Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Annie's Birthday!

My fondant baby~
Annie turned four yesterday! I can hardly believe it. It seems like just yesterday that she was born... Her special request for her birthday cake was a "pink heart cake with babies on it." She helped me bake it and this is what we got:

Monday, May 14, 2007

Graduation Dress Diary, Chapter 2

The Crinoline
To achieve the full skirt as pictured on the pattern I'm going to need a crinoline, 1950's style to go under the dress. I am going to be ordering one from Hey Viv!

The Fabric
On Saturday I went to JoAnn's and found my fabric! It was $6 a yard, but I had my 40% off cupoun. At the fabric store I couldn't decide between two fabrics, so I went ahead and bought both. hehehe! I knew that I'd use both of them no matter what. So, I've now made up my mind and here it is. The floral fabric is for the dress body and green satin is for the belt/sash.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day Surprise!

On Mother's Day we were surprised by twin does! We have yet to name them...I'm sure I'll be posting many more pictures.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Graduation Dress Diary, Chapter 1

I thought I'd start a little "Graduation Dress" series, following the progress of my next exciting project. It's amazing to see God working even in the tinest things in our lives. He truly does care about us, and cares about the things we care about. What an awsome God! What is man that He should even think of us?

The Pattern
This dress's story starts with a picture I found in one of my "dress idea" folders. I had saved this picture who knows how long ago, and when looking for a graduation dress ideas I happened upon it. As you can see in the picture the pattern number it completely torn off...the search began.

So, all I knew was that this pattern was old(er) and was Simplicity. I asked around and looked around and couldn't find this pattern, so I just figured I could try and make it up myself, possibly putting a few different patterns together to get what I was looking for. I just didn't feel right about it, and knew I wouldn't be happy with it if it didn't turn out exactly like this one (above). So, after searching for one day all over the internet, I went to bed. Then next morning during my devotion time I prayed about it, asking the Lord to lead me to the right pattern and to help me to re-create this beautiful dress. That day I got the brilliant idea to see what the origninal saved name of the picture was! What do you know, it was a pattern number: 4640! I searched on eBay again and I found it! I was so thrilled, I couldn't believe it! It is from 1954, had never been cut, and was just around my size! Isn't God good!?

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Spring Dance~

The Grand March

The Virginia Reel

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Here are some pictures of my latest venture...sprouts! With the sprouted wheat I am making bulgur flour (sprouted wheat flour), which can be used in baking.

Alfalfa sprouts...