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Old 02-25-2013, 09:36 PM   #2896
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ANDREA!!!!!! Oh my golly I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited about your house! You can't see me, but I'm TOTALLY doing my little snoopy happy-dance over here and Kermit arms! Praying and FX that inspections go smoothly and that you get the "clear to close"!

I have been able to intermittently lurk and see what you all have been up to (a whole lot of FABULOUSNESS as usual) but life's been so busy here that I don't get much time to play on the computer (and even less on the sewing machine as of late ). Maybe someday *sigh* SO, keep up the good work!

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Old 02-26-2013, 03:51 AM   #2898
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I could not find to quote it, but someone asked about Kenmore accessories? Kenmores were made by Janome so their accessories should work with little problem. Hope this helps!
Thanks. Funny I don't even remember seeing Janome in the store. I only saw Singers and Brothers and the needles they had were made by Singer and say they are universal for all machines. I grabbed them and they work alright but I'm not thrilled with them, I'll see what Joann's next time I need them.

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And by the way... not sure if I mentioned here or not...I am going to be a grand mother again! My Disney hating daughter and her Disney loving husband are having their first in about 12 weeks. They are not peeking, so at present time we are all guessing... will it be little Amelia ... or little Alexander? However, they did purchase two sets of Mickey ears in December at Disney in infant size...one with Amelia and one with Alexander...that is how they are planning on announcing to the world if it is a girl or boy!

I certainly hope I do not have to wait ANOTHER 5 years to get my next grand child! LOL

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Congrats And what a fun way to reveal the gender and name when the baby is born!!

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And Andrea, I forgot in my last catch up thread to mention you but so glad to hear you have not one but two offers on the house!! I hope the first one comes through quickly for you so you can get back to sewing!
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:42 AM   #2899
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Thanks for all who have responded with good wishes about our house. I asked our realtor to let me know when inspection was scheduled and she has yet too, though I've been having e-mail problems. I know I'll hear from her when it's over. They only have until the 28th to do it. I will breathe a sign of relief once it's done and the buyers are satisfied.


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It features Lisa who was a former Make A Wish that we did a BG for. Please watch the link to the video in it's entirety to help her view count go up. We'd really like it to be as high as possible by her birthday on March 3! TY in advance

I have done little work on my latest skirt for Alexa. I have been trying to lose weight b/c I keep gaining as I get older and am fed up. So I have been working out almost everyday. And when I work out I don't sew. And I'm still not losing It's so frustrating.


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I haven't shared in a while since I haven't been sewing but now that the bus strike is over I have more time. This is what I did this week, the PJs are for Miss C and the rest was for an order and are on their way to Disney right now.

PEnguin PJS


P & F Shirt


Lightening McQueen Shirt


and Duffy (this is very similar to the one I made Miss C back last summer)


Need to get busy today with things that need to get done.
First, I've very glad the bus strike is over so you get some of your time back. Second, glad to hear things are going well with your pregnancy, even though I can imagine it gets harder as you get older. I was 39 when I had Alexa and it wasn't bad at all (despite the horrid pg sickness but it stopped at 7 mos with her). Did you/do you plan on finding out the gender?
Third, beautiful work on all the clothes. I always love your fabric combos so I miss it when you don't post your creations over here. I just don't have time to read everyone's TRs anymore so never get over to yours like I used to.

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Wow...I can not believe how long it has been since I have been on here! (hanging my head in shame!)

So many new names (as well as some not so new names!) Andrea...so glad about your house! Cheryl, your son should have come to GA for the movie shoot in my back yard... while it was more annoying than exciting (especially after we found out the stars were not going to be here) it was a bit of fun!

I promise to not stay away so long this time!


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So good to see you!

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Wow, it's been forever since I posted here but I have been reading along. Love all the dresses, quilts are fantastic, and the towel robes and backpack and everything else too! I know Flora, you asked about my new job, I am loving it, it really fits me and my coworkers are great and I love working with them. I haven't been doing too much sewing but this week I plan on working on some stuff for the give. On a side note I needed needles for my machine. I have a Kenmore so I usually run into Sears to get my needles. I went in the other day and lo and behold they don't have Kenmore sewing stuff any more. The needles are Singer needles and they didn't even have Kenmore machines. I was curious and went online and they don't have anything there either so it looks like they have stopped making the machines and all the accessories too.

