Friday, December 31, 2010

Projects I love

Here we go with another list of projects I want to make!!

I have been wanting tags for my blankets, and I came across this post today that showed simple and adorable tags I can use to put on my items!! Gabriel's Good Tidings showed two great options.

First are these on grosgrain ribbon that can be sewn on anything!

Or another option is these, that are perfect to add to blankets! I think I'll have to buy the supplies and try a batch myself!

We have a tendency to move around a lot, we are on our 3rd new home in our same town in 6 years! So I love the idea of a growth chart we can bring with us. Paisley Passions made this adorable one!

How cute is this volkswagon bus quilt over at Dirt Cheap Decor?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I now have a button for if you are featured on Its Sew For You!!  I hope to feature several of my favorite future projects every week, and you can feel free to grab a button. I have tested and tested and I got it to work, woo-hoo!

I did a Bing search and came across Jenieshell's Design and an ehow article that finally helped me get it right. Not sure why I couldn't get either set of directions to work perfectly on it's own, but now I have it! Let me know if you need assistance and I can copy out my code!

In the meantime, grab my button if I feature you on my Favorite Future Projects lists!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

After the holiday

We spent 5 nights back in the hometown...but it felt like much less, how did it go by so quickly?

Well it started with the present above not liking sleeping away from home! She was up several times a night (normally only once a night at home!) Then mama got sick Christmas Eve, which didn't help things...

Here are the kiddo's with their cousin, aren't they all so cute! They are anxiously awaiting presents :)

My happy 2 month old!

My adorable 3 year old, don't you love her shirt? I made it for her, and she hates it! HA! She is already starting the attitude that because I made it and like it, she won't wear it!

this was what our 5 year old looked like all day after receiving his leapster...
This was the van (yes...I drive a van!). There was just barely enough space to look out the top! we had the double portion of the back bench folded down, leaving up just a single seat for our 5 year old's booster seat...then we packed around him, so he was stuck in there until we got back home! HA! I think we need to have a talk with the grandparents and aunts and uncles about spoiling them...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Bib

Better late than never, right? I made this simple and adorable bib for Christmas! the tree is embroidered on white chenille and backed with the matching cotton. Simple and cute! Love it!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

And it is time to let the fesitivies begin!

I'm hoping to keep our kids healthy, both of the older two were sick over the weekend, that left D with a goofy smile in the Santa picture. She was fine all day until standing in line to see him, she got tired and said her tummy hurt. We've never seen her whine like that, but at least she got a picture! Later that night she was fine again, so not sure what her deal was :)
Isn't Santa cute!

And Christmas Day we have an ugly sweater contest. Here are the shirts my husband and I made!

Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Projects I love - Christmas Edition

This week there were so many great Christmas items out to look at and daydream about! Here are a few that I want to think about creating for next year being it's too late for me this year!!

First off, here are some adorable and easy ruffled stockings from Rae Gun Ramblings

If I hadn't made family stockings already, I totally would have created these for us! Below are an example of two stockings that I made and sold last year! This December my to do list has included making a stocking for Baby B...but unfortunately for her, it hasn't happened yet! Maybe next year I'll bring my set of stockings up to 5!

How about a use for that old sweater you were thinking of donating to the thrift store?  These sweater Christmas trees are adorable and chic. Find a great and easy tutorial for them at Crafts and Sutch.

How delicious do these snowflake pretzels look? I want to eat about 20 of them right now! If only my daughter would eat pretzels, then I could have an excuse to whip up a quick batch before Christmas...on second thought, maybe I'll make some just for me! There is an easy tutorial on how to make them at Mom Endeavors

Crafts by Amanda made these adorable Santa's Belly cups. What a great center piece!! So cute!

And the last Christmas-y craft I loved this week was Snowflake Soap. Such a great gift for all those parties you are going to, coworkers, or teachers for your kids! Cute and has a purpose :)  Check it out at Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Robots - oh my!

For a recent baby gift I found this adorable robot flannel that I just had to use! I happened to have a robot applique that complimented the fabric perfectly, I was so excited!
 i started by making a personalized bib

 Then added the coordinating fabric to the back

love the complimentary robot applique from Planet Applique!

 I also made this super cuddly blanket.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Baseball Cupcakes...

Yum, yum, for my son's 5th birthday, he wanted a baseball party! So this is a little flashback to the cupcakes I made for him a few months ago!

