Whooo’s Cute

I made these cute little outfits for Reagan and Naomi (My best friend Margaret’s little girl).

Margaret and I both love owls so I am pretty sure she will like this. Plus I finally tried in the hoop applique and it is super easy and addicting. I big squishy heart love it.

Most of the skirt fabric was fat quarters the were gifted to me eons ago by Emily..that or I stole them from her, but I am pretty sure she gave them to me. I actually put real effort in to these skirts. I top stitched all the seams and everything. I self-drafted them based on a skirt we (as in Margaret and I) got in one of the first Sewingmamas swaps we did. Back when we entered as one person and Margaret did shared all the work.

Isn’t he cute? Did you see the adorable gnome tag? Love it!

I must confess I am very pleased with how these turned out. (although if you look really hard M, you will find sewing errors)

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Frustrated

I am angry. Very angry.

I don’t even know what I am I am most angry about…

That my best friend is having to endure something I wouldn’t wish on the meanest person in the whole wide world.

And I am not there with her

or that there is no one to be angry with

I know in my head that God can be glorified even in this darkness. That healing will happen and there is a silver lining…but I don’t see it right now and I would imagine that she doesn’t either. My heart aches for her.

I am human with all the short comings that involves, plus this isn’t even about me so I will leave this in God’s capable hands.

No details to protect her privacy but prayers are appreciated.

Happy Birthday my sweet girl!

I can’t believe Reagan has turned 1 already. The cruelest part of childhood is how fast it flies by. We are enjoying every minute of it.

I have been planning her party for months and since I had a very small budget I knew to be resourceful and creative. I should have titled this “How to have a great party on $100 bucks”

***Disclaimer*** These pictures are terrible. There was a storm rolling through casting shadows everywhere. Also, while I actually have a great camera I have not bother to learn how to “use” it. I just keep it on auto. So no spectacular photography here today folks.

I had envisioned this whole fete happening outside however after putting up the tent and hauling everything outside it became VERY apparent about 45 minutes before party time that we needed to haul everything in very quick like. It POURED.

Main Buffet table

The yummies. I left go of my controlling nature long enough to let Michael, his brother Mark and my mother in law help decorate the cupcakes and pixie pretzels. Perhaps they don’t look exactly as I had intended but we had a great time making them. I also discover that the pixie pretzels (pretzel rods dipped in candy melts) are the perfect PMS treat. Salty and sweet.

Drink table. I decorated the whole party around those polka dot straws. Seriously.

Crepe paper rosettes. These we so fun to make. I couldn’t bear to toss them so I pinned them up in the sewing room.

We had carrot cake and banana nut cupcakes. Homemade, of course.

I forgot to take a picture of the treat bags until after the party. At least there were a few left to take a picture of.

Our Birthday girl!

In hindsight I realize I should have made her a coordinating bib to cover her birthday dress.

Our first adventure with refined sugar.

We had so much fun at the party. We got to visit will lots of our favorite people and even open presents.

Whew…who is going to clean up this mess?