Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ribbon Onesies for Twins

Look at the adorable onesies a friend ordered for her twin nieces...

Double the Fun!

Upcycled Pencil Roll

I had an order for a pencil roll from my shop. The customer requested denim fabric. I had been saving some jeans that were too small or had torn in unflattering places (back pocket area) for another project, so I cut a section from the pant leg and the button and made this....I love the way it turned out! It just might become a regular item in the shop...if I can gather up enough jeans from everyone.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Artist Roll-ups

Crayon Rolls are the perfect thing to take with you to the doctor's office or restaurants. Small enough to roll up and tuck in your diaper bag or purse, the crayon roll is sure to help you keep your little artist busy!

Visit the shop to order a Crayon Roll today! They would make great stocking stuffers!
You might also be interested in marker rolls or pencil rolls...I make those too! :) I've got you covered!

The Pencil Roll could even be made into a crochet hook roll...hmmm...lots of ideas!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunday Diaper Bag

I made a Sunday Diaper Bag using Cara's pattern (a friend from SewForum). The Sunday Diaper Bag is a small diaper bag big enough to hold a few diapers and wipes and a bottle...basically all you would need for church on Sunday. It's a great little bag for a quick trip when you don't want to lug around a diaper bag full of all of those "just in case" things.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monogrammed Pillowcase Dress

Every once in a while I have to sew a dress to get the pent-up "girlyness" out of me...hopefully we'll remedy that someday soon! Here's a monogrammed Pillowcase Dress I made for our sweet friend Sydney. Pillowcase Dresses are wonderful because they can be worn as a dress and as the girl grows they can be worn with shorts or pants when they get too short. You can definitely get a lot of wear out of a Pillowcase Dress!

Monday, October 26, 2009

First Birthday Set

Sweet Audrey looked so cute in her personal 1st Birthday Hat & Bib! Her mom wanted something to put in her keepsake box for her 1st Birthday. She wanted a bib, but I thought she needed more than just a bib. She loved it!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Monogram Hand Towels

I had an order for monogram hand towels for a wedding gift. Look at how crisp that monogram looks against the black towel! I will admit, I thought about going and getting black towels for my half bath after this...and now that I'm posting the pictures, I still think I might!

I love monogrammed towels! It's a perfect gift for weddings!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Can Koozies!

Lots of Can Koozies still available in the shop! Pick your koozie color & tell me what color you want for your ribbon...let me do the rest! I guarantee you'll have fun making a statement at the tailgating party!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Burp Cloth & Bib for Autumn

Forgive the terrible lighting in these photos. I was having some major camera issues this day! A repeat customer ordered some burp cloths for a little girl named Autumn. I chose a stacked name in curlz font. The colors are pink and green...not that you can really tell with the terrible lighting!

Burp Cloths for Aiden

A friend of mine ordered some burp cloths for her daughter's teacher. She let me have freedom with the designs. Since I knew it was for a first grade teacher, I knew Humpty Dumpty would be a hit. For the other burp cloth I did a stacked name and used train fabric...All Boy!

I heard back from my friend that she loved both of the designs, but especially Humpty Dumpty! It must be a teacher thing!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I won a $50 Halloween Bundle from YCMT!

I just checked my email and found out that I won a $50 YCMT Halloween Bundle giveaway that I entered on Courtney's blog. Yippee!!! I totally didn't expect to win when I entered, because I'm just not that lucky, but I actually won! So...guess I have no excuse not to be creative now! Here's what I received:
Fancy Filled Tutu with Bonus 40 Tutu "Recipes"

Pumpkin Polly Patterns

Paper Piecing Project: Pumpkin Patch Pillow

Frayed Applique: Too Cute to Spook!

Little Miss Spider Applique Patterns

How to Applique the Easy Way

Hocus Pocus Patterns

Just a Little Something for a Happy Halloween Table Runner

I'm so excited! If you've never checked out You Can Make This, you really should check them out. They feature e-book tutorials & patterns to make lots of different things--clothing, hairbows, jewelry, digital scrapbooking, embroidery, and just about everything crafty you've ever wanted to learn how to make! The quality is wonderful, and you don't have to go to the store and look through pattern books! You can download, print, and create without ever getting out of your pajamas! The directions and pictures are so much better than some of the confusing patterns you can buy at the sewing stores...It's like having someone sit next to you and explain it. Click on the picture below and you can go check out the You Can Make This...

Download Today - Make Today!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Coffee Cozies

Meet the Coffee Cozy...

Want to save the planet in style? Jazz up your java!

