Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A new dress and some random cuteness

I made a new dress for Boo boo princess. She found a pattern she wanted at the craft store, but me not wanting to pay $12 for a pattern and then spend time cutting it out and all that I came up with my own pattern.

A friend suggested I make the bow interchangeable. So I used button holes to thread the ribbon through but it is not tacked down.

She of course picked the pink. I added the green. The original pattern had a ruffle at the bottom but I ran short on fabric so I made a contrast panel instead.
It's zippered in the back. I really like the way it turned out! It will be cute with a little long sleeve shirt for the winter.

And now, for some random cuteness.
My Nator crawled up into his toy "crock" and was reading with his sisters princess sunglasses (upside down of course).

Monday, July 20, 2009

Not My Kid Monday

So here's something a little new. I'll tell you all the things my kids "did not" do this week. Since they are hilarious little boogers this ought to be fun!

1. Boo boo Princess did not use the gospel to try and win a fight with me....again!

2. My Nator did not pee pee in the potty three times this week!

3. Moosekat did not finish 1st grade this week!

4. Moosekat did not win tickets to a baseball game for the 3rd time this summer.

5. My Nator does not call his sister "Shishy", it is not completely adorable!

Head over to Mckmama's to check out what everyone else's kids are "Not" doing

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quote of the day

"God died on the cross for people who are angry, and you were being angry at me!"

- Boo boo princess
(said to mommy after I gave up fighting with her)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hello fashion world!!!

Today I start an apprenticeship with a 30+ year veteran seamstress who used to manage the tailoring department at Saks! Two afternoons a week I'll get to go to her shop and learn under her while I help organize her shop and finish projects.

I have to give you the background on how I was blessed with this position. For a couple months I have been contemplating doing something with my sewing hobby. I know I need more instruction on how to perfect the art and I feel like this could be a career goal; something I could work towards now while I'm raising my children.

After finding out that two years of fashion school would cost more than some masters programs I slowly drifted away from that option. My mom was encouraging me to contact our seamstress and see if she might be interested in teaching me in exchange for some help. I put the idea off for a while thinking surely she wouldn't want me hanging around pestering her.

Well Monday I finally got up the nerve to call her. She enthusiastically asked if I could come over and talk about it. That afternoon I headed right over and set it all up. Turns out she had asked God just that morning to send her some help. I'd already been petitioning God for direction in sewing as a career for me.

So in just a couple hours I'll head out to my new hobby turned job. Stay tuned, I look forward to sharing about all I learn!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Howdy Ya'll!

It came to my attention late yesterday that all the sudden my blog readership was up! Way up! Normal for me is about 10 a day. I couldn't figure out what was going on until I checked out My Charming Kids and realized the Texans represented big in the roll call and Mckmama quoted my silliness in her post.

So, I wanted to say hey to everyone who so kindly came over to check out my blog and give you a little info (and maybe convince you to become a regular.)

I am a stay at home mom to three beautiful kids (usually included in most posts). I homeschool my oldest. I adore my husband and I absolutely LOVE to sew! I am a Christian and will from time to time post about some topic or cause weighing on my mind. I am a diehard Texan.

What you'll find here:

  • Typically you'll find lots of pictures and posts about my kids (an easy way for grandparents and family to keep up with us).
  • I am trying to build my sewing abilities and business so occasionally you'll find giveaways for things I've made.
So, thank you for stopping by and feel free to stick around!

- Shara

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Princess birthday spoiling

Happy Birthday my sweet princessGod put this in the sky for your birthday yesterday (following the glorious rain)
You had 4 candles on your cupcake to represent the four years of your bright and cheerful life
You got the special cup at Chuck E Cheese
You wore your tiara with pride and spent all the tokens yourself
We had so much fun celebrating with you! We love you so much beautiful girl!

- Mom and Dad

Monday, July 6, 2009

Not Me Monday

1. My baby girl is not 4 today...

2. I did not sorta kinda promise her a real bunny without realizing it and then hope she would forget only to have her tell me last night before bed that she just knows I got her a bunny for her birthday. And then today when asking if grandma got her a present she wanted to know if grandma got it at the pet store...

3. I did not go to the store with the intention of getting one specific thing and then return home without that item. (no it wasn't a bunny, really)

4. I am not beginning to recognize the drive through tellers at Bill Miller. I do not go there at least once a day for a sweet tea refill.

Well I hope you've enjoyed yourself at my expense. Just remember I have not done these things...

Friday, July 3, 2009

I'm a little slow...

So I have plenty of things to blog about I just can't wrap my mind around one single idea enough to get a whole post out. So here are some random pictures and notes to play catch up.

Moosekat was Baptized (see here's the proof)

I made this dress

And this one

And we saw this guy. He hog tied Moosekat

So there you have it, some randomness from the last month.