Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lavendar Snowman Jammies

Wow - these were so easy!

I didn't mention in my previous post that the pants come in just 1 pattern piece. You cut 2 of one piece - so essentially you eliminate having to sew the side seam - just a little something that made them eaiser to construct.

I used these great clear glass vintage buttons on them - I just hope they hold up and don't break or something. I've been holding onto them for awhile now - and I love them with the snowmen because they remind me of ice or snowflakes. Picture's not so great - they look shinier in person.

I used the same pattern as mentioned below - Butterick 4222. Love it.

My girl loves her new jammies!

Now, I want a pair too!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Tractor Jammies

I went to the fabric store last week with both kids to buy 3 yards of fusible interfacing and walked out of the store with 3 yards of fusible interfacing, 2 yards of lavendar snowman flannel, and 2 yards of yellow tractor/farm flannel. Not on the list, but that's what happens when shopping with the kids. Even they can find something they want at the fabric store.

So, I promised to make them both new jammies.

My boy loves his "Tra-tor" jammies and wanted to suprise his sister when she hopped off the bus this afternoon.

They are a little long in the sleeves and pants - guess I'd better hem the pants so he doesn't take a spill.
We're all glad to see the smile on his face after a weekend of barfing - not fun.
I used this pattern from Butterick - very, very simple. I skipped a few steps by using my serger on the hems and seams. I'll be using the same pattern for my girl so I'll share photos of that soon too, as long as the rest of the family stays healthy!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas Gift Idea - Fabric Covered Address Book - Free Tutorial

I found these calendar/planners at Target the other day in the Dollar Bin area. Who can resist looking anyway? I really need a new one about this time of year because January activities need a place to be recorded now. So, I bought a few of them in hopes of doing something creative.
Well, I had about 1 hour today while my boy slept and this is what I did!After opening out the book, I traced around it.Then, extended the ends by about 3 inches (I'm making a pocket to slide the ends into). I cut along the new ends and along the original top edges.
Next I finished the edges by serging them. You could turn them under and hem (in that case, you'll need to add a little length before you cut), or I think it might look neat to just leave a raw edge, but stitch about 1/8" away, that way your cover won't completely unravel, but it'll still have that raw, frayed look.
(I had to use 2 pieces of fabric, that's why you see the seam down the middle)

Next, iron the ends in about 3 inches. You'll want to lay your book down and make sure you've got the length right.

Then, just stitch along the bottom part of the pocket as close to the edge as possible so you can slide your book in. (eeww - as my daughter says....that ironing board looks nasty.)
Ta Da - this is what it looks like from the back.
I added some lace, my label and some really cool vintage buttons to the front. I think the buttons are glass - they're not plastic and they are heavy. I don't really know that much about vintage buttons, but I know when I like them.
You could do absolutely anything! Applique would be great.
I think I may make teacher gifts from these.

Here's the front:

If you get a chance to try this, let me know (just don't hog all the dollar bin goodies at Target!) Sorry the pictures aren't the best - remember I only had 1 hour!
I just noticed that my buttons are sewn on crooked - that was done while my boy was hollering to get up from his nap, oops.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Craft Club Cards

We met for Craft Club again Tuesday night and Susan led us in constructing these cards -
Now I've got a head start on Christmas cards for the season. Thanks Susan!

Monday, November 10, 2008


If you know me, you know I LOVE /DANCING WITH THE STARS, well, they are coming to Dallas!!!! and, I'm gonna be there!!!!
I bought myself and one other lucky person (not my husband, he's already said that he would pay someone to go in his place) a ticket!!! That's OK, he'll be jealous when I come home talking about all those hot ladies in skimpy oufits!
I am SO excited!
I'm starting to feel another GIVEAWAY coming soon - so stay tuned!

All Day Sew-A-Thon

Wow! I had the entire day yesterday to sew. I started at 9am and stopped at 5pm. My hubby took control of the kids for the day so that I could have the whole day to concentrate on sewing. I am so thankful! I ended up shipping just about everything I have to my sister, so I needed new merchandise to re-stock Etsy and to have something to sell at our Christmas festival in a few weeks.
I was able to pound out 5 diaper/wipe cases, 5 burp clothes, and 1 tag blanket, and a handful of hang tags. It was actually a little disheartening to me that that is all I could get done in a day. I guess I don't realize how much time I put into this little venture of mine when it's just 15 minutes here, 2 minutes there, 30 minutes here, etc. I also have a much bigger appreciation for those of you that have a rolling business (something I aspire too, but then I'd have to hire a sitter!). I don't know how you all do it. Then again, many people ask me how I do, I guess you just do what you love. I would not spend all of the time I do in my sewing room if I did't love it.
And, I use the words "sewing room" very loosely. My "sewing room" is actually my dining room, immediately to the left of my front door. So, if any guests come to our house, one of the first things they are greeted with is my mess of a sewing room - not a pretty dining room. I do have a level of guilt about this. However, I've gotten into it so deep that I don't know where I could possibly move everyting (except to the curb - and that ain't gonna happen!). So, I figure if I'm going to occupy this space in my home, I'd better make it worth while - so,....I keep sewing.....

Where is your sewing room? Do you have a sewing room? How do you justify it? Just curious. Us creative types need an outlet for sure, but sometimes it's pretty difficult to fit that into our everyday lives.

Here are my results from yesterday......(thanks again Honey for taking the kids all day!!!! I really, really appreciate it!!!!)

