Posts Tagged ‘Sewing’

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

I Earned My Popcorn

I did some good work today.  All kinds of stuff!  Still crossing things off that list and feeling good about it!  I have an OB appointment tomorrow.  I’m anxious to know if there’s been any, shall we say, movement.  I’m enjoying making good use of this time but all of the excitement and anticipation is the best part, isn’t it?   Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, April 27th, 2012

KCWC Spring 2012 : Wrap Up

Not a strong finish the to the week but I did knock something off my to do list.  I ironed this homemade Strawberry Shortcake patch onto this denim dress a while ago and just now got around to stitching it down and since I was being productive I decided to stitch down the pocket flaps too.  They’re fake pockets, are CONSTANTLY wrinkled up and I’m not going to iron the thing so it seemed like a reasonably solution.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

KCWC Spring 2012 : Day 3

I just tried to click on the link I posted last night and it was broken… so I guess you have no idea what I was thinking about.  I was thinking about a upcycled Care Bears sweatshirt for Avery inspired by this one.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012

My Curtain!

I didn’t adequately supervise the installation and so it’s not actually hanging where it was intended to go but I like it!  I’ll just have to be a little smarter about how I use the remaining three napkins to make the other curtain.  I guess this next one will have to be more authentically patchwork.  I just don’t have that much material left to work with but have a whole other window to cover.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Sunday Morning (PJ) Pants

Chase seems to grow taller by the day… not by the week or month.  All of a sudden she’s outgrown all her pj’s all over again.  So I got this idea to make her some out of these giant stripey knit shirts that I found at the thrift store.  The pants are made from the sleeves! Read the rest of this entry »

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Friday, February 24th, 2012

Sewing With Kids :: The Candy Bolster

Inspired by a birthday gift me and Chase have been really exploring sewing.  This is an easy project that we took from an idea in Chase’s head, to a sketch, to a finished product in a single nap time.  It’s supposed to look like a hard candy.  The kind wrapped in cellophane with the twisted and fluted edges.  It’s a nice simple first project.  A good place to start. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, February 16th, 2012


Several weeks ago, I submitted an application for tickets to a taping of the Martha Stewart Show… and I got one!  And not just any show, mind you, the baby shower show.  So I hopped a train to NYC on Tuesday.  The only sad part was that I only got one ticket and not the two I requested.  Me and Shannon were supposed to go together.  It was going to be awesome but it wasn’t meant to be.  It’s ok though.  Even though I could have talked for the entirety of the 2.5 hour train ride it was nice to have some solitude too.  The train is so, so nice. Read the rest of this entry »

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Monday, December 26th, 2011

Handmade Holiday

I blew the dust off and fired up the old machine for the first time in months.  Months.  And I managed to eek out some gifts.  Three sets of pj’s, a bathrobe and an infinity scarf using this tutorial.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

One Yard Wonders Blog Tour and Giveaway! — Closed

It’s here!  One Yard Wonders Fabric by Fabric is hot off the presses.  I’m so thrilled to be among the contributors to this book.  It’s full of awesome projects and I’m going to share my favorites with you as a part of the blog tour!  AND the good people at Storey are providing a free copy of the book to a lucky winner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Brave and Festive

You guys are so on top of your Christmas game.  Ben and I are both not functioning at 100%.  I was feeling really bad about myself and then he told me that he walked to the train station because he thought his car wouldn’t start only to find out later that it was user error.  He walked!  And he couldn’t even find his gloves (also user error).  So we’re both in pretty bad shape but we press on.  I’m even still making stuff.

I got the idea for table cloth to tree skirt on Pinterest and on my third(!) try I finally found exactly the right table cloth to use.  It’s super simple to do.  You just cut halfway through the circle and then cut a little tree trunk sized circle out of the very middle.  I finished the cut edge with some red bias tape and a hook and eye or two.  I love how it turned out.

It’s just dumb luck that I found this one.  It’s linen with a nice red trim around the edge.  Festive without screaming Christmas.  It might have some poinsettias on it or they might just be red flowers.  Either way it’s the nicest tree skirt we’ve ever had and even with all of the reject table cloths that I bought it only cost five or six bucks.

That first one is the best picture I could get of Avery though she was happy to pose.  She’s being brave and festive but she looks pretty miserable in all of the pictures.  She’s better today though it’s still not clear where all of this is going.  I hope Chase can make it to her pizza party tomorrow.

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