Monday, December 17, 2012

Beautiful Sunday to Model....

So remember the Pinafore dress that I made a few weeks ago? And how the little model was asleep so I couldn't try it on her, let alone snap some pictures of her? Well that finally happened yesterday.

And the weather was beautiful out (way to warm for December) so I snapped a few with my phone before heading to church.

I know, I know....I got a nice new fancy Canon Rebel for Christmas and it sits in the bag and cell phone pictures get the most use. I do love that camera, but it seems like a lot of work when we are just trying to leave the house. I digress.....

Anyway here is how it turned out.....

She wasn't really in the modeling mood. But she did a good job.

I kept telling her to turn around so we could see the back side, but this is as good as that got.

Then she started then I started laughing....

Finally I said...Sissy, but your hand up on your face like this....and this was what I got. :)

Sorry for the adorableness....(and I am partial, but aren't most parents?)

And then my sweet boy pulled this shirt out of his closet. He came out and didn't say anything but just walked around for me to notice. It was his daddy's shirt when his daddy was his age! Fit him perfect, and there is a

And yes that is Duck Dynasty on the TV in the background. I just became a fan this year and its pretty hilarious. I couldn't figure out what the hype was all about until I watched a few. Now I am hooked.

This was our weekend. Things have been crazy busy getting ready for Christmas.
Hopefully I am nearing the end of morning sickness and I haven't even wanted to sew because I am so sick and tired. This too shall pass right?

Until Next time....

Keep Calm and be Happy Happy Happy....

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Regarding X-Mas Treasure

So this is not a craft post today. This is not even a random food post, or just something cute my kids did. This is a revelation post.

Let me explain....

On Sunday, I was driving home from church and I saw a sign along some houses that declared

"This year, let's keep CHRIST in Christmas!".

I read it and thought about how many people I know just despise the use of X-MAS. I personally do not use it when I talk about Christmas, but I am not condemning anyone for it. I wondered where it began and who started it. Why do we know that X-MAS "means" Christmas but we all throw such a fit about it. So I looked it up.

Many people think that X-MAS was a way to "X out" Christ from Christmas when even though that has seemed to happen on its own, its been around long before Christmas traditions even started.

Christ in the Greek is roughly translated to Xpistos. On many occasions through writings and letters, when speaking of Christ, it would be Abbreviated to X or Xp. Throughout the years this has just continued on and in regards to CHRISTmas, when people are in a hurry or don't have the room they abbreviate the word Christ for his abbreviation of X. (X-MAS)

Now, I know you must be thinking, why in the world is she giving us this history lesson? Is she trying to convince us its ok to use X-MAS?

No, actually I have no desire to convince you one way or the other which way you decorate your home or office. What I am going to tell you is what happened next.

So as I was driving in the car, (at this point still unaware of the history behind the X-MAS) I began to think about the letter X. Perhaps they meant for it to be a cross, but couldn't say t-mas. Perhaps they used X because they really wanted to "Cross out" Christ. Then it hit me. I mean when the next thought came into my head I almost had to pull over.

What do you look for every time you pull out a treasure map? You are looking for the treasure right? What marks the treasure? Doesn't X always mark the spot? For those of you that know where I am going, yay, for those who are like....yeah I don't get it, stay with me....

For many people in the world today, they use X-MAS. Not because they hate God, or want him out of the picture, but their whole life, they have been taught to search for X. X marks the spot, X is where the treasure is. If us Christians would stop judging so much and starting loving people, we can help them realize that X is really Christ, then once they find him, they will have more treasure than this world can ever give. I used to search for X, and then I met who X is and is completely changed my life forever.

I guess the saying really is true......X (CHRIST) really does mark the spot.

I hope you enjoyed my little revelation. Feel free to share and comments are always welcome.

Until Next time...

Keep Calm......and find the treasure...He is waiting on you....

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sweet Sweet Vintage Pinafore.....

So last week I said I would get the pinafore dress up that I had made. Did anyone see that get posted? Raise your hand if you are terribly disappointed....(one, two.....too many to count) By the way, I am raising my hand too. So as promised from last week, here is the finished sweet Pinafore dress.

The bloomers are two sided. Vintage Red and white for the front, and ruffly snowmen for the bum. Now some would think I was just being fancy making it two sided. Should I tell you I ran out of fabric and had to piece together what was left to make it? Nah, I will keep it a secret.

I love the vintage sewing pattern I have. I love how it criss-crosses in the back leaving an open space for a ruffled up bum! I got the old vintage pattern while thrifting.  I went for it and the whole thing is lined. So no worries of seeing the ugly side of fabric. The fabric consisted of some vintage red and white polka dot polyester like material and then some cotton scraps of this cutsie snowman print. 

Here is part of the ruffles on the sweet little bloomers.... 

And lets not forget the cute Grinch color vintage buttons. (love me some Mr. Grinch)
For not really using a "button holer" attachment or anything fancy, I am quite proud of the amount of buttons I put on things. :)

And a little Instagram fun of the whole project together.

So there you have it as promised. My little princess is in a 2/3 but this was a size 4 and fit her perfectly. When I get her in it and snap some pics, I will be sure to post. (I know a good blogger would have already done this, but just be patient with me

Until next time....

Keep Calm ......and watch The Grinch. :)