Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Here's a clue...

This is the fabric I am using to make one of my girls Easter dress :) What do you think of these colors?  Bright and Springy don't you think???

2010 Halloween

Here are the custom costumes I made for my children and I thought I would share them with you.

A Scorpion, a Buzzy Bee, and Cleopatra.  That scorpion costume was fun to design and to make.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Something for my son.

I always spend my time making cloths and such for my girls but I hardly every make anything for my son, so the other day I asked him if he wanted me to make him something and he told me that he wanted a scorpion shirt (his new thing).  After trying to figure out if I wanted to paint him a shirt or make an iron on decal (whoops didn't have any iron-on paper). I came up with a great idea I found a cool scorpion picture that he approved and photoshopped it to change it a bit, I then took an old white tee shirt and cut out a piece a bit smaller than a piece of paper, I lightly sprayed glue onto a piece of card-stock, I than applied the tee-shirt to the card-stock, I smoothed it out really well, then I put it in my printer, and I printed in right onto the material, I took it to my iron and heat set it.  We will see how long that will last after all of the washes.
Well, here is how it turned out.  He should be happy :)


Ronnie loved his shirt.  I was thinking about this technique, this would be great to cover up stains on a shirt that is still in good shape.  Just a thought.

Time to come up with some Easter Dresses.

Well, I have 2 girls one is almost 11 and the other is 3 & 1/2. I usually will make them matching Easter dresses but this year is different I was informed that my oldest does not want to match her little sister anymore (I wondered when this would happen).  I do not have that much time to come up with something for both girls but the good news is I think that I have the fabric to make them so this time (and this time only) I will not have to go shopping for fabric. :(  I bet hubby will be happy to hear this. LOL! So to the drawing board I will go.  It is cool and cloudy outside and all of my school work is done and the house is in pretty good shape, that means I can play today, yay! I will see what I can come up with.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Grace's Finished Dress

So, I am finally posting the pictures of her finished dress.  I ended up taking it almost completely apart and while I started out following someone's blog instructions for this dress I only kept a few of those original idea's in the end. The ruffle down the front and the cap sleeves are pretty much all that are the same.  After I had one of those sewing set backs I usually would put it down and leave it alone forever, but this time I took my seam ripper and ripped the ruffles off of the front then took my rotary cutter to the dress and cut it down the middle of both the front and the back.  I stuck with this one till it was perfect in the end, well perfect for my girl. :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Grace's dress

Well it is almost finished with her dress just a few more adjustments and some buttons on the back.  I found the tutorial on another blog for this dress after a few changes to fit my girl and here it is. I will post the finished pictures later today. But for now here are a few unfinished pictures.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I am in the process of making a supper cute cherry dress for my 3-year old.  I will be posting pictures soon.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

It's been a few days...

Well, I guess that I have not been on here in a while, even though I am a 31 year old mother of three I am also a full time Psychology student and I just started two new class last Monday and it has been taking a lot of my time, ugh! I have a stack of projects that I am wanting/needing to attack so in the next few weeks I am hoping that I will be starting my tutorials.  Lots of sewing will be happening soon. :)