Monday, December 27, 2010

My new purse and a backpack

Had to get a new camera. It got dunked in a cup of water on Christmas Day. I really like my new one. It's Panasonic Lumix from Best Buy.
I got to do a little sewing over the holidays. So I made a purse for me. Got this cute fabric at Hobby Lobby (they've got new designer fabrics). Then I quilted it so it would be super soft. It's got lots of pockets (just what I need).
Then I made this backpack from vintage pillowcase outside and lining. The pocket is also a pillocase. Now I need to find some cording or ribbon for the strawstring and loop down through the botton tabs.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all

These are the Christmas times I remember as a kid. I was the first grandchild, then Vickie, my Aunt Lorene is 3 years older. Christmas in these pictures was the year our house burned. It happened 2 days before Christmas. I was 4 years old and still remember it. We stayed with our grandparents until we got another house. We always had a cedar tree.
Their house was only a few miles from us and we spent many days and nights there. I always loved that old house.
That's my Papa with us here.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jacket made

I really like the way my jacket turned out. I outlined the edges with one of decorative machine stitches. It's so warm.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last minute gift

My girls have been wanting a manicure set. I've seen them at "The Dollar Tree", but everything is not included in the packs. So I found a set at "Fred's" for a dollar and added a little bling. This could be for a man or woman. I think it is something they can keep for a long time.
I took a 12x12 piece of felt and folded it in half. Added decorative stitches around the edges. Cut the inside so the instruments would fit and sewed down each. Rolled it up and added a button and elastic.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The winner is MamaBeth from The Hive.

Thanks to everyone that entered and stopped by for a visit. Hope you come back real soon. I had so much fun and will definitely do it again.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baby doll clothes

Click here to enter my giveaway. I will draw a name Monday December 20th at 10:00 am Central time. Good luck.
Layla loves this doll. Vickie gave it to her when she was one . (Vickie thought it look like Layla). Found this cute little 6 month outfit and made her something for her baby doll. I love the way it fits. I forgot the before picture, but this was basically it.

Had to take up quite a bit on the back.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Not a hat person but.........

I kind of like this hat. Made from fleece I've had for years and made from Simplicity 4025. I'm planning on making the jacket with the rosette. Didn't have enough for the jacket, but I have this fleece. Wow that was 2 years ago. I know I usually don't appear in photos, but why not. This is me.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Gown for a friend and thrift finds

My friend Stacey brought me this sheet and wanted a gown. I had made her one once before and she really liked wearing them. I used Simplicity 4048. This was a king size sheet so I had enough of the border to use on the yoke. I like the way it turned out.

When I saw this sheet I was reminded of the sheet Kylie used in her quilt blocks.

I love the way these older tablecloths feel. Got it at Goodwill.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway

Please check out Sew Mama Sew Giveaway. This is my first time participating, but I have won on 2 different occasions and found many new friends and blogs to read.

The giveaway starts on Monday December 13th.

Just comment on my post and I will randomly choose winner on December 20th and will ship internationally.

I'm giving away a purse and a wristlet. The purse is made from a pillowcase and fully lined with 3 pockets. It measures 9x11

The wristlet is fully lined and measures 6x8.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by. Please come back for a visit.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ipod pouch and a hat

Thomas and I gave the girls our older Ipods and they are so happy with them. I made these pouches for them this morning. I know they will be happy.
My first try at this hat. It's really pretty easy to make. Made from a felted sweater and flannel I had on hand. It's pretty bulkly to sew, but warm. Thomas liked it.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Vintage Bee Blocks

This post is mainly for Ginger. These are my 3 fabrics for the Vintage Blocks. Hope this helps.

Marissa Jilly





Love them all. Thanks guys

Monday, December 6, 2010

Making ornaments, dog and pj's

Layla and I made this dog for her friend Josie for Christmas.We had a great time decorating ornaments. Lots of glitter and glue involved. This one was from a kit.

I got a box of clear glass balls from Goodwill and they glittered them up and put some tiny, colorful ribbons inside.

I finished these pajamas for Layla. Made from very soft flannel. I used Simplicity pattern 2831.
Also made pajamajs and a horse skirt for Ruby. She took them home before I could get a picture.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Layla's curio cabinet

This is the after picture of Layla's curio cabinet. I spray painted it ( "Candy Pink" and spray painted the doorknobs and handle. Layla wanted something to put all of her little breakables in. She put the most fragile things in the drawer for safe keeping. As you can see it looks pretty bad. It was $10.00 at Goodwill and I had been looking for a few months for something like this. I just sanded, took out the glass and spray painted. One of the knobs was missing so I happen to find 2 at home ( I did use 2 cans of spray paint at $4.99 each). They still need to be straightened up on the front.