Friday, August 27, 2010

We have MOVED...

Yep - Moving the site to Needed a fresh start! Come follow me!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy Birthday To Sweet Melody

I'm working on getting pics up from the party. I just loaded a few to Project Nursery. Check them out here.

It was an awesome day, we had fun, and so did Melody!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

My first Mothers Day. The 3 of us spent the whole day together (We always do on Sunday's anyways), but it was a very peaceful day and I loved it.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Where have you been Gumby?

In a gopher hole mother!

One of my favorite lines from kids cartoons. So I have not been blogging and I miss it! I've been super busy with work, spring cleaning, dress orders, and getting ready for Melody's first birthday party! I need to spend some QT on the computer with this template and get things fixed or ask my Hubby to create me a completely new page. Stay tuned....

Friday, April 9, 2010

Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow fabric

I loved this new fabric from Joel Dewberry. I was happy that the fabric store I shop at had it a few weeks ago! They have a lot of spring colors, but I decided to get away from the pinks and greens, and do something different.

I made this dress for my neice's 2nd birthday. It's still sitting in the envelope in my car, as I have neglected to mail it everyday for about a week, for various reasons. She'll get it soon though, and I can't wait to see her in it!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Chicky Easter Dress

Last week, I decided last minute to make Melody an Easter dress. I just happen to have the perfect fabric scraps from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane collection, and plain white linen.

Instead of a pillowcase dress, I sewed the bow part to the dress, so you could see more of the fabric. I've been dying to applique something, and was surprised how how easy this actually was. The chick design was super easy, and I really love how it all came together! I'll be incorporating more appliques in my sewing for sure!

And...A matching hair bow! She loved her Easter Baskets, Melody had a great first Easter. Next year, we hunt for eggs, cant wait!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Melody's Easter basket

I attempted to do a post from my phone last night, so I took this picture of Melody's Easter basket on my phone. I tried a couple times and gave up. Anyone who reads this blog through an rss feed, may have seen my failed attempts :-) Oh well - baby steps I guess!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pretty spring fabric! - Glam Garden

How have I never heard of this so so pretty line of fabric?! I stumbled upon it from this True Up blog post this morning. Love True Up BTW! It's a guest post/giveaway from Josephine Kimberling. So then I checked out her collection, Glam Garden and her Twitter page, Facebook page, blog, etc! Her fabrics are so beautiful, and just what I was looking for as insiration for Melody's 1st birthday theme. I knew I wanted a colorful spingy flowery thing, and now I have somethin gto make her a dress from! I heart fabric designers!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Fabric Easter Basket - SO cute!

I googled fabric Easter basket, and this is what I found! It's so cute. My search led me right to the Modo Bake Shop blog, and I was pleasantly surprised to see lots of tutorials (recipes)! There is a 'how to' for this basket. Check it out!

They have the cutest fabric Easter eggs too. I would like to say I would make this, but I don't think I have the time, and will probably end up in the Target dollar bin for our Easter basket. Let me know if anyone tries this!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Melody - 9 months!

I haven't really figured out the purpose of my blog. It's not a full fledged sewing, family or mommy blog. Until I figure it out, it will just be what it is. These pictures I want to share of Melody. They were very random when I took them, but love how they show her real expressions. Melody at 9 months!


Melody loves her big brother, and Louie loves any attention he can get!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ready for Spring!

We had a little taste of early spring this weekend. High 50's! I cant wait to put Melody in fun little dresses all summer. This dress I made last week, with the help of my mom! It made it 10x more fun to have my mom hanging in my sewing room (also the guest room:). I used the fabrics from Jessica Levitt's Timber line, with a little Amy Butler! Not sure yet if I'll post this style to Esty.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Heal arm....I want to sew!

