Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween! Two things to share, one is we got Boo'd. What a neat idea, we received a note and box full of sweets, we have no idea who left it and the note says don't try and find out. So we don't know if it's Boppi's school friends, or neighbors, Angie or one of my crafting buddies we only know a few people in Austin. The note also says we have to boo 2 other people so I shall TRY scatter that together today.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 is the project that took way to loooooooooong. I cut the UT fabric wrong on 2 of 3 pieces, which I didn't catch until after. I pretty much have seam ripped every piece on this shirt and some more than once. UGH! I ended up leaving one of the strips on the front running the wrong direction as it was because I would have to undo everything and start from the beginning and I was at the end. Needless to say I'm happy to have it completed. I still think it's cute but it isn't my best sewing quality because I just wanted it finished so I could move on to another project.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Here is the blanket I finished today for Hillary's baby girl Tatum that is due at the end of this month. It was a kit I found on sale at JoAnn's. The back is flannel with carrot's on it, I love that fabric for some reason.
This is the size 2 smock that I made today. You can't see the purple fabric well but it has little owl's on it, they are so cute. We tried this smock on our neighbor who wears 24 months from the store and it was too LARGE so below is the size 1 I made yesterday and it fits much better.

This is similar to the 1st smock I made, but added the cup cake material in the middle panel. Up close the cup cakes are too cute. (this is the size 1 on a 2 year old)

This is a gift set I made for a friend at work that just had a boy. These are also sets I plan to sell at the craft fair. I have cut out about 2 dozen so I can sew them up quickly in one setting.

Wrap Skirt Party

So back in August we had a wrap skirt party at my Mom's house. Holly, Alisha, Kaylee and Jennie where over and we all made a skirt. This was a class I had taken at Craft-o-Roma. The skirt is made of one cut piece and bias tape, can it get any easier??? For my sister's b-day she wanted one, the original fabric I choose ended up being a bit thin and see through and wearing a slip didn't seem reasonable so I attempted doing a reversible one, it turned out great!! Sister loved it, but we forgot to grab a pic while she was here :-( The pic is of the one I made a Craft-o-Roma, I love this fabric!!!
This is what I call the "Jen" purse because Jen Reagan Smith taught me how to make it. This is one you can complete in 2 hours or less so its a favorite. It's just the right size for nights out on the town or if your a compact purse Carrier. It will easily hold glasses, small wallet, tissue, phone and lipstick.
So I'm back tracking for journal purposes. These are the purses I have made in August & September testing out patterns and function. This is the ying/yang pattern, the function of this is the best of the 3 so far. I made this one for fun and find myself using it most weekends. I'm get quite a few comments on it, which surprised me because I wouldn't consider it trendy.

The Red, Black & Yellow flower fabric is the Amy Butler Birdie Sling pattern. I love the look of the purse but the functionality is not for me because the it is HUGE. This is also a class I took at Craft-o-Roma.

So first and foremost a BIG thank you to my cool cuz Holly Dolly (pic left) who made my blog page for me! I would have never gotten around to figuring out how to put this together even though all of you say its eeeeaaasy. She sent me great detailed instrutions so I'm very excited to play show'n tell as well as having a journal to look back on.