So my aunt is coming up from Nashville to do Thanksgiving and I wanted to make her Christmas presents early cause I was bored today.
I made her an apron, she requested one that looked retro. Found this super cute snowflake print at Hobby Lobby in the remnant pile and with 3 almost-a-yard pieces I had some left over to make a little thing for me :) For my cousin I made a messenger bag. I found this tree print also at Hobby Lobby and I thought it was great because its not too christmassy and not girly.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
I worked on something for the kiddo today so not too much progress on the bustle but some.
Coming tomorrow, why it is bad to love too much Doris Day.
Coming tomorrow, why it is bad to love too much Doris Day.
Monday, October 18, 2010
I'm back! sorry it has been a long time. I kinda lost my sewing and blogging mojo this summer. But I am back in the swing of things now and here is my latest creation.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I have been such a blogging slacker. I know that I havent posted at all for a long time, but summer is in full swing here and I have lost my sewing 'want to'. But school is in a couple of weeks so I need to get crackin on school clothes. But here is a photo of what Kitten has been up to.
Her dolly clothesline.
Monday, June 28, 2010
I dont have much to show for this past week. It was VBS at church and I was so tired by the end of the night I fell in bed. I have been slowly working on the bustle dress. I have decided that hand sewing is for the birds and I am sticking to machine sewing from now on. That said, it would be nice if any of my 3 machines worked! My mom came up from her house in the boondocks to visit with us today and to work on an outside project (that I cant talk about because its my audition craft for So You Think Your Crafty). And on top of that my brother came over to visit so its been a wonderful day.
Monday, June 21, 2010
- Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
- Tell 7 things about yourself.
- Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
- Place the award button/logo in your post about the award.
- Contact the 15 bloggers and let them know about the award.
Okay so here goes.
1. I love Grey's Anatomy. I think they totally made too big a deal about Denny and swept poor George under the rug. (I was going to say bus, but that would be too mean)
2. My fav color is blue. The light light aquamarine is my absolute fav.
3. I HATE pink. My daughter loves it.
4. I like doing puzzles, I have such a good feeling when everything fits so perfectly together.
5. I have a sawdust stuffed elephant from Romania that my dad got for me when I was little. He is falling apart and my daughter tried for months to steal him when she was 2, until I got her a Horton elephant from Kohls.
6. I love to read. I will read almost anything.
7. I have never watched Lost, and I never will. (and I mean it Driddle)
Well the hard part is done now for the Winners!
Congratulations to you all!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
So I have the jacket almost finished, but I am setting it aside for a couple of days because my fingers are sore. But in other news, I love chocolate cake! And I am taking a page from the Selfish Seamstress and I am making a cake all for me!
Dont you just love my new Betty Crocker mixing bowl!
As Kitten says "All the goody-goodys are mine". But I might share, maybe. I'll think about it.
Dont you just want some?
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
More progress. The sides and front are attached, all I have to do is tack down the edges.
Forgive poor Gertie she is super old and is lopsided.
Side view. Notice how nice the shape of the jacket is?
In other news I am on an Abba kick. Now you will have Dancing Queen stuck in your head dontcha?
Monday, May 17, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
So I have had this fabric in my stash since forever....
Purdy isnt it? So its been sitting in my stash forever just waiting for me to cut it and make it into something great. Well it called to me last night, it told me to love it and use it and make it something wonderful. (Dont worry your craft projects will start talking to you too someday) So I told it not to worry I would use it next.
So you ask (scared of the reply) what are you going to do with this creepy talking fabric?
This is the pattern that I got today. And I had to go all the way to Lexington to Joanns to get it because nobody had it in Louisville or Cincinati. So after all that I will be starting on this tonight. I am going to make the bodice just like the pattern but I am not making ther skirt the way they have it, its going to be so much more dramatic.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thank you Driddle (personalsideeffects.blogspot.com) for making me get of my couch and get pictures of my Mothers Day oufit! So here is my big project...
The whole caboodle.
A shot of the lining.
My friend Sarah got some free fabric on freecycle and this skirt was already cut out and it was just my size! The waistband was a tiny bit too small, but i didnt cut it out so oh well. The fabric is a winter white wool and I lined it so that it would lay nice, but it does need a good ironing. I did wear a blue cardigan with this outfit because it was chilly sunday.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Well I havent gotten my wonderful Husband to take pictures of my Mothers Day outfit. But here is a quick note on what I did today. I made my own JEANS!!! I am so happy and thrilled and I think I told every single person who was at church tonight. So I will stop blabbering along and show you the pictures!
The inside of the side pockets.
The back pockets. I know I know like I *need* more teapots.
I knwo the picture is not good but we had 8 kids 6 months to 3 years tonight in nursery and I was tired.
My backside. lol *insert joke here*
I put 3 belt loops on th back because I tend to pull in the middle and I wanted belt support.
Ps. Who can guess what teapot is on my pockets?