Friday, October 29, 2010

Featuring My Favorites Friday No.9

Hey Guys!!! I think I am back.... I have been working in my studio this week... SO VERY PROUD of myself.... but... have a sink full of dishes and 2 baskets of laundry, a bathroom that needs to be cleaned and a floor that needs to be washed so I need another me around the house!!! But I am actually getting my trunk full for the Craft Fair... I am so nervous and excited at the same time.

So while I may not be adding posts I AM reading everyones blog!!! I try to head over to at least 3 of the follower blogs a day.... I really want you to know how happy I am that you follow my blog!!!

So here is what I LOVED THIS WEEK!

Adult Costume by Make it and Love it

I love the baby.... I am not a skull and bones kinda gal but when we have our next I want this costume!

Hair Bows Tutorial by Little Lizard King

This is awesome because as everyone prepares for Christmas we can have some super cute bows for our little ladies!!! I have some ribbon for that!

Spider Infestation Halloween Decorations from Honey We're Home

This is her friends house, however if you haven't gone over to her blog before TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT NOW! This house is AMAZING... her closet will make you cry WHY WHY NOT ME!!! But totally happy for her.... honestly a great blog I am so happy to follow it!!!

Dress Up Pillow from New Green Mama

I love this... a little pocket in the back so that you can keep all the clothes... this is great in the house... or a a road trip pillow... SLEEP.... Play... AWESOME idea!

Coat Purse? from Crap I've Made

I want this purse! I WANT THIS PURSE!!! I love it... it is perfection!

Okay well that sums up this week... please go over visit these lovely blogs and leave comments.... I love comments... they let me know that there are readers... they make me HAPPY!!!

Have a wonderful and VERY safe Halloween!!!If you were featured feel free to grab a button! Have a great weekend.

Auction Apron for the United Way

My hubby is working on a campain at work for the United Way and he made a comment the other night that he was looking for prizes to auction off... I was thrilled when he asked for an apron... I am so excited to help out and give back!!!

So I wanted a new a different apron.... thats how this little diva came to life!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An Apron

My brother in law has a pretty steller girlfriend... she is awesome... (hint) so last week she asked for an apron, she wanted damask and she wanted black trim. I asked her to please trust me... and if she hated it I would make something different. So I did polka dots! Needless to say she loved it... the polkadot just added personality! I am so glad that she let me do this!!!

I have been busy... But have eye candy!

I am so sorry I have been busy. But with being sick last week, and preparing for the Christmas Craft Fair (my first one) and working full time, and the kids I have had no time to thing.... I forgot to eat one day last week, it was 4 before I even thought about it... So again I am sorry... but I thought I would share some new products with you.
This picture looks dark, and I see that now that they are uploaded... but the fabric is the same used in the camera/ iphone/cell phone cases

These are the camera/iphone/cellphone cases.

So this is just a little of what I have been working on... on top of that my girlfriend made little buisness cards for me to have at the fair... and to put on products. These are it... I couldn't decide which one I liked better... so both it is!

I hope to post some more... again I am really sorry!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Featuring My Favorites Friday No.8

Hey everyone... I am so sorry I have been M.I.A the last few days... I have been pretty sick and really just not able to blog.... my mind was foggy!

Anyways I am starting to feel more like myself, which is good because I lost a good week of sewing and I have 100 items left to make for this years craft fair. I know I better get working... but first lets highlight some AWESOME ideas this week!!!

Trick or Treat Bag from Crafting and Creating

How cute is this bag!!!! I just love that it is different and fit for a princess!!!

Jazzed Up Dining Room Chairs from Life Abundant

This is the newest little blog that I am following.... OH I LOVE IT. These chairs are AWESOME!!!

Hat Rack from Dandy Giveaway and More

I love words around my house... not sure why but letters and words just make me happy plastered up on a wall or in a frame... so I think on my LONG list of things to do this is one of them.

Painted Ornament Pillows from Tatertots and Jello

OKAY so i know that this is Christmas... but if any of you are like me then you are making Christmas items AS WE SPEAK... um... or type? So this is great inspiration as I was going to make some Christmas pillows this year, I have some ideas already but this just adds to it!

Personalized Inital from Living with Punks

I think more than anything I love this fabric... with the combination of being the inital too this just rocks!!!

Okay well that wraps up this week, great ideas everyone! If you were featured feel free to grab a button! Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Yeah another week of learning about other bloggers.... Come on and join the fun!

1.What was your favorite meal growing up?
My mom's homemade pizza or lasagna.... both were and still are my favorite foods.
2. What's your favorite month?
I would say December.... I am a MAJOR fan of Christmas... if it wasn't for hubby the Christmas tree would be up in November... I mean Nov 1st! Cause it goes up the last weekend of Nov.
3. What store is most represented in your wardrobe?
Ricki's Clothing Co. I don't know if they have that in the states... but it rocks!

