Friday, December 17, 2010

Daily Walks

Yesterday I finally started taking Eva for a daily walk... I know 2 days in a row so far ;)
Because she is a large woman!

So yesterday she came in after a 30 minute walk and laid down and made a huge puddle of "I am dying" slobber on the floor.
But today was my turn for a problem! When we went yesterday I didn't have any pockets on me, so I took off the house key and clipped it to her collar and held my cell phone. No biggie. Well this morning I walked out the door to go to work, locked the handle from inside and went to lock the bolt with the key..... small problem. I didn't replace the key from yesterday's walk! So I ran across the street to our neighbors and got our spare key (they are a super sweet couple from our church and they watch Eva when we go out of town.) So morning crisis averted. 1 o'clock rolls around again today and we get ready to go out and walk again. I grab the keys and my cell phone and a jacket and we walk out, me locking the the knob handle as I pull the door shut. I go to lock the bolt with the keys that I remembered to grab this time and low and behold.... I grabbed the church keys! They are exactly the same shape and color as the house keys! So now my house key is locked inside and the spare house key is locked inside. The back gate was locked and no way in. Praise God that I took my cell phone :) I called Aaran and he drove 40 mins up from work to let us back in after our 39 minute walk :)

So who knows what day 3 is going to be like?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sadly Delinquient ...oops!

Okay wow! I can't believe it's been since the spring since I've posted. Well for the last 2 months I have been in full sewing swing because I will be doing my first craft show next weekend!

If you're going to be in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area next week, stop by and shop a little! :)
Here are some things that I have been working on.
The Amy Bag

Turquoise Rosette Hair Tie

Baby Shoes

Ang Bag

Jenn Purse
Turquoise Rosette Headband

Bib & Burp Cloth

Nursing Cover... a friend of mine suggested I call them Boobie Blankets.... I don't know if I can do that with a straight face!

Diaper Cover as modeled by my bear :)

Embroidered Pillow

Lindsey Purse

Ang Bag

White Rosette Headband

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Progress? I don't think so...

So I know it's been a LONG time since I have posted anything about sewing the Butterick 5383 and that's because it's been a long time since I have sewn anything on it :) I lost my sewing mojo for a while.... but I am still not quite sure it is back :S

So here is the update..... PROBLEMS GALORE! Really if you know anything about clothing construction, now would be the time to chime in :) because I am stuck at what to do next and I don't know if i can go back either... so here's the damage...

After some friendly advice from the Joann lady I figured out what the staystitching thing was all about, so I got that in there just fine.

Then I proceeded to the invisible zipper with not too much fuss. (Even though I don't have that invisible zipper block foot thing, I managed with my regular zipper foot.)

Then I had a "tube" of a dress if you will, so I decided to try it on before going any further.... here is  where the flying bird gets plastered by the car going 75mph....

Oh dear where do I start! There is so much floppy fabric in the front where it's ruched (sp?)... and because I obviously over ruched the front is TOO SHORT! (Like way too short...) The hips are pretty snug, like afraid to sit down snug and the back above the rump is very fabricy too...

Now I don't know what to do. To go back and un-ruch some of the side would mean A LOT of ripping out stitches and ripping out the zipper. And even if I did that I am not sure if that would afford me more room in the hips too...

Help someone who knows better than me!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Funky Find New Hat

I went this weekend up to Fort Worth to check out an indie craft fair I found out about through etsy.

It was pretty good. It was super small compared to what I was used to going to back in the day when my mom did bazaars at the Camplex. I wanted to check it out because I am thinking about entering a booth next year. That would be totally exciting and I would have to get a lot of products made!
I met up with my grandma and we perused the 2 aisles. There was a lot of super cute stuff! (Also a lot of things that would not interest me :) ) I could have bought a lot, but since handmade is always a little more costly than retail (unfortunately) I only bought one of the many things I was eying. Behold my new hat!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

I need YOU!!! ... to vote

As once again I am crafting and now I have run into an impasse... Do I go with version 1...



Or version 2...


The background fabric is baby blue linen and the accents are gray canvas. Alright please help me by leaving your input in the comments!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday Outfit









Happy Sunday!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

No Sew Project

Back in July when I was visiting Wyoming for a month, Kristen and I did a whole lot of garage sale shopping! There was one particular house that was a huge score and I got a pair of shoes for $1 and tons of clothes for Aaran. I wasn't in love with the shoes, but they were a $1 and they fit.

So fast forward to Saturday afternoon and a bottle of this;


So here's the quick and dirty picture version!!!




And I love them! I am going to wear them to church, along with another handmade crafted item from Saturday. But I am going to make you wait in suspense and I will post pics tomorrow!! :D

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Clean-up

So today I decided to take a little break from the dress sewing and try to clean up the sewing room and improve it's look a tad bit. I filed away all the scattered patterns everywhere and then decided to take care of the dilapidated ironing board.

See the yucky stain, ugly denim color and rotary cut right down the middle? (I had a mental brain lapse many months ago and cut something on the ironing board with my rotary cutter... I know, I know!)

The fabric I had that I wanted to use was wider than it was long, so I took the liberty of sewing it together length wise. I figured it was just an ironing board, no one is going to care if there is a seam down the center :)

Then I took the string out from the old cover and saved it to use later :) Next I traced out the old cover onto the new fabric.


I pressed an approximately 1/2" seam all the way around and then I sewed the string casing. (I was lazy since the underside is never seen I didn't finish the fabric edge.)
Then tied the string off onto a safety pin and feed it through.


Then put the finished product onto the board frame. Easy as that!! And I must say it looks a whole lot better too! :)