Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sweet Baby Girls ...

I've been refashioning or upcycling or being thrifty (or all of the above) lately. 

This is a men's dress shirt refashioned into a toddler dress. 

You cant see in these pictures but I also made her some little matching panties/diaper cover from the sleeves of the shirt.  

This sweet girl is a boon to my sewing ego.  Every time I show her something new I have made for her she immediately starts pulling off her clothes and putting on her new ones.  

She is also learning lots of new words now (she'll be two next week) and thankfully "Gamma" is one of her favorite words! 

And this one is a big kids tshirt refashioned into a toddler top.

So far this one's favorite two words are "doggie" and "cookie".  But she'll be saying "Gamma" before you know it (because this Gamma is working really hard on teaching her!) 

Actually "cookie" might be her word for "Gamma" because every time she visits my office she reaches toward my desk drawer and says "cookie"!  (Yeah, this Gamma keeps a stash!)

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Two Down, One to Go ...

I have the shorts done on the third set, and half the top cut out.  I have to go get more red fabric tomorrow.  I hope they still have some!!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Red, White, and Blue

Slacking on the blogging again, but not on the sewing.

Whipped up these two tops (one more to go) for the littles.  

I got the shorts done after it was too late to take an outdoor pic. 

Then I tried it on the littlest little.

Middle little will get hers this weekend.  And I still have to make one for big little (AKA Gabbie-Lou-Who). 

My friend moved into a new home this past weekend so I whipped her up a quick gift.  She said she was going to decorate in colonial blues.  I'm not sure if these are colonial, but they are blue! 

I forgot to take a picture before I mailed them; she sent me this picture of them on her new dining table as soon as she opened them. 
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Small Fabric Tray

In keeping with my new 'resolution' to post at least once (and hopefully twice) a week, today I am posting my second post in five days!

I found a wonderful tutorial for this fabric tray over at A Spoonful Of Sugar and gave it a try.  Mine is not quite as pretty as theirs, but it was really quick and easy to make and I will definitely be making more.  I think I'll make a couple for my desk at work for paperclips and pushpins, and maybe even some little chocolates. :-)

There's a tutorial for a hexagon shaped one also.  I plan to give it a try soon.

Edited 5/26/15 to add pics of this one I whipped up at lunch today and took to the office with me. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Cliff Notes ..

I've been MIA from blogging, but I've been sewing!!

Got this fq bundle from Fort Worth Fabrics a few weeks ago because I wanted to make some placemats for my bff's 'new to her' camper.  She wanted to decorate in aqua/red.  I love how this bundle blends just the right shade of pink as well.

I got the camper fabric for the backing from eBay and and had the red dots on hand (I believe they came from Hancock Fabrics).

I loved the fabric so much, and had enough left to make my mom a set of placemats as well.

The backing and binding for hers came from Hancock Fabrics.

These two sweet babies came over for a visit on the Saturday before Mother's Day.  I call them my cookie monsters.  They love their Nilla wafers!

And at my Mom's on the Sunday after Mother's Day.

I also managed to finish up a commissioned order for a purse.

With a matching pouch / keystrap.

This little one's Momma got pneumonia and had to be in the hospital for five days so I took a week off work (so thankful for a job where I can do that) and kept her.  Oh my goodness what fun we had.  Especially when food was involved.

And this fashion diva got new specs. 


So that sort of catches you up (not really, but hey, it's Cliff Notes, right?)

And I'm going to try to do a lot better at blogging from now on.