Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's Fall Y'all

I can't believe it's been nearly 6 months since my little Chan man was born!!

Baby Chan dressed and ready to go home!!

He has since been a very busy boy. He had his first professional photo shoot just a few days later.
He got to meet some of his family.
Great grandmother "Maw Maw" Huskey

Aunt Judy
His beautiful grandmother, Sally

Grandpa Tag
He fought off the relentless paparazzi.
He went to church for the first time. He wore the yellow bubble outfit I made him.

He was a ring bearer in his Aunt Lauren's garden wedding in Iowa.

The Littlest Ring Bearer!!!
 Of course I was commissioned by his mother to make his wedding outfit. I was happy and honored to oblige. 

The wedding was simple and put together in a matter of 3 or 4 weeks. The groom had just gotten back from Afghanistan and the bride couldn't wait any longer to marry him!! I will create a post showing you how we pulled it all together and how lovely Lauren, the anxious bride, looked that day.
Suffice it to say Chandler served well as the Ring bearer. You can see his little pillow attached to his arm like a bracelet.
He celebrated Independence Day wearing this Nautical outfit.
And went to the pool for the first time.

He went to his first birthday party.
He got his first haircut!!  Don't you agree he needed one?

WHAT!???? You're gonna cut my hair already?!!

Chan's about to get his first trim. I mean look at that hair!

Mommy and Aunt Laurie getting Chan dressed for his blessing.

Absolutely ANGELIC on his blessing day!!
His mom made an awesome dessert for after party.
Then, for being such a good boy, he got his first "Big Toy" from Nana and Grandaddy Chandler.


He sported his summer clothes Nana made him.

He ate cereal for the first time.

He played with his best friend.
He played with the fish.
He got another Big Toy!
He watched his first ALABAMA game. Roll Tide!!
He got a new bed.
He had ANOTHER photo shoot.

Awe look at that smile!!

He LOVES his mommy!!
 While Chandler spent the spring and summer "growing", I spent it "sewing"!!
Chan hits the "mother load"!!

Well Now.......


 Yes, time has flown quickly and little Chan has been a busy boy! He's resting up and waiting for the next package, visiting the pumpkin patch, trick or treating, giving thanks and his 1st CHRISTMAS!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Well, it's been a long time but I'm back. My oldest daughter Magan gave birth to our first grandchild, Chandler. This has put a new twist on the name "Chandler Heirlooms".

Front of the shower invitation given in Greenville, Alabama
I have so many things to share with you that I made for the baby shower before he was born and then all the things I've made since.
Diaper Baby Centerpiece
This was one of the centerpieces for the table at the baby shower. Doesn't it look just like a baby laying there? It's made of diapers and the little blanket was so easy to make and I monogrammed it with the family initial.

First quilt I ever made!!
 The quilt above was given to Magan at her Sugar Land, Texas baby shower.

My Second quilt ever. I tried my hand at stippling.


Coming home outfit
I made another quilt for the shower given by family in Greenville, Alabama. The outfit chosen to bring Chandler home from the hospital was given as a gift at the shower and I brought it home and monogrammed it and made a blue and white hounds tooth bonnet to match.
Of course there is no way I could have a grandson and not make him an heirloom daygown with matching bonnet.
 He wore this when he met his Great-grandmother for the first time.
The gray chevron boppy cover turned out nice and has gotten lots of use.

Being huge Alabama fans, we have to start Chandler out right. I created a quilted bib using scrap fabrics in the "Tide's" colors and a little monogrammed "passy" holder. 
Had to have a Bama onesie!!! Roll Tide!

It looks even better on him!! He has outgrown this for sure!!
Now that it's college football season, I've been up to my eyeballs in crimson and hounds tooth. I created this little Jon Jon and mailed it out in time for the Texas A & M game.

 I also had fun creating a little bishop dress for another Alabama fan.

A matching bow as a "Thank You"
I have a lot more things I've done but that's at least a glimpse and an idea of what I've been up to. I'm excited about being a new grandmother and wish I could see my little Chandler more often. But in a small way, I can be with him when he wears the things that I've made especially for him with more LOVE than he can ever imagine. My heart swells with pride for him.

I'm proud of him and I'm proud of our University of Alabama football team on their win over the Aggies.