Monday, July 17, 2017

Toddler's Dress and Bonnet










 A little outfit for my great grandchild, Hallie, who is 18 months.    I made the dress and bonnet several months ago, and purchased the stretchy capris.

I'm not sure how long the hat will stay on, as she's not used to wearing anything on her head.

This was a free pattern I found.


Carry-It-All Hipster Bag



Here's a little peek at the Carry-It-All Hipster Bag!  The tutorial is being tested by 5 wonderful ladies, and I am so excited to see what they are going to create.

I love the idea of having so many people test this bag, with the outcome an excellent tutorial, plus the friendships that are formed!!  Just couldn't ask for anything more!

The recessed zipper is new as well as the tab on the outer back pocket!  I've also added tabs to the sides for the strap instead of grommets or eyelets.    It's a very stylish little bag that can contain a lot of one's essentials!

The strap is adjustable and can be used over the shoulder or cross body!  I would say it's  quite a versatile bag.

It will be available on Craftsy next week!  You're going to just love it!!

UPDATE:  Two ladies have completed their bags, and one of these ladies has now made another one.  The second lady is already planning the fabric for her next one too.  The bags are just lovely.  I can't wait to post them so you can see them!

Fires, and More Fires



Lots happening in our Province with 200 plus fires the last couple of weeks, and we're down to just over 100 today. Our city is surrounded by smoke most days with air quality anywhere from 3 to 10 +, so we're unable to be outdoors for too long.   Small fires still continue to break out in areas. High winds today didn't help the situation much!

Even with all the devastation, people still continue to start camp fires and throw cigarette butts out their vehicles while driving.  Can't believe they could be so thoughtless and selfish..  Looters are robbing homes where people have had to evacuate, but  where the fires have not yet ravaged the home and property.  What a world we live in.

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have had to evacuate and leave their homes and belongings!  I'm proud of our city and the way everyone has come together with  such caring hearts, helping  evacuees with accommodations, food and care, not only for them, but for their animals.  It's amazing!  I haven't heard of anyone being killed  because of the fires, nor of any motor vehicle accidents as  in previous years, so we're all very fortunate.  This time every thing has been managed and organized very well.  We have  awesome firefighters, and we're thankful for them as well as for the pilots, equipment operators, all those behind the scenes..  They're doing a fantastic job.We even have  firefighters who flew in from Mexico and Australia today to help in our battle!  How awesome is that!

The picture above is of the Dunn Lake area.