Friday, October 31, 2008

While the sewing machine is out...

I made their Christmas jammies (fabric is Michael Miller, I think. I got it from a lady who had excess-, but I'm not sure if she has anymore). The shirts are just from target. I LOVE the pants. I've been wanting to make some of these, just haven't gotten around to it. I'll be making some of these pants to go with a few dresses...after the holidays :) Now that they are finished, I'll finally get to take down the "project" table from the dining room, which has been up since, oh, AUGUST! But I have to say, I think I know how I want our family room layout to be now that I've had my sewing table set up near the family room. I want a room with french sliding doors (do they make those?) just off of the family room for ALL my projects-and it'll look CUTE and ORGANIZED and I can LOCK IT. That way I can work on stuff and the girls don't feel like they have to be in my hair-they'll be able to see me and carry on with their various activities. Please tell me I'm not the only one who can't work on a project somewhere else in the house without their children following them around! I've already got a really cool set-up in the basement, but the girls go crazy when I'm down there. I feel bad b/c it took a lot of effort (on Dave's part as well as on my part) to get that put together. But oh well, we've learned our lessons!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Here's Bree's dress for our family pics, to go with Emma's jacket (post below). And the Blueberry Muffin costume, which Bree will not wear. Oh Joy. I have to say, I LOVE how the dress turned out. I was trying to copy a style I saw on Etsy and had to piece together things from different patterns and draw out a sleeve pattern. But I think it turned out super cute, and I just might need to make some more that are a little shorter that can be used as shirts.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

stuff I've been busy with

so, this is the jacket I made for Emma for our family pictures. I just need to add the buttons. bree's dress for the pictures will be made out of the same fabric, then there will be a polka dot sleeve and trim along the bottom...SOOOOO cute!

Here's Emma's Strawberry Shortcake costume I made. Still working on the hat. Then I need to get Bree's Blueberry Muffin outfit done. Wish me luck :)

And this was one of the projects from super saturday-in case you can't tell b/c of the glare it says Thankful. Needless to say, I spent my super saturday time gabbing instead of getting projects done. So a few of us finished them up at our Monday night project night over here.

Stay tuned in a couple weeks for Bree's costume and dress! Then after that I've got some GREAT little outfits to sew up for the girls. I've become obsessed with GOOD fabric, so I have some awesome things to sew up with said fabric. And I'll be making some decor things for the girls room. WAHOO! One day at a time, though. Gotta get through Halloween and family pictures...and a trip to cali in between.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I AM creating...I just haven't had time to take pics of everything. Right now I'm in "sewing" mode. So stay tuned...I'll get something up soon.