I have been working on teaching myself crochet. I have lots of downtime at work so I've been getting lots of practice. Here is my first hat and scarf I made. Just ignore the horrible self mirror picture, I had just come inside from shoveling snow.. I am working on another hat and scarf set and might make matching mittens for both sets too. I also started working on an afghan for my cousin's wedding gift this summer. I had originailly wanted to do a quilt but wasn't sure I would have the time so why not crochet while I'm working

Very impressive! I can crochet a wee bit but someday I want to learn to knit. So cool that you have the time at work to be able to crochet. Wish I had a job like that. I work today too which means I'll be exhausted when I get home.
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Dumb question, do you think this bathing suit cover-up is acceptable (allowed) at the pool at the resorts only?? (I know NOT the theme parks or water parks). I made it from a line of fabric that we have at our store.
Why could you not wear it at the water parks?

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Hello, thought I would drop by and post the latest. I haven't posted in awhile, but have really been enjoying all the beautiful stuff that has been posted. We had a week off work this week and I have made a couple of easy strip quilts for some friends who just had babies. The only thing disney about the first one is the applique font, but I thought it was cute and would share anyway...



this isn't disney either, but the older brother who is not yet 2 enjoyed his baby sisters so much, I had to make him his own, so here is his...



Back to work tomorrow but, I will try harder to stay up with this thread.
They look great and I especially love the colors in the boys quilt.

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Hi everyone,

I posted a while back about my quest for matching bowling shirts and pillowcase dresses for my kids. You all provided some honest and helpful feedback, which I appreciated very much

After quietly stalking this thread for a while, I just wanted to say I love the beautiful things you all put together. I'm really inspired. I'm going to attempt to make some matching fleece hats for us for our trip. My MIL has an old sewing machine she says I can practice on. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Also, I wanted to share a coupon I got for Fabric.com. It is 15% off sitewide with NO minimum purchase. The code is THX113 and if you order more than $35 worth you get free shipping. Just wanted to share. I ordered some fabric and fleece and got a bunch of stuff for my $35 and got the discount!

Woot Woot!!

Also, in other news, I found my old planning binder and lo and behold, found an antique looking reciept from early 2011 from the lady who did my outfits last time. I decided to send her an email to see if she was still around and SHE IS! She is doing the two pillow case dresses and one bowling shirts for me. She actually already had the fabric I wanted. SCORE. All three pieces were $65 with the shipping. I'm SOOOOOOOO happy!

The outfits she made last time still look amazing and they were worn dozens of times! I'm hoping for another excellent transaction.

Anywho, happy sewing to everyone. Hope the coupon is helpful.

Thanks again for all the inspiration!
Wow -- great you found your receipt so you can get your super deal again I'm also glad to see you're going to attempt some sewing. We'll be here to help you along.

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The only feature that I am really interested in is the ability to turn off/override the auto-shutoff so the iron heats continuously. I'd like a bit more expensive as this is the second cheap iron from Target that I've worn out. Thanks!
No recommendation but glad you asked b/c it's it's one of the things on my list to buy when our house sells!
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These are great! I am planning on getting a better embroidery machine next month. I was wondering where do you like to find your designs? I know my daughter would love a Lighting McQueen shirt (but made a bit girlier!)



I too have the Shark Professional. You can not override the auto shut off, but it heats up really fast. I love it and was so happy when I got rid of my Rowenta one.

I could not find to quote it, but someone asked about Kenmore accessories? Kenmores were made by Janome so their accessories should work with little problem. Hope this helps!

I did find the grace pattern as well as the simply sweet. There are things that I liked about each pattern, and might just have to get both and read through to see what I think would work better for my daughter. She does not like so much strappy dresses (she prefers sleeves) but they are so cute! My niece on the other hand would love a strappy dress so the pattern won't be lost completely.

