Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Number 3 and a couple more

Thank you so much for the lovely compliments about my new skirts.  I am loving them and really loved making them.   Here is number three, a linen blend fabric.  I know I need a beige shirt to go with it but I don't have one so you will have to settle for the obligatory white T-shirt for now.
 

Look my seams match!

 
Little Buddy and I went out Sunday morning and bought a little more fabric.  I had to go get a plant stand and there was one on sale at Joann's so off we went.  The fabric was also on sale and well I could not stop sewing (you do know I can be a wee bit obsessive) .  I washed the fabrics right away, tossed them in the dryer, and was ready to cut them out and sew while little one had his nap.  I chose the same skirt without the contrasting border just to change it up a bit.  We had a good long walk outside with the walker before lunch so he would be really tired and sleep a LONG time.  It worked, I got them both finished during the afternoon.


I found this fabric in the quilting section, with a 50% off coupon, and only needing to purchase a yard and a half of fabric, it was steal to make.


This fabric was already 40% off and was located in the kids section, perfect for summer I'd say.

Okay no more skirt pictures I promise.  I have put my sewing machines away because I have a new toy I am going to set up on my work table, I will blog about it soon, an early birthday present for myself, hooray!

Just in case you are having a dull Tuesday, here are some pictures of Little Buddy to put a smile on your face.






There, I bet you are smiling now aren't you?

47 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

You were so right I was smiling, what is it about children that always make you smile? The skirts are looking brilliant, I particularly liked the first one with the border. You could wear that anywhere. Have a great week.

Hannapat said...

Hello lovely Meredith, it feels like aaaaages since I last visited here, sorry. I have just been catching up on all your news so excuse me for just leaving one comment and wow there is so much to comment on. It seems like the gorgeous Buddie is blooming and doing so well, oh my he is adorable! I am also so sorry to read about the loss of your Mum and I am sending you much love and healing light, these are difficult times in life, may her beautiful memories live on. Well done you on making such gorgeous skirts, they sure are inspirational. Sending you much love xoxo

Karen said...

Yes, indeed, I am smiling:) What a joy he is. I love the prints on your new skirts. They'll be so comfortable and cool to wear this summer.

Betsy said...

Hoe is so cute! What a wonderfully happy face to have around you. Yep. I'm definitely smiling.
Love your new skirts. You have an entire summer wardrobe of skirts. I can't wait to see your new "toy".
Blessings,
Betsy

Tammy said...

You are becoming quite the little seamstress. Love the skirts! And Little Buddy is a cutie pie. Have a terrific Tuesday. Tammy

Claudia said...

I love my little Z!

xo
Aunt Claudia

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

He always makes me smile because he is so adorable! I love seeing his smiling face, he is so happy and full of love. What a true blessing he is. :)

Love your skirts. You are so good at sewing. I can't even thread a needle! I admire you talents sweet friend.

((Hugs))

Bridget said...

The skirts are fabulous.

But Little Buddy is just stinkin' cute!

kristieinbc said...

I'm definitely smiling. He is such a charmer! I continue to be impressed with your sewing adventures. It will be interesting to see what shows up on your craft table. I'm guessing it's a table loom. :-)

Dee said...

Well, I started smiling at the hem on that first skirt. LOVE that embroidery!!!!

But, Little Buddy was just the icing on the cupcake. He's such a charmer!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Big smile here!!!
Lovely skirts and I love the contrast of the dark blue with the white band at the bottom and blue embroidery vine. Very, very nice!!

Kris said...

YES I AM! He is such a doll Meredith! I want to scoop him up and hug him. It is easy to see why you fell in love with this little one and needed to make him your own boy!!!!
LOVE the skirts. I think I will make one too!!
xo Kris

Babajeza said...

I always smile when I see little Buddy. However, this Tuesday is not dull at all. :-) The skirts are all lovely. I'm sure you are wearing them proudly. I found some skirts in my wardrobe this morning I totally forgotten about. Let's hope for a hot summer! Hugs, Regula

Lynne said...

Gosh I could just eat that kid up he is so dang cute!
You have a whole new summer wardrobe now. I might just have to take a trip to Joann's to look at patterns.
These skirts are great!

RedSetter said...

Darn tootin' I'm smiling at Little Buddy. The skirts are fab but he is even more gorgeous.

Jen Vandervoort said...

You are so clever to make all of those skirts, and they are so nice!!!

I'm inspired, and at only a yard and half of fabric, they would be reasonable enough even here.

Jen

Sarah Sweethearts said...

He absolutely does put a smile on your face! What a cutie!

Vera said...

Smiling AND laughing Meredith. Little Buddy (re-naming him jailbird for the outfit which I love)is such a joy. His smile is amazing. And, I love your skirts -- the materials you chose are perfect and so nice that it is a quick pattern. I need to find it and go thru my fabric stash. Thanks for sharing.

kathyinozarks said...

