Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sewing: You are my Sunshine...

We have been having beautiful weather here lately. With all this sun I decided to make a skirt that reflected the moment. I call it the "Sunshine Skirt"

I used McCall's pattern M5696. I then added an additional layer and sash around the waist. I also gave it some piping and added white binding to make it pop.


Friday, May 20, 2011

Sewing: Refashioned Nautical Shirt

My husband's shirt before...

and after....

Can't wait to see the look on his face when he gets home and see's his daughter with her "new" shirt.

I wonder if he'll notice something familiar?

Here she is giving her new shirt a hug.

We are ready for summer!

Note: I used the 90 Minute Shirt Tutorial from Made for inspiration for this shirt.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Crafts: Craft Hope Project 12

One of the most heart warming, charitable website I love to visit and participate in is Craft Hope. They help spread Hope across the world by donating Handmade items to give to those who are needy. They are currently working on Project 12 which involves making bracelets for the orphans girls in Russia. You can learn more about the project on their website here.

So I decided to participate and make some Fabric Bracelets using the flowers I made, remember those pretty little things?

I've also made a few Braided bracelets...

and a few Friendship bracelets as well. I've bought quite a few colorful threads so this will keep me busy until June 15th, which is the deadline to have these done and mailed.

I've also bought some beads and trinket's that my Activity Day girls will help make next week.

Hopefully this will put a smile on a child's face.

If you want to participate please visit Craft Hope: Project 12

The deadline for this project is Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Sewing: April showers bring May 'Fabric' flowers!

One of the things I love about May are the many flowers I see blooming everywhere! I think they make the world so much prettier to live in. I love having flowers in my home, flowers in my yard, flowers for Mothers Day {with Dark Chocolate of course!}, and most especially hand picked flowers from my daughter who picks them at random places.

So I thought I'd have a little fun and make my own flower using scraps of fabric I have that are piling up in my home.

Well, I have been doing a lot a sewing recently as you've noticed. It could be the nice weather we are having here and it gets me in the mood to create something new. Now on to my next project... Happy Sewing!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sewing: Binding Swirl

Working on some binding today. They kind of remind me of candy. Doesn't it? We have Peppermint, Caramel, and Blueberry twist.

I am using the peppermint roll for an upcoming project I am doing for one of my cousins. She is having her first baby, a girl, this fall! Hope she and baby enjoy this yummy gift.


Sewing: Pleaded shirt

The other day I sewed a cute little shirt for my daughter using Butterick B4176 pattern.

I couldn't resist so I made three!

I had bought these buttons awhile ago when they were on sale. I absolutley love the Mother Goose button!

Three summer shirts already for wear. So simple I think I will make three more!