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Little Lizard King Ruchie Pattern- Cowgirl Bandana Dress


I tested an incredible pattern for Cassie of Little Lizard King recently.  It's the Ruchie I'm in LOVE!  It is going to be great for my daughter's summer wardrobe and I hope to put some in my shop too. 


Since we live in the wild west, I went with a blue bandana fabric from my stash.  I think I got it at Walmart (!!) a bit ago.  


We had a lot fun with this photo shoot.  She's getting so good at modeling!


The Ruchie pattern includes directions to make a dress, peplum top or romper.   


I added some black ribbon that I had for the trim on the front bodice.


The back can be shirred or can be made with elastic in casings.  I did the elastic.  The straps can be halter or can go through a fabric loop and tied in a bow like I did.  Cassie LOVES options and all her patterns are such a great value with tons of options.  I really appreciate that!


My daughter loves it a lot.  My straps are too far out and bothered her arms, and either I messed up or she changed them in the final pattern, so I will be moving them in a bit and it will be perfect!



Recovering my Sewing Chair


Here's a chair I refinished for my sewing room.  I love it!  I got the chair at a thrift store for $5.  I loved the metal frame.  It was covered in a brown/peach velvet that had to go!


It was covered in a brown/peach velvet that had to go!


First I took out a lot of screws, then staples. 


I used the old fabric as a pattern and cut out my new fabric from that.  I pulled tightly and stapled from each side to keep it even.  My little staple gun from the craft store worked perfectly!  I love that thing.


Beaautifulllll!


Screwed top back and bottom back onto frame and it's so comfy and pretty when I sew.


Downtown Disney



 We always make a point to enjoy Downtown Disney the day/night before we go to Disneyland.  The kids love it too.
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My son ended up getting a similar hat in the park.  He was a wizard for Halloween parade at his school 3 years in a row......



My daughter always has to go to Build a Bear and get a stuffed animal.  Nevermind that she has a MILLION stuffed animals already.  I would say no but her dad says yes!






It makes her so happy....


My kids are the kindest to each other on vacation.



Of course we have to hit the LEGO store.  So much fun to look at the huge sculptures.


























My daughter used some of her money to buy chocolate crocodiles from Lion King (her favorite movie).  All in all a fun stop before heading to the park the next day.

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