I was wondering if you had any suggestions for American Girl sized patterns. Specifically to turn into princess dresses? I have the simplicity pattern, but was a bit intimidated to try them. I usually sew from PDF patterns and they seem far less intimidating. Sewing doll clothes does not scare me in general, just looking for a few patterns you might have used and loved.

Along that note, does anyone know of a good place to get t-shirts for the dolls to wear? I hope to embroider some of them to match DD for our trip when I get my new machine next month, and was having a harder time finding a source.
Heather Sue has a Lightning McQueen and I think Sweet Peas does as well.

I agree with everyone to go to Carla's (Scientific Seamstress) blog for princifying patterns. I also make my t-shirts using her free pattern on her blog. I don't have the link off hand but if you look at VBAndrea on Pinterest it's under my AG section.
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I haven't made doll clothes, but I second that the Carla C patterns do include them. I have been getting blanks from ARB Blanks and the have blank doll shirts. Their blanks are very good quality and I really like them. They also ship super fast.

On another note, I finished my under-the-sea baby quilt this morning, I love the way it turned out. It is not often that I am sad when I ship stuff off, but I will definitely miss this one.





Now I have all these ideas to do other versions of this quilt with appliques. I am thinking mickey/minnie next. I know I have plenty of fabrics for that on hand even.
It is really beautiful. I'd have a hard time packaging that one up too.
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So I have the first of what will probably be a million questions. I bought some flannel to make easy fit pajama pants for my twins. I noticed on the selvage it is "not for use for childrens sleepware". We have never used anything else but Carters Pajamas so I never have even thought about this.

Just curious on everyone's opinion and what is the best material for pajama pants. My twins are just about to turn 3.

Everything posted is amazing as usual. I love the blue sea themed quilt!

Have a great Monday.

Kelly
Just don't set your children on fire I use flannel all the time for sleepwear. Just another one of those disclaimers to keep lawsuits at bay.

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I'm going to make some lounging around pants for a friend and wondered if anyone had made the easy fits for adults. I read that they ran big for the kids and wondered if this was the case for adults too?
The adults do NOT run big. The legs are still wide, but in the hips and the butt I'd say they are true to size.

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While they DO make flannel that is flame retardant (be prepared to pay a pretty penny for it) the flame retardant chemical does wash out after a while )some reports say with as little as two washings). Some of the chemicals they use are pretty bad in them selves, and back in the late 70's there was one chemical that was found to cause sterility in males. (I can't remember the name at the moment, but from what I remember it was a chemical that was used for YEARS!)

Some experts suggest pjs that are more form fitting (as opposed to loose and flowy). This is the main reason I will not make pjs...but my DD prefers to sleep in t shirts and flannel lounge pants....

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And by the way... not sure if I mentioned here or not...I am going to be a grand mother again! My Disney hating daughter and her Disney loving husband are having their first in about 12 weeks. They are not peeking, so at present time we are all guessing... will it be little Amelia ... or little Alexander? However, they did purchase two sets of Mickey ears in December at Disney in infant size...one with Amelia and one with Alexander...that is how they are planning on announcing to the world if it is a girl or boy!

I certainly hope I do not have to wait ANOTHER 5 years to get my next grand child! LOL


Nini
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New Big Give coming TOMORROW!!!!!!! ( :
Exciting -- I may actually be able to start participating if our dang inspection ever gets done! They had better be doing it today! I will feel a weight lifted off my shoulder once that's over.

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ANDREA!!!!!! Oh my golly I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited about your house! You can't see me, but I'm TOTALLY doing my little snoopy happy-dance over here and Kermit arms! Praying and FX that inspections go smoothly and that you get the "clear to close"!

I have been able to intermittently lurk and see what you all have been up to (a whole lot of FABULOUSNESS as usual) but life's been so busy here that I don't get much time to play on the computer (and even less on the sewing machine as of late ). Maybe someday *sigh* SO, keep up the good work!

