Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Blog

Hey Everyone! I'm officially moving to a new blog

Please follow picklesnpink because I won't be updating daisybaby anymore.

Why picklesnpink you ask, well, as you all know I use to be a "pickle" and I LOVE pink! So picklesnpink was born and now I put that label in all the clothes I make.

I promise to update it frequently. I have lots of new projects to share with you all!!!

Lots of Love,


Monday, May 17, 2010

Key West

I know it's been over a month since our trip, but I wanted to finally share some pictures of
Key West, Florida

This is the view from the top of our hotel. There was a beautiful patio for viewing the sunsets. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate the whole time we were there, so no pictures of sunsets!

This was the one day we were actually in our bathing suits! The wind was blowing so hard it felt like getting sandblasted!! Needless to say this is as far as we got in the water.

I love this picture! The water is simply unbelievable!! By the way this is one of my tops I made for the trip. I love it! A simple jersey knit halter!

It was a fun trip, but probably not a place we'll want to go back to. It's really a place to party and not really a place to enjoy the beach and relax.

One fun thing that happened was when we were waiting to go on a sunset cruise. I was standing next to the boarding dock and struck up a conversation with a lovely woman next to me. She turned out to be the Lifestyle director for the Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine!! She told me that she was there with Rachael and the crew doing a photo shot for there August edition of the magazine. I was thrilled to talk to her. She gave me her card and told me to email her anytime. Unfortunately I didn't get to meet Rachael, but it was still exciting!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Latest Sewing Project

Yesterday I made McCall's 4444. I have to say I LOVE THIS DRESS!!!! It was so easy to make and fits like a glove! I love the crab fabric so much. It reminds me of home.

Here's a close up of the fabric. It's a blue and white seersucker with red crabs embroidered on it. I'm already planning on making this dress again, I just can't decide on which fabric to use.

Chris left this morning on another business trip. So I have free reign of the house. That means sandwhiches for dinner and lots of sewing!! Not to mention catching up on dvr'd shows. Tyler just left. We visited for a while this morning then he was off to play music with friends. Now that he has his own car he's never home! I'm counting the days until Chris and I leave for Florida........3 weeks left. That's plenty of time to get more clothes made. I'm working on some tops today and then I will make some shorts.
It's a beautiful day here, finally!! Hope everyone is having a great day! Lots of love!! Lisa

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Here's What I've Been Up To

I've been busy sewing a new summer wardrobe. Chris and I are going to Key West next month and I really wanted some new things to wear so here's a few outfits:
I made both this skirt and tank top and just love them both. The skirt is a soft stretch denim and the top is blue and white striped seersucker.

This is one of my favorites!! The skirt is linen with embroidered anchors. The shirt came from Wal-Mart and I embroidered a white anchor on it. I love this look so much!

I love this one too!! I bought this green and white alligator embroidered seersucker from The shirt is a Lacoste (had to have the green alligator to go with the skirt).

I made this dress yesterday and I really like it. I love the preppy colors and it's super comfortable. I even like it without the belt!

Here's the infamous halter dress. When I started making this I was afraid I was going to have a hard time, but it was pretty easy to put together. Now after looking at the pictures I'm not sure if I like it or not. I look a little dumpy. I know my plaid doesn't match, but I expected that. This was suppose to be a trial run. Maybe with a few tweaks, my hair up and cute shoes I'll like it better.
I've made several more skirts out of super cute fabric, but I figured I better not press my luck with my photographer (Tyler). I'm having the best time making my clothes. I'm saving alot of money and believe it or not I'm proud to wear them!! They don't look homemade at all!!
Hope everyone is having a great day!! Love to you all!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

For Nicki

Our computer crashed a couple of days ago! What a frustrating thing. I would like to get my hands on the hackers that created the virus that attacked us!!! Anyway, we've got most of it fixed, just not the email. So this post is for Nicki, so you can see the t-shirt I finished. I think it turned out really cute. I'm going to get it in the mail tomorrow morning.
I hope your friend likes it. Not much else going on this week. Still busy sewing summer clothes. I promise I'll get pictures up soon. It's a beautiful day here. I took a mile walk this morning. This old body is starting to look and feel 40 so I've got to do something :)!
Well, hope everyone has a great day!
Love, Lisa

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tyler's Car!!

Saturday we got Tyler his first car!! I have to say it was as exciting for me as it was for him!! We found it online and drove out to Plano, which is north of Dallas and within an hour we bought it and were on the way home with it! He is SO happy!! It's a 1994 Acrua Integra.

It's so cold today that the washing and cleaning is going to have to wait until it warms up!

The rest of the weekend was uneventful. Tyler was busy working and showing his car off to his friends. Chris and I went to the movies yesterday. When we left the house it was 70 degrees, beautiful and we were so happy. When we came out of the theatre it was 30, windy and cloudy!! I'm so sick of this cold weather!! It's not suppose to be like this here in Texas!! They're even calling for 4 inches of snow tomorrow!!! Oh, by the way we finally saw Avatar. I know we're always late to the party, but we did see it and loved it!! Next movie will be Shutter Island, I can't wait! Well, I'm back in the sewing room today, one more skirt and top are finished. I'll try to get pictures up soon. Atleast I can dream of summer time while I'm making my summer wardrobe!! Love to you all!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Yes We Really Did Get Snow!!

It was a history making snow here in North Texas!! We got close to 10 inches and it was heavy, wet snow! We now have a ton of broken tree limbs and soggy grounds. It was really pretty and made us all feel like we were back in Maryland! Luckily for us it didn't last very long. Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything. Tyler is doing good. Still working hard. Chris is actually in Virginia, but will be home tomorrow. I've been sick since last week. I went to the doctor thinking I had a bad kidney infection. It turns out I had E-Coli. I'm still having kidney problems and will be going for a sonogram tomorrow morning. I have a feeling it may be kidney stones. I have moments when I feel ok and that's when I've been trying to get some sewing done. Today I embroidered 3 t-shirts. They are so cute. I really have spring fever so everything I'm making is for warm weather.

Below is a close up of the black one. The white one says "Sew Creative" but the picture didn't turn out.

Well, that's it for tonight. I'm heading to bed!
Love you all!!