Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Red Stars Float Dress with white collar

Variation of Ginger Snaps Designs Float Dress. Polka dots on dress are actually little stars so this is a cute patriotic dress for my youngest. Won't she be cute?!!?

Floral Dress with stripe ruffle

Dress pattern : Simplicity 4658, Size 8 fits like a size 10!

I'm not totally happy with this one. It doesn't excite me at all...but my kiddo loves it. I think it needs a belt...maybe hot pink grosgrain ribbon?

Update: ok, I added a belt and cinched it in with buttons in the back instead of the zipper and I'm happy with it now.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Black & White dress

Using pattern: Simplicity 3749

Size 8, View A, This is for my daughter. Recycled white fabric that Mom will probably recognize. The neat thing on this one is the little black line around the bottom. I didn't have any black ribbon for that accent so I tried something new. I zig zagged around a piece of worsted weight black yarn and I LOVE the result. I may never do ribbon like that again. It was easy, forgiving, and has a nice fuzzy look to the accent. I was trying to make a more "grown up" looking dress. I think she may wear this with tights to school...it's too cute to save for Sundays only!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Nephew's Scarf & Hat

More fleece caps. I could make these all day...so EZ and CUTE!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Molly's Scarf

I used this pattern to create this scarf. It's a gift for my niece...so very soft and cozy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Pretty Crochet Hat in White

I liked this head hugging pattern. It is mostly double crochet so it finishes quick. I didn't do as many rows as the pattern calls for because the pattern's for a grown-up and this one is for a kid. I also crocheted with two strings for the last row of single crochet by adding some eyelash to make it nice for my "Fancy" girl!

Tissue Covers

I'm making pocket pack tissue holders for everybody! Here's the pattern I used. I guess I'll send a dollar for using it! (Meant to get this done a month ago!) -- aren't they cute?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baby Avery's hat

My cousin had a preemie several months ago and she's finally home from the hospital! I made this little crochet cap for her this Christmas...so cute! It's in pure white, but I had to turn off the flash to see the stitches. Here's the pattern. To make this pattern a baby hat, I used a hook 3 sizes smaller and sport weight yarn. Took about 90 minutes to whip it up! After adding a little eyelash yarn to the last row -- viola!

Martha Stewart Hat Ideas

Wish I had seen all these cute ideas before I ran out of fleece!

Last Two Fleece Hats

I ran out of fleece so these are the last two...All the family kids will be stylin!

Two More Fleece Hats

I can't believe how easy and comfortable these things are!

Yellow Fleece Hats


About 30 minutes to make both...will probably take less now that I've done it before.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Kelly's Scarf

Another friend/coworker requested a cream colored scarf. I had some leftover yarn from a previous project so we'll see if she likes it.

Crochet Scarf

I'm in the mood for Crochet, Here's a scarf I made for a friend/coworker this week.

Super quick. She's delighted!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tiger Paw on Man's shirt

Machine embroidered this Clemson tiger paw on a shirt for my sister's father-in-law. It turned out perfect!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Adult Bib/Apron made with a hand towel

My Aunt requested this bib/Apron made from fabric and a hand towel. The top of the "bib" has two different fabrics so it is reversable for two different looks. The bottom is a hand towel so it is more absorbant that my earlier version I made a while ago. I just cut off the bottom of the old pattern and added the towel - I see I didn't put the velcro on yet...there's more to do!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Crochet Booties

I hadn't made these in a while, but we have a new baby at work so this is for the shower next week. Too cute -- they are an adaptation of this pattern -- I didn't do a cuff, I added a fancy trim with single crochet instead. I love making these...quick and easy!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sport Ball Themed Pocket Blanket - SUPER fast & easy!

You can sew a rectangle on three sides to make a nice pocket for little feet when they cover up with this blanket.

OR ... You can turn it over, fold into thirds, then little folds up to the rectangle and when you flip it inside out, you have a pillow...

Red & Black Travel Jewelry Pouch

From the pattern you can find here.
I haven't decided who's getting these for Christmas.
Pictured here shut tight for travel:

They are drawstring bags that open flat. You can store smaller jewelry items in the 6 wedged shaped pockets or larger pieces in the middle of the pouch. I made these several years ago for some ladies in my family. I finally came across some satin to make these.
Here's how they look opened up:

Denim Baby Shoes

First of all, here's a link to the pattern if you are interested.

Here is an "in-progress" picture of the baby shoes made out of my old pair of jeans.
I used purple fleece as the sole lining for comfort. Here are the finished shoes. (I made two pairs)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Colonial day at school. Dress pattern is

Simplicity 5483. I used an old bed sheet as the fabric for the dress. The sheet had the long eyelet on it already so I didn't have to embellish that by hand. She wanted an apron, so we found some lacy fabric to be her apron as this pattern yields a very loose fitting dress. She refused to even wear a bonnet so I didn't waste my time making one.

