Sunday, April 29, 2012

Be There or Be Squared

I found this cute pattern on Etsy and fell in love. I had bought some fabric online and thought the orangish flowers would be so cute with this pattern. I was going to do the double layer skirt but I skipped the step because I was too busy making sure Ashlee didn't remove my pins. Oh well, it is still cute. I didn't get a picture but she later put the skirt on like a poncho. lol.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Still sewing...

I made Ashlee a weighted blanket to help with her sensory disorder. I need to re-work the design but it works for now.

I also tried my hand at the self binding blanket, found here. It turned out fairly well. As you can see, Mr. Eko approves.

I am debating about sewing for money. I have a friend that has said she would love to buy blankets so she can emborider them for her business. Jamie has said I could do it, if I want providing I don't lose money on it. So we shall see.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Brandi's quilt is coming together...

I got the squares together. I laid them out to make sure I had all of them, and to get the rows together. I put each row in a ziploc bag and plan to press and sew each row as I go. I think it will be so cute when I finish. It will have the sock monkey brown fabric on the back with red binding.

Brandi loves it so far. I hope the baby will when he/she gets her. BTW, he/she is due on my birthday!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ashlee's 4th birthday party went wondefully. Not as many came as first thought, but she still had a great time. Everyone loved the decorations and of course, her adorable outfit. She looked so cute in it. I forgot to get baby Emma ready in her dress, oops, but that is ok.

Here is my little one's outfit: My friend Rachel, from Brightly Colored Sparkles Boutique, made the shirt for me and I made the pants.

And here is a family picture. Yes we matched...because that is how I roll. lol 

On the sewing front, I have about 20 squares together for my cousin's quilt, about 40 more to go before I can get the layout together. Good thing I have 7 months to finish it. lol

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Back to sewing!!

Oh how I missed it. I haven't done much but it felt good to be creative again. I made a little blanket for my sister's coworker. It isn't the cutest thing, at least to me, but it is what she wanted.

I also made Ashlee's pants for her birthday outfit. Rachel is embroidering her shirt with the number 4 and her name on it. And I made baby Emma a dress to I did ok with the dress. I just used her dress as a pattern. The sleeves are too tight but I haven't done sleeves before so I am ok with that. Here are some blurry pics of the projects. Haven't done pictures yet with my camera. lol

Wow, Blogger got better with the picture upload. Yay!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sewing has stalled...

I haven't gotten to sew in weeks now. Jamie and I took a road trip to Reno, NV! He had a conference there so we decided to make it a vacation. We drove for 2 1/2 days to get there, stayed in Reno a week, then started our vacation home on Friday. We went to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Those were the only places we were saw since we decided to head home a couple of days soon. Oh well, we still have fun being together for a week and half! But it was a long time away from Little Bit! We surprised my mom and Ashlee by coming home earlier than they thought. Ashlee kept saying "You're home, you're back!" lol So cute. Since we came home early, Mom wanted to go back home so Dad came to get her. Jamie worked on his boat and I spent time with Ashlee. She hasn't left the house but once since we have been home. She got her bad cough again so she missed MDO yesterday. She seems to be getting some better...or at least not worse so I will let her got to MDO tomorrow since it is their Easter party, she missed pictures yesterday. :(

Today was the Easter Egg Hunt with the mom's group I joined. Ashlee had a great time and I had a good time meeting some new moms, though I mainly stayed with Ashlee. lol

I do have a few projects in the works but I have to find time to do them. I want to make Ashlee some pants for her birthday party. They will be denim with ruffles on the bottom. My friend Rachel is making her a shirt, embroidered. I also want to start Brandi's baby quilt...she is expecting baby #3 in Nov! I also need to try to finish Jamie's quilt. The lady I was going to embroider the last square was in a wreck so I may just have to find someone else (or talk Jamie into letting me get a cheap embroidery machine, wink wink). I also have some charms that I want to figure out a quilt or something for.

So that is where I am in the sewing area.