Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hooray finished some projects at ASG Day Sewing Retreat

Yesterday was a day sewing retreat our ASG sponsors once a month. It's $5 for use of my friend Ann's Stitching Studio from 9-4. She has recently moved to a larger Studio and this was my first time to use it, AWESOME space!!

On to the finished projects, I finished up the Easter outfits for the little girls. Did some burbcloths that I just love! And one rocking t-shirt. In the process I did ruin one rocking t-shirt (sorry TJ will have to make you another one soon). Also didn't get to the big girl's Easter outfits yet but their material isn't Easter themed so will turn it into more of a spring/summer theme.

Here's the pics

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Another Catch Up Session -machine embroidery round 1

Camera and technical challenges have been preventing posts. Prior to Christmas I was crafting away and trying to take photo's along the way which in some cases worked and other's NOT. Then I couldn't get the camera to cooperate with the computer, any computer for that matter. Then I got a MAC laptop for my birthday :-) YIPPEEE! And I'm still learning how to use it, so today was let's try photos. (Notice the dates on the pics are way off.....uggg)

So here are some pics of things I made using my embroidery machine.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Finally......I'm using one of my embrodiery machines

If you didn't already know I bought a used Bernina with an embroidery machine module in 2009. The Bernina machine is in top shape, the embroidery module is a gonner. So the Bernina machine is currently for sale if you know anyone looking. I would like to get $600 for it. It's a 180 Artista and is around 10 years old. (Two owners including me.) So when my locally sewing teacher said she was selling her Baby Lock embroidery machine so she could upgrade I jumped on it. I have had the machine since April and I had my first lesson this weekend. Yippee I had so much fun.
In addition I had company. Cousin Holly came down for a weekend get away. She had planned to go to a sewing retreat with her sewing group but I twisted her arm to come down and help me with my new toy. Then at the last minute it turned into a mother daughter retreat as two Mom's jumped in her suburban on the way down to Austin from Dallas. I had my lesson Friday morning and then the Mom's joined us for lunch on Friday. Then we all met back at Ann's Stitching Studio and played for the rest of the afternoon. Which was also a pleasant surprise as we didn't know she was going to open up her work space for us to stay for the afternoon. It worked out to her advantage as Mom helped sort through some of the donated charity fabric and the rest of bought some of the fabric. The money goes to charity how could we resist buying fabric for a good cause????

Long story short here are the wash rags Ann taught me how to make. I was like a little kid showing everyone what I made. Looking forward to more creations.........when I find more time.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Texas Ranger T-shirt Dress

Sew it's been a while since I've posted. This is one of those t-shirt dresses. I made this in July at the sewing retreat for my little cousin Emma (2nd cousin). Her parents met while working at the Texas Ranger Stadium a few years ago. Over her heart is a TX Ranger emblem and then I used other t-shirts to complete the combination. I love how it turned out and according to her Grandma she wears it all the time. Love these pictures she shared with me today.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I have a button now - Woot Woot

Thanks to my super duper cousin Alisha. Would have never happened if she didn't hook me up with step by step instructions! Thx cuz!!!!

Sew I'm seriously past due on my July Sewing retreat journaling as one of my other super cousins pointed out. Sew my intent is to play catch up this weekend with some new posts. ;-)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vintage Vogue Stamp Set

I'm in love with the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set (from Stampin Up). I have seen several card ideas with this stamp set that are gorgeous and very creative. I can't wait to do more with these but this is the one that I did from last night. Simple layout no fancy embellishments, but I still fell in love.