Halloween Veterenarian

Veterenarian costume for my daughter. From a pajama pattern. My other daughter wore it on "Hometown Hero" day at school too.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Veterinarian Scrubs Costume Pants

My youngest daughter is going to be a veterinarian for Halloween. Here's the first part of her costume. These "scrubs" are from a pajama pattern with pockets added, and she plans to wear them as pajamas after Halloween. I'll post more after I make the rest of the costume. So far, this is as far as I've gotten.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Made these cloth shoes for my cousin's baby. She'll be adorable this fall with her pink & brown polka dotted shoes!

Smiley Toast

Thanks sis for this idea...we love it!

English Muffin, cheese, tiny sliver of tomato & olive slice eyes slightly toasted under the broiler...I totally see my friend Tracy making these tomorrow, we've had them 4 days in a row now!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hadyn's Purse

We are going to Hadyn's 6th birthday party tomorrow so she is going to enjoy a new personalized purse from us!

Made from Simplicity 4658 and embroidered by me! I can't find a link to 4658 on the Simplicity website, so I assume it is out of print.

John Deere Ensemble

One of my husband's friends at work requested a John Deere grocery cart cover. I haven't made one in at least a year, but once I got started, I remembered how to do it.

I added the bib and little shoes as a little "treat" from the scraps.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Home Grown Peaches

They're all gone now, but this is about a third of what we got to enjoy!

New Outfit

She LOVES it!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Purse of Shame - Shot Gun Shell Pouch

This is a booby prize my husband asked me to make. His hunting club has a "spring blast" party where they all shoot skeet all afternoon and whoever does the worst used to get a fishing pole, but now they have this lovely "purse of shame." It is worn as a belt to hold their shotgun shells while shooting. I used lovely supergirl fabric to line it and a nice combination of lace and ribbon to dress it up just right. My husband was so excited about bringing it to work to hand off to the biggest loser...it is too bad that he ended up being the loser! He will have to bring it back next year and pass it on to next year's recipient!

Crochet Earrings

Well dear little sister, I couldn't wait for you to come visit next week to show me your earrings...I just had to make some myself. They took about 30 minutes to make...LOVE IT!

Here's a link to my sister's project...

Here's a link to the pattern...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Pajamas from a sheet

My youngest daughter's favorite sheets got a hole in them that was not repairable so I promised to make her pajamas from the sheet before I tossed it. Nice soft Jersey -- pink with white polka dots. It is Comfy! Butterick 4383

New Dress

I made a dress for my older daughter to wear Easter morning...Yes, I made it the night before Easter and it only took 3 hours from getting out the fabric to a finished product.

I Love this pattern for many reasons, it is fast, cute, comfortable, no zipper or buttons, and it has pockets in the side seam. Added about 2 inches to the length so it would reach her knees. Simplicity 3513

It was a "sewing emergency" ...when the other one I made her turned out WAY to big!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Toille Bishop for my daughter

Won't she look pretty in this!

size 6 bishop in toille with geometric smocking and bias bound short sleeves...
It's about time I made something right?!?!? We had no power in that snowstorm in February so I smocked all day.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Baby Shoes

Aren't these cute? Free pattern off the web. Two hours. Two pairs of shoes! I'm giving these at a baby shower tomorrow.
The John Deere ones have a light pink corduroy bottom -- girly right?
Oh, and here's the site with the free pattern!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

King's Cape

"Mommy, my teacher asked if you could make a king's cape for our play on Friday. She said for you to not spend too much time on it."
Two buttons, red felt, a spool of ribbon, and an old necklace later...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Three Bishop Tops, Ready to Smock

White Broadcloth bishop tops, size 18 months, 15 inches long..ready to smock for a client.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Big Girl Corduroy Suit

My older daughter needs a little more "mature" looking wardrobe so I found this little suit pattern and some corduroy that still has a bit of little girl flair! I LOVE how it turned out. The jacket is fully lined and has like 25 pieces so it really took some time to put together, but doesn't she look like a little CEO? The shirt underneath I am not too sure about, we'll see what else we have that could go underneath, but I wanted to take a picture right away. I don't remember the pattern I used for the skirt, but the jacket is Simplicity 4669 view C.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Crocheted Bowl?

I made this nice crocheted bowl for my daughter from one inch strips of cotton fabric. Isn't it a nice BOWL? She has worn it about every day for a week now...she LOVES sleeping in it. She is reading "Black Stallion"

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ready to Smock - Mary De top - Size 1

size 1 Mary De top (hemmed to 15 inches) for a client. Done in white broadcloth...ready to smock - I have no idea why this picture won't turn the right way, and I'm not fiddling with it anymore...just tilt your head to the right.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ready to Smock 12 month bishop top

For a client. Pretty little 12 month ready to smock top. 14.5 inches long and made from broadcloth. I think this is so adorable. I'm sure her little one will be cute in it when she's finished with the smocking!