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And by the way... not sure if I mentioned here or not...I am going to be a grand mother again! My Disney hating daughter and her Disney loving husband are having their first in about 12 weeks. They are not peeking, so at present time we are all guessing... will it be little Amelia ... or little Alexander? However, they did purchase two sets of Mickey ears in December at Disney in infant size...one with Amelia and one with Alexander...that is how they are planning on announcing to the world if it is a girl or boy!

I certainly hope I do not have to wait ANOTHER 5 years to get my next grand child! LOL


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ANDREA!!!!!! Oh my golly I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited about your house! You can't see me, but I'm TOTALLY doing my little snoopy happy-dance over here and Kermit arms! Praying and FX that inspections go smoothly and that you get the "clear to close"!

I have been able to intermittently lurk and see what you all have been up to (a whole lot of FABULOUSNESS as usual) but life's been so busy here that I don't get much time to play on the computer (and even less on the sewing machine as of late ). Maybe someday *sigh* SO, keep up the good work!

Sunshine

I was just thinking about you, so glad you posted. I hate when life is so super busy like that.

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Thanks for all who have responded with good wishes about our house. I asked our realtor to let me know when inspection was scheduled and she has yet too, though I've been having e-mail problems. I know I'll hear from her when it's over. They only have until the 28th to do it. I will breathe a sign of relief once it's done and the buyers are satisfied.




First, I've very glad the bus strike is over so you get some of your time back. Second, glad to hear things are going well with your pregnancy, even though I can imagine it gets harder as you get older. I was 39 when I had Alexa and it wasn't bad at all (despite the horrid pg sickness but it stopped at 7 mos with her). Did you/do you plan on finding out the gender?
Third, beautiful work on all the clothes. I always love your fabric combos so I miss it when you don't post your creations over here. I just don't have time to read everyone's TRs anymore so never get over to yours like I used to.


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Thanks Andrea according to the last 2 sonograms I have had there are no obvious boy parts so we are going with its a girl. We have a name but we are keeping it secret at this point because the first name is not a family name but a name J C and I love but the middle name is my Moms middle name and we don't want to hear flack from the other side of the family since primarily my kids have been named after my parents. Not my fault that they don't have any family names I like
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So I have the first of what will probably be a million questions. I bought some flannel to make easy fit pajama pants for my twins. I noticed on the selvage it is "not for use for childrens sleepware". We have never used anything else but Carters Pajamas so I never have even thought about this.
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Yes, they print that on there to protect the companies that make the flannel. I think most of us have used it for kids pajamas or nightgowns anyhow.


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Well of course. I would not want to scare people for life...lol

I just wanted to make sure that I look appropriate.
I think that would look great. And I probably scare a few people even when I am in a bathing suit.

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I'm going to make some lounging around pants for a friend and wondered if anyone had made the easy fits for adults. I read that they ran big for the kids and wondered if this was the case for adults too?
I have made them for my girls. They fit just fine.

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And by the way... not sure if I mentioned here or not...I am going to be a grand mother again! My Disney hating daughter and her Disney loving husband are having their first in about 12 weeks. They are not peeking, so at present time we are all guessing... will it be little Amelia ... or little Alexander? However, they did purchase two sets of Mickey ears in December at Disney in infant size...one with Amelia and one with Alexander...that is how they are planning on announcing to the world if it is a girl or boy!
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Congratulations! What a fun way for them to announce what they are having!

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I have been able to intermittently lurk and see what you all have been up to (a whole lot of FABULOUSNESS as usual) but life's been so busy here that I don't get much time to play on the computer (and even less on the sewing machine as of late ). Maybe someday *sigh* SO, keep up the good work!

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I love the names they chose




I was just thinking about you, so glad you posted. I hate when life is so super busy like that.



Thanks Andrea according to the last 2 sonograms I have had there are no obvious boy parts so we are going with its a girl. We have a name but we are keeping it secret at this point because the first name is not a family name but a name J C and I love but the middle name is my Moms middle name and we don't want to hear flack from the other side of the family since primarily my kids have been named after my parents. Not my fault that they don't have any family names I like
LOL about your name choice!


