Sunday, August 22, 2010

Whew! I Made It.

Just by the hair of my chinny....whoops don't want to go there.
Back to school dresses and top were done, freshly pressed and hanging in the car as we pulled up for dinner at my son's house.
We were met by 3 screaming girls. Of course Papaw teased them and told them their clothes didn't get done...Ha!!  As if...they knew better.  Mamaw would not dare show up the night before the 1st day of school with out their new clothes.
I was planning on them putting them on after dinner and baths.  Then I would get my pictures and go home. But before I even sat down they had gone and changed.
Here they are.
Camy on the left, Drew in the middle an Lexi on the right.
Camy (Don' know why this one is so dark)
Notice she is holding the purse she got from me for Christmas
She says it matches.
This Peasant dress pattern was all one fabric, but I always like a little mix and match, so she picked out the little plaid for the accents. (I put the elastic casings on the outside instead of the inside)

I added a ruffle to the bottom with the coordinating fabric. It was just so plain without it. Girls just love to have something to twirl in.
Front detail. The sleeve bands and the little ruffle that stands up just
made this so cute.
Back detail. Gotta have a bow in the back for this girl.
Again, all three.

Of course the other three had to get in on the camera action too. Although I took over 30 pictures tonight, I'll be kind and only post a few more.
Jack, with his strongman ?? pose.

Brooke has to do everything big brother does. Her strongman(woman...girl??) pose
And then there is baby Emmy who at five 1/2 months, looks like she hasn't been getting enough to eat.
That's what mama's milk does for you. LOL
Oh, and you can't see them, but she is trying to show off two bottom teeth.
Okay, I promise....just a few more.

That's all folks. Gotta get to bed so I can get Mr. SS up at 4:00am and off to Long Beach in the morning.
I won't be going until Wednesday and will be staying until Saturday.  My friend Ellen's shop (Aunt Fanny's) will be having their fall open house on Saturday and I will be helping with that and helping with a painting technique demo. (Remember when I went to the class in Clovis to learn this)
Hoping to have a couple of Home Dec projects I finished to show you next, along with a couple of machine embroidery projects.


Susy DeLucca said...

Love the dresses Beverly, and the grand kids are beautiful. I'll be sure to stop in to Aunt Fanny's to say hello this weekend. Maybe we can talk Ellen into blogging.

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

I had no doubt that you would have the girl's all dolled up for school. I think they all grew too fast this summer. I love the added details you incorporate into your projects...such fun. I love seeing all the pictures. Whew...I hope you can get a little relaxing time.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

What beautiful children...and how wonderful that they will have memories of the beautiful dresses you created for them!

Dogmom Diva said...

Oh Beverly those are the most adorable children, what a blessing for you..and the dresses..those girls will always remember that you sewed for them..

Can you email me the info for the shop in Long Beach? Maybe I can talk the hubs into driving down there for a day trip this Saturday and I can come meet you..


My Vintage Studio said...

Beautiful children!

Your sewing projects turned out great!

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Linda said...

You have such adorable granchildren...and the school clothes came out so sweet! I remember when my Grandma made our back to school clothes...such wonderful memories:)

Jane said...

The girls are so lucky to have such a talented grandma! The dresses are beautiful and the girls all looked so happy wearing them. What a special treat to get a new dress made by grandma for the first day of school. I really enjoyed all of the photos.

sewingseeds4U said...

Adorable clothes. I remember when my girls were little...the thrill of choosing clothes for the first day of school. How lucky your granddaughters are to have you. Your family is adorable!

Farmchick said...

What great looking kids! They are lucky to have such a creative grandma.

Pink Daisys Blog Spot said...

Those dresses are beautiful! You need to sell those.. They are wonderful! What a Terrific Grandma you are.. :)

Suzanne said...

Special memories for those girls. They look darling on them. That last photo of Emmy with her palm up reminds me of Scott when he used to do that. Much be a Parks thing. Precious.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

The top and dresses turned out so cute, and your grandkids are so beautiful!!! Well, tell Jack that I said "handsome" for him :-) They are such adorable kids, and I know those girls loved their new clothes!
Have fun in Long Beach.

Sally said...

The dresses are just darling! The girls look so pretty in them. What fun to dress your special ones. Sweet, sweet grandma.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Beverly,
My goodness, the girls look so darn cute in their back to school dresses! I love how creative you were. I love to make dresses for my Grand-daughter too. The girls sure do look a lot alike, they are so pretty. Daddy better have his shot gun ready LOL..

Have a sweet day, Big hugs~Elizabeth