Friday, September 25, 2009

Two Dreamy Giveaways!!

My cousins just launched their websites at The Dizzy Daisy and the Flannel Queen. They both have lots of beautiful fabric choices that you will just drool over.

Here is a snippet of what they are giving away.

From the Flannel Queen

From the Dizzy Daisy

Here is how to enter...

The Dizzy Daisy Giveaway- visit her blog for more details. The 3 winners will be announced on Friday, October 2nd.

Flannel Queen Giveaway - visit her blog for more details. The 3 winners will be announced on Friday, October 2.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to their site now!

I hope I win!!!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Refashioned shirt

I went to the thrift store awhile back and found this shirt.

It is a white shirt with very pretty white/blue daisy detail along the edges. It had no stains and I thought this would be a very pretty and simple dress to make for my daughter. I didn't really need to add much. I just cut the sides to fit my daughter and added elastic on the sleeves.

Also added elastic with casing around the waist.

Here is the finished dress.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Dress out of newspaper?

Last night on project runway the designers had an interesting challenge of designing a garment out of newspaper. Hmmmm.... pretty interesting. Here is what they came up with.

Top (l-r) Althea, Carrol Hannah, Christopher, Epperson, Gordana and Irina
Bottom (l-r) Johnny, Logan, Louise, Nicolas, Ra'mon-Lawrence and Shirin
Click for a larger view. All photos courtesy of

This is my favorite. I love this coat!

Wonder what I would come up with if I had to make a newspaper garment. I don't think I'll be making anything for my little daughter with this fabric choice. She will just end up eating it!

Can't wait to see next weeks episode.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Last night I came across this website called Opal petite clothier. I am so glad I did. I am in awe with her talent. She definitely has an eye for beauty.

Love her fabric choices and oh my, look at all those ruffles! Her styles are so whimsical and beautiful.

Maybe one day I will be able to sew beautiful clothes like this. I guess I'm going to need more practice sewing ruffles!


Sailboat Quilt

I so love sailboats and when I started quilting a couple of years ago I knew I wanted to do a sailboat quilt. I decided that I wanted to create my own design and so I created one using AutoCAD.

Well its been 2 or 3 years now and I am finally on my way to being finished! I am finally done sewing all my sailboat blocks (24 of them!) and am now sewing them all together which I started last week. I know my anchor red fabric and my yellow/blue print fabric have been eagerly awaiting this moment to finally connect with the sailboats and be one beautiful piece.

I found this cool blue and white wavy strip fabric that I will use as my boarder.

My daughter seems to really like the colors!

Just 3 more rows to go!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

quilt update

I was on a roll and got this much done since I started on Saturday. (This is a record for me!) But now everything is on hold. Why? Well, now I just need to chose my border. Dark blue (stay within the primary colors theme) or a lime green? Red, Orange, Turquoise? I am stuck. But I have a while before we change Juliana's crib into a bigger bed.

So for now I will put it aside and come back to it when I find the right fabric to finish it off.