Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Somewhere over the Rainbow (this has nothing to do with Oz I promise)

See that little munchkin in the back behind baby sister, that is her cousin Sisi.
 (these pictures are from Lake Powell last year)
She is a funny little girl, and she loves rainbows. I don't know if it is that she likes all the colors, or if it is that she doesn't want any of the other colors to feel bad if she didn't pick them, or maybe she is just a little OCD. She just always has to have all of the colors,whether it is in treats, or toys, or even rag if there are multiple colors of something she has to have one of every color. 

Last summer in Lake Powell she only agreed to have her hair done if I did "rainbow" hair.

Then back in January I found this swap. I originally entered just because I like swaps. I like fabric, and I like the idea of getting fabrics that you normally pick out, and then fall in love with.
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with all these fabrics and then we were at a family dinner and I saw Sisi playing with all her colors and I was like "DUH"

I followed this tutorial and made this quilt.

Isn't just about the cutest thing.

I used this rainbow fabric for the border thought it was perfect, it had all the colors and it was rainbow.
Took pictures of it and showed it to my sister in law.
It was then that I got a call saying that she loved it, she really did, she couldn't wait until her birthday
 and give it to her.
It was just....
The border had to go. She said that it looked to gay pride and it would bug her all the rest of her life when ever she looked at it. (something along that line)

Now that is not meant to be offensive, I am sure if I used green she might have said it was too Irish, holly berries, too Christmas, bunnies too Easter. Anyway instead of digging myself deeper, we will move on.

And speaking of Easter I used this super cute fabric one year for the girls Easter egg hunting dresses.
Yes I make dresses just for the Easter egg hunt.

I went to the store, and looked, and looked I found some cute pokey dots that had a black back ground, but she wanted something light.
I went to the cutting counter feeling defeated, with more of the sashing fabric to use for the new border.
I helped my sister cut her fabric, and just when we were about to walk away, I found this... 

I mean really, how cute are those colorful bubbles.
Problem solved, it is at the quilters now.

Her birthday is not until the end of April, so I will be back to tell you all how fabulous it all turned out.



In other news my friends have fallen in love with this rainbow quilt and have talked me into
 hosting a swap myself.

 Deep cleansing breath, I can do this I really can.
I will be back tomorrow with news on that.

So tell me the truth was it really to gay pride?
Yeah, I guess it was.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thanks for playing

Last week was Celebrate Oz and it was fun to revisit the witches, and memories of Oz. Saturday I got this cute card from my friend Kim.

So for all of you who became my friend in the last week and a half. Thank you!
"There's no friend like you.
There's no friend like you"
 And to my dear friend Kim, there really is no friend like you. Thank you so much, your kindness means more than words can say.

I will be back tomorrow, I promise. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sorry I am late

I had to take the dog to my sister in law, and my sister is here today to sew skirts for her princess.
I am totally distracted but I wrote everyones name on a paper.
put them in this jar

Baby sister looked in side

Pulled out a name and the winner is....

Congratulations your piano mans wicked little princess does get it, yeah.

So shoot me an email with your info, and I will get it in the mail for you.

Thanks for everyone who came and played with me. Sorry if you didn't win, maybe next time.
Have a fun Saturday.

Next week we may, or may not, be doing a fabric swap so stayed tuned

Monday, March 21, 2011

Watch for falling houses

When Lala was Glynda for Halloween I told my sister in law that her daughter could be her for Halloween when she was three. You see five of us (sisters and sister in laws) got pregnant with in a year, so we have five three year olds in the family. So this past Halloween each of our kids were a character for the Wizard of Oz. Baby sister was the Wicked Witch of the East. Since this is all you ever see, the imagination was the limit. 

We started with the hat, Baby sister's favorite color is orange, and she wouldn't leave the store without it.

I next made the skirt, with just the tulle skirts, no lining, the orange, purple and green layered on top of each other looked like a bruise.

I added the white to separate the colors, then with the over skirt it brought the total of skirts to fourteen that is not a typo there are fourteen different skirts on that one little size three skirt.

