Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patty's Day

I am not a believer that everyone is Irish on St. Patty's Day.  I think it is because us Poles and Italians get the shaft and are not as recognized 2 days later on St. Joseph's Day....okay, call it a grudge.

But The Husband got a great deal on corned beef.  So we had corned beef and cabbage (and more).
It was tasty.  I did my part and provided the before meal cocktail on the veranda....okay,  back patio.
A Midori Margarita....not exactly Irish, but oh so refreshing!

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

2012 Goals: dresses...lots of dresses

I haven't been doing to well on the 4 little goals I set for myself at the beginning of the new year, except for one, stash reduction, the other 3 goals are gathering dust.

I am proud to say that in the past two months I have used up approx. 30  yds of fabric from my stash!

How you ask did I achieve this wonderous feat?  I will tell making these.....
19, yes, 19 little dresses! 18 of these little cuties will be sent to Little Dresses For Africa and 1 will be going north to Chicago for my grandniece, Nicole.  Here is a close up of her dress.
Her Daddy is a Chicago Fireman and his birthday is on the Fourth of July.  I thought this would be a cute little dress for her to wear on his birthday. Here are the other size 2 dresses I made.
A close up of 2 of my favorites.  Here are the size 4 dresses.
And a close up of my favorites.
And these dresses are for the older girls, size 10 and 14.
A close up of my favorites.
I used New Look 6796 for the size 2 and 4 dresses and Simplicity 5234 for the bigger dresses.

I enjoyed making these dresses, especially playing and picking the fabric combinations.  I am especially glad that I came across the Little Dresses for Africa site that gave me purpose for this project.   It's one thing to feel good because I am on the way to reaching one of my goals this year, but it doesn't compare with the good feeling that I am providing someone with something they need........and what little girl doesn't need a pretty little dress.