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!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I thought this was a quilt blog?

Nothing new is going on in my sewing world, at least as far making something is concerned.  I think I work best when I have a deadline LOL.  I may not have sewn anything but I have done a LOT of fashion pattern and fabric shopping.  Since we last talked I went to Paducah, KY for the annual AQS trip. I really didn't purchase many quilting items there but I certainly made up for it once I got home. Thanks to I have sooooo many clothes I want to try and make. I never thought that I would delve in fashion sewing but I think all types of sewing eventually spill over into each other.  I have ordered lots of fabric but I think my fear of messing up has halted my surge into fashion sewing.  However, I have started one top that I am hoping will not be a dud.  I plan on getting the final stitching and hems completed before this weekend. I hope there will be a finished and wearable top somewhere in the near future. Here is the inspiration piece from well as the pattern and my attempted product. Thanks for stopping by and have a sew wonderful day!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

A sweet finish

I can't believe a whole month has gone by and I have not blogged anything. I have somehow lost my sewing mojo and then found it again in time to finish that little baby quilt. I can honestly say that I fall in love with each project.  This little baby quilt (gotta start coming up with names for my projects) has really been fun.  There were a few bumps along the way but all ended up well. The next time I mark a project for quilting, I'll make sure to test the product on scrap fabric first (duh). I used a yellow chalk liner and had really hard timing getting that darn chalk off.  All ended well but I was really scared it would not come out of that white fabric. I even made a bag to store the quilt in and remembered to make a quilt label before I was finished with the entire quilt.  Enjoy and thanks for taking a peek into my small world, Happy quilting!

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Little baby quilts are always so much fun for me. They are a quick and gratifying finish! I have been working on this one for a while now and she is almost done.  The hardest part for me is always deciding how I'm going to actually quilt the project and what color thread to use.  I spend time planning and deciding fabrics to use so I just don't want to pick just any thread.  I must say I can see my improvement in my quilting with each project finished.  It's usually lack of confidence in myself that holds be back from doing a particular project. However, I am tackling new challenges within myself and it see a vast improvement. I can only get better.  This quilt brought about new challenges with quilting because I wanted something that would make the quilt pop.  After debating pebbling, stippling and I cant even remember what else, I decided to go with straight line quilting throughout and stippling in the borders.  Here is a little sneak peek.  Thanks for visiting and as always I would love to hear from you. Happy quilting!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Progress Update

Just a quick hello to show my progress on that adorable little baby quilt.  I always love each project and this one is no different. There is just something about babies and all their stuff that just makes me happy.  Here is a sneak peak at what is going on in my quilty world.  Hope you made time to sew today.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Guess what?

Yes, I have a new project in the works.  I promise it had to be done!  Another coworker is having an addition to the family.  Sometime this spring, his family will welcome a precious baby girl.  So when he asked for a quilt I jumped at the opportunity to make anything with pink and polka dots.  It is going to be a chevron quilt with flowers. I don't remember where I saw it online, but I just had to make one myself.
                                                         First I cut 2 in by wof strips

                           I sewed those strips together in sets (print strip with a white strip)


                                          I cut the sets at 3&1/2 " intervals
Hopefully I will have a completed quilt in no time.  Happy quilting! 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


2013 has been a wild ride for me.  I finally had a major surgery which was long overdue. Now that I'm done with it I wondered what took me so long. Finally feeling healthy after a long haul. The other big milestone was starting this blog. I have taken what I feel is a major step regarding my craft, but one that was long overdue.  I feel so truly blessed to have people who are like-minded and are interested in what I'm doing. I am new to this blog thing but I plan to have a lot more finished projects. Thanks for sharing in my ramblings and enjoy a blessed and safe new year!