Saturday, March 26, 2011

Birthday Club and an Easter Dress

Kyleigh spent Friday night with us so we started the morning by meeting Janice for breakfast. Then we ran errands: Party City, WalMart, Penneys and Toys R Us. We went to Toys R Us so that Kyleigh could get her birthday crown and Geoffrey balloon. They also announced her birthday over the loudspeaker so that everybody that wanted to could wish her happy birthday. She had several people come up to her and very shyly said thank you to each one. One of her favorite parts of going to Toys R Us or Babies R Us is to ride the vehicles at the front of the store, but she's only allowed to if she behaves while we're in the store. She did this time so she got her ride. That's a sticker on her arm (another thing she's "into"). Easter dresses were on sale at Penneys and Janice and I had picked out a few last week, but decided to let Kyleigh choose. This Penneys had a dressing room in the children's department so after she'd chosen three dresses, we let her try them on. Below is the dress she chose. I took the picture off Penneys website, but the background of the dress is white white.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Riding the Bike

Kyleigh has been fascinated by this bike ever since she was a year old and could climb on and sit on the cross piece. Every time she comes over, she tries to ride it and now she can, although she still can't sit on the seat and reach the pedals.
That's most of my stash in the background, although there are two more cabinets that aren't visible.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tinkerbell Dress, Part 2

We picked up Kyleigh at preschool and met Mommy for dinner at Norm's restaurant. Kyleigh saw the dress when she got into the car and insisted on taking it into the restaurant so that she could try it on. We made her wait until after she'd finished eating, but here it is on the real life model. The picture's a little blurry, because I took it with my cell phone and she might have moved a little. She does like the dress and it fits so now I can use up some more material in my stash and make another one.

I also took this picture at the restaurant while we were waiting for dinner.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tinkerbell Dress

A couple of weeks ago, Janice and I were at JoAnn's and I spotted an inexpensive pattern that I thought would make a cute dress for Kyleigh. We almost purchased princess material, but then saw this Tinkerbell fabric. Since Tinkerbell is one of her favorites right now, we bought this one instead.

I cut it out yesterday while Janice was using my sewing machine and stitched it up today in between power outages (we had five varying from 5 seconds to a couple of minutes within a couple of hours). I modified the dress slightly--the bow was supposed to tie in the front and there was supposed to be a border of ribbon across the top with buttons above. Instead, I left off the buttons and the top border and stitched the ribbon down on both the front and back and the bow ties in the back.

I took the picture to show Janice since we were meeting her for dinner at Pancho's. This is one of our favorite restaurants and they were doing a fundraiser for the school's basketball team. We met at 4:00 and the restaurant was extremely busy and there was only one waitress, but we got very good service, from I think, the manager. He brought us several bowls of chips and salsa and refilled our drinks before they were empty and was reasonably attentive. The kind of service you'd normally expect, but rarely get when they're that busy.

As far as stitching goes, I haven't done that much. Below is two weeks worth of stitching on Cat Lessons for People from Lizzie Kate. I did a lot of frogging on this one, but there are two mistakes that won't be frogged because I don't think anyone will notice them.

I changed most of the colors, because I'm not into browns/khakis. It's being stitched on 25-count Wedgewood Lugana.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Daughter is so talented

Kyleigh's birthday party is next Sunday and she's having a Tinkerbell party at a local park. Janice wanted a couple of games for the kids so she bought a ring toss game, but decided to make a bean bag toss game. Here is the (almost) finished product:

She painted it last week, but came over today to reinforce it and make the bean bags which are pink and purple.

Kyleigh's reaction when she first saw it was "That's cool, but that blue flower, it should be pink."