Monday, December 31, 2007

more links!

Charm Pack Squares Skirt
Now you have a great excuse to use up all of your small pieces of favorite fabrics. Linda has a “charming” Charm Pack Squares Skirt Tutorial for you. Linda lives in Minnesota and has been blogging for just under a year. . her clothes are featured on her website, The Merry Church Mouse, and Etsy shop.
Pillowcase Dress
Jen, of Red Instead, just recently updated her popular Pillowcase Dress Tutorial with new photos and easier instructions. She writes, “I’m a stay at home mum in Australia who loves to make things and try to sell them!” this is a popular one. I hope you all find it useful
Tiered Skirt
Korallin share the Tiered Skirt Tutorial on her site, Kuky Ideas.

Twirly Skirt
Erin does it again with an easy Twirly Skirt Tutorial. It’s a proven pattern, with results enjoyed by kids and adults alike (Erin’s twirly skirt pattern pops up all over!). Visit house on hill road and thank Erin for the sewing fun!

Twirly Skirt
Angela created this Twirly Skirt Tutorial after making twirly skirts for her daughters (this photo shows her favorite skirt set). See more on Angela’s blog, Dangit Ange!, and her website, Cornpatch Creations.
Superhero Cape
Georgia from Puking Pastilles created this Superhero Cape Tutorial with girl and boy-friendly versions (her daughter’s has a princess crown on one side and a Supergirl symbol on the other, in pink and purple). There are super-clear instructions and links for great appliqu├ęs; just what your resident Superhero requires. .
Pillowcase Dress
Nonie’s Everything Sewing blog really does have a bit of everything, from smocking tips to a great forum. Enjoy the site’s Pillowcase Dress Tutorial contributed by Beachie (with a PDF pattern file) and then browse around!
Drop Waist Twirl Skirt
Hope's Drop Waist Twirl Skirt Tutorial was mentioned many people as a clear, easy-to-follow skirt tutorial. Visit Hope’s blog, Going Sew Crazy, for more!
T-Shirt Dress
Angela was inspired by an idea in this book to use inexpensive t-shirts for dresses for her daughter. Enjoy her T-Shirt Dress Tutorial on her blog, Quilting in Cornfields.
Alicia’s Smocket Tutorial (click, then look for the right sidebar link) is such a classic, sweet design for the little girls in your life (a smock with a pocket!). Amy from happythings shared a vintage design with Alicia. Alicia then adapted it and turned it into a PDF with simple directions. Visit Alicia’s beautiful blog, Mayfly, for much more.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Sugar cookies I made

Serves/Makes: 66

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter -- softened
3 ounces cream cheese -- softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


In a large bowl combine the sugar, butter or margarine, cream cheese, salt, almond extract, vanilla and egg yolk. Blend well. Stir in the flour and mix until well blended. Chill the dough overnight. This is very important the dough is too sticky to roll out unless well chilled. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough 1/3 at a time to 1/8 inch thickness, refrigerating remaining dough until ready for it. Cut into desired shapes with lightly floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Leave cookies plain for frosting or brush with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with candy sprinkles or colored sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7 to 10 minutes or until light and golden brown. Cool cookies completely before frosting.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

met some interesting people

Saturday, December 22, 2007

I will be away for a few days.
Vegas baby!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

ok I started out with this shirt. Its a Western style Wranglers Boys shirt size XL. that is boys XL a mans I would guess small.
(tomorrow I am making a dress out of a mens xxl this one should have a very very flowy skirt)
I ended up with this after useing this Tutorial.
I linked to it yesterday but it really was as easy as the person made it out to be. I had a long sleeve shirt though so I used the cuffs (cause it had those cute buttons on it) as the straps. I think I will be doing a few more the the tutorials I have posted here and showing the out comes and letting you all know how easy or hard they are and showing how they turn out.

Monday, December 17, 2007

check this out!

More linky links

So its link time again.. why you ask. because it was so popular before.

sew a zippered wristlet (tutorial)
this find was already link to but I felt it needed to be on my link post as well.

This lovely organizer's tutorial can be found @
the car organizer how-to

Boy oh boy was I happy when I found this one I have been wanting to make some of these for soooooo long.. (like after seeing the prices the fabric that has already been bunched cost.)
This Tutorial can be found @

Sunny Day Dress and Top Tutorial

Man is this a cute one.. and its recycling fabric. Who doesn't love to do that? (well I hate to throw anything out.. I freecycle my sewing scraps to quilters)

button shirt to toddler dress recon

Man these are cute.. I wish wish wish I had the money to buy fabric this cute.
My daughter would be the cutest little girl on the block

Ruffled Skirts Tutorial

Thats if for the day I have many many more and even maybe a tutorial from ME

Zip pouch

I just used this tutorial to make this pouch.
I took the basic idea and the rules from that bag really making my own its not the same size style or anything but I got the idea from that tut.

It has a great Pink fabric on the inside its the same fabric I used on my pink and brown pleated purse. The blue is the same as I use on my robins egg and brown purse.. I have sold all of those though.
Get it now while I still have it these sell fast.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Your author

what a day

I am selling my car today.
I am very busy I have to get the house clean and do a few loads of laundry I was planing to make a few things today and post them here just do a real Tut but I cant seem to find the time.
maybe later for now. I give you LINKS!!!
yes boys and girls (that I only imagine writing to because no one reads this blog)
Links to tuts from other bloggers and from loads of sites.
This little nummber can be found here-
Silk Pleated & Darted Purse of Prettiness Tutorial

And the tut for these can be found at-
Easy kids pants

this cute things tut can be found at.

I have more but that is all I have time for right now.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

my poor dog

yeah Toby is gone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A purse for me

I wanted something flashy to get people to notice my purse to ask me about it find out where i got it so I could say "Oh I made this would you like a card?"
so I took my sequined Corduroy fabric and some bright ribbon.

The fabric
We start with this the fabric. I like the colors mix's in it and I wear alot of brown.

designing the purse
Then I draw the design a pattern for me to cut. I never work with a pre-made pattern I let the fabric decide how it will look then I draw it right on the fabric and cut it.

Makeing a new bag for self

My basic design

I end up with this my basic design

I then serge it.

Then I make the pleats.


sew the pleats in

I then got to busy to take photos.
but here is what it ended up looking like.
and the new bag I just made


this one if for sale on my etsy.

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

I hope you all didnt miss me.
You know all my readers out there. Did you miss me? What I have no readers you say. well then never mind.

I need to go sew.
I will do that now.
maybe some pictures?
do you want pictures of me sewing?

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

wow shocker

cash advance

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Sewing a hat

So it took me 2 days but I am finished making the hat.
next tiem I make them it wont take as long.
its the pattern cutting that takes so long.
but this hat was very easy to make and it looks super cute on so lets see how we got here
What I hope to end up with

This is what we are starting with the pattern.

music to cut to
a little music to set the mood.

Scissor sisters and cutting
We take the pattern and cut it.

cut out fabric

we end up with some cut fabric. I am useing a high quality fleese fabric for these hats its warm and it sews well.

Music to sew too
A little music to set the mood for sewing

serging the hat

I then take the hat peices and serge the parts that need to be serged.

sewing the lining to the hat

final sewing of hat
then I sew the lineing to the outside.

sewing the brim
the brim again
then I make it look nice. lol.

Finished hat

And we end up with this.

there ya go
I didnt do a great job. but I did it.

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