Friday, February 19, 2010


I did NOT feel like sewing today...

Addie picked some fabrics for a dress many months ago. I managed to get them home and then promptly forgot about them. They remained in the abyss that is my fabric stash until today. Today Addie told me she wanted a new skirt.

Today I wanted to sit on the couch and veg after a busy day...

Today Addie's fabric popped into my head. Quickly I sketched out two skirt designs that I wanted to work up...for later.

Then I tried to sit down and catch up on the Olympics. It didn't work. Couldn't get those sketches out of my head. So I got up. Arranged my "tools" and got to work. It didn't take long for me to get sketch #1 out of my head and onto a hanger.

Today I made this:

Tomorrow I'm watching the Olympics.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Sweet Project

I was asked to make party favors for the baby shower of a sweet friend, by another sweet friend. Got that? A lot of sweetness going on here. Unfortunately, this project is TOP SECRET, okay maybe just SECRET. Look, I even took the name off of the invite. Serious. I just love fabric shopping and couldn't wait to share what I found with you! I'll post the finished project in a couple of weeks.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I know. I know. I'm making a habit of these long silences. I just haven't been in a crafty mood lately. Today though, I got the bug, got out my box of ribbons, and got busy creating hair clips/bows.


Oh yeah. I've also been crocheting dish clothes. Random, I know. I was stressed out one day and decided I needed to do something mindless. I used a nice 100% cotton yarn. I found a pattern off of the internet (it is basically a single stitch with an open lace pattern on each end) and whipped out a few in a couple of hours. Here is one hard at work:

Friday, August 21, 2009

For Chastidy

Chastidy, I LOVE my little blue Janome. Until recently I sewed on an old, heavy Singer. I actually purchased the Janome because I needed a machine quick (my Singer broke down in the middle of a project and I didn't want to have to "shop" around for a big, expensive machine) and the price was very right. I figured that once I had it I could take my time shopping for my "real" machine. I wanted my new machine to be more portable and easier to store, which this one is. I wanted it to be easy to use, without a bunch of stuff I wouldn't use...check. I haven't found anything that it CAN'T do yet. It powered through putting a lightweight quilt together, so seems to be powerful enough (for me, at least). I haven't quite figured out why I couldn't find any reviews, etc. But seems to be due to the fact that it is a Kenmore with the Janome name. Hmm. I'm beginning to think that I won't need to get another machine, because I really like sewing on this one. Hope this helps.

Monday, August 10, 2009

LWR Quilt Top

My first project on my new machine was to put together a quilt top for Lutheran World Relief. A lovely group of LWML ladies at my church puts together many of these quilts each year. I know it's a little loud but will definitely hopefully bring a lot of warmth!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

On its Way!

I'm finding out that sewing machines are like cars...everyone has their favorite make & model. But by far, I received the most positive feedback about Janome machines. Well, I finally purchased a new sewing machine, a Janome 1913. I will most likely be buying a bigger, more expensive machine in the next couple of months, but this one will be perfect for when I want to bring my sewing machine along with me (it only weighs 11 pounds!). Can't wait to get my hands on it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rock the Vote!

Hey, Everyone! Tracey over at Itching 2 B Stitching is hosting the Because I Matter Challenge and it's time to vote for all the June entries. Will you go over there and vote for your favorite project? You'll find my June project (the sewing organizer) as well as a bundle of other super cute things from very talented crafters. CLICK HERE