Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Denim Skirt Conversion

I got these at the thrift-store a long time ago, to make into a skirt for Breanna.
She's been wearing them just like they were.

 My little helper, pulling all the loose threads.

All torn apart.

Pinning it back together.

Anywhere there's a tear, zig-zag over it before sewing it in, for stability.

The back: it was stretchy, so hard to get it flat.  It should look better on her, though.

The front, I love the flowers!
Also left the hem unfinished, just zig-zagged the edge so it shouldn't ravel too bad.

It's pretty long and A-line, should be warm!
Will try to get a pic of it on her when she comes home from school.
Wow, I want one of these that will fit me!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Custom Black & White Purse

I made this fun little purse for Mary today.
It was similar to the four I made last week, but a little larger.
She requested black and white prints.

I just love how the flower accents it so well!

Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ruffled Aprons

Ruffled Aprons are all over the place here!
Breanna was such a good little helper, and she got to keep her favorite (red and green with lady bugs).

$18 each, with FREE SHIPPING!
Order more and save:
2 for $15 each
3 for $12 each
4 for $10 each

Measures approximately 18" wide, 15" long, and strings are about 62" from end to end.
If you would like to purchase more than one, please let me know so I make you an discount-priced invoice.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Fabric Fun

I have been having way too much fun playing with fabric!

Well it's Friday night; the kids are in bed (all 4: the Mr. has a terrible head-cold and went to bed after dinner)......  what was I to do?
Of course..... sew up some of the fun purses I've cut from my stash.... duh!!
(actually I didn't sew them all in those couple hours, been working away throughout the day).
Thank goodness the camera didn't run off on me again, so I have one nice picture of them all.

Stay tuned, both the purses and their pattern; will soon be in my etsy shop.

Since the new items will not be eligible for the 50% off discount, I updated all the prices of previous items to 50% off, so you no longer need the coupon code when checking out.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Half Off Sale

Have anyone left on your gift-giving list?
Interested in a hand-crafted item?
Head over to my etsy shop for 50% off!
Yes, that's right; half price on anything in the store.
Simply use coupon code: HALFPRICESALE when checking out.
No limit, fill your basket!
Happy Holidays
Coming soon: more purses, aprons, and patterns for purses.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Camera has been located!

Mmmm-hmmm, it was lost.  So I couldn't post any boring photo-less posts, it had to be found.  I even offered to pay Levi $1 if he found it, which sent him on a rampant search.... with no luck.  And then...voila, tonight it appeared!  Maybe the problem is not the camera, but my rememberer.  In any case, it now has a "place" where it must be returned.  We'll see how long this lasts.  Actually I do have high hopes; because I have been working very hard on getting everything in the house "a place to go", and it is so convenient!  We've lived in this house for a year now, and it finally feels like it's really home.  Maybe because the major remodeling work is done, just the small finish-up stuff is left?  It's just so nice to feel somewhat organized (this might also be the result of the youngest child being well past 3 years old?), and not be so overwhelmed with the day-to-day "stuff".
As I was mentioning before.... pictures!  I have pictures!  First off I must show the pictures I just took, since they are my favorite.  I was planning to make this fun little purse pattern, with nice photos as I went- but I couldn't find the camera!  So now I have the camera, and the purse is completed.  Guess that means I'll have to make another one?  I don't mind, actually- I'm so excited with how this turned out!  I actually called my sister ecstatic, that I had finally made something that was really cute!  See for yourself, but I really love this little purse.  After having to lug around a huge diaper bag for years, there is something so fun about having a cute little purse.  I'm enjoying the moments.

I made a fun little flower (which is detatchable for washing), this seemed to take the cuteness to a whole new level.

Those are all little 2 1/2 inch squares, from a fabric line called Verna, by Kate Spain for Moda.  Ooooh, I love the prints and colors!  The aqua polkadots were in my stash, and I'm not sure which line they came from.

The back.

And, of course; some pockets inside.
And the pictures the camera ran off with, were of a quilt I quilted and bound for Levi's teacher.
Oh my, this project made me cross-eyed and dizzy!

I used an off-white thread for the quilting, in a stippling pattern; so it would all blend.

And that it did... making it quite a time-consuming ordeal.
The quilt is gorgeous; and someone spent many many hours on it, but I'm wondering if she got a little dizzy making all those circles?
You know how they say that babies love black and white quilts, because they are so stimulating? 
I believe it now!

The backing is a grey print with little white circles, and the binding is a darker aqua to accent the aqua border.  I got to pick both pieces out, and the results seem to work.

Spread out on the quilting machine, once completed.

All folded up and ready to deliver.
She loved it.
That's all for tonight, and now I'll go put the camera back on it's shelf.