Look What WE Have!!

This, my dears is our newest little sweetheart–Merrick. He’s the happiest little soul that you’ve ever seen and OH, so much fun to snuggle and kiss.

 Do you just adore the matching ties for church?

He is the son of Dane & Kortney and the dearest little grand-baby imaginable.

So glad they are close by so they can share all this happiness with us.

Mother’s Day Surprise

My family is soooo cute! They each came and spent a part of Mother’s Day with me. And I was given the most AWESOME gifts this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Among them was a beautiful, HOT PINK Kitchen Aid mixer!! Yes, yes, I know–it’s gorgeous and get this…

It matches my toaster!!!

But here’s a tip. Look closely before you throw any boxes away–

or you might miss one of the best gifts of all.

 

Pretty Baby~

Before quilt market, April and I hit on a fantastic idea.

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Since she would have a booth at the Moda area, why not use that cute baby as a living mannequin–so to speak. We could dress her up in pretty little ruffly things made with the prettiest fabric on the planet. SUCH a good idea!

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I scoured the internet and found just the right patterns–four to be exact–for the entire event. That baby would have a new outfit from her mama’s fabric for all three days at the conference and one special dress to wear to the fancy-schmancy black and white formal dinner.

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The teensy tiny catch was that I only had 6 days to make the 4 outfits.

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The race was on!

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1~ The first thing was the easiest. I made the little pants to go with a sweet little red shirt. Sadly, because I made the top last, I don’t have a picture of it.

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2~ Next, was this little summer dress. It was autumn weather her in Utah, but it was warmer in Texas, so this outfit would still work.

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I was nervous that this one would be too wide for this tiny baby girl so I sewed a tie on the front…

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that cinched it up just enough, with a little bow in the back.

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Completed.

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3~ This sweet flowery top…

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with the double tiered, ruffly bloomers. So dang cute!!

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4~ And last of all, the “formal” dress for the Black and White dinner.

I finished the last stitch on the last top–the red one–about an hour before taking April and Jacob and the baby to the airport. Yeah, that’s pushing it, I know.

But it worked…

in the nick of time!

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Phew!

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Pink Swirly Turtle

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I made one of these cute little turtles for Miss Chompy when she was a baby.

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When a friend saw it, they said, “When I have a baby–I want one of those!”

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Now that day is here. She has her own sweet little one. So, naturally, she needs her own baby turtle too. I found the original pattern at Lion Brand Yarn‘s website. I added a double row of pink shell stitches around the edges…just for fun.

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Do you think she’ll like it?

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Mystic Mermaid Cocoon

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Have you EVER seen anything so adorable in your life?!!

I found this sweet little fishy baby on b.hooked crochet and I just keep staring and staring at it. The pattern is there for FREE too. And you know what I say…you can’t beat free.

If only I knew someone who was having a baby girl soon.

Oh, wait…

I do.

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