I then made the peasant blouse and corset. I had to put Velcro under the arms to hold it in place. Satin on satin doesn't stay in place on it's own. Go figure.

 You can tell the difference in this photo.

 It was so fun to have all the three year olds running down the street in their Oz finest. In fact it was so much fun that we didn't get a picture of it. There is not one picture of all the girls dressed up. We had Glynda,The Wicked Witch of the East, Dorothy, and a ballerina munchkin. For some reason not one three year old girl wanted to be a spooky witch with a green face. Our number five was across the ocean but if he had been here he would have made the cutest tin man or scarecrow.

Sorry this one is staying in the closet too. My sister had twins so we are going to have to wait until they have had a turn at being the witches of OZ.

Thanks again for coming to play with me. I hope to do it again next year. I will announce the winner of the Wicked Witch of the West on Friday. You can get an additional entry for leaving a comment here

You can also go back to my original post here and enter there also.

I hope you win it would be great to be so prepared for Halloween six months in advance.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Are you a good witch or a bad witch?

When Lala was three she wanted to be a witch for Halloween, and she wanted to be a pretty one. Baubi told her that there was no such thing as a pretty witch. I quickly chimed in with "Oh yes there is, her name is Glynda"

This is the most detailed and crazy thing I have ever made. I loved it.

When I was making it, I couldn't find the right appliques. In an act of desperation I made them. Two butterflies, two flowers, and 14 stars. 10 -15 yards of sequins, and who knows how many rhinestones later I was done.

When it came to her crown I took a piece of organza to the copy store and had them laminate it. Then cut out the shape and glued the glitter and rhinestones on.

I love it so much that I am not quite ready to part with it, sorry it is still going to be hanging in my closet for a few more years.

If you would like to win the Wicked Witch of the West you can leave me comment here. I won't make you go back and enter on yesterday's post. If you were iffy on being my friend, I hope you will think about it some more and add me now. You might even win.

See you tomorrow with the last witch from Oz.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Here Come the Witches

I'll get you my pretty and your little dog too!

 I was do excited to join this Ozfest. I have always gone above and beyond when it comes to Halloween, but nothing beats what I have done to recreate the witches of Oz.

It started when Baubi was in second grade. She wanted to be a spooky witch, and who is more spooky then The Wicked Witch of the West.

She cried when I painted her face green, we were even 30 min. late for school, trying to wash it off. In the end she loved it, and got use to being the stand out.

I think that Lala here enjoyed it more. She is definitely to cute to be spooky though.
I mean look at that face, she could never get you and your little dog.

In the spirit of my first blog party I will be giving away this little number.
You will receive one size six witch costume, complete with dress, corset, hat and one fabulous cape.

All I ask is that you be my friend I only have 14 and I love them all, and I want some more. I'm not that pushy and every once in awhile I may give you a good idea or two.

So leave me a comment saying that you will be my friend, and if you are lucky some one you know, and love could be this spooky next Halloween.

Good luck I hope you win, I have my fingers and toes crossed for you. I will let you know who wins next week.

I will be back tomorrow to show you some more Ozness.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Not today

I am on the verge of a terrific cold. My nose is running and my throat is getting itchy. I will blame my confusion on that.

The blog party doesn't start until Saturday. I told you that I am new to this, I should get better at putting things on a calender, and then look at said calender.

I will see you Saturday until then here is a teaser, so you will come back then.

Tomorrow is the day!

In everything there is a first. Tomorrow is a first for me I will be participating in my first blog party, and i will be hosting my first giveaway.

I found this funny blog Olde baggs and stuff. She was telling all about her love of the Wizard of Oz. She told how she was going to be hosting this party to share the love and please join. Since I have made all the witches Both the wicked sister's and Glynda I thought I can do this, so tomorrow is the day.

I will be sharing pictures of the witches and giving away my version of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Today I will be fixing the dresses and taking pictures. Hoping that the girls will make cute faces and not the normal goofy face. Wish me luck and see you tomorrow