Monday, December 27, 2010

Birthday Garland

My stack of triangles.

My daughters birhtday is just 4 days after Christmas. So out with the Christmas decor and in with birthday fun! Here is some birthday garland I made and decorated with tonight. Super easy! You have to give it a try.

All I did was cut triangles, placed them wrong sides together and serged the edges. I also made some bias tape out of coordinating fabric, then sandwiched the triangles in between and sewed along the edge of the bias tape.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Stocking

December of last year my youngest was only 4 1/2 months. So I told myself he wouldnt know the difference if he had a stocking or not. I saved myself some work. Ok ok...I procrastinated. Well this year snuck up on me and I finally started this the last week in November.

The night before we headed on our drive to the Maaco Bowl I was able to finish this and hang it with the others.

You can find these cross stich patterns at Shepherds Bush. They have lots more to choose from.
Sorry about the snowflake in the way. We do have lots of snowflakes hanging from our ceiling right now.

More of the game hoodies

Wasnt able to get any of the red hoodie because my daughter didnt want to take off her rain poncho.

When I first imagined how these would turn out I was so excited. Then I went looking for the sweatshirt like fabric. I could not find the colors I wanted anywhere. Then one day while I was at Target I found these in the mens department for only $6.99. These were the exact colors I had wanted! So these are what I used.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Game Day

So I was planning on making these for my kids for Christmas. But then we decided to go to the bowl game in Vegas to cheer for our team. So now the kids will get to open these the morning of the game. I used this pattern found at Heidi and Finn modern wears for kids. But for the sake of time I left out the extra work of the buttons.

This red one is for our daughter. I just love the knits I found for the lining on all three of these

This black one with the zig-zag lining is for our oldest son.

This charcoal grey is for our youngest boy 18m. I am so pleased with how all three turned out and cannot wait to see the kids cheering in them on game day.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Camera strap slip-covers

Here are a couple of camera straps I just made for gifts. I shouldn't have posted them yet but I did. Oh well, I guess they wont know its for them until they open it. Here is the tutorial I followed from Priddy Creations.

Fabric choice #1

End result!

Fabric choice #2

I decided to do some ruching to this one.

Cant wait to show you what else I have been working on!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Teepee Pictures

Picture looking up on the inside.

We did a trial run tonight with the Teepee!! Its absolutely darling!! I love it. I was so back and forth on wheather I was going to really make this or not. I am so full of happy bubbles right now that I am actually floating. I cannot wait for the kids to see this Christmas morning.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I just finished making one of these fun Teepees for my kids for Christmas!

This pattern uses like 11 yards of fabric so imagine my excitement when I found this fabric at IKEA for $2.99 a yard. Not my first choice of fabric but for the price, I couldn't pass it by. Yeah!!! Cant wait to set it up and see the finished looked

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Baptism Dress

I am so excited to post about what I have been working on. A special dress for a special Day. I feel like I just wasnt able to capture the full beauty of this dress in these pictures. This chiffon dress is so whimsy and flows beautifully when she walks in it. I am hoping to get some good pictures of the sweet girl wearing this dress on her special day this coming weekend.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Funky Fall Dress

Dont you just LOVE this color combo?? For this fun little dress I started out with the circle skirt.

I found the basic yellow long sleeve shirt at TARGET. I cut off the shirt where I wanted to join the two together and here is the end result.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Little dresses for Africa

Changing lives one dress at a time...

This is pretty cool and the pattern is seriously so simple and goes together super fast. Check it out Here

Saturday, October 30, 2010

From Dr Seuss

"These things will not bite you. They want to have fun." Then, out of the box came Thing Two and Thing One!

And sally and I did not know what to do.

"These Things are good Things."

"They are tame. Oh, so tame!"

"Follow the yellow brick road"


Friday, October 29, 2010

He-man and the Masters of the Universe

Who remembers Adam, Prince of Eternia???

"By the power of Greayskull. I have the power!" Cringer became the Mighty Battle Cat, and Prince Adam became He-Man the most powerful man in the universe. Only a few others share this secret... Our friends: The Sorceress, Man-At-Arms and Orko. Together we defend Castle Greyskull from the evil forces of Skeletor.