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Friday, August 23, 2013

Firemen in Idaho need Bandanas!

 I posted this on my FB page, and so I'm also posting here.
  I shared a post on FB a few days ago from Luana Rubin ( asking for bandanas for the firemen in Idaho. I stopped what I was doing and made a few to send quickly off. After sharing that with a blogging friend, she also sent me some information that I wanted to share. Please read this message, and if you can send any kind of bandanas, please send them to the address below.
This is from a local radio station up there. If anyone can send Bandanas for these firemen, please do! They can be any kind!
The address is in the paragraph, but it's: Blane County Sheriff's Dept, 1650 Aviation Dr., Hailey, Idaho 83333.

“Just got off the phone with Holly Carter at the sheriff's know those 7,000 bandanas that everybody donated for our fire fighters? They need more. Yep. They used all of them! Holly is asking us to donate more if we can...just bring them by the sheriff's office: 1650 Aviation Drive in Hailey...on the way out to the airport. If you're sending them, It's 'Hailey, Idaho 83333.' Holly said that the "Bandanas for our Buddies" campaign has definitely gone viral...coming in from Texas, Connecticut, and Louisiana. We have a new team coming in on Sunday night, too. You know they're going to want new bandanas. Holly said a message written right on the bandana with a Sharpie is a good way to go. Thanks so much, everybody.”

 I tried to make some of mine larger - 20-28", but you can buy these bandanas pretty cheap anywhere. I know they would appreciate any that you send. Those fires are terrible, and at least I felt like I was doing a "little" something to help.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Outfits From Fabrics I Won in February!

 Yikes! Has it been that long? How time flies the older you get. That I know for sure! 

 I was so lucky to win a big blog giveaway from Violette Field Threads Blog back in February. I posted about all of the stuff I won HERE.
 One place was an online knit fabric store called Girl Charlee. Go and visit her online and on Facebook to see all of the neat choices she has.

  I love making summer outfits for Shelby so these are a couple of the things I made using her fabric.

 The leopard print knit was so cute, and the colors will go with a lot of different shirts. The little shirt came from Chez, and I chose a multi-colored embroidered flower that would also go with the colors in the shorts. 
 I lined the knit with swimsuit lining fabric, and I made the ruffles on my serger. I really think the ruffles made such a cute embellishment to the shorts. (I can't remember where I got the embroidery design. It's been in my files a long time.)
The next outfit was made with the ruffled knit fabric that is so popular right now. It was my first time to sew with it, and it took me a while to "tame" those ruffles with scotch tape, but it worked! I used McCalls 6547, which is very easy, and was a great pattern for this knit. 

 My daughter made some pictures of Shelby wearing it so I could post them here. She is such a mess! She is losing her teeth right now, and her smiles just make me laugh! 

 Shelby has two AG dolls so since I had a few scraps leftover, I decided to make the doll a dress like Shelby's. It was pretty easy. I just cut a rectangle, ran some elastic in the top, and stitched a strap around the neck to tie. This is my model, Delilah, who agreed to stand on the stool for pictures. The doll and Shelby also got a ponytail wrap from the scraps. It works great because the fabric doesn't ravel and it stretches!

This one is for Mimi to let me know what she thought about having to pose for pictures on this hot summer day!
 Thanks again to Girl Charlee and to Violette Field's Blog.