Saturday, December 27, 2014

Crossover bag gifts

These small crossover bags are from Pickle Pie . They are so easy to make as they are all done in the hoop on my embroidery machine . Even the monograms came with the pattern . I made a 3 rd one but didn't get a picture of it .

My New Years goal is to figure out the comment section of this blog. I know that people view it but there are very few comments . Sons I wish you lived closer !!!!!!!

I'm seriously considering continuing my RTW Fast for 2015 . I have many sewing goals I never reached &  would love to continue learning new skills.
Happy New Year to any & all out there 😄

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Time for Thanks

I did this embroidery LAST  year , but finally finished the pillow cover today. Just in time to remind me of the true meaning of the day  & the wonderful life I have !!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sassy you Librarian Top

I made this Sassy Librarian top this summer & I've worn it a ton .
I took the Sassy Librarian class on Craftsy . My first class - it took a little while to get used to the format , but I really enjoyed the class & process. The top still has some fitting issues , but it was just supposed to be my muslin .  I have plans for a short sleeved version - soooooon ! 
Time to stop craft sewing & get back to garment sewing !
LOVE my Berninas 😍

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Mug Rugs

I loved making these pumpkin mug rugs for friends, family, nieces & nephew . They are addicting to make !  Pickle pie designs - all done in the hoop & a great way to use up left over fabric .

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It's Halloween time !

These are Halloween gifts .  Mug rugs for a special niece .
Also a reversible tabletopper for DGD

Next up sewing for ME 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CCS Sewing

Just some of the 75 long onsies & 50 undershirts I made this summer for CCS . We give Layette items to all local hospitals . They had been staring at me since early last spring - so glad they are finished .

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

More Snap Happy bags

Snap Happy bags are very addictive . I made these for so e friends . They go very quickly ! Just wish I would make up a bunch so I didn't always have to make them at the last minute :)   They are also a great way to use up scraps .
Pictures coming soon of my second Belcarra & Sassy Librarian blouse .

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Belcarra cotton top

This is a Sewaholic Belcarra cotton top . It went together very easily . I'm not sure still if I'm a big fan of cotton tees. I'm so used to knits & how  they fit my body in a more flattering way. I do like the fabric - it's -April Rhodes - Arizona . I'm trying to stretch my sewing skills as well as what I like & what looks good on me . Its a work  in progress .

As you may be able to tell it is my first trip to Dean & Deluca . - great place & yummy things

Thursday, August 21, 2014

End of summer sewing

Last of the summer sewing for granddaughter :)  used snap tape instead of the snap attaching contraption from 30 yrs ago . 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Snap bags

Snap bags are so quick & easy . I recently made 9 of them for gifts. Six of them went to my sisters scrapbooking friends . They came up to the mountains for a weekend . They stamped & scrapbooked & I sewed . Very fun !!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I love the knit of this dress , just not yet happy with the fit . I serged the underlining & knit together & it's making the side seams too bulky at the hips - where I don't need bulk . So it hangs un hemmed :(   It is Butterick 5873

I recently had fun making  more granddaughter outfits ! I'm using up my stash . It's fun to find  small pieces of fabric that can look so cute as a baby outfit . 

Batik tote bags

I recently made these batik bags for the National CCS board .  Our local board members are making them as gifts for the upcoming national convention. They went together very easily . I'd like to make another for me while the pattern is still fresh in my mind :) 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer of no Pants

I've been trying hard to wear more skirts & dresses & not look so sloppy all the time .  It's a fun concept .

Monday, June 16, 2014

Granddaughter sewing

This was a fun outfit to make for my granddaughter !!! Not sure if it will fit as she lives so far away , but we'll see :)  a picture with her wearing it  will be the best !!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Little boy birthday gift

I finished this reading pillow  for a birthday gift . It went together very well - I did it without a pattern just an idea I saw :)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

New top

I finished a new top yesterday . It's the Scout Woven/ Knit Tee. I used a jersey knit from Girl Charlie .  
I like the fit better than the cotton woven one I made in January . Some days I do think buying something might be better - especially when you have fit issues . But I am still keeping my Ready To Wear fast . Learning lots about myself :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Couture Dress is finished

My Couture Dress is finally finished !!!! I even wore it to the Fashion Show held by the Community College where I'm taking my class. It will be worn again this Friday at the National MPS Society Gala fundraiser ! It was a lot of work but I really learned a lot & hopefully perfected my hand sewing a bit as there is to s of hand sewing in Couture .

Saturday, January 18, 2014

First item made for 2014 !!!

I finished my first item yesterday for the RTW Fast of 2014 ! It was my first time making an independent pattern- Grainline Scout Woven Tee.  It was very easy , but I do need to work on my fitting techniques . Need to learn to do an FBA .  The fabric is 100% cotton I got in NYC last year during the " Welcome to the World New Granddaughter " trip !!!!
My first day of class at MCC for the Couture Sewing class was great. I might be over my head , but I know I can do it . W will be making our own version of the Little Black Dress. I might make mine deep purple for the MPS gala in May .  Y is telling people he's dating a co-ed !!!
I'm looking forward to working next week with K's mom at Road to California quilt show .
My sewing is all over the board right now & I'm ok with that !

Monday, January 13, 2014

Sewing class

Tomorrow is my first day at Mesa Community College taking - Couture Sewing . I'm taking it to improve my skills & motivation .