Tuesday, October 14, 2014

PDF Pattern Storage

Here’s how I like approach my PDF pattern collection.mrytle-dress-brown (2)

First I look at the whole pattern, and only print the pages that have pattern pieces for the size I am making.

Then I do the dreaded cut and tape.

For the instruction I print those 2 pages per sheet since normally you can still see everything you need in that size.

For storage I add a label with the pattern info to a gallon zip lock. The label makes it faster to read than writing right on the zip lock.

Then I use an elastic scrap to hold the directions together.

When I’m making the pattern I swap out the elastic for a metal binder ring for easy flipping.

See where I store the rest of my patterns in this post.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Preppy Monogram Applique Shirt

Reagans-monogram-tshirt (10)Mini Bestie just turned one! Since she’s a 1/2 Florida Girl she definitely needed a Lilly Pulitzer inspired monogram tee to make it through Raleigh’s winter.

I used Hooked on Applique’s pointed circle monogram paired with a pink and white floral print.

To further embellish the long sleeve black tee I added oink ric-rack to the bottom and a decorative stitch to the cuffs. Too cozy and cute, not too bad for my first attempt at a full blown applique tee with my new Brother Dreamweaver XE.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Wedding - Catering

Two Rivers Mansion is owned by Nashville Metro Parks so we had good size prep kitchen at the venue and no cater restrictions.

We got pricing from several different companies and in the end we went with our favorite restaurant right down the road. The price was right and they cooked right on site in their mobile catering kitchen. We didn’t want to deal with having “eh” food that was trucked across town.

Uncle Bud’s is more of a ‘company picnic’ type of caterer, so to counter that we provided our own plates, cups, silverware.

We got our “china look” plates from Costco and our “silver look” flatware on Amazon. These looked great, were nice and sturdy, and people thought they were neat. Without an on site caterer it wasn’t worth trying to rent china.



I made “Wedding POP” because I am soooo a marketer. Our menu included:
Cat Fish
Fried Chicken
Shrimp Cocktail
Hush Puppies
White Beans

Everyone is still RAVING about how good our food was, and many guest have gone to the restaurant since.

Plus we actually did get to eat, here’s the proof!


If are a Nashvillian and want more information about our experience using Uncle Bud’s as our cater I’m happy to share, just email me! They don’t have shrimp cocktail on their menu but were able to provide us with it.