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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A sewer's "go-to" guide for measurements!

After always having to go look up the information online I decided to pool all the info I could find into one document that I can print and tape up on my wall!!!!  You can download it here:

Hopefully it can be a help to you as you create clothes for your kids!  I did notice some discrepancies among different websites so the best thing to always do is measure your subject!!! :)  Let me know if you think I should change any of the numbers!!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

What I've been working on!

I feel bad that I really haven't been blogging much.  I really need to do a new tutorial!!!!  There's an AWESOME website called "Sew Set" where I've uploaded 2 of my tutorials:

In the mean time, here are some fun projects I've completed!

A college friend of mine asked me to make her daughter a shirt for her Elmo party!  I hope she likes it!  I love this applique pattern!

My niece was born on Friday!!!!  I can't wait to meet her the next time we travel to Idaho!  I made this adorable set for her (12 months) so it probably won't be worn until Spring/Summer 2013 since she is a little thing! :)

And I made a baby blanket with her stats! :)

An old friend from childhood asked me to make pillowcase dresses for her girls!  It's so neat to see the families of childhood friends as we all grow older!  I love facebook for that reason!  I'm so glad I can keep up with what people are doing even if we live 600 miles away! :)  I'm actually a little jealous that I used this fabric for her girls! lol!  I bought it at Textiles and just love the vintage look of the prints!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I've Been Busy!

I had so much fun finishing the t-shirt for Kelly who won the blog giveaway!  Here's how it turned out!

I also finished up two onesies as a gift for one of my mom's friends:

AND..... I donated a custom t-shirt gift certificate to our church silent auction!  Here's the adorable final product!  I told the mom that after I finished the shirt I HAD to make a matching skirt!!!  She's so excited! :)

I also drafted my own pillowcase romper pattern for Eva Mae.  I took her measurements and planned out the outfit and I just LOVE how it turned out!

Last, but not least, an adorable birthday set for an Alabama fan! :)

Looking forward to more new creations! :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

And the winner is......

Comment #10 was by Our Family's Spot!!!!

Congratulations, Kelly!!!!!  I can't wait to make Isaiah's shirt!!! WOO HOO!!!!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My First Giveaway!

I just bought some adorable applique designs and I have a back to school special going on in my community but I would love to send someone a cute t-shirt for their child going to school next month!!!  You will be able to pic your applique and have your child's name embroidered below the design!  It will be embroidered on a plain white t-shirt - your choice in size!  I'm thinking this is perfect if your child is starting Kindergarten this fall!!!!  I will leave the contest open from Friday-Monday (ending 10:00pm CST on Monday July 16th)  If you win, pick the applique you like best and e-mail me your preference in t-shirt size, child's name, and your address (I'll ship free as long as I can USPS flat rate ship to you!)

Both stock photos below are from Planet Applique!
Chalkboard Alphabet Applique

School Bus Applique
Here's how you can win!

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite school memory
2. "Like" me on Facebook or become a follower of my blog and leave another comment telling me how you're following me in the social media world!

I will use to pick the winner! :)

I'm excited!!!  I'm sure since I'm still small time in the blogging world there may not be too many entries but I'm looking forward to reading your comments!!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

I went a little crazy at the fabric store!

My husband is the greatest!!!  We celebrated our 10 year anniversary this weekend and he went to TWO fabric stores with me!!! LOL!  We checked out Textile Fabrics in Nashville first and I bought some adorable vintage looking fabrics!  Stay tuned to the blog in the next few months for some cute outfits using those prints!

Then, we went to JoAnn's since I had a coupon and wanted to get my "Fall Collection" of fabric to put on my blog/facebook page!  I love the combos that I picked out!  Of course, Eva Mae will get first creations of the outfits I have in mind! :)

Gray/Yellow combos

Brown/Pink/Green combos

This is a picture we took by the sign of the church we were married in!  I can't believe it's been 10 years!  Happy Anniversary!
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Friday, July 6, 2012

Hennina by Ottobre

I started sewing when Christian was 8 months old and as I learned more and more about kids clothes, the magazine "Ottobre" kept coming up in blogs and websites that I frequented!  I finally bought a couple used issues to see what all the hype was!  Can you believe for about $20 you get 20+ patterns of adorable kids clothes and accessories???!!!  It is such a bargain!  (I bought mine used for $11!)  The only learning curve is figuring out how to convert the metric measurements since the magazine is produced in Finland!

I wanted to make something to go with the Pleated Penny and I thought this style of shorts was really cute!  I love the side vents and little ruffle accent!  It was super easy to put together!  From start to finish you could sew a pair up in a couple of hours or less!!!

She is so my daughter!  Always playing to the camera!!! :)

Right now they are a little big but I'm glad - she might be able to get some use out of them next year too!

I am entering the shorts in a sewing contest - Shorts on the Line!

shorts on the line button 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pleated Penny Pattern

How cute is this dress and how cute is my little Eva Mae?!!! 
If you like the pattern you should go grab it quick - not sure how much longer it will be available for free!!!
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