Saturday, January 30, 2010

Jolee's Project Runway Dress

This is a dress I finished today. I was so happy to get this one done! It's a "Project Runway" - inspired dress pattern...& it was a pain in my a$$! Jolee loved the fabric and the extra stuff I put on there. I'm proud I did this one, but now I'm going to do something easy! LOL

Lots of Snow!

I just love how beautiful my babies look playing out in snow :)

My Little Monkey

Brady has discovered something AMAZING that he can do....climb up and into his crib all by himself! Once he gets up in there, he jumps and jumps and jumps. He's never been the kind of kid to sit and hang out in his crib. But now it's the only place he wants to be! I can't seem to get a good action shot of him in action though....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Recent Creations

Here are a few of my recent projects from the last couple of days:

She loves this dress-

This is an Angelina Ballerina nightgown-

She loved these prints, so I made her a cute little apron. I'm making myself one to match-

Dinner Out

This evening, me and the gang went out to eat at Ruby Tuesday and had a great time. Brady is really enjoying coloring at restaurants nowadays, even though he ends up throwing them eventually! LOL

Girl Scouts

Getting the meeting started

I was trying to get a candid shot of her working, but she caught me :)

The lucky radio girls getting ready to leave

Here are some pictures from thr Girl Scout meeting yestersay. Thanks to everyone who purchased cookies from my little scout and helping to support her. Due to her perfect attendance at meetings, she got to do something really neat last night! Jolee got to go to a local radio station and help to record an ad for our upcoming cookie stands outside of walmart! I am going to get a copy of it and post it as soon as I can.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Jammies

This is a picture of the new pj's I made tonight. Jolee absolutely loves them! This is the first time I used ruffles, and I think if Jolee had it her way, it would be covered in them. The only thing I've tried to make that didn't work out right was a pair of pants. I think I just gave up too quick though. I like working on things that I feel confident with! LOL

Up Close & Personal

Jolee's Salon :)

Jolee's friend Kaity stayed the night last night, and this is their idea of "fixing their hair". Brady even got in on the posing action!

Friday, January 22, 2010

New Car

Here's a picture of the new car we just got. It's a Porsche Cayenne, and Brian got a GREAT deal on it! It's so pretty and clean I'd hate to get the kids in it and give it the 'Powers' treatment (trashing it)!

2nd skirt

I made this skirt this afternoon. I also taught myself how to gather fabric for it. It's fun right now, because each thing I work on, I learn how to do something new for it. This was also the first to have a "Specially Made By Mommy" tag on the back :)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dr. Sammy

I just wanted to give a shout out to my wonderful dentist, Dr. Sammy Gutovitz in Olathe. Me and my family started going to him about 12 years ago, and I've been completely spoiled ever since! I will travel many, many hours just to see him and his wife Susan. They make having cavities much more fun than it would be otherwise :)
It may be odd to consider your dentist your friend, but I do! LOL

Lindsey and Jackson

During my very quick trip to Olathe, one of my best friends, Lindsey, cameo over for a visit with her son Jackson. It was so much fun watching the boys interact together! My parents have always considered Lin-z to be another one of their daughters, so it goes without saying that they think the world of Jackson. Papaw just loved getting to have two of his grandbabies with him! I'm sure it's weird to see me and her as Mommies when they remember not very long ago we were running around the house as awkward kids ourselves!

Both of us with our boys

Jackson, Papaw and Brady

The boys playing

Brady reverted back to crawling when he saw his buddy doing it! LOL

Elmo Storytime

Nana snapped a few pictures of me reading Brady a book the other day, and I just thought that they were cute. He doesn't usually sit still long enough to read a book, but he was really interested in finding all of the items in the Elmo book. I really enjoy the few times he sits still long enough to relax :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

1st Skirt

Here's a skirt I made for Jolee this morning. It's a Pink Fig pattern (I want to make all of them!), and went together pretty quick. Although, I couldn't quite get the hang of gathering the fabric, so I adjusted and made pleats instead. I also got to have my first experience with doing an elastic waistband. It's not so hard, you just have to have TONS of patience to work it through the band. It turned out really cute, and Jolee really likes it.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Did You Find Any Gold Brady???


Jolee and Madison tried on their matching dresses tonight for me. These poor girls, they're going to have crazy Sara making them dresses left and right! I'm quite obsessed now :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

More Copper Shots

Copper is so great! We can't get enough of him!

Seamstress Sara

Here's a picture of the dress that Nana helped me make for Jolee. I'm so proud of it, I think I may just frame it! Just kidding....but seriously, I'm super excited about being able to do this. Hopefully I'll feel confident enough to make halloween costumes this year. Crossing my fingers....

Sunday, January 3, 2010


The Powers Family has just adopted a new family member! His name is Copper, and I dont actually know exactly what kind of doggie he is or how old he is, but we DO know that we love him so much! Jolee found him outside at her mom's house a few days ago. No one has come around looking for their dog, and it's just too cold and snowy to leave a little puppy around outside like that. Brian and I decided we needed a indoor dog for the kiddos. Brady absolutely loves him! He sleeps okay at night, and he's really calm. The only thing that I don't know how to fix is him kindof nibbling at us. That really freaks Brady out, but it's just a puppy thing and will pass. So far he is becoming a wonderful addition to our family :)