Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Tisket a tasket, Look i made baskets!

My sewing mojo leaves me frequently as of late. So to try and get it back I figured i would make something kinda easy, baskets. I found a fabric basket tutorial somewhere in internet land and I and gave  it a try. I can never follow directions so I did some improvising.  Those puppies came out just fine for me and they will definitely go in my new sewing space whenever it's finished. Here is a little eye candy.   Hopefully I will be sewing soon and not just hanging out on Pinterest.   Miracles and blessing!

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Sooooo, I'm not one for making resolutions.  I do try to improve myself and with that being said, I have just some simple things I want to achieve. I want to do more of what I love - spend more time with family; journal more about myself for my daughter; sew a whole lot more; blog more like myself and not what I think sounds good; live a happier, healthier life.

 A big part of making me happy is my sewing. I NEED to create something every day. It is not an option for me. I must stay organized and focused and not jump all over the place with my hobbies. Really, how much crafting can you squeeze in one day?

Sometime ago I mentioned that I was getting a shed that was going to be my future sewing studio. I am happy to say that she is here, yayyyyyyyy!  Now begins the struggle of getting it finished and deciding on how I want to organize/decorate. Did I mention that I am so indecisive? I think that I have changed my mind on the color scheme at least 5 times. I am so excited and cannot wait to get in there and start stitchin it up lolololol!

Here is a frontal view, a view of the back wall and a side view of my studio (still deciding on what to call her).

I am so geeked I cant even begin to tell you guys how bad and how long I wanted this little space for myself.  Now that it's here I almost want to just go in there everyday and just dream.

Well as you can see still no sewing but at least it's something new. Thanks for stopping by and I wish you miracles and blessings.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Party but no quilting

Still not a lot of quilty business going on here but there has been plenty of Christmas activities to keep me busy. I realize I have OCD, Obsessive Christmas Disorder. I LOVE all things Christmas! With that being said, my daughter and I hosted our first cookie exchange party.  I am happy to say that this will be an annual event. This party was way more fun than I ever thought it could be.  I went bonkers with decorating, game planning, and just making sure that the little ladies would have a fun filled evening. The excitement in my little one's face was absolutely priceless.  Next year it will definitely be bigger and better. Well I will leave you guys with a few pics and wish you the very merriest of Christmas.
Photo fun

 Gifts and decorations 

 Last minute preparations


 Indoor snowball fight

Thursday, November 20, 2014

nothing going on here

WOW, time has really flown by. I can't believe that so many months have passed and I haven't blogged anything.  Well you can see by the lack of pictures that that purse did not get punched out like I thought it would. That thing was a real booger! However, I will not be defeated! I will complete that damn thing, lol! I have had a few other sewing mishaps but they were really too horrid to share. On the quilting front, I have some exciting news to share. Next week my quilt studio is suppose to arrive and hubby will begin getting it ready for me. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am. We have been looking for months and finally decided on one from Classic Buildings. I could not find an actual picture of what mine will look like but I found one that is sort of close.
I finally get to have a space of my own where I can just be lost and do whatever. Hopefull I will have some projects soon that I can share.  Miracles and blessing!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

A little progress

My projects are progressing along but I've had a few road bumps. First I could not find the hardware for my purses. After 3 trips to Hancock Fabrics and Joanne's, I improvised. The bag called for a 10mm magnetic snap and I have yet to find one, who knew they were so hard to find. However, I did not mind going to the stores, I had an actual emergency LOL.  I did complete the shirt, yeah!  I just have to finish the hem, but it's actually something I can wear in public!  Here is a preview and hopefully I will have finished pics of the purses soon.  Happy quilting and sewing!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Look out! Here comes the Spiderman!

My daughter and I recently saw the new Spiderman movie and looooooved it. I am a huge Marvel Comics fan and since I have no new projects on the horizon I decided to make both of us a purse in this cool Spidey fabric I recently found and a LQS. The Madison Wallet Bag by Serendipity Studios is gorgeous. I have been dying to make this bag since I got it in Paducah and the AQS show. I've never made any purses and this one looks simple enough.  I figure I can punch a few of these out this weekend. 

I will be making two out of the Spiderman fabric and one out of this cute Mickey Mouse comic strip.

Hope to have something adorable to show you guys real soon. Thanks for visiting and happy sewing.
p.s I am still working on that little top I mentioned in my last post. I wouldn't be normal if I didn't have more than one project in the works, lol.                                                                                    

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Epic fail!

So, I had delusions of making that fabulous Vogue shirt. Ah no, it did not turn out so well. I have come to realize that as a newbie in fashion sewing, I will have tons of epic fails. However, I am committed to making nice clothes for myself.  I will not give up. So with all that being said, I have no new item to share.  I have embarked upon another journey but I have learned so much in the sewing world.  Another blogger has inspired me to try and make Butterick 5645. I am making the little leopard print number in a solid green knit. It is such a cute little number and I think if all goes well, I'll make a few of these as I am lacking summer tops. Here is a little inspiration until we meet again. Happy sewing!