My daughter and her husband spent weeks working on names (waaaaaay before they were expecting!) Making sure they did NOT pick any family names. Even going back 4 generations! Then, the first name had to have a minimum of 3 syllables with at lest two nick names , I don't remember the middle names for either child, so I can't remember the rules about that...

They had a list a mile long of requirements for each name...and they have them picked out for all 4 kids they want. So that meant all the names had to go together. (Did I say that my son in law is a research assistant?) Then, of course, was the final test of each name...he made mock up business cards for each name...one for a doctor one for a lawyer. The names had to be dignified sounding!

After they chose the names I asked about what happens if the girl marries someone with a different name...because initials cannot say or mean anything! So of course, he had to redo some of them!




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Diane, I think I lost my quote of yours. I didn't know your mother had surgery. I am hoping it was for something minor and that she is recovering well.
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Lost some quotes when I had to restart my machine so I apologize.

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I just wanted to share this quick project I whipped up today, in case any of you might have pirate-crazy kids (Or these might be fun pixie dust for big gives...)



These took about 10 minutes to make both maps, and I think my kids are going to go nuts for them. I am going to hold off giving them to the boys until our road trip to Florida next month. (Sadly we are not going to visit Disney, just grandpa, but there is evidently a pirate-themed day cruise near his house in Ft. Meyers so we plan to do that.)

Essentially I cut two rough rectangles from each of two fabrics, one is the pirate map fabric, the other is a parchment-looking scrap I had in from my Fat Quarter Shop grab bag. I sewed them right-sides together, left a hole, turned the right way and top stitched. I thought about adding a ribbon to tie it up like a crayon roll would have but my kids are 3 and can't tie. I might add a grommet or a loop and snap so they can attach it to their bags or something.

Anyway, fun easy project which I think my kids are going to love.
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Those came out really cute and I'm sure they will be a big hit with your boys.

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Good to know. I've eaten at the Wilderness Lodge a couple times (and it looks like we have lunch there on the upcoming Backstage Magic tour). Since I live so close to the Adirondacks it seems too close to home, like Saratoga Springs. I live in Saratoga country so SSR would seem like driving up the highway a couple exits.

I'll sleep at Wilderness Lodge eventually.
The Backstage Magic tour sounds like fun. Is your DS doing that with you? We did the Keys to the Kingdom tour about a year ago and really enjoyed it.

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Thanks for asking The bus strike ended last Friday and the busses resumed on Wednesday when we went back to school. It has honestly been a huge relief to me. I am feeling pretty good. I will admit it has been hard being pregnant this time around.
I think it is harder to be pregnant when you have other ones to take care of. I'm sure it is harder when the kids are older and have schedules vs. having a little one that doesn't have to be at school, dance, ect.

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I haven't shared in a while since I haven't been sewing but now that the bus strike is over I have more time. This is what I did this week, the PJs are for Miss C and the rest was for an order and are on their way to Disney right now.

PEnguin PJS


P & F Shirt


Lightening McQueen Shirt


and Duffy (this is very similar to the one I made Miss C back last summer)


Need to get busy today with things that need to get done.
Love those PJs and your t-shirts look perfect. I do love that little Duffy bear. I have tried to steer my kids away from Duffy because they both love stuffed animals. They are a little old for stuffed animals but it doesn't stop them from asking and since he is so cute I know I would cave.

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I have been working on teaching myself crochet. I have lots of downtime at work so I've been getting lots of practice. Here is my first hat and scarf I made. Just ignore the horrible self mirror picture, I had just come inside from shoveling snow.. I am working on another hat and scarf set and might make matching mittens for both sets too. I also started working on an afghan for my cousin's wedding gift this summer. I had originailly wanted to do a quilt but wasn't sure I would have the time so why not crochet while I'm working

Great job on the crochet. Your hat and scarf look very cozy. I have a Kenmore machine too and didn't realize Sears stopped carrying them.

