Tag Archives: Sewing

Make Something Monday

14 May

It has been a while since my last Make Something Monday, but this one I’m pretty psyched about, because it was sooooo easy and the results are way too cute!

I made a bow tie for my nephew for his six month milestone following this tutorial and I love it!

I don’t have a little bitty baby of my own to be my model but I found a substitute and let me tell you, it’s insane how CUTE he is.

So here he is…

and one more bit of cutness!!!

I have no words…

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Thankful Thursday

19 Apr

I know, it’s technically almost not even thursday anymore, but I had a crazy day today and I still wanted to post so please forgive me. 🙂

So, what am I thankful for today, well I’m definitely thankful for projects that keep me busy!

I’m also thankful for project inspirations all around us. I saw these earrings and usually I like big earrings but for some reason these were just a little bit too big, so I snapped a picture and I will recreate these but a smaller version.

My husband and I are also thankful for and loving our new juicer!

and of course WE love this cuddle bug! Just curled up on my lap under the covers. His very favorite spot.

 

Well, I know it’s late, but I’m still curious… What are you Thankful for?

Crossing My Fingers

10 Apr

I thought I’d give you a little sneak peek on what I’m working on now.

I’m just constantly crossing my fingers that it turns out because it will be so lovely if it does.

Can’t wait to share when I’m done.

Have a lovely Tuesday!

Make Something Monday

30 Jan

Okay so I thought I’d share the success of my quilt in steps. I’m not that far sadly, but I’m moving along. I’m still following this tutorial, but I did things a little different just because, silly me I didn’t have a glue stick or the motivation to go buy one. So I improvised. Anyway here’s what I’ve done so far and if any of you are attempting to make a quilt now with her tutorial feel free to join me and follow along. I’ll try to post this quilts progress in parts so everyone can keep up.

Part One: Preparing Our Squares

Supplies: for part one

So I over bought a little to make sure that I didn’t have to go back.

5 coordinating fabrics 1 yard each
Matching Thread
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat

Step One

Wash and Dry your fabric just in case so you don’t have to deal with shrinking, later on. Iron, so your strips don’t look ugly. 🙂

Step Two

Cut all your strips. I cut mine 3″ wide. Here’s all five fabrics.

Step Three

Now I’m not a seamstress, so please forgive me for not using technical language or doing almost anything the technically correct way. 🙂 So, I laid my first two strips down, right sides together and lined the edge of the fabric up with the edge of the foot. Sew all the way down.

Then open those up and ta da you have your first two strip connected!

Now take your third strip and lay the fabric right side down, in the order you want them and sew down the side again.

Repeat for the last two strips.

Step Four

Now all five of your strips should be attached and looking great. Continue to do this with all of the strips you cut. Once you’ve finished this, cut yourself a 8″ square out of paper.

So this is where I did things differently then the tutorial I’m following. I laid the square on my fabric and used my rotary cutter to cut out a perfect square. Then I pushed the paper aside and laid my fabric square on top of the fabric lining up all the seams and cut the rest of my squares this way. It turned out really easy and all the squares are exactly the same because I line up the seams.

So here’s what your finished squares should look like. With all the fabric you bought you will have extra squares, I just did that because I was nervous about messing up and wanted the extra fabric around in case of an emergency, but if your following me and the tutorial, you only need 20 squares.

Reminder: It is a small quilt. Just perfect for a baby and a beginner seamstress/quilter.

This is all I have for part one of how to sew a quilt. If your looking to join in the fun then get those squares made and we’ll move onto step two next week.

Good luck!

What Do You Want

18 Jan

So I’m just wondering, with this New Year I’ve been wanting to fix up the blog a little more and make it more exciting!

So my question to you is…

What Do You Want?

What would you like to see more of?

Crafts (any specific types, jewelry, sewing, scrapbooking, wreaths, paper things)

Fashion

Random things in my life (trip to the chocolate factory in New York)

Fitness

Including things like my weight loss journey.
Any little tips or tricks I find along the way that help.
Maybe some low cal recipes.
Classes I find helpful.

Or anything else you can think of that I might enjoy giving a try.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you’ve liked reading best.

Because Every Baby Needs A Burp Cloth

16 Nov

So I said there wouldn’t be any sewing tutorials because my sewing machine is hundreds of miles away, but I found a picture of this burp cloth I made a while back and absolutely love, so I thought I would share it anyway!

I’m a very beginner seamstress, so never fear, this tutorial is so easy and if I can do it, anyone can. These are great for newbies because if you make a mistake its usually hidden somewhere in the raggedyness! Awesome coverup! So enough said, here it is:

As you can see, the edges are frayed and the more you wash and dry it, the better it will look. Mine has only been washed like twice, so as time goes on it will look better and better. Isn’t that nice? I mean how often do you have laundry that needs to be washed to look better!

So here’s the blog I found this tutorial on and really I can’t say it enough, it’s so easy! Have fun and make a zillion of them, because every baby needs a burp cloth, or twenty. 🙂

Also, bonus, its hard to tell by the picture but these burp cloths are nice and big and have that peanut shape for lots of coverage so that your clothes don’t get soaked in spit up! Yuck!

Oh, I know it’s mentioned in the tutorial that if you don’t pre-wash they will shrink, but I just want to remind, because I forgot to with my first one and it shocked me when I pulled it out and it was so much smaller. It wasn’t a bad size just a shock after seeing how big it was. So think about that before you get started.

Well have fun!

Make Something Monday

13 Sep

I was thinking that I want to start Make Something Monday and have some sort of tutorial for you guys every monday! Whether it be scrapbooking, sewing or some sort of fun DIY. To kick it off, since I’m still sitting here in a hotel until October I thought I would start by showing you some awesome crafts other people have made that I’m dying to try. So here’s some goodies I’ve been wanting to make:

 

This puff quilt from Honeybear Lane is to die for. I’ve been wanting to make this forever, but I’m just not sure my sewing skills are up to it yet. She has lots of other super cute stuff in her shop, including other puff quilts that I could just stare at for hours.

This is the Pin Wheel Skirt from Elle Apparel, she has a wonderful tutorial on her blog that takes you step by step. Another project that one day I will attempt!

This Anthropologie quilt knock off tutorial is at KojoDesigns. It’s absolutely fabulous and looks just like the actual quilt from Anthropologie, with a much better price tag.

I love this banana yellow clutch from Style Scrapbook. She has a great, quick tutorial, probably won’t take longer than fifteen minutes. So fashionable!

These are just a couple of awesome finds I stumbled across on the web. I’m so excited to eventually give them a try, but for now the clutch might be the only thing I could make with my sewing skills. Enjoy your week!