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My kiddos are too young to enter the local fair exhibits so we are entering them in this contest. :) :D Turn your kiddo loose! (With supervision of course...) What a great math lesson as well ;) :)
Sorry this post is so short, but I have the summer flu. :( Eeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww.... Hopefully this week I will have another free pattern. :) I want to do one a week. :)
Also remember any comments from 09/01 until 9/21 are eligible for the contest!!! So comment away :)
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Just in case anyone wants to add me to their blog service. ;) LOL I use Bloglines . :)
:D Here are the instructions :D All feedback is welcome and appreciated!
This is the pic on my model sewing machine! :)heheheh
Then do the finishing hems, tie it up and wala! Depending on the look you are after you can add longer tails, a contrasting band, etc! :D It is all up to you :D
Also, for all those loving dh's out there : this is great to wear under hard hats and motorcycle helmets ;D
Saturday, September 08, 2007
For the next two weeks I will be holding drawings. :) Leave a comment with a valid email to be entered in the contests! :) The prizes will be as follows
1. Crochet/knitting roll
2. Delicious yarn
3. Sewing grab bag (fabric, notions, etc)
:D Comment away!
I am always doing quite a bit of 'mcsewing' and feel it needs that extra oomf to give it the edge that I want. I typically do that using screen printing! :) But it is expensive you say.... hmmmmm You need to visit
Thursday, September 06, 2007
UFOS :D (AKA UnFinished ObjectS) :D
I have a million, do you???
1. Infant Chef jacket and hat
2. Two dressshirt dresses
3. Set of plus size pajamas
5. Pants for the girls
6. Briefs for girls
7. Tylers halloween outfit
8. Long Jackets for the winter for the girls
9. A flannel for Justin :)
And this is just the tip of the ice berg :)
And no.... it doesn't include my WANT to do list! LOL!
This is a denim rag quilt. :) I will be making one just like this for a friend of mine. Her husband passed away this year, tragicly. She was giving away his clothes, so I snagged them and stole all of his pants!!! LOL :) What better way to stay close to a loved one that passed too soon than to snuggle with his most beloved jeans! :) I am starting on it this Monday. Wish me luck! :) :)
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
That is the pattern! :)
^^Instructions :) While the pattern leaves a lot to be desired it is still basic enough for you to get the idea of it all! :) I won't be using traditional fabric because the ones I make will be for the girlie-qs :D So, I promise to post it before next Tuesday. :) (That far out since I will be making two!) LOL!!!! :) :) :) :) :)
And yes, you will get two posts today since this didn't post last night! Talk about a D'oh moment! LOL!
Monday, September 03, 2007
Well, I promised one post per day about sewing. Today has been SUCH a long drawn out ordeal... (We ripped up the floors in our house and the bedroom floor is just now drying ;( We have all of the things that were in our bedroom pushed into the living room. :( GRRR >:<>
On to sewing. :) I want to inform you of what machines I have. This way if you need to ask a question you will have an idea of whether I can help or not... LOL! :)
I have a Singer 7462 (my first love) :D And consider myself an intermediate user.
I have a Singer 4 thread serger (my first mortal enemy) and consider myself a beginner.
I plan on purchasing a Singer Quantum Futura in March :D heheheheheheehhehe!
So, what machines do you have? Do you have a good hand stitch? I don't ! :P LOL! ;) With the floors torn out and the beautiful hardwoods glistening below I am able to plan on what I am sewing for my bedroom :) I have curtains I made in the living room and kitchen. Curtains, pillows and throws in the girls room :) Time for a total revamp in my room :P :) Woooohooo!
Sunday, September 02, 2007
- Craftster -very 'hip' little site that I had to pitch an out and out hissy on to get a childrens section added. :( I ended up leaving the community memberwise, and they finally caved and added a childrens section :) I go back ever so often just to see the creations!!! :)
- Sewing Mamas - a great site with free pattern and tip downloads for members! All about sewing for the kiddos, and sometimes the moms!
- Rostitchery - She has patterns and tips on many items! The most popular being the one seam convertible dress! She also has the pillowcase dress, nursing tops and even knitting!!! This woman does it all!!!!!! I bow to her! :)
- Everything Sewing - This site is more about heirloom sewing! I love this wonderful group of ladies!!! :) They have always answered my questions! And Brook even has a homesteading group! :D I love them all! :)
If you haven't heard me already speak of the Bettendorfs, you absolutely must see their blog! :) I 'met' Katie on Craftster, where she posted outfits she had sewn for her children! :) Unfortunately, Jillie was diagnosed with cancer and undergone treatment. :) But, she is now CANCER FREE! :) I just love this family and feel like I know them intimately!!! This is a SUPERMOM to be reckoned with!! :) Visit Katie, her husband Jeff, and there 11 (soon to be 12) kids at their main site! Want a great reason to visit Katie's family blog? :D She has a contest going on right now! Click in her sidebar to enter for a chance to win HelpMeet!!! :)