Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Goodies!!


So here are my new goodies.  I bought just a couple of things from Burgundy Buttons when they were having a 15% off everything sale on the same day that I found out I got my new job.  I think it was kismet.  Me a new job and a sale all on one day. YIPEE!

I don’t really have plans for everything.  I want to make a quilt for my daughter out of the the Riley Blake Summer Song fat quarters.  I don’t really know how yet but I am thinking of something like this.

I am working with the Robert Kaufman christmas fabrics right now so I will show that one soon.  And the for the rest of the Moda fabrics I’m really not sure.  I am thinking a simple square baby quilt with the Freebird charm pack and then we will see about the Tweet Tweet charm packs and jelly roll.

Oh, and in case you care my new job is going great.  They bought me shoes and a coat on Monday!  Well, steel toed shoes and a lab coat, but still I got to go shopping on company time with company money.  I think I am really going to like working for this company.  It is great to be back at work but I am really missing my snuggle time with my little girl.  She is actually at my mom’s for the week so I have two more days til snuggle time.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A New Purse And A New Job!!

I start my new job tomorrow so I figured I needed a new purse right?!!  I am so excited about this job it is finally a job in my field.  I will be a GC Chemist!!  I have been home for the last 5 years with my kids and recently decided I was ready to go to work.  And somehow I got so lucky and found an awesome job in like 2 weeks!!

But back to sewing……..So to celebrating getting this awesome job.  I bought some fabric, of course. :)  I’ll have pics soon.  But then I decided it was time for a new purse.  This purse is by and the instructions were fabulous.  I got the cheaper version with basically just pictures and some notes and it was perfect.  I saw this purse on another blog Mary of Pin, Sew, Press (I love her blog) and went and bought my own pattern and finally made my own purse!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Fun in the Sun!

My daughter has been wearing her bathing suit around the house all week waiting for it to be warm enough to play in the sprinkler.  Well, today was finally that day!  She was so happy.  Well what she really wanted  was to go to the pool but she was happy enough in the sprinker.

 Don't you just love the goggles?! They really add to the look. As do the two missing front teeth!

Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Teacher Gifts!

So here are my teacher gifts I made. The room mom is putting together a basket with all things summer. So I decided to try to make my own Practical Bag. Again I was too cheap to buy the pattern so I figured it all out myself based on a picture.

I think they turned out pretty well.  They look almost exactly like the Practical Bag although I think they are a little bigger.  Which is okay with me because I was thinking they would be great pool bags or beach bags!

I ended up putting interfacing on the outside fabric of this bag and not the inside. I think it gives it just a little bit of shape without it being too much.  And I think the coordinating lining is perfect.  I hope they like them!

  Now that these are done I have about 4 more to make for my son's teacher and all my daughter's elective teachers.  It is her last year in preschool so I want to give everyone a present this year.  We have been at this preschool for 4 years now and I will miss them all dearly next year.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Big Anniversary Sale!!

Check out this awesome fabric shop that is having a big anniversary sale!! Fabrics are 20-30% off.  Now that is huge.  I am checking out Fabric Flair right now because they have some awesome prices plus she is willing to combine shipping costs so that you get the best price possible.  Now who can beat that?!!

A Fun, Family Weekend!

I didn't get any sewing done, but we had a great family weekend! It started on Friday with my daughter's Wheels On Parade at her preschool. My little angel is the one in the blue shirt. She decorated her wagon all by herself! Did you notice the scraps of fabric taped to the side?!! Gotta love it. I was very proud!

Saturday was soccer day. No pics as I am the coach and my husband isn't very good at taking pictures. And our fridge stopped working too. Luckily, it is still under warrenty for 2 more months. YAH! The repair guy is here now so hopefully he will fix it.

Then Sunday was this little guys 1st birthday! Happy Birthday Connor! He was the perfect baby for his first birthday. It is my cousins son and he is such a great kid! I just can't believe a year has passed already.

Well, that was my action packed weekend. Hopefully I can get some sewing done this week. I have a purse I need to order the fabric for and make. A wholesale order that is in the works. And some smaller purses that are still in the design stage that I need to continue.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I've Been Sewing

Although I haven't posted in a while I have been busy sewing. This bag is my latest completion. It is copied from Tonya Wheelan's Practical Bag. I was to cheap to buy the patter so I just guessed on the size and made it up. I think it looks pretty close to the real thing. It is a little bigger but it is going to be a beach bag so that is actually good.

I am planning on making more of these bags for gifts for my kids teachers. I think they are perfect for summer.

This is the other purse I am working on. It is the first time I have sewed in a zipper and I can tell I still need some more practice. But for the first time designing a clutch I think it came out pretty well. There are a couple of alterations I will make to the next one but I think this one is along the lines of what I want.