Today it's back to cleaning up dumped out baby powder on my son's floor, a spilled bottle of grape juice in my kitchen, vomit (yes. vomit.), water poured onto my couch, and cracker crumbs ground into the same couch.....Ahh, well at least my kitchen floor smells PineSol fresh now!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Craft Shows Here I Come

Just wanted to share with you a few pictures of the items I'll have for sale in Indiana these next few weeks. The first show is Saturday, November 15th and the second is Saturday, December 6th. I will also be setting up in my town during the Christmas Tyme Celebration on the 6th. I'll be at Milestone Portraits again (same place we had our pictures taken a few weeks ago) I'm headed to the post office to ship everything off to my sister as soon as my boy gets up from his nap and his sister steps off of the school bus.

Along with the hats and diaper/wipe bags, I'll have an assortment of other items - pillowcase skirts, glamo camo items, fleece hats, and bibs. I really wanted to have more ready, but this was all I could get done. My sweet hubby has offered to take the kids all day Sunday so that I can have the entire day to sew. So, hopefully I'll have more items to add to my Etsy shop. Getting antsy for some apron sewing!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Help - I Look Like a Boy

We have all done it, I know. So, I'm looking for some support here. And why I'm choosing to further humiliate myself by showing this picture, I don't know....but here goes my story...

My hair had gotten so past needing a trim that I had really gotten angry with it and was ready for it to be chopped. That's not a good scenario because my montra at the hair salon has always been, "it's just hair, it'll grow back". Well, let me tell you - mine better grow back quick!

I was relatively happy with my style that I had before, but it had just gotten soooo long and heavy that I wanted some weight taken off. I also thought - it's fall, a new season, I could use something a little new. So,... I asked her to do a little something different. Well, I now have bangs, and I've lost my little swinging sides - which, granted, I did "OK" before the scissors came after me. That was supposed to be the "weighty" part.

What made it worse, is that she "styled" it. Now, I don't know about you - but for me, that has never panned out.

I left looking like a poof head with wings under my ears. I took the picture from the side because I think it actually looks a little better than straight on. Guess I"ll walk around with my head turned all day. Picture something like the do's from the 50's - big and poofy on top with the flips on the bottom. I did the little "flip" hair do about 7 years ago - it was cute then, but please, oh please, I don't want to see it again. I do really like my hair stylist as a person, so I don't want to hurt her feelings and I've been "with" her longer than any other hair person-

I suppose that's why I said "Woah! Wow! umm,....Sassy!" - what stupid comment!!! Why couldn't I just say - "put down with the hair dryer and round brush before I fling it out the window"?

First thing I did when I got home was put my boy down for a nap and take a shower and pray that the extra $10 I spent for her to "style" it would wash down the drain. It did....and I now I look like a boy. O man, what have I done?!!!'

I really do look like a boy. I may have to get into wearing scarves on my head. Maybe some cute clips would help it look more feminine. I guess it can be hard to have short hair and still have it look soft and, well, feminine. My hubby says it doesn't look all that bad. I know he's trying to make me feel better, but the word "Yentl" has come up in conversation several times.

So, then we meet my hubby for lunch. He had originally suggested meeting at Costco for $1.50 hotdog/drink combos. (Way to go honey - that's the way to stretch a dollar!). My boy was all for "hot doggies" with daddy. Well, during my hairchop, he called and convinced me to meet him at an overpriced (but, Oh sooo delicious) greasy spoon for hamburgers. I caved. Paid $2.25 for my son's hotdoggie from which he ate one mouse bite. Of course, I ate every bit of my greasy, yummy cheeseburger and fries while lamenting over my hair. Total lunch cost around $20, when we could've eaten at Costco for $3 total!

I'd better just stay home the rest of the week so I don't spend any more "stupid" money. Gotta get to sewing anyways.........

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

2008 Mom-Preneur Shop A Thon at Tip Junkie

This holiday season Tip Junkie is challenging us to buy gifts from fellow bloggers and women. Many of us have Etsy stores and other websites which feature our hand crafted items. This is such a great opportunity to support each other and our visions of helping to support our families while nurturing the creative spirit in each of us. Please stop by Tip Junkie's Mom Preneur Shop A Thon and check out all of the great items for sale. Don't forget to stop by their blogs and shops. If you like what you see, pass it on to friends and family. You can also blog about it on your own site. We women can join together in this tough economic time and raise each other up!
Don't forget that many of the items are hand crafted and may take extra time to make and mail - so shop early!
You can find me - Whoopsie Daisies under the Little Bit of Everything category at the top. You can look for the picture below. I'm thinking of moving down to the Vintage category though soon.
Thanks for all of your support!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Drum Roll...........And We Have A Winner!!!!!

I'm so excited - this was so much fun! Thank you all for all of your comments. I had a great time reading all of your thoughts and suggestions.
The winner of a Child's Hat is.... JINXY AND ME!!!!
Here's what she had to say: "I like the sweater! It's really pretty - I would wear it in a heartbeat. I would love to win a child size hat. Thanks for the giveaway!"
Congratulations! I'll be contacting you soon! You'll be receiving the hat in the picture.

The final tally on the sweater: Yay's: 42 Nay's: 26

That's enough Nay's for me to make some changes to my sweater. Not that I feel like I have to please everyone, but as much as I hated to admit it, I did feel like something was missing, or that it just wasn't quite done. So if you suggested that I take the lace off, sorry, that's not gonna happen - because frankly, I don't see how that would make it any more than a pullover I cut up. Once it's done, I'll post the final results.

In honor of this most successful GiveAway, I've decided to hold more! So, stay tuned for details!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...