Cousin weekend!

This summer my sister and I got together a lot so our daughters could play (and so we can sew) but once the school year started, our visits have come to a stop. Until last weekend. Actually, my sister wasn’t there but I got to keep little Riley at my parents house while they went to get there new puppy 🙂

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I always talk about how much they love each other but I’m pretty sure they love each other more and more everytime they get together! Molly isn’t always the most social little person but Riley has always been one of the few people that she can’t get enough of.

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Anyway, here are some of our pictures from the day!

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And here’s Jane. Children make her tired.

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As I said, my parents went to get a new puppy. He is the cutest. I mean seriously. Look at this little guy!

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That’s all for today. I just wanted to drop in for a quick post for the family 🙂

To everyone else, I have some super exciting things that I can’t post or announce yet but very soon! Thanks for hanging in here with me 🙂
Xoxo

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Eloise Dress at Sunset

Eloise Dress Pattern sewn by Ginger House Deisgns

I’ve been testing a lot of patterns lately 🙂 I love pattern testing and every time I see a testing call come up, I just have to apply!  Sometimes, I have to remind myself not to apply to every single one, since time is a valuable commodity.  But anyway….

Eloise Dress Pattern sewn by Ginger House Deisgns

When the call went up for the Eloise Dress from Bubby and Me Creations (who test sewed the Queen Street Dress for me recently here), I just absolutely knew that I had to test! The dress is PERFECT!

Eloise Dress Pattern sewn by Ginger House Deisgns

The details that she put into the pattern are so charming.  I particularly love the pleats, which are on both the front and back. And the yoke would be a great place to switch up the fabric to really make it really pop.  I’m doing that on my second version, which I have already cut.

Eloise Dress Pattern sewn by Ginger House Deisgns

The instructions are clear and detailed and contain very professionally taken photos to go along with each step!

Eloise Dress Pattern sewn by Ginger House Deisgns

On this version, I cut the size 1 (US size 12-18m) based off the chest measurement and the fit in the chest is perfect!  It has just the right amount of room to grow.

Eloise Dress Pattern sewn by Ginger House Deisgns

You can get more information about the dress pattern here.

Eloise Dress Pattern sewn by Ginger House Deisgns

All these pictures were taken at my mom and dad’s house.  They have a bunch of land and it’s so wonderfully relaxing to go there for the weekend.  Molly loves running around out there and Jane (blog readers haven’t met Jane yet, have you??) is the happiest in the world there, getting to run free and bark to her little hearts content!  Everyone, meet Jane, the poorly groomed Westie:

Jane, the poorly groomed Westie

This particular weekend wasn’t as relaxing as usual, since Molly got sick (or something, she didn’t have a fever… weird) and we were up all night with her.  But at least we got all these lovely pictures before she got sick 🙂

Eloise Dress Pattern sewn by Ginger House Deisgns