Thursday, March 7, 2013

I only sew when pregnant

It sure seems that way. lol!

So, yes, I am pregnant with baby number 6. Due, any day now!! And it's a GIRL!! I'm so happy! I finally get to make some super cute stuff with girly colors!!

First, I made baby girls quilt, inspired from this quilt at Moda Bake Shop!

I say inspired because the directions she had posted had a few mistakes. I'm not the smartest quilter, so I didn't see them until it was too late. I contacted her, and she has since fixed the errors! Yay!! (I might have thrown a huge fit. Sorry. Let's just chalk it up to pregnancy!)

But I still LOVE how it turned out!! I can't wait to have baby girl snuggle in it!!

And then I made a car seat canopy!

I used what I had left over from the quilt, because it was suppose to be huge and I had all this fabric I wasn't going to use. So, I used what I had. I had to piece together the back to get almost a yard of fabric, but I think it turned out just great!

Now, all I need is a baby!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dexter's Quilt

Well, it's done!
That means I can have this baby now, right?

I used the tutorial from Moda Bake Shop, Building Blocks Baby Quilt.
But instead of using the fabric from the tutorial, I used all the non pink stuff from Sunkissed by Sweetwater.

I think it's a bit too small, but Steve keeps telling me it's ok.

Isn't it cute?
(Please don't mind the carpet)

The back side! I love the backing!!

All folded up and ready for a baby to come and use it!

More of the backing.

I got more of the Sunkissed line for the crib stuff.
Which, I'm going to leave until after the baby comes and after we move.
But for now, I'm happy with what I have done and can't wait to meet this little guy!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stuff for inside the purse

I finally got around to making the coin purse and small pouch for my purse.
I used this tutorial here.

The coin purse and small pouch.

Inside of the small pouch.
That's a lot of chap stick!
Inside the coin purse.
It's not that great. Some how the side is a little bit bigger than the outside.
Oh well.

I think I'm putting off making the baby's quilt. But it really shouldn't take me that long to do.
Maybe later this weekend I'll get it started!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Purse

I finally got my act together and made myself a new purse. I used the Tailored Bags Pattern from Craft Apple. I changed it up a little bit and added the cell phone pocket from The Diaper Bag Pattern, added more pockets on the inside and made straps instead of the handles. I think it turned out great!

Front of the bag

Back with a huge pocket

The inside. The cell phone pocket is on the right, and the added pocket is on the top. I made two pockets, a 1/3rd and and 2/3rd pocket. Great for my sunglasses and check book!

Now I just want to make a small coin purse and small bag for chap stick and stuff like that.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pink Purse

A few weeks ago I was asked to help celebrate a fellow blogger's 40th birthday.
Mamarazzi is some kind of special and I admire her a lot.
 So, of course I was more than willing to get her something for her birthday.

In fact, I had just bought 4 different purse patterns (great sales and I couldn't pick just one)
I thought I would make her a purse in her favorite color, PINK!

I used the Craft Apple Tailored Bag Pattern for her purse.

I think it turned out great!

Front of the bag.

Back of the bag. It has a HUGE pocket back there with a magnet closure.

The inside of the bag has two pockets and a swivel/ring closure.

I had enough left over fabric to make a matching key chain.
We made these for Super Saturday last October and I loved teaching it and making them!
I used this pattern.

I think they both turned out great!
I really hope she enjoys her gifts from me.
 I loved sewing these.

In fact, I'm going to make myself the same purse, only add more pockets inside and a cell phone holder up top. Just like the diaper bag I made from Craft Apple.

Totally go see what else Mamarazzi got for her birthday from some of her best bloggy friends!
And wish her a happy, but late, birthday!
She truly is an amazing woman!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Class Quilt

This is my son's class quilt. They made the heart squares and I pieced it together. There is nothing in the middle, and not tied together. It's just for looks.

It was put up for auction at his schools Family Fun Night. He's teacher's mom was the winning bid for $45 and gave it to her daughter! I'm impressed that this quilt sold for $45!! And there were like 10 bidders! That makes me happy! And I'm glad that his teacher got to keep the quilt. She hasn't been able to for the first two.

Annabelle's Quilt

I made this quilt for our new little niece, Annabelle!

It's tied together, not machine quilted. I still don't have a good enough machine to do that yet. But I have found that my babies love to play with the yarn, so I thought maybe Annabelle would like to too!

I used this tutorial over at Moda Bake Shop.

I love it! I wish we were having a girl so I could make one for our baby.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Halloween Costumes

For Halloween this year, we thought we would keep it cheap, and make our own costumes. We also thought that we would have a theme this year. And since because our kids love everything Mario, we ended up with a bunch of Mario characters!

Luigi aka Jake
Ok, so the only thing here I made was the Luigi hat and the gold buttons on the overalls. All the other stuff was gotten at a low cost!

Princess Peach aka Zoe
Isn't she cute?

I know it's blurry, but it's the only picture I have of just her full length. I made everything but the gloves, with a lot of help from my mom. My parents came up for Halloween, and I begged for my mom to help me. I have never sewn from a store bought pattern (this one is from Disney's Cinderella costume) or sewn with satin before. It was *fun*. So glad my Mama was here to help!

Mario, aka, Leo
So the whole reason we thought of a Mario theme, other than the kids love Mario, was Mario's hat. My husband has been dutifully entering our Wii points from the games we have at Nintendo and saved up enough to win a prize. The prize we got to pick, Mario's hat! And since Leo looked so darn cute in it, we thought we would do Mario and friends for Halloween. Only thing made here was the gold buttons. We had the overalls already, and the shirt was a sweet fine!

Toad, aka Teage
Ok, so not the best picture, but you get the idea. He was a little done with taking pictures at this point. The hat, well, that's chef's hat with the stiff part turned to the inside, sewn shut with some flannel, add some elastic of the strap and some red dots to make it look like a mushroom. I also made the vest (it's a little small on him). The rest are clothes he already had.

Mario and Friends!

So that was our Halloween this year. Homemade and cute! Not sure what we'll do for next year, but one things for sure, I'm not waiting until the last minute to make it all!

Halloween Totes

Wow, it's been awhile. Sorry. We had a busy summer. And my sewing machine broke. Finally got a new one. Just in time for Halloween! I have really been wanting to make these Halloween Totes (*note, when I tried loading the page, it didn't want to load, so try again later) from Craft Blog. They were super easy to make! Just a little time consuming with having to cut all the squares, but that went by fast once I knew what I was doing.

So without further ado, the Halloween totes for my four kiddos!

This one is Teage's. Which, I ended up holding all night. Oh well. At least it's cute!

Jake's bag. And the first one I made. Not bad, if I do say so myself!

Now, knowing that Jake loves green, you would think this is his bag. But you would be wrong. This one is Leo's bag. He really loved his bag!

Can you guess who's lovely purple bag this is? If I would have let her, Zoe would have had an all purple bag. LOL!

I got a lot of different fabrics for the kids to choose from. They all chose which fabric they wanted for their totes. I only altered a few, just so the bag would look a little bit better. The good thing is, I got enough fabric to make more for when we have more kids.

Speaking of which, I'm pregnant with baby number 5! We are excited to bring this new little spirit into our home! I'm due June 7th, and because I usually go a week early, my husband will be getting a baby for his birthday!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I want to make this...or win it!

One of my favorite Bakers has come up with something really cute...and useful for me!

I'm learning how to crochet and so is she, and she has made this awesome crochet clutch!

And the best part is, she's giving another one away! Ooo, save me from making two (psst, Kayla, I'm planning on making one for you!). You can check out the giveaway here.