Monday, March 29, 2010

Sew Crazy and a "Sip and See"

I have been having "sew" much fun putting together some spring dresses for my Sophie girl. I made her three new pillowcase dresses over the weekend. LOVE pillowcase dresses!!!

(It's about the only thing I know how to make--lol,
and they are just so...easy to put together.)

I also had fun making a few little things for my sweet friend and neighbor, Ashley,
who just had a baby girl.

Sunday, a few of my neighbors and I hosted a "sip and see" for Ashley and her precious baby girl, August Anne. Love her name!!

(Meghan, me, Ashley & August Anne, Dawn)
August Anne was PERFECT the entire time, but we waited until the end of the shower to snap this pic. This sweet baby was DONE being perfect and was ready to EAT--lol!

August Anne is the youngest of Ashley's four children and the third little girl in her family. Her oldest brother, Knox, is in Corban's class at school.
Corban and Knox are BEST BUDDIES!!

Ashely and Robert didn't find out what they were having while Ashley was pregnant. They like surprises, so we waited until little August Anne was born before we had the "sip and see"!
Don't you just love the idea of a "sip and see"?!?!

The two little girls in matching blue dresses (Lucy & Ada Grace) are August Anne's
proud BIG sisters!
The other two girls are my sweet neighbors--Caroline & Julia.

We had so...much fun planning this shower.

As favors, we did a candy bar. Guests could fill a bag with assorted candy to take home with them as they left.

We also had a wish box so guests could leave a special wish or blessing
for Ashely and August Anne.
It was such a wonderful afternoon celebrating Ashley and the sweet blessing of new life!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new life into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3

10 comments:

Katie said...

I love pillowcase dresses too! But I have never made one? Do you use actual pillowcases or just fabric? Do you have a pattern? How did you make your onesies? Ha!

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

You are so talented!!! I love the pillow case dresses and the onesies!! SO CUTE!! Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend!

Melanie said...

Jenny I am so jealous of all of your talent & your amazing ability to find time to do ALL that you do, with 4 little ones! The dresses are precious, I love your fabric combos! And the onesies are ADORABLE! Looks like a such a special Sip & See shower for your friend!

Jessica said...

Oh My!! I picked out those same fabrics at Hobby Lobby on Saturday to make pillowcase dresses for my girls and my friend's daughter who is having a birthday this week. I also picked up a pattern for the dresses because I haven't actually made one yet! So hopefully my sewing teacher can help me in class this week. Turned out SUPER CUTE!!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

You did a great job on the clothes! I love pillowcase dresses, and really want to learn how to make them.
I had never heard of a sip and see until I started blogging. It sounds like a great idea! I love the candy bar!

Celia Jimenez said...

Yeah!! I'm so glad your shower turned out so beautiful...sorry I forgot to ask about it! You are so amazingly talented Jenny! I need you to pass some on to me...or like I said...I'll just "hire" you! :-) So beautiful...and the dresses are so cute!

Courtney said...

Love the dresses you made for Sophie. What a wonderful event you hosted for your friend. I think these are a great way to celebrate a new baby.

Annie said...

The dresses are beautiful. Oh, and the things you made for August Anne are beautiful and cute. Definitely, looks like a wonderful day.

Have a wonderful week.

Kelly said...

I love love love the dresses! It would be so neat if you did a tutorial on how to make them!! :)

The sip and see is such a neat idea!

Susan said...

I agree with Kelly... do a step by step tutorial on how to make the pillowcase dresses. I just bought some fabric and a pattern and am planning to make at least one for each of my girls. I hope they turn out half as cute as Sophie's.