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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Is A Coming!!

 Things have been really busy around here. We had Thanksgiving here at our house on Wednesday evening. It was just our kids, our grands, and a few extra guests. Everything was wonderful!

 Then on Thanksgiving Day, we started decorating the house. That went well, and we finished our tree on Friday.

  I've been vigorously sewing ever since. However, I had already finished Shelby's Christmas dress the week before because I wanted to get it done in case something didn't go right, and I had to remake it. Oh yes, those things happen! She will wear it in her Christmas musical on Dec. 17th.
    I used the Martha Pullen aline pattern, and the candy applique is from Embroidery Boutique.  
  It is the hard candy applique, and it worked out great with the chevron fabric.
  I had to make the doll a similar dress, and my daughter will make those pictures later on. She had to find the doll some red polka dot shoes also. 
   To get this pose, her mommy told her if she didn't smile really good, that she couldn't go to the movie the next day, she wouldn't get anything for Christmas, and she would never get to eat again. LOL Well, I guess it worked!
 I only have one of Cayden and Shelby together, but there will be more. 
 Of course, I have to add one of the boy! I just can't believe how grown up he is these days.
  Time is flying by! I'm trying to soak up every minute with these two that I can. I'm hoping we'll have some good news soon so I can show pics of our soon to be adopted foster grandchild. He is so handsome! 
 Please come back to visit!
 

8 comments:

Debbie Huffaker said...

That dress is absolutely adorable. Oh, what talent you have!!! HOPE you have a great week!!!

everythingsewing said...

I agree with Debbie, the dress is just adorable. Love how the ruffle turned out.

Will you now need to add a doll dress when ever you sew her something??

Nonie

Carol at Serendipity said...

What an adorable little girl in an adorable little dress.

We are decorated too. Knitting needles are clicking and the embroidery machine is humming. I just love this time of year.

Merry Christmas

Carol

My Journey With Candida said...

As always, very good job Shirley.

marie said...

You make the cutest clothes for your granddaughter! I love this dress...it's so festive. And the shoes add the perfect touch! What a lucky girl she is.
Love the cute photos too!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Hi, Ms. Shirley...just wanted to stop by and tell you "Merry CHRISTmas"!!!

Simply Debbie said...

Hello my FRIEND,
That dress and shoes are just way too precious...I read back through some of your posts and the doll dresses to match are priceless. You are so talented and such a good grandma. You could make a lot, lotta money with your sewing skills.
It was soooo very good to hear from you.
I'll wish you a very Merry Christmas now but will be back and will stay in touch.
hugs and love

Janice said...

Shelby's dress is fabulous! I think I will copy your idea for my granddaughter next year. The chevron ruffle is the perfect touch to this eye "candy" dress. Love it!