years ago, he carved a very cool Dora face into a pumpkin for Abby (when she was going through her Dora obsession). He always does something pretty cool, but his pumpkin this year is just beautiful:

He is working on the girl's pumpkins tonight. I don't want to give away the surprise, but I will be sure to post when they are complete! The sad part is, my pumpkin rotted! I was so annoyed!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Pumpkin Patch!

Daddy didn't have to work on Friday, so we headed over to the pumpkin patch, a fun outing every year. It was warm this year, last year the girls were all bundled up, but this year it was sunny and very nice!

I think I want this one:


Abby found a good one!

Draya picking out one for her class at school:

Abby found a good one for her class at school!

The girls with our haul. :) I was shocked at prices, but we also got some squash to eat (although after having it for dinner last night, the girls were less than impressed), and a couple pumpkins to take to the preschool for fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just one more

I realized early this morning that the Supergirl knit I have been hoarding would be great for the fantasy theme for Necessitae! So I whipped this up this afternoon before getting down to more serious sewing.

I love the funky look to this shirt, so does Abby. She hopes it doesn't sell, but has been promised a new one if it does :). And I did a reverse coverstitch on the neckline, sleeves and hem to add to the funky look. I love how this turned out!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I am so honored to be guesting at Necessitae on October 15! The theme I was told was Fantasy, so I came up with some items to work within that!

A dragon hoodie, with a very cool dragon embroidered on the chest. The hood is lined with a Knights of the Roundtable Knit, which has knights and dragons and castles:

And what else? Some matching boxers:

This has been Abby's very favorite shirt, and I thought a custom of it was in order for this theme. It's a perfect princess from Farbnemix, on this fabulous purple sparkle cotton lycra. Can you get any more girly than that?

And this hoodie dress is Draya's, but I am offering a custom:

I adore that dark haired fairy and fairy kitty fabric. It's so vibrant and pretty!

So those are my creations for my guest stocking :) It all goes live on the 15th at 9pm eastern. I am just so honored to be asked, I love guesting!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sixth Picture Challenge!

Sarah took the sixth picture challenge, and I decided to play along! This is the sixth picture from the sixth file in my pictures folder:

We just got a new computer this summer, so it's very recent - Draya kissing her horsey, that Grandma Juli and Grandpa Ed made. :)

If you want to play, do your post and leave me a comment with the link! I would love to see :)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Looky Looky!

I am quite excited for my stocking at Hyena Cart on October 7!

Stacy of Nurturing Threads dyed up some brand new colorways to match my fabric, and then turned out better than I even imagined!

Fairy Petals with matching Pretty Posies fabric:

Pixie with matching Lollipop Trees:

I can't wait! I really can't wait to see what sort of custom shirts customers design with these fabrics to match the beautiful yarn!