I am so excited about this line of fabric from Jessica Levitt! I found it on the Hawthorn Threads website, and ordered a few yards! It's my first time ordering fabric online, so we'll see how that goes. I ordered it yesterday and already got a confirmation email that it has shipped, so i'll probably get it tomorrow! It may be a few more days until I can make any cuts though, but my arm is getting better. I have a few ideas on what I want to do with it, and may even make myself something for the spring. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Punkin Threads!

Sweet Logo - check! Order clothing tags - check! List items on Etsy - check!

After a lot of research, reading and planning, I'm finally to the point of listing on Etsy! I still have a lot to get right though, but i'm getting there. Thanks to my buddy Brian, who created the logo, and really helped me get organized with things. I owe him big time! My cousin Amy answered a TON of my questions as well.

So check out my site. It re-directs you to the Esty site. I still have to work on my banner, avatar, pictures/wording of items, etc. but it's a start!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Need a name...

Tried a different twist on the smock shirt I made last weekend. I used Coordinating Amy Butler fabrics from her Midwest Modern collection, lined with Pink. Could be reversible, but i'd rather the fun pattern, then plain pink. I sewed up the side, so that in the summer, she can wear this without anything under it. Would look cute with a jean skirt, or plain colored bloomers which i'm sure I could find. I might try to make them, should be pretty simple! I'm loving this style, and will probably post it to Etsy soon. They say you should name your items that you post on Etsy. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Another Mom helping the cause!

I keep coming across crafter's who are using their talent to generate donations to Haiti relief. Kiersten Hathcock, the creator behind Mod Mom Furniture is no exception! She makes beautiful modern storage that you would want to see in your kids room, or anywhere really. Her designs are so cool!

So Mod Mom Furniture has set up a raffle on her blog that ends today! I only stumbled upon it today, or I would have posted this earlier. Each entry is $10, and all donations will go to the American Red Cross for Haiti relief. I know i'm decreasing my chances on winning, by spreading the word, but it's so worth it! Thank you Mod Mom Furniture for working on this piece and organizing this raffle for such a worthy cause!

Now check out her site, enter the raffle, and spread the word!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Craft Hope For Haiti

Craft for Hope is a site I stumbled upon right after disaster struck in Haiti. Craft Hope is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those who need them. This is such a wonderful project, and have seen the impact is has with their Etsy site, Craft Hope For Haiti.

As of the middle of last week, they have already raised just over $20,000 for Doctors Without Borders, and sold 1,155 items. As of today, they have sold over 1,400 items! I encourage you to check out the site, and share with others this wonderful mission. Not only is 100% of your dollars going to help support Haiti, you get a handmade item that was truly made with love.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Melody's new smock shirt!

I picked up this adorable Riley Blake fabric on my way home from work on Friday. I thought it would be perfect as a smock shirt for Melody. I lined it with teal fabric (so it's actually reversable if you want it to be), and used an old button I had and coordinating yellow ribbon. She wore it all day on Saturday and looked

Monday, January 18, 2010

We Hope You Like Your New Room

This picture was from a year ago today. We wrote on the back of one of the bead board panels as we were working on the nursery. I loved everything about getting the room ready. From picking out bedding to folding brand new tiny clothes, that had been freshly washed in Dreft.

I was at my friend's house this weekend, and she is in just about the same stage of room prep, as I was a year ago in this picture. Her face glowed as she showed us the progress, and the cute little baby clothes she has gotten so far.

We discussed how every soon-to-be mom sits their baby's nursery in wonderment, thinking of the day the baby arrives. I used to find any excuse to go into the nursery before Melody had arrived. I'll always remember that feeling, it was a special time.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fab fabs!

Went to the fabric store yesterday and purchased some super cute Amy Butler and Heather Bailey fabrics. I absolutely love browsing great fabrics and picking out color combos. There is something really calming about it. And of course the chitter chatter of all the quilting ladies in the store is just too cute. Then to the cutting counter, and I have to make a decision of how much to cut of each - not so fun. I hope someday to just have bolts of fabric in my sewing room to choose from!

Now I need to get my butt sewing!

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