Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Job #2

I got hired for sewing again! YAY! My friend Heather requested a Christmas apron for herself, a matching one for her four year old son and a matching bib for her baby. So here they are!

Next project for my sewing machine: Christmas gifts. I've checked out a few blogs recently in which the blogger explains how she likes to have alllllllll the Christmas gifts made/purchased/wrapped/ready to go by the end of October... or as soon as humanly possible. That way they can spend Novemeber and December actually enjoying the holidays. What a concept, huh? I won't be done by the end of October (obviously) but it'd be great to have most things) ready for giving by December 1st! That's the goal.. I'll update this blog soon and let you know how I'm doing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tutu Virgin.

My husband's work had a 90% off clearance sale one day a few months ago. I couldn't shop at it, but he picked me up 20 yards of Organza. I've never worked with it before and wasn't sure what I'd eventually create out of it, but this morning I finally figured it out. I'm no longer a tutu virgin. All of us who craft, or who have young daughters know how trendy these pretty little things are right now... and there are some REALLY gorgeous tutus out there! This is my first one - it's taken a ton of tying, trimming, tweaking (and it's very basic) but I've finally gotten it to the point where I am slightly satisfied. I have so many ideas running through my head for bank account better watch out!

Did I mention that Kaitlynn can be a bit corny at times?
But she can be precious too ;)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Yes, I said free. This amazingly talented lady is having a giveaway for her 100th post. You don't want to miss it - it's gorgeous!

Visit her blog to enter the contest!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Final Project.

I started out National Sewing Month stating that I'd like to end the month with a big bang. I toyed around with quite a few ideas, but only one ever ended up coming to fruition. I decided on (drumroll please.....!) a scrap quilt! This quilt, aside from the backing, is made solely from scraps I had leftover from previous projects. My idea started out really well if I do say so myself. I had JUST enough scraps for the squares I needed, cutting was easy-peasy and I liked the way it was starting to look. Somewhere in all that perfection, mistakes started popping up. Problem is I didn't see them until it was all sewn together. But you know - I'm OK with that! It's a scrap quilt, it's not supposed to be perfect! Most important thing - my kids love it. They are enjoying pointing out what each square is from - which dress it came from, who's blanket I made with that fabric... etc. etc.

All laid out and ready to become a quilt.

The top before I decided to add the strips.

And the finished project -

I hope you all enjoyed National Sewing Month 2008 as much as I did! There are many more posts to come seeing as Christmas Day is just 2 months and 23 days away!