Yum, these make me hungry just looking at them again!

Blow out the candles!!
Time for the pinata. Anyone else love the masculine pink bat for a little boy's party?

My kids love the MN Twins, and my daughter thinks she is "one of the boys"!!

And a baseball party wouldn't be complete with a game of baseball outside!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Projects I love

I love going to linky parties and finding great projects to make, now if I only I could find the time to make them, too!  Here are a few past favorites of mine, next week I'll try to update with a few favorites of mine from the week!!!

I love these bags! I've made some fabric bags in the past that fold up into a pocket, but these are so cute, easy to roll, and are great materials, makes me want to make more! I'm awful at remembering my bags, but maybe I would be better with these gorgeous ones:

Who doesn't love a good scarf? They make any and every outfit look polished and put together. All the ones I have right now are solid color and simple, I saw this ruffle one and fell in love!

One more project on my to do list for the week. My son LOVES adorable is this felt set, and so perfect for traveling and taking with you places! We go through lots of paper in our house drawing boards out :)

Now, does anyone know how to invent a time machine so I can have enough time to make them?? :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

She's 3!!

This summer my middle child turned THREE! so I of course had to make her a shirt. It started looking like this:

My sister thought it needed some sparkle, and it ended up looking like this:

Maybe some day I'll take the time to make some more samples and add these to my shop :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rose headband

like I said, I've been making lots of headbands recently!! This one was for my 2 month old (this week!) Santa Baby!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hydrangea Headbands

Lots of my recent sales have been of headbands. I love the little hydrangea flower best!

 They are available in purple or green right now!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

About Me!

Once upon a time I worked in the business banking department for a small bank in town. It was a great company to work for, but a time came when I felt I couldn't be the mom I wanted to be. My wonderful husband supported me as I decided to change positions and work part-time from home so that I could spend more time with the kiddo's.

A week after starting part-time, we found out I was pregnant with kiddo #3! Timing couldn't have been more perfect! Shortly before #3 was to arrive, we were researching part-time daycare options and realized that part-time infant daycare was non-existant or hard to find/get we decided I would become a full time stay at home mom! This is when I decided to pursue my love of sewing more!

While at home I've loved cruising various blogs and learning about photography, crafts, and sewing! While I'll never be a photographer, it's fun to look at others gorgeous photos! My list of projects I want to make/sew continues to grow weekly, hopefully I'll find time soon to get to ghem, HA!

Below is a pic of me with the kiddo's...we had an ugly sweater party to go to and decided to make matching shirts :)

my kiddos:
This is my "Buddy" he is 5 years old and a huge helper around the house! He is my handsome guy who is very detail oriented, loves legos, and talks too much! He is very into sports and so far is in gymnastics, soccer, and hockey!
This is my "Dolly" she is a spitfire of a 3 year old. She loves gymnastics and wants to dance. She also loves anything her brother does, meaning she talks about wanting to play soccer and hockey! She is a constant source of entertainment, and loves her new sister dearly. I have to laugh about her, I have a special name book that I had gotten for kiddo #1, but forgot to look at with her because we already knew what name we wanted. Well, when she was about 1 I pulled it out to see what her name meant. I had to laugh as the description was "challenging". We found it quite ironic as for the past year we had been calling her our challenge, and now we had proof! She continues to be a challenge, but that is what makes her, her :)
This is my "baby". I wonder if I should call her something else, but she will probably always be the baby of the family, so it works! She is currently 3 months old and is perfect! My special namebook said her name means "sweetheart" - we'll take it! So far she is living up to her name :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Things for the Home

Who doesn't love to beautify the home?  Here are some of my favorite's!

Drawstring Bags - Craftiness is Not Optional
Grocery Bag - Terry Atkinson
Roll-up Tote Strap - Silly Precious Piggies
Ruffled Shower Curtain - Moda BakeShop
Scrap Fabric Bunting Penant - Leafy Treetop Spot
How to sew a Pillow Sham with Zipper closure - Prudent Baby
US Map Pillow - KiKiCreates
Roman Shades - Cheap Chic Home

Pottery Barn Inspired Number Art - i am Simply Sarah
Kids Play Window - Lemontree Creations
Alphabet Wall - Girl in Air

Sock Snowman Ornament - Childmade an Idea Place
Felt Embroidered Christmas Ornament - Cole's Corner CreationsI