Thanks to the poster that said they were made by Janome, good to know for future reference.

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Dumb question, do you think this bathing suit cover-up is acceptable (allowed) at the pool at the resorts only?? (I know NOT the theme parks or water parks). I made it from a line of fabric that we have at our store.
That cover up looks really nice and I agree with others - you are fine to wear that down to the pool.

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Hello, thought I would drop by and post the latest. I haven't posted in awhile, but have really been enjoying all the beautiful stuff that has been posted. We had a week off work this week and I have made a couple of easy strip quilts for some friends who just had babies. The only thing disney about the first one is the applique font, but I thought it was cute and would share anyway...



this isn't disney either, but the older brother who is not yet 2 enjoyed his baby sisters so much, I had to make him his own, so here is his...



Back to work tomorrow but, I will try harder to stay up with this thread.
How sweet to make one for big brother too. They both look cute and cozy.

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Hi everyone,

I posted a while back about my quest for matching bowling shirts and pillowcase dresses for my kids. You all provided some honest and helpful feedback, which I appreciated very much

After quietly stalking this thread for a while, I just wanted to say I love the beautiful things you all put together. I'm really inspired. I'm going to attempt to make some matching fleece hats for us for our trip. My MIL has an old sewing machine she says I can practice on. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Also, I wanted to share a coupon I got for Fabric.com. It is 15% off sitewide with NO minimum purchase. The code is THX113 and if you order more than $35 worth you get free shipping. Just wanted to share. I ordered some fabric and fleece and got a bunch of stuff for my $35 and got the discount!

Woot Woot!!

Also, in other news, I found my old planning binder and lo and behold, found an antique looking reciept from early 2011 from the lady who did my outfits last time. I decided to send her an email to see if she was still around and SHE IS! She is doing the two pillow case dresses and one bowling shirts for me. She actually already had the fabric I wanted. SCORE. All three pieces were $65 with the shipping. I'm SOOOOOOOO happy!

The outfits she made last time still look amazing and they were worn dozens of times! I'm hoping for another excellent transaction.

Anywho, happy sewing to everyone. Hope the coupon is helpful.

Thanks again for all the inspiration!
Glad you were able to find the women that created the stuff from your last trip. Good luck with the sewing practice, you'll be making your own stuff for your next trip!



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On another note, I finished my under-the-sea baby quilt this morning, I love the way it turned out. It is not often that I am sad when I ship stuff off, but I will definitely miss this one.





Now I have all these ideas to do other versions of this quilt with appliques. I am thinking mickey/minnie next. I know I have plenty of fabrics for that on hand even.
Wow, that quilt looks even better all finished up and I love the binding fabric.


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Thanks Andrea according to the last 2 sonograms I have had there are no obvious boy parts so we are going with its a girl. We have a name but we are keeping it secret at this point because the first name is not a family name but a name J C and I love but the middle name is my Moms middle name and we don't want to hear flack from the other side of the family since primarily my kids have been named after my parents. Not my fault that they don't have any family names I like
My kids both have middle names from my side of the family. I don't think my DH or his family care one way or the other. Plus all of his siblings had their kids before us so they could have used any family name they wanted. If I got any flack I would just tell my DH that when he gives birth to a baby he can name it whatever he wants.

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My daughter and her husband spent weeks working on names (waaaaaay before they were expecting!) Making sure they did NOT pick any family names. Even going back 4 generations! Then, the first name had to have a minimum of 3 syllables with at lest two nick names , I don't remember the middle names for either child, so I can't remember the rules about that...

They had a list a mile long of requirements for each name...and they have them picked out for all 4 kids they want. So that meant all the names had to go together. (Did I say that my son in law is a research assistant?) Then, of course, was the final test of each name...he made mock up business cards for each name...one for a doctor one for a lawyer. The names had to be dignified sounding!

After they chose the names I asked about what happens if the girl marries someone with a different name...because initials cannot say or mean anything! So of course, he had to redo some of them!