Yes Little Buddy has such a contagious smile-loving your skirts!

kathy b said...

Hello sweet Z boy! YOU Make OUR day. Fireman was just looking over my shoulder. You are amazing MERE.
I love blue so I adore those skirts.

Teresa Kasner said...

Not only was I smiling, I was giggling with joy at seeing Little Buddy in his stripe-ity jams! I love the 3rd one with the big happy grin! Your skirts are wonderful, you must be the most stylish lady in the state! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

yarn and pencil said...

Bless his little heart! He is looking more confident and settled...what a lovely mum you are Meredith :-)
Your skirts are fab and I really like the fabrics you have used.
Tracey xxx

linda said...

Yes he did make me smile bless him he's so cute. You are doing so well with the skirt making I am impressed they all look great. I'm wanting to make a dress but never seem to have the time to get it started, Ive had the material and pattern for a year now so I should really make more of an effort, now if I had a sewing room and table, haha we've been there before. :)

CJ said...

I am smiling, you're right. What a happy little man he is. The skirts are great, I love the contrasting border. You make me wish I had the confidence to try a skirt.

elns said...

I am indeed smiling! He has the best smile! As for your skirts, I have a huge love of blue and white themes and i love the a-line shape of them. I'm a fan! All the best Mere!

Ladybird Diaries said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous skirts! Little buddy is just so cute...he definitely made me smile.
Marianne x

Jennifer said...

Your skirts are beautiful and will be nice and cool for summer. Little Buddy is adorable as always. :)

Amy at love made my home said...

You know! We already discussed!! xx

Linda Powell said...

My goodness you have been so busy and creative. Great skirts, I love the one with the contrasting border, so classy.
Buddy pictures are a delight, keep them coming, I'm smiling too, he's just so darn cute!
xxx

Caffeine Girl said...

Yep, I'm smiling!

Kids like him are what get me out of bed in the morning!

Deb said...

What a little doll! Big smiles here :-)
And your skirts are fabulous.

Grammy Braxton said...

Absolutely. There is a big smile on my face. He is adorable.

Hugs,
Sharon

Jay said...

What a cutie he is, yes he has made me smile!
I love the skirts too, a whole new summer wardrobe!

Eileen Bunn said...

Little Buddy certainly looks happy! He's in a great spot and I think he know it! OK. I just bought the skirt pattern. I haven't sewn in ages but.......I think I need to try this.
Eileen

cockney blonde said...

I certainly am smiling, how can you not when you see that gorgeous face.
Love the skirts, x

Ana BC said...

Number 3 is gorgeous! love that border. And the others are so cute and perfect for the summer.

My Garden Diaries said...

YES I am smiling now!!!! I got goosebumps from looking at his sweet sweet face!!! What a doll! And again...rockstar on the skirts! That is what I wear...skirts tank tops...oh and that reminds me...I gotta order one of those bracelets you posted about because that just completes the look!!! Happy weekend to you friend! Nicole

Heldasland said...

Yes I am definitely smiling. He is growing up a treat. You have been very busy the skirts are wonderful. It is great when things are reduced I do love a bargain make.

Kristen said...

Your skirts. Are. FAB! The contrast edging is my favorite. Great job. And yes, I am smiling! What a sweet little guy. :)

gillyflower said...

Wow, you are on a roll with the skirts! They are all lovely, great fabrics.
And thank you for the lovely photos that certainly made me smile too - what a sweetie!
Gill xx

Fay said...

I love the skirts and the shots of little buddy!:)

Toni said...

Ah, what a sweetie!!!!!! And I love the skirts! Just perfect for summer.

EMMA said...

Yep - definitely smiling! Love little Buddies outfit!
Your skirts are great, I'm just learning to sew so I don't think I'd be able to make something to wear - waistbands and all that are still beyond me.
Having a lovely time looking through/catching up with all your recent posts and pictures, my computer has been 'down' for days!
Are you having fun with your loom?

Gillian said...

Your skirts are so stylish Meredith, I bet they will be perfect for summer. And thank you for those photos of Buddy, he really is a cute and happy looking boy. xx

Rose Red said...

Oh my gosh, he is so cute!
More fabulous skirts! I love quilting fabric for skirts like these. Such great fabric designs.

steph said...

oh my goodness i'm behind on my blogs!!! love the skirts....but that little face!!! of course i'm smiling....a great way to start the day!

Joyful said...

Gosh you have been on a sewing "roll" haven't you? I love all the blue skirts as blue is my favourite colour. You will have your pick of summer/weather wear here on in. Little Buddy's facial expressions make me smile. Enjoy your weekend and your time "alone". Big hugs. xx