Monday, August 24, 2015

Josephine in Coral Little Blomster

Pattern: Josephine by Violette Field Threads
Size 9/10
Fabric: Mormor Little Blomster in Coral by Lotta Jansdotter

I loved sewing this Josephine blouse as part of a Violette Field Threads sew-a-long.
Until, I got to the buttons.  They were a little frustrating.....  Lots of layers to sew a button hole through, and small buttons/button holes at that, but let's just leave it at that since I'm mostly over it now.  It was a learning experience and I'd make the pattern again. I really like the collar and pin tucks and sleeves (K* isn't sure about the flutteriness of the sleeves yet).Maybe a Josephine dress in the future.

I've never done a sew-a-long on the actual sew-a-long days, it was nice to have the pattern broken up into daily tasks.

My sweet K* wore this on the first day back to school and looked so cute.

Modkid Avery in Daysail Blooms

Pattern: Modkid Avery
Size 10
Added 3 inches to skirt length (17" instead of 14")
Fabric: Daysail by bonnie & camille
Blooms in creamy white #55107 14

Love the pattern & the fabric!

Worn to meet the teacher night.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer Wreath

Saw a tutorial for a wreath from the how to mom for the 15 minute, 15 dollar wreath on pinterest and was inspired to make a summer wreath for my pantry door.

All supplies for the wreath are from Hobby Lobby, except for the ribbon which is from Michael's.

One of those projects that actually turned out how I imagined it!
Had fun making it with my sweet K* while brother and dad were gone.

Adding the yellow flowers made mine more than $15, but I just love them. I cut the yellow flowers off the flower bunch and added them to the wreath individually.  I didn't add in any of the excess greenery on mine after going around the grapevine wreath once.  The ribbon is 1 1/2 inches, so I made a double bow to give it more width.

Makes me smile every time I walk by the pantry door.

Crown Bolt Decorative Garage Hardware


When picking everything out to build our house, DH wanted decorative garage door hardware but I wasn't sure about it, so we didn't get any.  After almost two years and looking around at houses with decorative garage door hardware, I decided I might like some on our garage doors.  So I bought two kits at Home Depot for DH for his birthday.  He installed the hardware one Saturday morning and I think the verdict is that we love it! Good thing 'cause the holes to install the hardware are permanent.


There are a couple of kits to choose from, but I really like the ring pulls.

from Home Depot $39.98

PJ Pants Simplicity3669

T-shirts designed on Custom Ink for a family trip

Pattern: Simplicity 3669 size 14
Fabrics: Nautique Chambray Prints Indigo by Robert Kaufman
Happiness Is...Peanuts Snoopy & Woodstock Blue by Quilting Treasures

I really like how the chambray feels, I haven't sewn with it before.  I'll have to use it again on a future project. 

Anchor Citronille Daisy Tunic

Pattern: Citronille Daisy size 8
Fabric: Anchors Away in Raspberry from Out to Sea by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller
Added a couple of inches to the length

Easter Dress 2015

Pattern: New Look 6205 size 8, sleeves on view A/B
Fabric: Flower Sugar Maison oxford cloth by Lecien 
Pink ribbon from Jo Ann's
Added a skirt lining with tulle layers around the bottom half for more fullness
Inspiration for fabric from KinderKoutureClothing
I thought we'd get out for some better pictures, but never did so here's what I have.

a cropped picture of my mom with the kids shows a little better how the skirt hangs.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mad Hatter Hat

In March I needed a hat for a mad hatter party.

Normally, I don't get into themes for things, I just show up "regular/boring", but a friend talked me into being "fun". So we went mad hatter hat shopping one morning.

I found this at Party City in the 30, 40, 50, etc aisle.  I took off the circle with the number in it and attached a flower pin from the $1 bin at Jo Ann's.  I also added a grouping of fine black feathers to the back for some fullness, also from Jo Ann's. I love the colors, especially the purple and am glad I decided to be more fun!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Owl Valentine Box

Valentine owl box for K*'s class party today.

We had fun turning a corn flakes box into something so cute!

I showed her the idea, she picked the paper from her alphabet soup girl paper pad and then we got to work. First we wrapped the box in brown craft paper like wrapping paper form target.  Other than the eyes & beak, we only needed two 12 x 12 pieces of paper.

We did wait until the night before {and there were several other things going on} so I cut things out according to her instructions and she taped them on with double sided sticky tape. Pretty easy {scallops, circles & hearts} for all that cuteness.  She loves it.

Original owl idea from Simple As That.
Inspiration for our version mainly from here and here.