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Oh my, that is so funny that he made up mock business cards. I am a planner but didn't have a name picked out for either of my kids until we were at the hospital. We spent the early hours of labor looking through the baby naming book. At least with Curtis we were down to only one letter of the alphabet because my family's tradition is that all the kids have the same first initial. I guess my SIL didn't get that memo but that is why my sister's husband calls their youngest Jate instead of Kate.


ANDREA - so glad to hear that your house in RI is under contract. I really hope everything works out and you can put up the SOLD sign very soon.


My machines are in the shop so I was hoping to be like Diane and get a whole bunch of things cut out and ready to sew but it is not happening. Oh well.
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We have progress on Sofia! I still need to do all the detailing and trim but the base is done. I tried it on her this morning and it's slightly big but not horribly so. At the rate she's growing it'll fit in about 3 weeks. I'm glad I decided to just do it, I read this morning that the Disney Store doesn't expect them back in stock until Halloween
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Actually DH is way more picky on names than I am and he came up with the middle name for this one which I am shocked at. Guess he really does like my mom.

Oh want to know the name my MIL wants for this one Annette. what are we in 1950.
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Hello, thought I would drop by and post the latest. I haven't posted in awhile, but have really been enjoying all the beautiful stuff that has been posted. We had a week off work this week and I have made a couple of easy strip quilts for some friends who just had babies. The only thing disney about the first one is the applique font, but I thought it was cute and would share anyway...



this isn't disney either, but the older brother who is not yet 2 enjoyed his baby sisters so much, I had to make him his own, so here is his...



Back to work tomorrow but, I will try harder to stay up with this thread.
We love to see whatever anyone has done...Disney or not! Those quilts are beautiful and I agree it was so sweet of you to make one for the brother!

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Hi everyone,

I posted a while back about my quest for matching bowling shirts and pillowcase dresses for my kids. You all provided some honest and helpful feedback, which I appreciated very much

After quietly stalking this thread for a while, I just wanted to say I love the beautiful things you all put together. I'm really inspired. I'm going to attempt to make some matching fleece hats for us for our trip. My MIL has an old sewing machine she says I can practice on. I'll keep you posted on my progress.

Also, I wanted to share a coupon I got for Fabric.com. It is 15% off sitewide with NO minimum purchase. The code is THX113 and if you order more than $35 worth you get free shipping. Just wanted to share. I ordered some fabric and fleece and got a bunch of stuff for my $35 and got the discount!

Woot Woot!!

Also, in other news, I found my old planning binder and lo and behold, found an antique looking reciept from early 2011 from the lady who did my outfits last time. I decided to send her an email to see if she was still around and SHE IS! She is doing the two pillow case dresses and one bowling shirts for me. She actually already had the fabric I wanted. SCORE. All three pieces were $65 with the shipping. I'm SOOOOOOOO happy!

The outfits she made last time still look amazing and they were worn dozens of times! I'm hoping for another excellent transaction.

Anywho, happy sewing to everyone. Hope the coupon is helpful.

Thanks again for all the inspiration!
Glad you found your receipt and have placed an order. Great prices! And I'm glad you're going to make some hats for your family. I'm sure you'll do a great job and will soon be cranking out lots of fun stuff. At least you know where to come if you have any questions now. Everyone on here is so very helpful! Good luck on the hats and don't forget to post pictures of everything.

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These are great! I am planning on getting a better embroidery machine next month. I was wondering where do you like to find your designs? I know my daughter would love a Lighting McQueen shirt (but made a bit girlier!
Have you decided which machine you'll get? Still thinking the Brother 700? I just got a new machine, but it's a combo since I don't have room for an embroidery machine, sewing machine and my serger. It would be nice to be able to sew while things are stitching out, but I'm just happy to have such a nice machine! Good luck with purchasing your machine. I know you'll love it!

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On another note, I finished my under-the-sea baby quilt this morning, I love the way it turned out. It is not often that I am sad when I ship stuff off, but I will definitely miss this one.




