Friday, October 23, 2009

Lallie This, Lallie That...

Good morning everyone!

We are 75% potty trained in our household (as I throw my hands up in the air, jump up and down, and revel in the thought that I now have about $100 extra a month in spending money!) Yes, Lallie has taken very well to potty training. Rather, I should say "toilet" as Lallie does not know what potty means. She has been trained very well by her teachers in proper etiquette to say "restroom" and "toilet." (Note - I accredit this whole process to her school teachers!)

Lallie however, had not yet mastered the art of pulling-up-pants, but not for lack of trying. This can't be comfortable!

In other news, I made Lallie another pillow case dress. I'm getting better and better every attempt and have now figured out how to make the arm holes (those are difficult!) I will never be a great sewer but these are just fun, cheap and not incredibly difficult to make! I paired this one with a little undershirt as the weather is unpredictable this time of year and it's perfect for school! She looks like a little box of Crayola crayons!

For those of you who say I'm "talented," I am not talented, I just like to try lots of new things! (though I do thank you for your compliments). I usually don't stick to one thing for too long to become really great at it, but I'm trying to stay focused (though it's difficult as I'm just so interested in everything!)

I really do like sewing, but my machine broke again (mommy...please fly down and fix it!!) It probably didn't, it's just a piece of fuzz stuck somewhere I'm sure. I'm just afraid I won't get it put back together once I take it apart, and then I'm really stuck!

I just hope that my projects inspire some of you to try new things. After all, it's not always about the craft itself, but what it means to you (i.e. knitting and my grandmother, sewing and the thought Lallie is wearing something made from my heart).

Everyone have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Ok pillow case dresses are so cute!! I love the idea! Congrats on the milestone! Very exciting news for the little lady!

  2. you did a great job! The pillowcase dress is adorable!

  3. Little Miss L looks so serious with her cheerios!!!

    The dress is adorable!

  4. The pillow case dress is adorable! Arm holes are hard and frustrating! Lallie is just precious! You are talented!

  5. Little Miss Lallie looks adorable in her little "pillowcase dress!"