Friday, February 19, 2010

Colette Madeleine Mini Bloomers

Last week while cruising blogland I came across Colette Patterns through the helpful Figgy's Studio and found the most darling pattern, The Madeleine Mini Bloomers. I knew I just had to make them but with all that is going on right now, could not justify making these for myself while I have so many other projects in the works. Light bulb moment, my nieces' birthdays are just around the corner and before I knew it, the pattern was printed out, put together and well on its way for assembly.

Just look at how cute they are... with Black Ribbon and the Other with Navy Ribbon...

...complete with a Gen Paire Soeur label.

All curved seams are french seamed, the waist and leg openings were finished with a cover lock machine. The pattern and instructions in itself were a dream to work with, wish all patterns were made like this! Also used fabric already had, one of my goals for this year is to work my way through my fabric collection. Still holding onto stuff from design school, its been a little over five years now, time to let go. Did purchase little camis from Old Navy to go with the mini bloomers, one in black and the other in navy, the color name is "Goodnight Nora", just thought that was too cute.

Which brings me to another little tidbit of information: Through the Colette Patterns blog came across this "Stash Bustin' " challenge. If your're interested please visit So Zo... for all the details. Working on more "from the stash" projects, Spring has been inspired with all the sunshine we have been getting here in the Northwest. Sorry Sis, not rubbing it in!
Happy Weekend!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Faded Sparkles & 7 Things Twin Style

Today I was cleaning out the shoe bins and found all of these lovelies. For those of you who don't know, I have three little girls and they all LOVE their sparkle shoes. What I love is that they wear them enough to have made them lose some of their sparkle.

Translation: Abundant amounts of imagination at our house

On another happy note...
...look at what the darling
Rebekah of Little Byrd bestowed upon us.
We are tickled pink to have been tagged
and here are our 7 random things;

1. Feel incomplete when not near MeLisa.
So pretty much always feel like that!
2. I'm a Movie Soundtrack Junkie! Current favs on Ipod Shuffle
are Penelope, Amelie, P.S. I Love You, Elizabethtown...
3. Went to Design School and would love to be able to
incorporate that knowlegde more into how I live.
4. I dislike that I'm allergic to so many things!
Makes me feel like I'm a boring person.
5. Love the colors Yellow and Gray.
6. Currently writing a book and dream of being published one day!
7. Recently broke my cell phone and I don't want another one.

1. I believe Monica to be the other half of my heart and soul.
2. Listen to mostly Jazz and Rock,
current fav to see perform is Uncle Plum
3. Dream of finding a job where I can
grow and pursue my interior design passions.
4. Dislike that I'm allergic to many things, too!
So together, that makes us one complete boring person. ha!
5. Love the colors Red and Yellow.
6. Currently living in and renovating a house built in 1850
7. Told that I bite my lip, and say "Really?!" and
"That's Fan-tas-tic!" a lot!

To keep the ball rolling we're passing along the award to:
Happy Monday!