Other Kid Items

There are so many fun things out there to make for kiddo's, stuffed animals, blankets, diaper bags, and the list goes on!  Here is a list of a few of my favorite's:

Nursing Cover I - Sew Much Ado
Nursing Cover II - With secret Pocket - Sew4Home
Rag Baby Quilt - Its a Priceless Life
Felt Game Board - I am Just Lu
Felt Camera - Aux DemiLunes
Felt Play Food
Travel Felt Mat - The Clay Family
Soft Toy Airplane - Sew Fearless
Super Hero Bed w/Slide - I a Momma Hear Me Roar
Angry Bird Plushie - Obsessively Stitching
Baby Wrap - Five Little Ladies
Snuggly Owl Pillow - Make it or Love It
Bapron - Craftiness is Optional

Women's Clothes

I love to make clothes for my kiddo's, but sometimes MaMa needs something too! Here is a list of items on my "to do" list, hopefully I'll find time to make myself something special too!

Mama Ruffle Scarf - Living with Punks
Southern Chic Skirt - Half-Stitched
Smocked Maxi Skrt - Morning by Morning Productions
Ruffled Shirt - Made it on Monday
Rick Rack Ring - Honeybear Lane
Panel Skirt - Little Eme

Sweater to Cardigan - Grosgrain Fabulous
McKintosh Knockoff Dress - Maybe Matilda
Sweater to Make Believe Tweed Jacket - Tea Rose Home
Ruffle Shirt - Tea Rose Home
Pleated Shirt - Welcome to the Good Life

Boy Clothes

There definitely are not enough clothing items to make little boys! Below is a list of tutorials that I have fallen in love with! All are on my "to do" list to make someday, and here is a list!

Skinny Tie - See Kate Sew
lil Mister Bow Tie - DeliaCreates
Baby Sleep Sack - Running With Scissors
Boy Belt - So Happy

T-Shirt Gauchos - Lil Blue Boo
Pieced Jersey Pants - KoJo Designs
kids Tie from Adult Tie -Hideous Dreadful Stinky
T-shirt to Spring Jacket - I am Momma Hear me Roar
Upcycled Boy Hat - I am Momma Hear Me Roar
Upcycled Sleeping Gown - This Mama Makes Stuff

Girl Clothes

Below is a list of tutorials on little girl clothes that I have fallen in love with! All are on my "to do" list to make someday, and here is a list!

Pettiskirt - Make It Love It
20 Minute Ruffle Dress - Me Sew Crazy
Baby Sleep Sack - Running With Scissors
Bohemian Peasant Dress - Craftiness is not Optional
Circle Skirt - Also Available for MOM - MADE
Party Hats - Girl Inspired
Ribbon Hairbow Tutorial - This Present Life
Ruffle Dress Onesie - Rosy Rd Buttons
Top Knot Baby Hat - Prudent Baby
Tiered Dress - Me Sew Crazy
Yoga Skirt - Also Available for MOM - Sew Mama Sew
Ta Da Double Layer Skirt - Bridget Baxter
Strawberry Fields Little Girl Dress - Sewing in No Man's Land
Warm & Fuzzy Leg Warmers - From an Igloo
Abbey Dress - Schwin & Schwin
Pleated Mary Jane Shoes - Schwin & Schwin
Cloth Shoe - Stardust
Bubble Ruffle Dress - Me Sew Crazy
Little Gather Skirt with size chart - Monos en la Casa
Candy Corn Costume - Sew like my Mom
Pillowcase Dress - Aubrey
Charlotte Dress - Craftiness is Optional
Toddler Maxi Dress - Cat on a Limb
Spring Fling Dress - Sun Scholars
Smocked Summer Dress - KoJo Designs
Fabric Bows - Fabric Bows & More
Party Dress - The Cottage Post
Petal Tiered Skirt - The Girl Creative
Scalloped Skirt - Ameroonie Design
Korker Bows - Living Crafitly Ever After

Polo Shirt Dress - I Make Stuff
T-Shirt into Ruffle Dress - Make It and Love It
Shirt to Ruffle Dress - I Sew, Do You?
Tiered Dress - Obsessively Stitching
Shirred Shirt Dress - Homemade {Lovely}
ColorBlock Dress - Homemade {Lovely}
Upcycled T-shirt Dress - I am Momma Hear Me Roar
Upcycled Sleeping Gown - This Mama Makes Stuff