Monday, December 28, 2009

Giveaway Time!

Well, I promised that I would have a giveaway to celebrate the end of the semester. So, I should probably have one before the next semester starts!:) So, here are the rules:

1. You must be a follower of my blog.

2. There will be three (3) winners, picked at random by me.

3. Just leave a comment, telling me which of these three things you would like most, and a way to contact you, should you win!

All items are handmade by me.

First up is a key chain/lanyard. It’s exactly like the one from my previous post; I made two!:)



Next up for grabs, one hemp necklace, with blue and red randomly shaped beads at the center of necklace. Bead and loop closure. Necklace measures 14 inches long.




Then, last but not least, a delicate little drawstring bag. Features a purple flower on each side, in the center of which is a little green bead.(sorry for the blurry photos on this one) Thin ribbons form the drawstrings.




Giveaway ends next Monday!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Beware: Picture Heavy

You guys didn’t actually think I sewed nothing all those blog post-less weeks did you?!? Ok, well, I mostly didn’t, and as soon as Christmas break came, I did some major cram sewing (yes, I am inventing words for this post). But I did do some work here and there. I wasn’t able to get pictures of all of the presents I made, and most are just of the fabric, but here is what I made for  Christmas this year.

I made pajamas out of these four fabrics. The first three are flannel (JoAnns is a rip off!:() and the last one is from a sheet. I especially like the frog fabric!:) It’s so cute!

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A scarf:



A rug:



A backpack made from this fabric. My niece, Karah,  is obsessed with Spiderman!


Then, this Stupid Creature, for my nephew. I found the instructions for this on Threadbangers.  The best part? His mouth is a pocket!! Another reason to like this creature, is that he’s mismatched and irregularly shaped on purpose. Meaning a mistake I may or may not make goes unnoticed!:):)





This keychain/lanyard. What do you call these anyway?!? Keyholders?:) I don’t know.:)



And, this year we made our very first gingerbread man (well, my mom did anyways). And a gingerbread girl!:) I wanted to make a gingerbread house, but my mom said it was too much work for something that was just going to be eaten!



I won’t be back on before the Holiday, so I wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!:):):):):):):):):)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pattern Exchange!

I have a lot of patterns; many of them are old (or “vintage”:)) and I will never use them. Plus, sizing before the 80’s is off, and is very frustrating to fit to modern sizes!:) I thought it would be fun if you could get new patterns for getting rid of old patterns without having to buy any! So, instead of just getting rid of them, I decided to follow after Angela, from Sew I Thought. Below are the rules, borrowed from her blog. I hope you guys participate in the fun!:) And check out Angela’s blog; it’s great!:)

  1. In order to be eligible to receive a pattern I am asking that you either become a follower, or post a link on your blog. If you link to me on your blog post the link in your comment so I can check out  your blog and see what you are up to. Of course ideally I would ask that you send me a pattern in exchange but I know that’s not always possible so its not required
  2. Each person is allowed to request 2 patterns without sending me anything in exchange. Even if you plan on sending me something in exchange I  still ask that you only request 2 patterns per week to give more people a chance to get in on the action!
  3. I will post 5 patterns per week. I ask that you leave a comment with the pattern number or numbers you would like and your e-mail address so I can e-mail you to get your info for mailing them. I suggest you write out your e-mail to avoid spammers getting a hold of it.
  4. I will be posting both modern and vintage patterns but since I have so many vintage patterns, newer ones would be preferable. If I get something from you I will do my best to post about it, and make it.
  5. I will do my best to check each pattern for completeness and post as much information with each pattern photo but don’t murder me if a sleeve facing is missing or something, okay?
  6. As I will paying the postage, I would prefer not to  mail internationally, unless you are for sure going to send something in exchange .

1.Simplicity 9290, sizes 8-18 Uncut!1682. McCalls 5724, one size dolls w/ sleeping bag and clothes.Uncut!164 3.McCalls 8347, sizes 10-14. Uncut!


4. Kwik Sew, 828. Includes patterns for ornaments, tree skirt, and Christmas stocking. Uncut!170

5. Vintage Sew Easy pattern for Chatty Cathy dolls. Date on pattern is 1962. Includes coat and hat, dress pajamas and robe. Uncut!156 

Like they say, one (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man's treasure!:)

Cog in the wheel

All right! More stuff up in the shop! Some pictures below. Like before, let me know if you think I should change something, or if you notice something funny!:) I’m still not so sure about the pricing of things, so let me know, please!:)

Also, to celebrate the end of my first semester of college, (woohoo!) I have decided to host a giveaway! I do not know what I will be giving away yet, but I will keep you posted! What do you guys think!?:)

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Stuff, stuff and stuff

I posted some more things in my shop! Sorry it’s been so slow. I won’t be able to post more than 2 to 3 things at a time, until school is out for Christmas break. I have been working on some things though, so hopefully, after finals, I’ll have more up. And one of these days, I’ll get around to posting something that I made for me:)

To make up for no project photos, here are some of my faves this week. :)


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I absolutely LOVE these boots! Why, oh, why are they in a size six only?!?