This coffee cozy is lined to protect your hands from the warm cup. Designer fabric has been chosen to give your coffee a one-of-a-kind look so no one will pick up your coffee by mistake! An elastic band and button make this totally adjustable for any size cup. It is compact enough to stick in your purse, glove box, or desk drawer to use when needed. Coffee cozies make great gifts! Pair it with a gift card or a package of fresh-ground coffee for any occasion! Secret pals, teachers, coworkers, or for your own little “happy” present…the possibilities are endless!

All coffee cozies are made in a smoke-free, pet-free home. Fabric placement may vary a bit as I tend to make several cozies at a time from the same fabric. Occasionally, I will place a coordinating fabric on the inside if I am running low on the outside fabric. I take great care in choosing buttons that match the fabric, but they may vary a bit from the picture depending on what I found in my button jar at the time.

Want to make it extra special? Add a monogram for an extra $3. Please convo me first and I will set up a custom listing just for you.

Visit my Etsy Shop to see more!
I am participating in the Weekend Boutique at Pretty Organized Palace and Friday Showcase at MamaBuzz.
Go check out the other ladies and their great items being featured today!

Mama Buzz

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Fear~a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.

You can be afraid of the dark, your shadow, change, and the truth. Fear can stop you in your tracks and keep you from moving. Spiders, snakes, heights, and enclosed spaces can turn even the toughest of men into a hyperventilating mess. And here I am...caught in the middle of fear and my sweaty palms.

I have a confession to make...I have a fear of rejection...and because I'm afraid of rejection I've been afraid to tell you that I've set up an Etsy shop. So I've been filled with the rumbly-tumbly feeling in my stomach that I get when I'm nervous because I needed to tell you so that...

a) You can check out my shop and buy something
b) You can check out my shop and tell me what you think

Only I'm not sure I want you to know about my shop and tell me what you think...because then the fear enters again and I turn into an immature middle-school girl, hoping that someone picks me for their team and I'm not the last one left.

So go take a look at my Etsy shop...I'll be sitting with the covers pulled over my head until you return....

Note: Please check back takes a while to take pictures of things, write descriptions and post them. I've been hard at work the past few days on some new things, but I wanted to go ahead and let you know about the shop.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Why didn't I think of that?!?!

One of the girls that babysits Jonah on ocassion got married today. She asked if I would monogram her garter with her initials. I immediately said, "Why didn't I think of that?!?!" It was a little tricky since I had to stretch it and pray that it didn't move even though I had placed it on sticky stabilizer to hold it in place. It stitched up quickly and I LOVE it! Take a peek at the end results...

I was honored to help Amy with her "something blue". I think it was a unique idea and wish I had thought about it when I got married. The wedding was absolutely beautiful!

Friday, May 1, 2009

It is Finished!

Ok, so it's been a looooong time since I posted about my quilt progress, but better late than never, right?!? I started really fired up and then for whatever reason I slowed down and took a break.....months later I still hadn't finished it and haven't really been able to get my crafty mojo on because it's been sitting there staring at me...waiting on me to finish it. You crafty types know the feeling? I had worked on it one day when I was sick and my stitching was REALLY crooked! This bothered me immensely (perfectionist) and I just couldn't touch it. Then it hit me that if I added some decorative stitching that it would cover up the crooked lines and add a little character. So, I decided that today was the day.... No matter what, I was determined to finish it! And guess what.....I finished!I love it now!
This is my first "official" quilt. I tried once before, but I made up a few of the steps that I wasn't sure about. I'm so glad I joined the You Can Make This "Quilt-A-Long" that was featured on their blog. I learned so much! A couple of the new skills that I feel learned and confident with now are:
"Squaring up" quilt blocks
Making pinwheel quilt blocks.
Making my own binding
Attaching binding
Want to learn some new crafty skills? You Can Make This has instructions and patterns for all sorts of things! Their e-books have step-by-step instructions with pictures that even the newest of crafters could follow. Hop on over and take a look!

And now that I finished my quilt, I got my crafty mojo on and made a quick birthday present for Jonah's friend Kelsey.

Monday, January 19, 2009

It's amazing how this....
can turn into this...

With the temperatures getting down to the single digits and a few snow flurry sightings, we've been huddled up in the house with hot chocolate and blankets. I've always wanted to learn how to quilt the correct way. (I made a small one with my first kindergarten class, but really just kinda made it up!) So when I found out that Kim from You Can Make This was hosting a quilt-a-long on their blog I decided to jump right in. Most people in the group are using pieces from their stash. I had bought a few fat quarters a while back with other projects in mind, but decided I really wanted my quilt to include this fabric...besides I can always replace it! I love the way this is starting to shape up! I can't wait to see what it looks likewhen it is finished! By the way, if there is anyone out there that wants to join in the fun it's not too'll just have to play a little catch-up. Click on the button below to see the directions.

P.S.--I just realized my quilt matches my blog background...guess you know what colors I gravitate to!