Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Busy January

Hello Friends!
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
We did, and 2017 is off to a busy start around here! We have 3 January birthdays, mine included, and now we have added a February birthday since the birth of our grand baby Ellie. Of course, like everyone else I am looking at my house and the bareness of it all since Christmas came down. It will take a while to get things back in complete order as my hands are super busy with "birthday" stuff.
Today I want to wish my lovely daughter Brittany Happy Birthday!

Brittany and Ellie enjoying ice cream
We had quite a scare over the summer when she became ill and was hospitalized for over a month! The Lord was with her and us and I am happy to say she continues to do better with each new day. In fact, she tells me that she feels "amazing" which is such a blessing!
Ellie will turn 2 in February and that just blows my mind!
 Time is going way too fast....seems like this was just last week.


Spending one on one time with my daughter and granddaughter is not always possible with the distance between us so this Nana loves to make things for her special girl. Now, what started out as just a new birthday blankie has turned into a blankie, a pillowcase and a birthday tutu outfit. Here are some of my supplies, but there are more coming.


All this purple and green are because we (Ellie) are now obsessed with Barney the purple dinosaur! Do y'all know that Barney stuff is almost impossible to find? I do because it had to be ordered from Ebay as it is no longer in production.


But wait, now my attention has turned to these nifty pillowcase dresses that are on Pinterest.
This is just adorable and she has to have it!


 
  I am working and praying that these pillowcases and heaps of lace become a shabby chic creation by Nana!
 We will see if all this gets done and mailed out on time.


I'll be back soon with the finished products :)
Karen

20 comments:

  1. Oh Karen, I saw some little pillowcase dresses the first time I went to Round Top Antique Week and they were just darling! I know the one you make will be precious. Happy birthday month to you! I know what you mean about your granddaughter turning 2. Mine Grand is a February baby also and he will be 6, which seems impossible! Long distance grandparenting is one of the biggest challenges I've faced--I know you can relate. Hugs, Cecilia

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    1. I sure can Cecilia, it definitely gives me more appreciation for spending time with her.

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  2. That is just darling. I made matching pillow case dresses for my 3 grandgirls when they went to Disney a few years ago and EVERYONE came up and asked where we got them. I appliqued the mouse ears on them. Here is a link to them if you want to look at them. http://thenanadiana.blogspot.com/2012/02/sew-cute.html

    I am so sorry your daughter (not your granddaughter, right?) was in the hospital for so long-that is really scary when that happens.

    I hope you have a wonderful time sewing for your sweet little girl. xo Diana

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    1. Those dresses are great Diana! What lucky little girls they were to have something so unique to wear at Disney! Yes, it was my daughter that was in the hospital and that is a visit we never want to do again. Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  3. How scary for you that your daughter was in the hospital. I hope all of that is behind her. Your family is so sweet. You are the best nana around. You are so talented to make those sweet clothes. Have a good week Karen. Hugs

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    1. Thank you Linda, I hope you have a great week too my friend :)

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  4. Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter and I surely do remember praying for her and for your strength as you dealt with it all . That grand girl is precious . Our oldest grand will be 13 in April and it is totally mind blowing to me . That sweet baby is going to have some cute things . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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    1. All your prayers are so much appreciated Cindy. Gosh, all these kids just grow up so fast, babies one day and teenagers the next! Thanks for visiting today...Hugs :)

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  5. Happy Birthday to all!! You must be having the best time with them. I am so glad that your daughter is feeling better. That's the best present of all, I'm sure! :)

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    1. Yes Kim, good health is the best birthday gift we could ask for. God was truly with us through it all! Hugs :)

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  6. Oh my, what a darling dress! And how wonderful that you are making one. I hope we get to see the finished product {{smiles}}

    Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter and praise the Lord that she is feeling great! What a joy.

    Hugs to you!

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    1. I am looking forward to sharing the finished dress with you all. Yes, God is so good...all the time! Hugs :)

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  7. Happy birthday to you all....and may I say, you look WAYYYYYY too young to be a nana!! :)

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    1. Well thank you Debbie, some days I feel too young, then when I spend time with Ellie it wears me out...LOL!

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  8. Your little granddaughter is precious! I know she is a light in your life. I can't wait to have a grand one day! The dress is adorable and I know yours will be as well. I hope to see a picture of her in it. Have a wonderful week.

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Thank you Vicky! She definitely is my heart :) Have a blessed week ahead!

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  9. How sweet! You are a fabulous grandma Karen! You're so right about how quickly they grow, and no matter how many times we tell them to slow down, they don't listen :).

    Happy Birthday fellow Cappy (or Aquarius).

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  10. It's going to be fun to see the dress when you've finished, Karen. Brittany and Ellie are beautiful. That sweet little girl looks so much like her mama. You, my friend, do not look old enough to be a grandmother, though. Have fun with all your creative endeavors. xo

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    1. Thank you Nancy, they bring so much joy to my life! Have a great rest of the week :)

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