Living a simple, creative life at a small 1950's motor inn in Bryson City. A Lifestyle Blog.
I love this little dress top I made for Sienna. She recently wore it to a tea party to celebrate her friend Elliana’s birthday. This is by far my favorite sewing pattern right now. It is the FAITH Double Layer Dress Top by Sew Sensible. You can buy the pattern online at You Can Make This. The directions included with it are step-by-step and include pictures! Anyone who can work a sewing machine can make this top. I made little matching shorts to go with the top but Sienna also wears it with jeans when the weather is cooler. It looks dressy but is very comfortable and roomy for playing. I won’t put Sienna in anything itchy or tight so this outfit is perfect!
After 18 days on this beautiful earth, my cousin David and his wife Ashley said goodbye to their sweet baby Maxton. Maxton earned his angel wings on March 21, 2009 at 11:56pm while David and Ashley held him.
Just finished framing this new painting for a little baby girl named Riley. Girls are so easy to paint for…..pinks and greens plus a birdie and some polka dots. I love all things girly. There are lots of little goodies in the painting if you look closely: Flower-shaped buttons, rhinestones, butterfly buttons with hand-stitched bodies and antennae. The mother I made this for received the painting as a gift at a baby shower. The bedding in her nursery is white with pink, brown, green polka dots and has some stripes in the same colors. Take a look at the Katie Bedding Collection from Pottery Barn Kids. Every time I paint one of these little nursery paintings I realize just how much I love to make things that I hope will make others feel happy.
I know someone will probably ask why I named my blog Lil Blue Boo…..I needed a cute little label for my sewing projects. My nickname for Sienna is “Boo” and I love the color blue (my favorite color is green but the name “Green Boo” didn’t sound that great).
“Twinkle twinkle little boy……how you fill my heart with joy!” Just finished this painting for my friend’s baby boy. I don’t get a lot of boy requests for paintings so I am excited to finish another one. This one is a surprise gift so I hope it matches her nursery! I love all the different blues and I added my favorite “moon man” by Shel Silverstein. The frame was chosen to match a pewter crib. I had to cut the mat by hand….maybe I’ll invest in a mat cutter one day but right now I don’t have room for it!
I plan to fill this blog with all my latest sewing, painting, crafting projects…..stay tuned!
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Birdsong Pattern Giveaway (posted July 9th, 2011): #16 Pamela O and #48 Mekei
The Reversible Bubble Hoodie Pattern Giveaway (posted July 15th, 2011): From the blog comments: #6 Heidi and #66 Jennifer Dingman. From FaceBook comments: Delene Potgieter and Rachel Hatch
The Perfect Short Giveaway (posted June 13th, 2011): #384 Bonnie and #118 Karey from blog comments. #559 Tracy Henshaw and #951 Kolbe Edwards.
Casbah Carryall Pattern Giveaway (posted May 16th, 2011): #3 Debra and #102 Lily
Minhaboneca Custom Doll Giveaway (posted May 7th, 2011): #144 Melissa Williams
The Maliboo Romper Pattern Giveaway (posted May 11, 2011): #1 Gwenllian Myfanwy, #33 Julie, #188 Sara, #193 Gail, #392 Barbara
Sadie James Patterns Giveaway (posted April 25th, 2011): 1st prize goes to # 65 Jess, and 2nd prize goes to # 31 Amanda.
The Soda Phop Shop Giveaway (posted April 11, 2011): #3 Anna
Lil Blue Boo Pieced Tunic/Dress ePattern Giveaway (posted April 16, 2011): FB winners are #240 Kelly Wilde, #165 Terri Henning and Blog winners are #28 Jenninbrissy and #56 Daniela
Birdsong Pattern Giveaway (posted February 26, 2011): Meka Foo
Little Lizard King Pattern Giveaway (posted January 20, 2011): Lara and Heather Louise
Lil Blue Boo/Paint the Moon Giveaway (posted December 23, 2010): Jennifer Anderson and Gayle Vehar
Camera Tee Giveaway (posted December 14, 2010): Exquisite Images Photography by Megan, Dawn, and Emily
Little Lizard King Pattern Giveaway (posted November 21, 2010): #41 Amanda and #94 Shelley
“T” Patchwork Pattern Giveaway (posted November 7, 2010): Blog: #147 Jennifer (Monkey See/Monkey Do), #124 Lee (Butler); Facebook: #13 Alissa Passantino, #24 Jenn Melanie
Lulu Photo Book Giveaway (posted October 29, 2010): #34 Carolina Girl Mommy
Hip Mom Jewelry Giveaway (posted October 21, 2010): #35 Donna from My Sweet Treats
Lil Sally Doll Dress Pattern Giveaway (posted October 2, 2010): Facebook comments #96 Katie Kruger, #82 Theresa Melodick, #34 Jamie Zanovec, #20 Tami D’Amico, and #89 Julie Wilkinson.
Happy Chickadee Twirly Dress & Hair Clip Giveaway (posted September 29, 2010): Ashley
Back to School Li’l Bleu Boo T-Shirt Giveaway (posted September 14, 2010): Rebekah Stockton and Andrea Vandreveen-Cazares
Modern Frills $30 Gift Certificate Giveaway (posted July 16, 2010): #36 Adrianna