Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Sewing in a Clean Sewing Room.. & A Wrap Dress in Progress

What do you do , when the sewing room
is in a total mess? You quit sewing, and
just think about  how much you need a
good spring cleaning!!  Then finally ....
one day, you do it!!!!

How nice it was to fold  each and every piece
of fabric.. I found stuff, I didn't know I had.ha

Love these blue wicker baskets. [found them a
local Dirt Cheap store for a round $3 a peice..]
Not only did I clean this book shelf, I organized
my sewing tools , accessories in the baskets, and
tagged the baskets with what was inside..[so,
I would be able to find stuff,ha]
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 These 3  photos are of the wall cabinets, over my cutting table.

How nice to be able to see my cutting table..

My little sewing corner!!

Since getting my sewing room cleaned and organized,  I have
been sewing.. I finished the twins dresses [I posted about in last post]. Will share photos ,when I get some.. Will probably see them during spring break? I am now working on an Olivia Walton Wrap Dress.. [will be posting soon].  [It is now in Eva Girl's Etsy Shop, YEA..-I will posting about that ,and the link real soon.]

Must tell you what my "sweet" hubby said about this big cleaning 
job. I had pulled all the fabric off the shelves and out of the cabinets.. and it was a Big mess.. he said," Oh Lord!!  I wouldn't
do that..." I ask why? "Because, you will just go in there and mess it up again! Why do all that work?"   Now...what do you say to that?
 I think I  "may have" threw a bag of cotton or something at him.ha
But.. I really knew............. He was telling the truth.hahaha

New post of my dress and the girls dresses soon......

Saturday, February 21, 2015

What Do You Do....when you have ICE/WINTER? You dream or SEW Spring!!!

Ice/Sleet/Snow... What do you Do?? Wish for it
to go away!!!! Yes/yes/yes.. or  You dream  then sew

Head to that Sewing Room  and pick out some pretty
spring fabric [that is why...we MUST have a fabric
stash!ha]  and then......


  You  cut out the sweet twin girls in your life, a
spring dress.. And dream about the upcoming
sunny day!!!

Guess what?? I have the orange one completed, since
taking photos.. And  I am  happily sewing on the
spring yellow one today.. Just dreaming about
the sun shining and  the  girls , happily on their
way to church on a Sunny /warm day!!!

Photos of finished products coming soon!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines Day Sewing & Apple Pie for Kenny

Valentine  Skirts and Monogrammed Tees
for my friend's girls.. Happy Valentines Day.

Love the pretty new fonts.. Yes.. I am playing..

Valentine Apple Pie for  Kenny.. Topped
with vanilla ice cream.. I think he was
pretty happy over this "unexpected"
Valentine Present.. He is a pretty special

Hope each of you , have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Just a little Sewing

Simple gowns for my Sister..One knit
and one cotton blend..[My sister is tiny,
and she likes the simple t-shirt gowns.. The
one size fits all..doesn't work for her.].She
ask me to make her a couple. They were
so simple and quick.. No pattern, I just
traced around and old one, and made
the pattern.

My mom lives with her.. SO , of course, I had
to make her one too..

Cheer bows for  Emily and Callie.

More cheer bows.

Juvenile Epsilpesy bow for Callie,
She won the Science Fair at her school,
and will be going to state. She did her
project on this terrible disease of children.
And , knowing first hand the complications
of it, has been very hard for her. But, she
loved the bow, and  the purple ribbon
stands for it.. She was really cute in her
matching  outfit.. Hugs for my sweet Callie.

Another cheer bow..[can you tell I got some new
fonts and wanted to play?

Embroidered pocket tee for  Emily.
Callie had a new tee too..but I can't find
the  photo?? [I guess the camera eat it.ha]
bty- the embroidered letter did match the
shirt, not sure what happened with the
photo color?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Turtle Applique T-shirts for Little Girls Basketball Team [Of couse it has to be Pink!!!]

Turtle's Basketball Shirts
My friend, emailed me and ask if I could
find some pink turtle fabric to make shirts
for the 7/8 yr old girls that she coached
basketball?? I searched everywhere... but no
pink turtles.  So, suggested, that I applique
a turtle on the pocket.. She loved the idea.
And so did the girls.. 

 I had to make 10 of these.. Such fun..
You see the team is named Turtles.. and
of course, each little girl WANTED the shirt
to be pink.. of course the Turtle's Ruled the
court..thus their name...

Christmas Cactus
Showed its beauty, just in time for  Christmas
holiday visitors.

January has been a really cold/dreary weather month..
[Oh how I am ready for sunny spring to arrive.ha]
But this pretty little peach cactus  decided to bloom.
God brings  sunshine in all kinds of ways.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

January's MAGAM Challenge Completed

Singers Perfect Plus  Book  by Kathleen Cheetham
I made the  simple button up Blouse in this book.

I used this pattern.

Blouse pattern was fantastic.. The fit was good, The
pattern is made for a petite person [5 ft 2 in]. I am
not , I am 5 ft 7. So, I had to lengthen both top
and sleeves. Next time, I will  add another inch
to sleeves.

I made the blouse from a cotton with  stretch.. Really
comfortable fabric, that was in my stash!  yea!!!
Sorry the photo is not very good.. I have been sick for
awhile, and still not  up to par..

I also, have another vintage blouse  that I sewed this
month.. Just need to get a photo..whew..  I hate photos.ha

Happy sewing  ..

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Sewing ..Blouse Pattern from Singer Perfect Plus book- Plus--Taking Craftsy Classes

 I am  taking 2 fitting classes from Craftsy. Both are by  Kathleen Cheetham.
 Adjust a bust   and  Adjust back/neck.  I will do another blog post
about these classes later. But now...let's get to Sewing for Judy.. I am

I have blogged about this book some time ago. I really like the author
Kathleen Cheetham's approach to fitting. This book came with
4 changeable patterns. I am making a button up blouse.

This is the blouse , I will be making. It is called, "shapely blouse"
It is fitted with front and back darts. It is button up, and  has
either rounded/square or no collar versions. I will be doing
the rounded collar one, With long sleeves. This will be a  good
basic blouse , and I can see  lots of rotation with it.
Sorry, I forgot to take photo of the fabric I am using. I have
already cut it out, and am now in the sewing process.

I have lots of  sewing plans for me.. I am just looking forward to
spring sewing.. [I know/I know... I must  force myself to realize
it is NOT  spring.. definitely  WINTER.. eeeeh it is 8 degrees today!!]

This will be for my MAGAM  January Challenge. I had  stated that
I would challenge myself to  a pair of pants.. But...  my plans changed.
I  hope to add them either the end of the month, or February. Our goal
for January MAGAM was something new to you, or an Indie pattern
company. This pattern is an indie pattern company, and new to me..

Happy sewing..