Happy 4th of July and my patriotic pillow!

My grand-daughter Addison ready for a picnic and the 4th of July!
She turned 21 months yesterday and she lights up our lives.

I found her little dress at TJ Maxx.   I love the ladybug and the gingham checks.

I had some ladybug ribbon for her hair.

Contemplating her little flags.  And speaking of flags, I made a flag pillow the other day.

I saw them on blogs and etsy and thought they were so cute!  But they were selling for upwards of $58. so I made my own with scrap fabric and small amount of new, total cost for me $3.50.

It's hotter than heck here just like so much of the country.  Our high will be about 103 with a heat index of about 114.
Stay safe and cool if you can and have a blessed 4th of July!


  1. Happy 4th, Cindy. Oh, that little Addison is styling! What a precious little girl. Her dress is so cute and you even found the ribbon to match.
    Enjoy your day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Happy 4th to my US blogging friend. How cute is she!!!!
    Good job on the pillow. I look at things and say hey I can do that but I just don't have the time now.

  3. Great job on the pillow and you saved a lot.
    She is so cute - all decked out for the 4th !
    My grand was called Lady Bug from the day she was born, due to her red hair. A big part of her wardrobe has lady bugs on it.
    Have a happy, fun and safe 4th.

  4. Oh Cindy I could just eat that sweet Addy...she is just darling my friend..I pray all is well with you and Dan may you have a GREAT 4th..love ya my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  5. She is adorable, love the dress. That is way too hot. Stay cool.

  6. What a darling grandchild, and fabulous dress. Stay cool and happy 4th of July to all.

  7. She is a cutie. Lovely dress. I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful 4th.

  8. Your granddaughter looks gorgeous; I like her enthusiastic flag waving.
    Great job on the pillow, and what a saving.
    Happy 4th of July to you and yours.

  9. You are blessed with a sweet and beautiful little granddaughter - well, two of them actually. I think it's great that you are able to be there for Addison and Katie Rose and watch her grow day by day. Your pillow is beautiful - looks professional! Perhaps you'd want to start your own Etsy store.
    xo Beth

  10. Happy 4th, I hope your day isn't toooooooo hot. It is raining here, what a blessing. So needed. Addison looks adorable, she is such a cutie. Love that pillow too, how fun is that. Hugs, Marty

  11. Such a cutie with her adorable dress!! Loved your pillow to!!

  12. Oh Cindy, I LOVE that pillow!!! I am so going to copy yours!
    Can you believe the weather we're having? In the 70's & low 80's!!!
    In fact here in Tempe we had 3 hours of steady rain so far today. Heavenly! I am so crazy happy when it rains!
    SO sorry for the heat you're having :( Stay hydrated.

  13. Addi is adorable.

    Your flag pillow is awesome.

    And it is HOT-Consin over here too! We were at 101 a bit ago and now we've dropped all the way down to 99.


    Day after tomorrow when we meet for supper our MAIN requirement is AIR CONDITIONING!!!


  14. Hi Cindy, Your little angel is just the cutest little sweetie in that dress and ribbon, waving her flags!! She always looks like a happy little girl and she is lucky to have a loving grandma nearby! So sorry to hear about the heat. I do NOT like heat and humidity. It's warm here but bearable. Have a wonderful week, in the shade! Linda

  15. What a cutie - that is such a fun age! Love the pillow...the ruffles are so sassy! Hope it'll cool down soon for you. Linda

  16. Cindy - she is so cute!
    HI THERE!!!!
    I know - I've been absent. (hehehe)
    It was 84 yesterday. HERE! That was amazing. It was PERFECT! We have had the perfect weather so far.
    Just HAD to share that with you! :)
    HUGS! Miss you!

  17. Cindy, it's easy to see why Allison lights up your lives. Just seeing pictures of that precious little girl gives me a smile. Love that dress and the cute ribbon in her hair. I HAD to pin your pillow! How cute that is, and how talented you are! laurie

  18. I'm sure that's your daughter and she adorable, and great work on that patriotic pillow as well! Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

  19. Cindy your little grandaughter looks like a little angel. I love her cute little outfit. Your pillow turned out super. I have seen them on other blogs as well. Hmm. Maybe I'll make one too.

  20. Aren't grandkids GRAND? Your granddaughter is adorable! I wish I had your talent for sewing! The dress is so cute!
    Love your pillow too! I'm a pillow fanatic!

  21. HI!!!
    SHE IS ADORABLE!!!love her outfits!!and love her flag waving ability!!!
    So cute!!
    WOW and saved alot of $$$$$ too!!!
    Hugs 2 U,

  22. Your little Miss is adorable, & the dress is just way too cute! I love the pillow, Cindy! How clever you are!

  23. You granddaughter is adorable...don't you love TJMaxx? Your pillow is cute and think of what you can do with all money you saved making it yourself! Happy Sunday!

  24. Addison is so cute in her ladybug dress. She is so pretty! Love the pillow. You did a great Jon, Cindy!...Christine

  25. Precious. Just precious. Grandchildren bless our lives in so many ways.

    I love things I can make for a fraction of what they cost. I'm going to try them.

  26. Cindy, Addison is too precious for words. What a cutie in her 4th of July dress.


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