My Granddaughter is a big fan of Little Red Ridinghood, well I believe she has more of an obsession with that nasty wolf. So this week I made her an outfit that she was totally smitten with, except for the fact there was no cape. The first thing out of her mouth was, “Hey where is my cape?” Can’t put anything past that little. Isn’t it funny how you put together one outfit and all of a sudden your head is swirling with other ideas on how to make a different dress? Don’t be surprised if I make a couple of more outfits for her in the Little Red motif. I just had gotten a couple of Riley Blake’s Little Red fabric and I have 3 more different fabrics ordered off of Etsy. So heeeeerrrrreeeeee she is in all her crowning glory, my very own sweet Little Red!
Gotta love those cheesy smiles. As you can see she is a girl after my own heart, vintage clip on earrings and a necklace.
I made the skirt pattern on my own, the yoke (the top of the Skirt) is cut on the fold at 18 1/4″ which will give you 36 1/2″ width, and a length of 3 1/2″. The bottom of the skirt is also cut on the fold 20″ wide which will give you a measurement of 40″ by 13″ long. The apron is 10 1/2″ long by 16 wide. If you plan on embroidering on your apron, which by the way I have a fetish for, cut out 2 and use a stabilizer on the back of your embroidering.
Be on the lookout for more Little Red outfits that have been swirling around in my head, well at least the ole’ noggin isn’t empty now. If anyone has any ideas they would like to share, leave me a comment. Another outfit is in need of attention. Tata for now, from Little red, her little sister and the Grandmama.
As many of you know I had blogged yesterday about how I made my sweet littles’ a couple of suitcases to carry all their precious treasures in. Well in all actuality they were shoe boxes wrapped with fabric, I haven’t gotten to the suitcase making phase of my life – yet! Here is what they looked like all clean and neat, I shudder to think what they look like now.
Here is Gianna showing her little brother her box, I imagine he is quite taken in with the box, what 4 month old wouldn’t be?
Can anyone guess what they were used for? I should do a craft show, make up a ton of these cute little boxes, charge about $10 a box and call them……..
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My daughter had to take her little guy to the doctor and I decided to travel along and help with the 2 little girls. Travel time is about an hour to an hour and a half one way but we decided to stop at a couple of stores on the way back. After every shopping expedition with the 3 littles I always say “I don’t think I’m doing that again!” But the experience is like child-birth, after all is said and done you do it again. I must be a glutton for punishment. We decided to go into one of our favorite stores and behold! right on the bottom of the shelves were the most precious, polka-dot suitcases for little girls. Well the littles must have thought that they were cute too and marched right up to those suitcases and grabbed one in their chubby little fist. They really were cute walking around the store holding them until it was time to go and Momma said “no.” The caterwauling started and so did my glutton for punishment, which by the way starts out with eye twitching, Heeehee. Believe me 2 and 3-year-old little girls are such drama queens, they could have won an emmy that day! Needless to say they were explained to that they could not have everything that they see and I said “why don’t I make you a suitcase.” Glutton, Glutton, Glutton! I ran home after the outing and put 2 little cases together. I found the instructions here.Aren’t they just so cute? I made them both the same so there won’t be any cat fights or should I say kitty fighting? I proceeded to run them to my daughters in the evening so the littles could get their surprise when they woke up. The only one who got a BIG surprise was my daughter. The Girl’s monitor broke so my daughter didn’t hear them get up or all the commotion going on in their bedroom. You know what they say about KARMA? Weeeelllll my daughter has a double dose of it, heeheee! The 2-year-old managed to grab the Desitin off the dresser and put it all over her, her dollies and bedding. SURPRISE Momma! have fun trying to clean this mess, Desitin just doesn’t clean real well.
The 3-year-old decided to tear the clothes out of her closet and dress herself.Surprise Momma! your daughter has absolutely no fashion sense! After all that commotion and cleaning my daughter was able to give them their surprises.
Many times in our lives we just need a fresh vision and to put our focus back on God. We settle for a dim vision when all along God has a clear vision. If you settle for the moment that’s all you will ever have but God says his plans are bigger then we could ever imagine. “now unto him that is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Ephesians 3:20. Our God is a God of abundance and of MIRACLES and he desires his blessings and clear vision in our lives. He is able to do all things that you can ever think or ask for.
I had a dear friend call me tonight and reminded me of Gods Faithfulness. When we go through trials and tribulations in our lives we hit a rut and think we won’t be able to get out of it, that the problem or situation won’t go away. God will bring us out of the fire and He will wipe every tear from our eyes so that we will have that clear vision. After I hung up the phone I went to my chalkboard and knew what my word of wisdom was for the week.
Touch My eyes Lord with a clear Vision so that I may see all that you have in store and help me to stay focus on you and your plans!