Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Patriotic Throught and Through

With the 4th of July on a Sunday this year I couldn't resist but to make some patriotic church clothes. For those of you interested, the tutorial for Paige's ruffle flag shirt is here. You can download the pattern for her sash here. The boys tie pattern was purchased here and can be instantly downloaded. For those of you with basic sewing skills the tie was a pretty simple project. I was pleasantly surprised how quick a project it was and how nice the finished product is. I'm already dreaming of the next holiday I can make ties for.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fabirc Flowers

One of my new favorite projects are fabric flowers. They are super easy with minimal sewing. There are a million tutorials on the Internet. The pattern that I used for the bottom picture is found here. For the top picture I embroidered a simple design onto felt and then attached the different layers together. My next project is a new tote for myself and I'm planning a huge flower on the front.

Bright Shabby Chic

For this blanket we wanted to use the same style as the shabby chic blanket but with a brighter pink and green. I found this collection of fabrics by Moda and loved the variety of designs while staying in the same colors. My favorite fabric is the fourth one from the bottom... if you look closely it is of peacocks. Not your typical baby blanket but I thought that it worked with this design.


There have been so many boys born lately that I was excited to work on something girly. I loved the simplicity of this embroidered butterfly. I thought that the subtle embroidery coloring was the perfect match for this dainty fabric.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Funky Flower

You probably thought that I had quit sewing. Although I've been busy working full time, I have managed to squeeze in a few requested projects. This project included the full size tote, diaper clutch, ribbon blanket and changing pad. I had a hard time deciding on the lining and tie fabric for the tote but was pleased with the final project. This set was ordered by some co-workers who told me that Ainsley's mama loves pink. I hope there was enough pink for her liking.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Groovy Spa

More Michael Miller fabrics.... I really can't get enough of them. Included in this set are the tote bag, changing pad and pacifier clip.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Jack Jack

This bag was made for my sister-in-law Ashlee. I asked her pick the fabrics so that it would be something that she would love. She did a great job picking these Michael Miller fabrics. The deep brown, blue and green look so good together. This bag has lots of places to keep Ashlee organized. There is an outer back pocket, two outer side pockets for bottles and two large pockets inside. I also made a coordinating pacifier clip and onesie.

I always said I would never....

I've tried to make clothes before. I've never been very successful. When I saw this pattern I decided to go against my judgement and give it a try. This particular dress is called a "pillowcase dress" and was very easy to make. The pattern can be purchased here. I added some embroidery to the bottom and made a headband ( free pattern here) and removable felt flower to match. This pattern can easily be adjusted to become a shirt. I can't wait to experiment with some different fabric combinations and lengths.

Versatile Placemat Purse

I decided to try something new with this latest placemat purse. I used the lining to make the top border. I lengthened the straps that hold the handles so they would also hold the ribbon in place. I included three different colors of ribbon so that G could change the color to coordinate with her outfit. I thought this would be a very versatile way to change your bag with your mood.

Choo Choo

This blanket was made with the request to match his blue and brown train room. I used the soft minkee blue dot and a multi-color star print flannel.

Back in November we had a baby shower for my sister-in-law Jessica. We were so busy with the preparations that I forgot to take pictures of the other things that I made her. But here is the center piece. I love using onesies to decorate at a baby shower. I thought that this embroidered zebra went perfectly with the "Wild Thing" theme. I also made a brown zebra print diaper clutch.