Sunday, August 30, 2009

The 21st Birthday

Happy Birthday Amanda

We have had 21 years of love and fun.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Refashion - I like this

I refashioned a shirt that I have.

I used a t-shirt that my husband thought was not soft enough.

I cut 3-inch strips from the bottom of the shirt and pieced them together.

You then change the setting on your sewing machine - the stitch length is the longest that you can get and the tention is the highest you can set it.

Then sew close to one side of the strips and it will ruffle for you. (I learned this on someone's blog, but not sure which one.)

Just pin it on your shirt and sew it on and you can have something like this.

From plain to special.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wish this was for me!

I worked on this tote bag for a friend I work with today.

One of her aunts died and left her some quilt squares.

I used two of the squares and make her a tote bag so she could remember her aunt in a special way.

I put some pockets on the inside to hold any special small items.

I sure hope she likes what I did. I will give it to her next week.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Apronista is hosting an apron give away. Go check it out.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Bed skirts - Bed Skirts - Bed Skirts

I spent all weekend making 2 box bed skirts for my daughter. She is a third year college student living in the second story of an old house with three other girls. She put her bed up on risers so she could store more items in her room. Well she has a roommate so I had to make two bed skirts because they could not find anything long enough.

Not very exciting but they did turn out great. I forgot to take pictures before she took them.

We mothers will do anything for our children.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Go get the directions to make this wonderful gift bag (click here).

Sunday, July 19, 2009

I spend way to much time on the PC and this is one of the sites I love to look at.

Wardrobe Refashion

There are so many people who can just create something out of nothing. Take a look, you may find you will be missing a sheet, but you will have a new pair of sleep pants.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

DIY Bag Lover

Look at this site that I just found. If you like bags you need to go here. It is a collection of handmade DIY bag tutorials and patterns. The only problem is which one to make first!

I like this

and this

for starters.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

In a StudioKat's Day!: Purse Evolution-Easy Embellishing

In a StudioKat's Day!: Purse Evolution-Easy Embellishing

Kathy has a new bag pattern in the works!!! Can't wait. Go take a look, you may want to make one.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Susan over at Not Quite June Cleaver is having another one of her Apron giveaways.
Just don't beat me over there.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I started a new blog. It seems like I can not find my old one.

I have been sewing some lately. Want to see?

Apron for Heather, she loves pink! See the scalloped edge on the bottom? I love this detail.

Bag for me. Patchwork of different colors of cream and beige. This is where I got the idea from.Go to the bottom of the page.

I just love the pockets in the bag. Two large pockets on each side and on the inside of one of the large pockets there is a small pocket for my phone. I think next time I will put a zipper pocket on one side.

The bag I want to make next is on Kathy Southern's blog and web site. It is the one that is being test sewed as of now (the patchwork one on the right on the web site). I think I have some wonderful fabric that I got while in Africa that would be just right.