Archive for the 'sewing' Category

colorful cushions

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Just a little something I whipped up last night while watching some evening television.  I am loving all sorts of pincushions at the moment.   I’ll never have the need for so many but they sure are fun to look at.  I’m hopefully creating some inventory to fill a table at a local craft fair someday.  [...]

sweater bag tutorial

Friday, January 9th, 2009

In the January issue of Country Living Magazine, I spotted a thrifty way to reuse those old sweaters that just don’t seem to fit into my wardrobe anymore. I’ve posted the steps that I took to transform an old blue sweater into a handy tote bag. Along with a sewing machine, here are [...]

in hopes that st. nicholas soon would be there…

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

For my favorite trio…I hope Santa fills them to the top!

while the stockings were stitched by the chimney with care…

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

While there hasn’t been much snow just yet, the rain is sprinkling just a but at the moment and threats of ice are in the forecast…so lightly speaking, “the weather outside is frightful.” I’m doing my best to stay warm and dry inside today. I’ve sewn this stocking for my Fairy Godson, Leo. [...]

from drab to fab

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

For the past year, I have been shifting these pillows from one corner of the closet to the next. They have been nothing but IN THE WAY. When I purchased my very first couch about nine months ago, these came with it. While I love the couch, I’ve always hated these pillows. [...]

clutter control

Monday, September 8th, 2008

I’m always looking for fun ways to use scrap fabric. My mom used this lovely polka-dot fabric to make me a skirt when I was in college and I’ve been holding on to the remains for quite some time now just wondering what to do with it. So, I decided to make a [...]

wee gifts

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’m still reflecting on my visit to Nashville. Somewhere amongst the four pairs of shoes, bathing suit, and cowboy hat, I managed so squeeze in a few goodies for the little people I was about to see. Living so far away enables a sense of distance between family members…especially in the minds of children. I [...]

an apron a day…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

What’s the saying? An apple a day keeps the doctor away? After finishing this cutie, I think a word renovation is in store. I stitched this energetic little apron in hopes of giving my cousin a kick start in the kitchen. It’s amazing what a little motivation can do. I’ll [...]

love birds

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Today I am headed off to an engagement party for my cousin, Courtney. I was told by my aunt that this was not a gift giving event and to save the presents for her bridal shower. I currently have a lovely pink, yellow, and brown patterned fabric laying across my studio floor just [...]

day of rest

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

With the exception of the thought of another work week just around the corner, Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I love the feeling of waking up to the realization that the remainder of the day is dedicated to nothing more than rest. Finally…the gilt of lying around doesn’t strike me and the [...]

make a wish

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

June has been a month full of birthday celebrations. After taking the “handmade pledge” in my mind, I have spent many hours in my studio doing my best to create pretty little things for the ones I love. This is what I have come up with so far…
June 6th marked the 27th birthday of my [...]

summer

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

It’s finally here…the first day of summer. Its arrival, yet again, has presented itself at the most opportune time. My responsibilities at work have been put on hold leaving plenty of time for me to do the things that I enjoy most: indulge in long days filled with relaxation and the sweet sound of birds [...]