Friday, August 26, 2011

bugs locker and desk at school

so sweet, here she is at her little locker/cubby







i cant wait until the end of the year to see how much they have both changed!













































look how proper she looks! too bad im sure it didnt last past this picture :)







first day of pre-k

this past monday was bugs first day of pre-k. as you can tell we had fun that morning. but seriously where did she learn all those poses and can someone please find her an agent!































Tuesday, August 23, 2011

bug and her bestie

here is a pic of bug and her best friend. she never gets to see her now that the girls have gone separate ways for school. hopefully we can plan some play dates soon!















just some pics

just some cute pics of the dudder from a while ago when we were at a friends for a play date. my friend joy took these with her cell phone! crazy good quality!











Sunday, August 7, 2011

the shirt skirt!

so after 2 days of trying and trying to make this work for a skirt for maggie i finally did it!! now i am hooked. it was not easy - at least for me - but once i got everything figured out on my sewing machine it was :)

first i found this idea here, her skirts are below:















after i tried and tried to figure it out by using her post and the tutorial on shirring from portabellowpixie.typepad.com - the technique that causes the gathering - it still didnt work. so i read through the comments from here and found one who had figured it out. so i went to her blog and asked her to email me. so we emailed back and forth a couple of times and i sent her a pic of my shotty work :) to ask her if she had any opinions.























she sent me this link.

so i tried again. i took the bobbin area of my sewing machine apart and finally figured it out!

basically these are the things i had wrong:

the needle was in backwards :)
the upper thread was upside down on the spool pin
the bobbin tension was not tight enough

once i figured out everything i made this!























i dont have a before and after of this because i was so caught up in trying to figure this out that once i got it i just started sewing! but this used to be a tank top of my moms. i cut the top part off just below the straps - most of the ones you see out there on blogs come from tshirts and all you do is cut it off below the sleeves. then start sewing. thats it!

I LOVE IT!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

belly laugh

bug making her brother belly laugh!

jumparoo

buddy LOVES his jumparoo!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

happy birthday to me

one of my favorite things about facebook :)