Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sweet Cherries

This sweater used to be yellow. I do not like the color yellow. It may be just fine for other people, but yellow reminds me of baby clothes;) So, the obvious choice was to dye the sweater a different color. And that’s what I did:




I also added some embellishments in the form of bias binding and some heart buttons on the sleeves. The sleeves were too long for my sister’s arms, so I rolled them up and gave them “tabs”. I quite like how it turned out (if I do say so myself:))


Monday, February 13, 2012

It’s hard being Green…

Remember these pants I made 2 Christmases ago for my sister-in-law? Well, I used the leftover fabric to make these matching pants for her daughter:)



And then, she wanted to help:


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fabric of our Lives

Sorry it’s a bit late, but here are the winners of my fabric giveaway!:)

congrats to : Robbie, Justine and Teresa! Your lovely fabric will soon be on the way!

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Stash (ghost) Busters!!!!

confession: I hoard fabric. Like every scrap of fabric, piece of clothing I have ever gotten stays stored in a drawer/closet/cupboard/box/underneath the bed……. in other words, everywhere. Every once in awhile, I will sit down and tearfully and painfully part ways with some of my fabric*. But I don’t like to just throw it away, or send it to goodwill. I want it to go to someone that will use it and appreciate just like me. That’s where YOU come in!

1.) Slightly stiff cotton floral fabric (think couch cushions or makeup bag type fabric) 23 by 44 inches.


2.) Water color cotton/poly fabric. Nightgown type fabric, very soft and slightly stretchy. 32 by 64 inches.



3.) Very nice cotton plaid. At least 1/2 yard. 35 by 46.


Brownish, slightly stretchy floral fabric. Would make a nice dress! At least 2 yards, 60 inches wide.


Cute snowman print! Cotton, about 2 yards, 45 inches wide.


Green and light yellow cotton fabric. 30 by 16 inches.


Beautiful gray leaf print. I wish there was more of it! 40 by 45 inches.


Very harvesty print! Cotton. Perfect for tote bags, shopping bags, etc. 1 yard, 45 inches wide.


And, last but not least, this beautiful floral print, perfect for that sundress you’ve been thinking of making! Polyester, slight stretch. It is semi-sheer, so you’ll probably need to line whatever you make with it.  About 3 yards, 45 inches wide.



If you would like to receive some of this fabric, leave a comment, with your name and a way to contact you. You don’t even have to be a follower. Make sure to say which fabric (any or all!) you like the most and in one week I will draw 3 names, and those 3 very special names will get some fabric! See how easy it is?;)


*fictional depiction of me getting rid of fabric. I’m not that sad… I think.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

You know that one Time?

When you thought it would be a good idea to take pictures outside? In the middle of winter, with actual snow on the ground wearing a sleeveless dress and a thin jacket? Yeah, I did that;)

This is a dress that I almossssttttt finished, and then it sat in a pile for months. I don’t know why. The other day I pulled it out, and thought hey! I should finish this! (a real lightbulb moment people;)) All that needed done was the hem and the lining. I knew exactly what I would pair it with too. My favorite boots and a black blazer.




And now I have a dress with nowhere to wear it…although maybe I could wear it for presentation day at school???….. any excuse to dress up!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pajama Party *

I’ve been wanting to make myself some pajamas for awhile now and I finally had the time to do so.  For those of you that don’t know, I have a thing for horses (you know that 10 year old girl that obsessively drew horses everywhere…? Yeah, that was me). So, when I saw this flannel I knew it was meant to be!



* ‘Cuz I’m lame, and can’t come up with a better title;)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Quantum Physics

We all know guys are hard to shop for. It’s all too easy to just give them a gift card or some tools and call it done. It’s even worse if you are making them something. Which is why I mainly stick to children’s and women’s stuff when I’m sewing. Every once in awhile, however, I will venture to make something for my Guinea pig brother. Since this shirt was so successful, I decided to try something similar and this is what I came up with.






I used two t shirts to make the stripes. I wasn’t really too sure about this one, but my brother is wearing it, so I guess you could call it a success!