Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My review of recent projects

Hello bloggin' friends!  I have really missed you.  I have so much to tell that I don't know where to start!  I had carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand about a month ago and it was totally worth it.  My hand and fingers no longer hurt.  I still have a little weakness, but that will get better with time.  I plan to have my right hand done in a few weeks.  That may be a little more challenging since I am right handed.  Anyhow -- enough of that!  What have you all been working on?  Before my surgery,  I  sewed together a few things and  I wanted to share them.  First, my nephew had a birthday in August.  He loves minions (so do I!).  So, I decided to make him a minion lap blanket.  I think he likes it.  (Can you tell by the picture?)

I also made up a couple of outfits and dresses for Addi to wear for the fall.
Sock Monkey outfit for Addi

And this past weekend, I sewed up a little Halloween outfit for my great niece.  She was so cute it in!
I also made her a backpack for her birthday. She loves to take her books when she visits her G Mom. (aka my sister!)

My niece had a Strawberry Shortcake 1st Birthday Party.  I attempted to make her tutu.  It was challenging and I learned some things....  NOTE TO SELF -- NEVER USE TULLE WITH GLITTER IN IT!   (My daughter made the shirt for her.)  She was adorable.
As you can see, I have been quite busy.  I know all of you are busy too.  I have been keeping up with your blogs and you really inspire me! I hope you have a great week and thanks for dropping by to see what I have been up to!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Sewing Outfits with Michael Miller "Wee Wonder" Fabric

I have caught the fabric bug.  Everywhere I go -- I look for fabrics.  I've found some of the cutest vintage fabric at thrift stores.  One of my favorite fabric designs right now is the Michael Miller "Wee Wonder" Fabric. I sewed a peasant dress with bloomers and a pillowcase top with matching ruffled pants.  Here is a picture  of Addi wearing the pillowcase top and pants.

And here is the peasant dress.  The colors look different due to the lighting .. but the true color is more like the one on bottom.  This fabric reminds me of summer nights as a kid when we would get mason jars and see who could catch the most lightening bugs.  I never won -- secretly I was scared to touch them.   Lol!
Thanks for dropping by.  See you again soon.  Feel free to share some of your latest sewing creations.  I'd love to see them!

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was featured!

Woo hoo!  I feel honored.  My burlap ruffled tablecloth was featured over at Behind the Seams Sewing in her weekly link party. I enjoy this link party every week.  It's a great place to get inspiration for new projects!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sewing for Addi

I have been having so much fun sewing up little outfits for my granddaughter, Addi to wear.  I wanted to share them all with you.  I printed the two patterns that I used for these off of the internet.  Above is a Peasant top and pants.  I call this one Addi's "disco outfit" (the pants even have bell bottoms!)   It reminds me of the 70's.

This two piece peasant shirt and pants are my favorite so far.  The pants have a pink ruffle around the bottom.  She looks happy to be wearing it!
I made this little peasant dress from some fabric I ordered from "Stampin Up" years ago.  I just love the button material and colors.
Pink and green.  One of my favorite color combinations.
This little pillowcase dress was made from some curtains that hung in my room when I was a little girl.  It's so sweet on her:)
                                    Here she is wearing the dress with some matching pants.

This green seersucker peasant dress turned out adorable with the anchor and initials that my daughter monogrammed on it.  I bought a "like new" housecoat from a thrift store and made this dress from it.  I just adore seersucker material!

I hope you have enjoyed my show of dresses and outfits.  I am not a professional seamstress -- but I sure have fun making cute outfits for Addi to wear! 

Friday, March 13, 2015

I'm a Gran-Gran!

Hello friends!  I can't believe it's been January since I have posted anything.  I have missed you all!    Those of you who know me -- already know the reason I have been so busy.  I am a grandmother!  Addison is the new love of my life!  She is such a doll and has the most gorgeous auburn color hair.  I have to post a few pics to brag.  I have made several things for her that I plan to share with you soon. 


Thanks for visiting!  See you again soon.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Handmade Hot/Cold Rice Packs

Today, I want to share with you another craft that I made for Christmas gifts.  They are hot/cold rice packs.  These are great to put in the freezer or stick in the microwave and place on sore muscles or joints.  My husband also uses his by heating it and putting it in the bed to keep his toes warm!  I followed this link to make them.. https://mycreativenergy.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/tutorial-how-to-sew-a-rice-and-lavender-heating-pad/  I used fleece for the inside so it would feel cozy.   I also added scents by pouring in some different potpourri rocks into each bag.  For the guys, I used some woodsy looking material and black fleece.  For the girls, I used different floral patterns and blue polka dot fleece.  And for my brother in law -- I used the houndstooth pattern.  Hope you enjoy looking at them.  You should try and sew one up for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back again soon. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Monogrammed Purses

Today, I wanted to share another project that I sewed as Christmas gifts for my family.  I saw the tutorial for these beautiful monogrammed purses on pinterest and had to give it a try.  They were so fun to make and I loved getting to choose the fabrics for the inside and outside of each purse.  I found the material and cute embellishments at Hobby Lobby.


I also made this tote bag and matching scarf.
If you would like to give these bags a try; here is the link. http://www.sweettmakesthree.com/2014/06/easy-sew-handbag-diy-bag/  Thanks for visiting.  I plan to post more of my handmade Christmas gifts soon!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Lap Quilts made with Love

Hello friends.  I know it has been a while since I have posted anything and I am sorry.  I was SO busy during the holidays trying to finish all the projects I was working on for Christmas gifts.  I am going to share them  with you over the next few posts.  They are not that spectacular -- but I was happy to get them all finished and have a little something "made with love" for my family members.  One of the first projects I started on was a lap quilt for each family.  I made four different ones.  Here they are:

Tea Time Quilt

Blue and Brown Quilt
Patriotic Quilt
Shabby Flower Quilt


I made each of these quilts with either the strip design or the basic block.  I really enjoyed making these and hope they hold up well!  Come back soon and I will share some of my other handmade gifts I put together!  Thanks for visiting!