Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fabrics I love

Close up the butterflies look like watercolors.

I really like this fabric.

Charger scarf

I am making this scarf as a gift. I am not really happy with the end result. I think it was too short. I am going to take off the yellow part and then it will be the right size for a child. I am going to make another one, I'll keep my fingers crossed that it will be suitable to give as a gift. Otherwise I am going to have a lot of Charger scarves to wear.

new fabric

Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see? I see a pillow case looking at me. Well not yet. I haven't found a pattern for a standard pillow case yet but I am searching the Internet for one.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Had a wonderful day shopping! I found some new fabric and can't wait to create! I found flannel Brown Brear Brown Bear fabric that I am going to make into a standard pillow case. I also signed up for a sewing class with my Mom which I am really looking forward to. The class isn't till December but I already have the fabric for the project! Haha can't wait

Thursday, November 12, 2009

That's a lot of booty! So nice to see the kids using their Trick or Treat bags I made for them. I was happy not one fell apart. Something you don't see every day...A Banana beating up Andy Kaufman!

So sorry to see Halloween go! It was a wonderful night and the kids got lots of candy for Mom and Dad insert evil laugh. Dr. G was a monkey and F.W. was Andy Kaufman which not to many people got but F.W thought it was awesome!

Now that Thanksgiving is fast approaching its time to put my sewing into high gear for X-Mas gifts. I am planning on making Dr.G a super cape for when he is saving animals. I've made him a couple capes out of his big brother's old t shirts but I want to make him a special one with a D on the back! I also want to make taxi tote for a friend.
I am looking for a pattern to make a table runner. I haven't had any luck all the patterns I find are quilts which I don't want.

I got some new fabric that I planned on making into a "Taxi Tote" using Anna Maria Horner's pattren from her book Seams to Me but on Monday when I went to my sewing class we were making aprons. I am happy with the apron. I think it looks really put together!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I got Alicia Paulson's book Stitched in Time. It has so many great ideas. I got new fabric that I think will look great in our house. I am not sure if I want to make pillows or a table runner. I just saw it and fell in love. I love all the possibilities a yard of fabric has!


I've made a grand total of 6 Trick or Treat bags! I am pretty happy with the results each bag gets better and better! I have one finally bag to make by Saturday for my nephew. I also started a bag for my sister from a cut and sew pattern. I am really loving sewing especially at night when everyone is asleep.

Pumpkin patch

We went to the pumpkin patch last week during an October heat wave. It was difficult to get in the Halloween spirit when its 90 out! Because of the heat we have yet to carve our Pumpkins.

Friday, October 9, 2009

bag o rama

I have started the Trick or Treat bags and they are a great project for me! The bags help me practice basic sewing skills so that's awesome and I see instant results. oliverands.com has a great free pattern and I am going to try sewing the lazy days skirt. It's for "absolute beginners"!

Monday, October 5, 2009


I love going to fabric stores! Since I am such a beginner I didn't want to break the bank so I got some cute but cheap fabric. I am hoping to turn this fabric into trick or treat bags for the boys.

Dora and Boots...

For some reason today my 2 year old has been calling me Dora. He of course is Boots.I've been going along with it. However we raised a few eye brows at the park.

Friday, October 2, 2009

So happy fall is here! Not that I live in a place where there are seasons (fire season count?) but its fun to get ready for Halloween! Last Halloween was all about Star wars...what will this year be?