4. How many times do you go to the movie theater each month/year? Um... Maybe 3-5 times... I know that it is not often at all, and the only reason it goes as high as 5 is because they have kids movies!
5. Fill in the blank- I've never been able to read a pattern... I suck at it.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Featuring My Favorites Friday No.7

First WELCOME new followers... Thats right I saw you and thank you for joining in the madness. Now as usual every week there are more and more amazing and wonderful ideas, crafts and projects in blogland... these are my some of my favorites!
Night Stand Turned into a Play Kitchen by Dwellings by DeVore

I love this, so creative and reusing what lots of people would just throw away. Brilliant!

Painted Pumpkin by Madigan Made

This year I am really loving the painted pumpkin look... especially the all white, or black and white look... so cute!

Reversible Cape from Sewing in No Mans Land

How cute is this 2 costumes in one!

Oh So Creepy Halloween Chest by Paisley Passions

While spiders give me the hebbie gebbies this is so cool!!!

Okay well that wraps up this week, great ideas everyone! If you were featured feel free to grab a button! Have a great weekend.
And if you were featured then grab a button!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to change to a zipper foot.

Okay so I made a zipper pouch the other day, and a follower made a comment that she didn't know how to change a zipper foot WELL... while I am not an expert here are some picture that I hope help.

Step#1: Take your regular sewing foot off, on most if not all machines (to my knowledge) have a little button like this black one that my finger is on that you simply press and your foot will "drop" off.

Step#2: Take your zipper foot, it is divided down the middle, I always use the right side, but you don't have to.

Step#3: Line the zipper foot up and mine all you do is lower the arm and the foot will pop on, however, you may need to press the little black button again to get the "claw" to open up.

I am sorry this probably makes no sense, but if you have any questions let me know. I love putting zippers in, they really are fun and easy once you just bite the bullet and give it a shot.

PS. Sorry for the mess in my pictures, I am working on more zipper pouches YEAH!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Big Bag!

Monday night I was playing around with some fabric... I wanted to try a different way of doing the zipper in my zipper pouch bags... you see... the thing I HATE is the ends... they just don't seem to look the way that I want. So I added little ends to them, and then quilted the front of the bag. I used all of my new fabric and I love it.

This little big bag is awesome... standing on it's own at 7x10 inchs with a 4 inch box pleate bottom and interfacing makes this perfect for make-up, nail polish and gear, toiletry bag, kids game bag... really so many possibliies.... So I must ask... what would you use this bag for??? Do you have a favorite bag that you use???

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tinkerbell Costume

Well to my fellow Canadians Happy Thanksgiving! Now on to the fun stuff.

Peyton wanted to be Tinkerbell for Halloween, and really it was the day I had dreamed of. I would one day have a little girl and I could make her all these great costumes.... well that day has come and this is what I created.

TINKERBELL for a 2 year old.

I don't have a tutorial and I will tell you why. I had no rhyme mor reason when I created this. It literally is what happens when you leave me alone for an hour with a sewing machine, sissors and fabric... I used:

1.5 meters of both greens
.3 of a meter of the pink
sequins 1.5 meters

(and my secret... a tutu from the spring... because I was going to make a green tutu but they were all out of the green and all they had was pink... so I bought a little more and added it on the shoulders. The tutu is seperate and can be taken off and worn with other costumes or for ballet... and then the tinkerbell outfit can be less puffy)

This is so super easy and now that I have made it I think I might sit down and draw a tutorial. I am not kidding it took an hour and that is with me trying to fiqure out what I was going to do.

Well I hope you like it... Peyton sure did! I am linking to all of these plus my usual links on the side.

Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Between Naps on the Porch

The Girl Creative

Friday, October 8, 2010

Featuring My Favorites Friday No.6

WOW week 6... While I am blogging about Halloween things I am in my studio creating Christmas items... but I will spare you the Christmas items until after Halloween. This weekend is Thanksgiving... yes here in Canada... we have Thanksgiving before Halloween, and then because I am a dually my mom hosts Thanksgiving again in November... THIS IS THE BEST TIME! I get Turkey 3 months in a row!

Okay on to some really awesome tutorials or ideas I found this week I hope you love them I really do!

Fall Table Runner/ Mat from Make It and Love It

Cinderella Dress fit for a Princess and a Tutorial from Make it and Love it (I know again)

What a great Halloween Costume... (and what a pretty princess!) I always vote for pretty over scary at Halloween, so this is such a perfect dress up... and it really could be worn as a dress up outfit all year long!! GREAT JOB! Want to make your own head over and take a look!

Pumpkin Bowling from A girl and a glue gun

Fall Dress from At Second Street

Wow if this dress doesn't make someone want to sew I don't know what will... I LOVE THIS DRESS! I want one for my baby girl so bad!!! Brilliant and awesome job!

Fall Pillow
from Dream Home

I love trees so this is one pillow I want to make for my house!!! Great job!

Have a great weekend you guys! See you next week!

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