Has it only been a month? Yep, we left home a month ago for a job near San Dimas California. Usually we stay in one place a little longer, but we go where we are sent.
Ten days in San Dimas (beautiful Puddingstone Lake), two weeks in Adelanto, back to San Dimas for two days, off to Oxnard for a week and after wearing out our welcome LOL, (previous reservations) forced us to find another home, so we moved to another RV Park a couple miles closer to Mr. SS's job. Sunday we will head off to parts unknown at this time.
Changing homes so often didn't keep me from my favorite pastime. As soon as we set up at a new park, my machine comes out from under my desk and I just continue where I left off.
Made this for Drew. I have had the fabric for sometime. It's from a line Suzanne at Strawberry Patches showcased on her blog some time ago and I just had to have some. Might have had something to do with it being blue and red...maybe.
Anyway, Drew liked it. Since I made it, she has found out she can't wear sleeveless to school, so I may make her something else after I finish a couple more dresses for her sisters.
The pattern is from Serendipity Studios and also comes from Strawberry Patches. I have used this line of patterns several times now and find them great for the pre-teen and teenagers in my family.
I am so glad my girls still like to wear dresses, but made this tunic length because Drew starts Jr. Hi. in the fall and they can't wear dresses to school. They have gym and don't wear gym clothes, so dresses are out...go figure.
Next s a pattern I have had for a very long time. I originally bought it to make pillowcase dresses out of vintage pillowcases. Never got around to that, but thought it would work great with some cute fabric I got when visiting The Coop in Temecula, Ca. while we were in the San Diego area earlier last spring.
It is a really simple pattern and goes together quickly. I got both dresses out of a yd. of the pink and a quarter yd. of each of the others. It's cute without it, but I liked adding the red ruffle.
It is just the cutest little print for my two cutest little ones.
I added the red band to the red and white pocket,
and used the red and white for the drawstring tie.
Anytime I can use 3 fabrics instead of one, I'm doing it.
This little Hawaiian print top is for my Kobi. It has a shorter curved front which I really liked. I found the fabric at a cute little quilt shop in San Dimas. Mr. SS went in with me (which normally, I discourage). But he spotted this fabric and thought it would be cute on our Hawaiian girl. Good eye, Papaw.
How do you like my choice of background? Its my floor and when I looked at this picture, I thought it looks like a quilt. Love the hexies, but wouldn't want to attempt all those inside corners.
It has really easy tucks down the front and I used stacked buttons.
The back used a technique for shirring that I had not tried before...really easy too.
Since I have nothing else to do, but sew, I used up all (and I do mean, all) the scraps left from the tote bag I made my cousin. You can see it here.
I had enough for one Girlie Girl Bag, One of my patchwork wristlets and an eyeglasses case.
The pieced and quilted eye glasses case is from a pattern, my friend Diane sent me. She had made it and used a ruffle instead of ric-rac. I liked hers so much, I did the ruffle too. I am sending this to my cousin to match her tote.
I made a potholder to match my trailer towel.
This is the other side. I think it is almost cuter on this side. It is a pinch style. The pattern is a free download from Pam Kitty Morning's blog. It's on her side bar.
I'm thinking about adding a Velcro hanger so I can put it next to the towel on my oven door.
Sooo...as soon as I hit post, I am off to make dresses for Camy and Lexi. We managed a quick trip to Strawberry Patches while we were home last weekend.
They picked the fabric. Good job girls. I am using the dress from the pattern I made Kobi's top from. It went together so fast, I think I can get these done almost as quickly.
God is Good!!
Life is Good!!