Fru-Fru Tutu

I enjoy a good tutu every now and then.. but this.. this was HUGE! It was so poofy, that even I was a little concerned. But, every little girl needs a little poofy, tulle-(y)?, pink, sparkle in their life.

Cute, no? I hope Becca really liked it. She was having a Fashionista inspired birthday party.

Thanks Laura for taking all the pics of the tutu. What with limited space in the new place, it's hard to get a good photo now.

A little tribute to Fall

A few months back Laura asked me if I would make matching Fall outfits for her cousin. (If I'm correct it's second cousin?) Anyway, I of course agreed!

Becca is this teeny tiny, rail thin, little girl, and from what I can tell from good ol' facebook pictures, is full of energy! (yes I know this sentence makes no sense, what with all the commas and all.. get over it!) Laura and I found the teal leaf fabric down in Jonesborough one Saturday. I knew that I wanted to slap a pumpkin on something, just once.. and hence these outfits were born!

I found cute little Fall leaf buttons and added it to the pumpkin's stem on her shirt. After making this skirt, I will definitely alter my pattern. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but it turned out cute in the end. I just hope it fit Becca! I always get really nervous when it comes down to the actually fitting part. It's hard to make something to fit someone when you don't have them here to try it on. Especially when someone is paying for it!!

So in the spirit of Fall and pumpkins... Bodie, the new baby brother got one too! His however ended up on his butt. Amazing what a pair of plain Carter's baby pants in Brown will get you, no?!

I can't wait to see what they look like in them.. fingers crossed it all turns out to fit!

Oh, and guess how difficult it is to find quality baby onesies in 0-3 months.. ya FRIGGIN DIFFICULT!!!


Life as I know it

Things have surely changed in the last 6 months. They have changed more than I ever thought imaginable. But, needless to say, I'm alive and kicking. I won't say alive and well, because let's face it, life it hard and has smacked me around a bit.

For those of you who haven't heard from me in the last few months, I have a new house where Tuff and I are decently happy. He has a nice sized yard to play in while I'm at work and school. Ya, that's another thing. Im currently working 30 hrs (3 - 10 hr days) and taking 18 hrs of class. Such a smart idea, let me tell you. Except the only other issue is, I need a second job. Lovely, I know. Wait, this isn't suposed to be about how much life sucks right now, it's a happy post about everything I've done since starting over. So, here goes!

I made a list of the things I'd like to do before the end of the year. Now some of them were totally feasible, others were such a shot in the dark. I have even done a few things that weren't on the list, that I never thought I would experience. I went to a NASCAR race back in July, let me tell you something about that.... It was insanely fun, yet rediculously loud. You have to experience this at least once in your life... preferably in Bristol. But then again I'm sure all NASCAR fans are the same in every town, so your local track will do just dandy. I also was invited to the beach, yes a real BEACH. Not something that looks sandy/muddy on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico (which is what I'm used to). I also spent a few days in Myrtle Beach! It was so pretty and I decided you havent lived until you've layed on a beach ALL day, possible with a beer in hand and did a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y nothing. This will, from now on, be something I do every year. This weekend I'm venturing out for a weekend in the mountains! 4 days in Gatlinburg is what I need. The leaves are changing and it's perfect weather.

I've tried to stay as busy as possible without really overdoing it. But, let's face it. I've overdone it on numerous occasions. I'm ok with this. It's one last thing I really have to worry about in life. I have since had a 26th Birthday and officially been divorced all in a 7 day span. I am now a statistic, one in which I never thought I would be. But, if there is anything I have learned from this it's that you can't control what someone else does/wants, whether it's right or wrong.

As for this blog, I want to start over with a new one. Quiltsnhorses just doesn't resemble my life anymore. That goes for my Etsy store too. So I'm taking suggestions for a new name. I'll try to continue to post on here until I come up with something new. I have been working on a few sewing orders/projects. I will post them soon. Sewing unfortunately hasn't been priority, I mean what with all the work I have to do now. But, i really do miss it. SO IF YOU NEED SOMETHING OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES, LET ME KNOW... I'd love to get back into it full force.
I will now leave you with this. To make a long story short, Laura entered me into a contest for someone who is oging through some sort of a transition. Well hot damn, I won. What did I win you ask?.... Dinner with friends at a really neat place, hair, make-up, and a limo ride. It was lots of fun, but this photo is down right SHOCKING... and not in a good way. So giggle your little hearts out and enjoy this!

To the friends that I have here, I love you all. I would be a huge pile of blonde mess if it weren't for you all. So, thanks... you're the best.