Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Give me a day without internet connection and see what happens...

Easter Frock

Back of Easter Dress

Cute girl in Easter dress

Love my Easter Dress Mom!

I used this Simplicity pattern and Amy Schimler`s snail creatures and critters fabric by Robert Kaufman.  The tie is the same line, just the blue frogs. Was super easy and was only a few hours worth of work. Next to make some for the other girls and bowler shirt for DS.

Easter Parade
    In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade. I'll be all in clover and when they look you over, I'll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade. On the avenue, Fifth Avenue, the photographers will snap us, And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure. Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet, And of the girl I'm taking to the Easter Parade.
    Written by Irving Berlin

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Well I didn't win the Husquavarna Serger. Guess I have to go back to saving up for one. Maybe by the time the girls are getting married I'll have one. LOL.

The last couple of days I have been busy sewing up a Laptop sleeve and a bag to carry my new laptop in. It's been on my mind for a month or more but I couldn't get to it. Finally on Saturday night I sketched out what I wanted and then Sunday took some time to sew. I had so much trouble figuring out how to do a sleeve. I was going about it my usual way of winging it and it just didn't work. I ended up with a lovely reversible piece of fabric that zipped up but was open on both sides. Not quite what I was going for, Then I wan going to have it just be a center pocket, but it was WAY too big.

The seam ripper was my best friend.

Finally I set everything aside since I was getting frustrated and decided to tackle it again Monday.

First thing I did was track down a tutorial on how to make a zippered laptop sleeve. With that done it actually went really quick and I was done in no time. Thanks for a fab tutorial!

Next I had to shrink the tote bag down a bit and assemble it.  Totes are no problem for me thank goodness so it went fast as well. I will have to go back and add some fusible fleece and a strip of denim to secure the straps too. Right now the bag isn't as sturdy as I like. It works though since I don't actually GO anywhere with it LOL It is just a place to put my computer so the kids don't get into it.

If you have made it all this way through my rambling here are the pictures of the final product. I love it!!!

Laptop bag

Inside pockets one zipper one not

Bag with laptop sleeve.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Why I should win the Husqvarna Viking s21 Serger from Sew Mama Sew.

They asked this question ~ How would your life be better with a serger? Here are my answers.

If I won my kids would do this, because I could sew all 5 of them snappy new duds. Happy kids = Happy Mama

Jumping for joy!

If it lived in my sewing area then my DH would stop giving me this look every time I asked him to buy me one.

I would be able to stop doing this every time I thought of sewing a curved hem.

I could stop posting tweets like this...

And could instead could post tweets like this..

Not sure if it would make my life easier because I would get more requests for stuff like this...

And this...

But it sure would be a heck of a lot more fun and fast.

Please choose this time crunched mom to 5 great kids to win this beautiful machine. I love re purposing old clothes and making handmade gifts for the holidays. I have been wanting a new serger for years but somehow, as is always the case, just when I have close to enough saved the car needs repairs or the kids blow up the toilet. (yeah don't ask LOL). This Nugglemama NEEDS a serger. I promise to be a good mommy to it and take it in for repairs and regular tune ups. I plan to baby it and use it often and pass on my love of sewing to my kids, even my son! Thanks so much for running such a great giveaway!

Multi tasking mama to many little toes!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I have been a bad crafty blogger as of late. My regular blog and the kids have been eating ALL my time. I keep meaning to sew up things but never find the time. I really want to make myself some summer slippers, because I hate bare feet and flip flops aren't the answer. So no sewing from me today. If you know of any fantastic tutorials that would get me wanting to put everything down and sew link me up baby!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Please if you have a minute vote for me If I win I will throw a giveaway for a $25 gift card to Starbucks! Have a wonderful Father's Day and Sunday!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

A stop by post from me today. You must check out this blog. Seriously.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Today's project shares a trial run on a crayon clutch and my new Emmaline Apron.

The crayon clutch didn't work quite how I wanted so take 2 in in progress. I do however love the ruffle, DD is pleased and that's all that really matters. :) The fabric is from Paula Prass Woodland Delight. Oh and the clutch is left handed functionally since DD is a lefty.

And my new Apron. I love love love it. It makes me happy just looking at it. I ordered it from a coop along with some fabric ages ago and have been anxiously awaiting it. The fabric I used on this is Flora and Fauna by Patty Young. This apron makes me feel sexy!