Now I have all these ideas to do other versions of this quilt with appliques. I am thinking mickey/minnie next. I know I have plenty of fabrics for that on hand even.
The finished quilt is even more adorable! I love the fabric choices. The colors are so rich. I wouldn't want to part with it either. Love your idea of a Mickey/Minnie version. The possibilities are endless! Have fun with it!

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And by the way... not sure if I mentioned here or not...I am going to be a grand mother again! My Disney hating daughter and her Disney loving husband are having their first in about 12 weeks. They are not peeking, so at present time we are all guessing... will it be little Amelia ... or little Alexander? However, they did purchase two sets of Mickey ears in December at Disney in infant size...one with Amelia and one with Alexander...that is how they are planning on announcing to the world if it is a girl or boy!

I certainly hope I do not have to wait ANOTHER 5 years to get my next grand child! LOL


Nini
Congrats! I love the "they are not peeking" comment! What a cute way to announce the gender too! I also have 3 of my 4 kids who do not love Disney. I'm wondering where in the world I went wrong.

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LOL about your name choice!


My daughter and her husband spent weeks working on names (waaaaaay before they were expecting!) Making sure they did NOT pick any family names. Even going back 4 generations! Then, the first name had to have a minimum of 3 syllables with at lest two nick names , I don't remember the middle names for either child, so I can't remember the rules about that...

They had a list a mile long of requirements for each name...and they have them picked out for all 4 kids they want. So that meant all the names had to go together. (Did I say that my son in law is a research assistant?) Then, of course, was the final test of each name...he made mock up business cards for each name...one for a doctor one for a lawyer. The names had to be dignified sounding!

After they chose the names I asked about what happens if the girl marries someone with a different name...because initials cannot say or mean anything! So of course, he had to redo some of them!




Nini
This seriously had me laughing! It is so hard to pick a name that sounds good with the last name and you try to find something that kids can't make fun of in any way or have an embarrassing connotation to it. Believe me, working in a hospital, I've seen some name combinations that definitely came under the heading, WHAT WERE THEIR PARENTS THINKING???
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We have progress on Sofia! I still need to do all the detailing and trim but the base is done. I tried it on her this morning and it's slightly big but not horribly so. At the rate she's growing it'll fit in about 3 weeks. I'm glad I decided to just do it, I read this morning that the Disney Store doesn't expect them back in stock until Halloween
This is too adorable! You did a fantastic job so far. :good vibes



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Andrea: Hope you hear something today about the inspection. Time seems to crawl by when you're waiting for such important news.
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We have progress on Sofia! I still need to do all the detailing and trim but the base is done. I tried it on her this morning and it's slightly big but not horribly so. At the rate she's growing it'll fit in about 3 weeks. I'm glad I decided to just do it, I read this morning that the Disney Store doesn't expect them back in stock until Halloween
Love it! Don't show my girls. LOL
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I haven't been on to say my thanks for all the welcoming and information that has been shared!

pyrxtc-Thank you for the warm welcome, I love the Cindy dress. It turned out so beautiful!!!

PurpleEars-Thank you for welcoming me and for the machine advice. I'm really looking forward to appliqueing. How does one applique on to items that aren't one piece and flat? Like a t-shirt or pants? More research is definitely needed by me on all the sewing stuff!

dianemom2-I love the Ariel dress! I am in awe at how you ladies match up fabrics and they look awesome. I see fabric at the store and wonder how on earth I make them work together! Thank you for my welcome wishes and the advice on machines. As soon as I get my machine from my grandpa I hope to be up and running on "easy" or "simple" beginner projects, test the waters so to speak!!!

rebeccalizzie-Thank you for advice on machines!

VBAndrea-Thank you as well for your input on machines!

Right now I am still waiting to get my machine from my grandpa (it is in my grandma's sewing room, which he hasn't touched much since she passed). I called him recently thinking he could tell me the type of machine but that was a no go. He said he never did understand those silly things, LOL . Right now if Mother Nature cooperates we will be heading up to visit him and get my machine on the 9th. All of the items look great, I especially love the under the sea quilt!!!! Precious! Now off to corral the kiddos, we have a snow storm again so all 6 kids will be home today .
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