Friday, July 31, 2009


I've seen this floating around a couple blogs lately; when I saw it posted by Eliza at Restless Hearts I decided I would do it too! After all I like to make things, so why not give it to someone!:) Here are the rules:

The following has been reused from several blogs;
I am entering into the following agreement with the first 5 people who VOLUNTEER on this post and commit to passing the project along on their blog. Just read below and if you feel ready to commit, copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment. If you just want to say hi and good luck, no worries, you're not "it"! But remember you must commit on your blog to do the same for others.

  1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I send you. But you may be pleasantly surprised.
  2. What I send will be made just for you, with love, by my own hands. You'd be surprised how much of our personalities does come through online.
  3. I will complete all 5 gifts this year - 2009.
  4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world, that you can touch and feel, and not something cyber.
  5. I reserve the right to do something strange. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. If you find it truly horrendous, just let me know. Perhaps you'll send it forward to someone who will absolutely love it.
  6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.
  7. Send your mailing address - after I contact you to confirm.
U.S residents preferred, but will consider shipping overseas.

There you go! Make sure you leave me your e-mail address! I think I'll have fun with this!!:):):)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Say cheese!!

Some of you asked for pictures of my niece, Karah, modeling the pillowcase dress I made her. So, here they are! Cute, isn't she? I think the only thing I would change, is to make the armholes smaller. Although, for a breezy summer dress I guess it's ok!:)
Also I was messing around with some vintage jewelry peices that I bought awhile back at an antique store. This is a plain chain with a clip on earring as the pendant! Sorry for the slightly blurry photos!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


So from the lame post title, you've probably guessed that I or someone else received an award! And, you guessed right!:) I have received my first award from the lovely Nicola over on Nicola Ticola Ponders . So, if I'm getting this right, I"m supposed to name 12 of my favorite bloggers! Here they are!!!:)

Clothes, Cameras and Coffee

Nicola Ticola Ponders


Happy Together

Little Life

Pretty Exquisite

Restless Hearts

The Stylish Wanderer

Maverick Malone

All This Happiness

Behind The Seams

Life Candy

Of course I have many more favorites (I wonder if there's a limit to how many blogs you can follow??) You guys should definitely check these out! And don't forget to name your favorite 12 bloggers!:)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Can I say it's 'Plaidtastic' or is That too Cheesy?

Ah, summertime!! I don't like hot summers. I prefer the colder seasons. But today was perfect! Not too hot, a lovely breeze blowing. I went to a picnic, with family and friends. A few things that I like about Summer: Picnics and wearing more skirts like this!:)
I actually bought fabric to make this (no, it's not a table cloth, or curtains!:):)) I'd been wanting to make something like this ever since I saw a similar skirt in a Forever 21 store. It was more green than this, and also more expensive! That was more than a year ago, and it's been on my mind ever since! When I saw this fabric, I knew what I would make!! Finished in about three hours! I love it! How bout you??(just say yes):)

Wearing tee-shirt from WalMart, and vintage 10 commandments bracelet from my Mom. (it's missing the 4th commandment:):))

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Titles are bothersome to think up!

When I saw the tutorial for this peasant blouse over on My Mama Made It, I just had to make it! I love clothing like this. The fabric of the white shirt I used is fantastic! It just feels so nice. I'm wearing it with this AWESOME belt my sister-in-law gave me! (thanks again!:):))
I wanted to make some more of these shirts, but I ran out of elastic!:( Something that happens too often around here...I think I use it too often:):)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cuffed Twice

Here is cuff #2! A black cuff, with purple embriodered circles(awesome little stitch option on my sewing machine:)), mother-of-pearl buttons and a velcro fastener.Is it any better? I would actually wear this one:)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I was going through the scraps from a project (you'll see it soon:) and was trying to think of something I could make from the cuffs of a mens dress shirt. Here's what I came up with. I'm not so sure I like it or will wear it, but... I have three more to practice on! :):) What do you guys think?? Does it have potential or is it absurd?:)

P.s. Don't mind the stray threads! :0

Monday, July 13, 2009


My niece Karah, had a third birthday party yesterday. This is what I made her. I based it loosely on the pillowcase dress here. Ended up doing it my way!:) I used an old sheet my Grandmother gave me and pink bias tape.
I just finished the second 'Twilight' book (New Moon)! Now I'll have to wait who knows how long for the third one. The waiting list at the library is very long!:)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


This started out as a dress. I cut off part of the bottom and made it into a little girls skirt (too big for the intended recipient:( ) I loved the pockets and thought they would look great on a skirt!

Then I took the remaining top of the dress and the cut off portion of the bottom and sewed them together. I used the original side vents of the dress and incorporated them into the shirt. Nothing special. I was really just trying to use up scraps. I'm not particularly pleased with this project.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Last week I went to Goodwill. And I got all of this fabric for only four dollars! Definitely a deal, and how cool is that eyelet fabric?!? Four dollars would be how much I pay per yard for that at any fabric store! The only problem is that I got some polyester fabric in the mix.... Anybody know what to do with it, without being outdated??:) Obviously I won't be making myself some polyester pants!

And then, today my Dad had gone to a yard sale that had yarn a dollar a skein. So we went back and I made an offer for all the yarn. I got over 40 skeins for 25 dollars! Woo-hoo! I won't have to buy yarn or fabric for quite a while!!