Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Time Goodies

Almost two weeks ago, me and Reese drove to attend a memorial service for my dear friend Ulli who passed away from cancer. She was such a great, Christian mom, wife and friend and I miss her so much. While we were there we met up with my sister-in-law, Denise. Well, needless to say, Aunt Denise loves to spoil Reese (maybe because Reese is the first girl of 5 grandkids on my husbands side of the family). We met for lunch and discovered the restaurant we were suppose to meet at was close....sigh. So, we decided to eat at the mall's food court and do a little shopping. Let's just say that Reese made out!!! The first stop was Build-A-Bear. This was Reese's first trip there and she LOVED it! She had a blast giving her new bunny a bath, but the best part was drying the bunny off. We spent quite a bit of time at that station. I wanted to share a couple pictures of Reese's new best sleeping pal.

Isn't her new bunny pal adorable!?!?!

A Cheese......

Some Hugs......

Ok, now I'm ready for some ME camera time!

As if that wasn't enough....we had to make a stop at Baby Gap (Aunt Denise LOVES to shop for Reese here). We found some cute rainbow items that were on great sale. And then...Aunt Denise found this adorable jean jacket and thought Reese just had to have it since she didn't have a jean jacket that fit her right now. I just love all the great embroidery details.....wish they sold one in my size! My favorite part is the super cute bumble bee! Makes me giddy!

Check out all the cute details!

My favorite....the cute bumble bee!

Thanks Aunt Denise!!

You're the BEST!!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring/Summer sewing

WOW...what a week this last week has been. We had my dad a surprise 60th birthday party this past Saturday. Friday evening we had a small family party to try to throw him off track. All the grandkids got swim and Reese LOVED it! She kept yelling Yee-Haw. Not sure why but she had a blast! I was busy, busy getting the party together with my sister. The party was a great time even though the birthday boy figured something was up the day before the party. We were all exhausted Saturday when the party was finally over.

Then, on Sunday morning this wonderful stomach virus that is going around decided to bite me. It has been a doozy of a bug might I add. I am starting to feel a little better but am still dragging and haven't really felt like eating much.

Anyway, I thought I would finally share a few things I have been sewing for Reese for the upcoming spring/summer. Please forgive the poor pictures. I am in desperate need of learning how to use my nice, new camera I got for Christmas. A cute hanger and better backdrop would help tremendously too. A model would be even better, but toddlers aren't very cooperative. Oh well!

Here they are:

I love the bright colors and love that my little one can finally wear some cute pig-tail bows!

The next two where made from scraps. I didn't have a lot of any of the fabrics but am glad I got two cute outfits for cheap! I think the brown and cream peasant top will look cute with some pink leggings!

This shirt from Gymboree was the inspiration for the 3 layered ruffle shirt.

I found this tutorial that Dana from Made wrote and knew I had to make Reese one. I also used her gathered pocket tutorial but modified it a tad. I bought a yellow shirt to wear with this skirt and it looks adorable on Reese.

I fell in love with these shoes the first time I saw them so I had to buy them for Reese for this summer. That is one reason there is a lot of yellow in her summer wardrobe.
I finished up Reese's Easter dress today. I decided to make a little big so she could get more wear out of it. It is so hard to so this for toddler sizes and I think it is a tad too big but nothing I do about that now. I still have to make the apron to match. I also bought these adorable pink shoes for Reese to wear with her Easter outfit. I bought a size up since everywhere I read said to. I was so excited to get them in the mail today and tried them on Reese, and they are HUGE. So disappointed! Guess I will have to wait a while for her to wear them and try to find something else for Easter. Better hurry since it will be here in less than 2 weeks!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Blog Header and a Big Thank you!!!

I have a beautiful new header thanks to my generous friend Amy. I wanted to thank her and to share the link to her Etsy store. She makes great invitations and thank you cards and is great to work with. She will revise a design until you are completely happy with it and is so patient during the process. The best part.....they are so reasonable! If you don't see exactly what you are looking for, contact her and she will do her best to design a custom invite. Here are some of the great things she has designed for me.

Thanks Amy!!! I really appreciate all you have done for me!
Check out her store and keep a look out for Reese!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Welcome to Blog World!

My very 1st blog post!!!!!
I have been trying to decide what to write about for my very 1st blog post. It is something I have been wanting to do for a long time. What better thing to write about for my 1st post then my favorite family of 3....well, 4 if you count the dog! Here is glimpse into my family.

Lee and Amber

I married my wonderful husband, Lee, three and half years ago in September. It was a beauitful sunny day and we had a beautiful, small and intimate wedding. Only about 30 people in attendance.

Reese Kennedy
Then, one of the best things in my life happened almost 2 years ago. My baby girl, Reese Kennedy, came into my life. It was love at first sight! Reese is a name I fell in love with a couple years before she was born. Kennedy is my great-grandmother's maiden name. She was such a great woman of faith! A perfect person to be named after!

Reese at 1 week old and 1 year old.

And last but not least, our sweet family dog, Jerzee. We got Jerzee a few months after we got married and she is a big part of our family. She is great with Reese, even though she runs and hides from her most of the time now that Reese is on the go continuously.

I know that this isn't the most exciting post but thought I would share my family first. I promise that the next one will be more exciting! Maybe even some peeks into what I have been working on for Reese for spring/summer. Well, I better end this very 1st post. It is quiet in the house and that usually means trouble!