Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
For those that didn't get to see the placemat purses and apron from the Heather's raffle drawing here are a few pictures.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Dear Fellow Twilight Fans,
I know that some of you are here for a sneak peek at the give-a-way that will take place at Friday's Twilight Movie Extravaganza. Unfortunately my contract clearly states that I can not reveal anything. That Heather is a tough chick! So check back on Saturday and I'll have all the information and pictures. Aren't you so excited! See you all on Friday.
Monday, November 3, 2008
I have been trying to play catch up for the past few weeks as I have gone back to work. Here are a few of the projects that I have finished. Hopefully I will be done in a few more weeks and ready to take on more orders. Thanks for being patient!
I know that most of my posts tell you how I love how projects turn out. But when I say that I love this bag.... it is true love. It is a new design that I will affectionately call the JoJo. It is a BIG bag that I am sure could truly fit everything you could possibly want to take, including the baby if need be. One of the fun things about this bag is that is doesn't resemble a traditional diaper bag. So for all you gals out there that don't need a diaper bag... this is for you. It is a sling style with two handles. You can tell from the second picture that the side of each handle is very wide and become narrow at the shoulder. There are three pockets inside. One medium and two deep, narrow pockets. This could easily be made into two pockets... one medium and one XL. For this particular bag I used corduroy for the top band and handles and cute Amy Butler fabric for the outside and lining.
I had a request for the messenger bag but less bulky and less "diaper bag". So I made the messenger a bit smaller and thinner and left the outside side pocket off. I was really happy with the finished product. I thought that the size was perfect for an everyday bag and don't you love the Amy Butler fabric!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I helped to host a baby shower for a good friend and put together this welcome sign with an embroidered onesie. It's hard to see but the tie is chocolate brown with blue dots. I think that these tie onesies are so cute. Of course I send it home with her after the shower.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
May I have the drum roll please..................................
And the winner of the crayon roll is:
"I think my kids would love it! I want to win one and I will have to buy one for my other kid. Thanks or your giveaway! Ruth Anne sent me here."
(Please email me so we can make all the arrangements.)
And since Ruth Anne sent her my way she will get one too!
Thanks to all that participated.
Monday, September 29, 2008
In celebration of the awesome state of our national economy I am offering my second give-a-way. Up for grabs is a fantastic crayon roll. See the post below for details and pictures. If you are the lucky winner, I will create a custom design (from my current selection of fabrics) and include an embroidered first name. And to make this offer even more exciting.... if someone you refer to my site wins...... I'll make one for you too.
So here is how to win.
1.Make a comment (on this post only!) . Be sure to include the name of the person that referred you to my blog. If your profile does not include an email address you may want to include that also.
2. Send all your friends here and have them post a comment... make sure they mention your name!
How much easier could that be? You have until this Friday, October 3rd to post a comment.
Small print Info:
Only one entry per person. The winner will be picked at random. Even though I love many of you and want YOU to win... I will be fair!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I made these the other day for my kids ages 3, 5 and 7, and they have loved them. They are the perfect travel case for crayons. I found the directions at Skip to my Lou . I made a few modifications including adding a Velcro closure instead of a ribbon. I wanted my kids who don't know how to tie a bow yet to still be able to open and close it easily. It holds 16 crayons and is approx 5" tall. I made one for my nephew yesterday and added his name on the outside. What a great gift for all those little artists.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Jolene turned me on to you, your stuff is so cute! I would love to win!Emily August 17, 2008 4:51 PM
Thanks to everyone who participated in this give-a-way. I loved reading your comments. They were quite the boost to the old self-esteem! But don't fret if you weren't the winner .... I had so much fun with this drawing that I am already planning one for September. So check back often. If you would like me to email you when the next give-a-way is posted, just drop me an email (see link on the right of this page). Thanks again!
Also, I wanted to mention the I used Random.org to pick the winner. Although I had lots of friends and family that wanted me to pick them (Hilary!) I was fair, honest, and picked the name at random and had my hubby be my witness. :)
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Some of you are having trouble posting a comment for the Give-A-Way. I really have no idea why... but asked by smart and talented sister in law who suggested that there may be issues with the setting on your firewall protection or with the search engine that you are using. That is really all Greek to me. If you continue to have problems posting comments feel free to email me and I'll keep a list and assign you a number so you aren't left out of the drawing. If anyone has the answer feel free to post a comment :) Thanks!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
I've made several of these aprons for different bridal showers but don't think that I have posted them before. They have been in all different colors (pink and brown, blue and brown, pink and red etc) and loved the way this red and black turned out. My sister ordered this for a friend and put it together with a cute cook book.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
My embroidery machine has informed me that it is going on strike for the month of August. Apparently there is a wonderful vacation spot calling her name at our local sewing machine repair shop.... :)
I have been ignoring the need to service my machine for quite a while and have decided that it has to be done! After 3,240,276 stitches I am tempting fate to go any further without a tune up. That means that I will be without it for 3-4 weeks. You are more than welcome send inquiries or questions about future orders, but please be aware that I won't be able to start them until the end of August and need about2 weeks to finish most projects.
You may be asking yourself what I am going to be doing with all my free time... I hope to go back into hobby mode and experiment with some new designs and fabrics. So look for posts of my new creations!
I've been experimenting with some small design changes and have been really happy with the outcome. (Thanks Nicole for the inspiration!) Instead of having the small solid piece of fabric on the bottom I flipped things around and put it on the top. Then I added the embroidery to the top chocolate section. I loved how it left lots of dots but I was able to keep the focus on Taylor's name. The lining of this bag is chocolate with the blue dots at the pockets. I also used a super stiff and sturdy interfacing on the fabric. This bag totally stands on its own. So now there are two choices for interfacing... depending on how stiff you want your bag.
I also wanted to share with you a fun place to shop for fabric on the web. www.craftersvision.com has a excellent selection at a great price. I love the Michael Miller collection. His fabrics are so fun and versatile. He even has a laminated cotton available. It is regular cotton with a clear plastic laminate added to the front. I thought that it would be a great product to use for diaper bags that always seem to get dirty quickly. All you do is wipe with a damp cloth to clean. I will be playing with it soon, so watch for some new designs and fabric options.
BTW... this disco dot fabric also comes in pink and brown!
A friend ordered this for her sister's birthday. The swirl fabric was fun to experiment with. I'm working on a regular tote using the swirl that I'll be posting in a few days.
This bag is surprisingly roomy. I put three pockets and a key fob to help with organization.