Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tis the Season---Mardi Gras Season


Yes it is time to think Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras season officially starts after Twelfth Night. Most municipalities start their BIG parades a few weeks before Ash Wednesday. This years Mardi Gras season is a longgg one, Easter is late and hence so is Ash Wednesday. March 5th to be exact. The Times-Picayune is featuring 58 Days of King Cake. Now that is a celebration I could get behind. I bought babies last year to make a King Cake and never got around to it. Maybe this year, just need to re-find them. On to sewing for a little man's first Mardi Gras.


Quick and simple. All from stash except for the embroidery design. Children's Corner Johnny is the pattern. A green stripe cotton is the fabric. Lined with Imperial broadcloth and piped with black gingham. Like I said, all from stash.


The embroidery design is from Lynnie Pinnie. Mardi Gras Truck Applique. I did a 4x4 size. I might could have gone with the 5x7. Oh well.


He seems pretty happy with his new duds. Momma says he is a movin' and a groovin'. Full on crawling and trying to pull up. Look out! Hard to believe he is 7 months old already.

8 comments:

  1. So cute! Mardi Gras is here When I had my shop in Baton Rouge we closed for the week of Mardi Gras (because I kept to the school holiday calendar) and had the appropriate message on my answering machine. When we re-opened I had a phone message that said "I don't understand what holiday you are closed for…What is Mardi Gras?" Only in the south!

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  2. He will catch a ton of beads with that smile and outfit!!

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  3. Why do you need babies to make kingcake ??? Cute overalls.

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    1. Dawn, the babies are baked inside the cake and whoever gets the baby brings the next King Cake
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  4. Wow you learn something new every day !! They look like the babies we used to keep in matchboxes when I was a little girl

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  5. It IS hard to believe he is 7 months old. They grow just way too quickly!

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  6. Darling Mardi Gras outfit on an even more darling little honey! He is growing up too fast!

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  7. Too cute and glad to see the fit. If I ever get the desire to sew again, maybe I will dig out that pattern.

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