Monday, November 8, 2010

Now this was definitely worth the wait....

So I am FINALLY posting a new project. Since getting my sweet puppy, Harlee, I have loved making new things for her. It is like having another kiddos to create for. Here is the Dog Walking Coat......I LOVE THIS PROJECT!!!! I have made about 10 since making the first one, and I don't have a single complaint. Plus, Marlee looks pretty stylish wherever we go, and actually won't go outside when it is cold without a "jacket". My little diva dog!!! I lined mine with anti-pill fleece for extra warmth, and they are perfect. Plus, the pattern is easy to enlarge...just do exactly like the book tells you to get the measurements, and you will have the perfect coat for your perfect pet!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

SO sorry....

TO all my ADORED Followers,

I am SO sorry and shamed that I have neglected my blog for so long. I could lay out all the excuses but why waste more time. Let's just say that I am back, and have a TON of projects that I completed over the summer to share with you!!

Can't wait to get back into the swing of things!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Folklore Bag

I must say.....I LOVE THIS BAG!!! It was so easy and fun to make. It was the first time I had used a magnetic purse closure, and it was a snap!! Honestly, the biggest pain in the butt was ironing on all the interfacing. I used light weight fabric so I used heavy weight interfacing. This is a bag that I ABSOLUTELY will make again. The fact that it only uses one yard of fabric for a bag pattern makes it a HUGE plus for me. Not that I have a fabric shortage....probably like a lot of you.

Here is what you need for this little pretty.....

  • Locate the pattern in the front of this amazing book
  • 1 yard of home decor weight fabric
  • 1 1/2 yards of medium weight fusible interfacing....heavy if you use quilt weight fabric
  • 1 magnetic purse closure
  • A copy of "One Yard Wonders...101 Sewing Projects" by Rebecca Yaker & Patricia Hoskins

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Strapless Bandeau Shorty Jumper

This project was a tricky one. Though I like the end result, it took a TON of swearing to get me to that point. The directions weren't the easiest to follow, and I had to adjust the measurements on the length. I made the 5t. I also ended up putting elastic on the lower waist line so that it would make it "bubble" more. Plus that way, it could be worn with or without the belt. I also didn't use the d-ring version for the belt. I just made a simple tie out of coordinating fabric. I probably won't be making this one again any time soon. Though Taylor loves it, I am not the biggest fan.

Here is what you need for this project....
  • Locate the pattern from the book
  • 1 yard of calls for different width for different sizes but I just used 44/45" and was fine for the bigger size
  • 2 1" d-rings
  • 1/2 yards of 1/4" elastic.....more if you plan to do the waist like I did.

Also, sorry this took me so long to post. It has been done for about 2 weeks. Every stinking time I go to do something on the computer, my internet has been down. Hopefully it will be better for the rest of the summer.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Child's Messenger of my FAVORITES!!!

Not even joking....this is one of my favorite projects in the whole book!! I have even enlarged the pattern so I can make them adult sizes. I love them so much that I have been making them as gift bags for my daughters friends birthday gifts. This project is fun, easy, and the possibilities are endless. The only thing I don't do is the velcro. The bag stays closed fine without it, and I would rather do cute appliques on the front.

Here is what you need......
  • 1 yard of fabric (the pattern calls for Home Decor weight but I just use interfacing on my cute quilting weight fabrics and it is PERFECT!!!)
  • 2 pieces of velcro, each 1" in length

That is it!! It is seriously the easiest, cutest bag I have made, and believe me, I have made a lot.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Decisions, decisions.......

So I know I said in the beginning that I was going to go project by project, beginning to end. Well, kind of like the Julie & Julia idea, who would want beef 5 days in a row? With Summer right around the corner, there are so many projects that are totally "season appropriate" that are way off in the middle of the book. SO I made the executive decision to continue my way through the book, completing EVERY project, but now I am going to do them in the order I would want to make them. For example, I should be on the Cottage apron, BUT I REALLY want to make the Beach Time Towel Tote. I am also thinking that this will make my projects more consistent. I am hoping to do a few a week during Summer break. How AWESOME would that be? Plus that will give way for more giveaways, and more fun for all!!

If you have any comments or suggestions, please comment!! Who knows, I may just give something away to some lucky follower!! I have been feeling pretty generous lately!!

Thanks again for being my loyal followers.....I should be posting a project later today.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

And the next winner is.....

bleuvanille!!! You are the lucky second chance winner of the adorable apron!! Just contact me at with your mailing information, and I will get it right out to you!!

Also, I know you have all heard it before BUT I really am going to try to get the next project posted soon. Life has been a little crazy around here with the end of the school year, boutiques, birthday parties, and not to mention just LIFE!! Again, don't give up on me!! This summer brings lots of sew days, with lots of amazing projects!!