Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Giveaway to "DIY" For!

The Giveaway to "DIY" For!: "The Giveaway to "DIY" For!

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

This is what is on my craft table this week

This is what is on my craft table this week. 
I'm working on my daughters wedding dress. I crcocheted her a garter and whipped up some baby booties for fun!

I will post pics of the dress when its completed. Its going to be awesome!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Don't be hatin. My new craft table

This is my new craft table. My husband built it on top of a iron board frame so it can be folded up and hang on the wall when I need it out of the way. Its 36 inches deep and 2.5 yards long. As you can see, I can lay out a whole dress pattern and leave it there when I have to walk away.
 I use to use the dining table, but if I was cutting out a tricky pattern and needed to stop to go do something else I couldnt leave my work on the table. Now I can leave it for ever if I want! 

I'm loving my new craft room!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Button necklace.

I found this cool necklace on Pinterest and I made it.
I used buttons that I got from my Mom's sewing stuff after she died. I remember some of these buttons in her button box when I was little. That is what makes this project so cool!
Here it is,

I love it!
Here is the blog I found on Pinterest,

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blowing the dust off my sewing machine.

I decided to pull my sewing machine out of hiding and blow off the dust. Lets see what happened.

I started with a basket of mending. Then I decided to hit the fabric store. This all started on June 23rd.

This is a quick and easy sundress using a NewLook pattern #0127/6096.

I found some cotton fabric on a clearance rack at Hancock Fabrics.

a few days later I whipped this one up.

I'm not the type of person who follows directions, or recipes. With that said I decided to use the same pattern and create pieces.

Here I made a top from that same pattern. I added the pink for color. The jury is still out on that decision. Well I needed a skirt! So off to the fabric store I went. Hancock fabrics had Butterick patterns on sale for $1.99. I found a skirt pattern that said it was "Fast and easy". I love those words! Butterick #B4461 I love the different options displayed on the envelope front.

This was a fast and easy pattern! So I whipped up two skirts, the one pictured above. and another

There's more! This Maxi dress.

 I love it! Again I made it with cotton. All these dresses are so comfortable in the heat here in Northern Cali! Its going to be 100 plus this weekend. Ugh!
Just this morning I finished the latest skirt. Only a little over a month after this all began! My favorite by far!!

I have some other projects quede up, like some tops and more skirts. Looks like I will be sewing in front of the air conditioner.