Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Klaira Girl Skirt

I haven't been sewing for my girl as much as I normally do. Main because she has tons of clothes but also because I have been working on a quilt for my sons with lots of gifts inbetween. I hope my package from the Spring Swap coordinated by and it included two cute fat quarters and buttons. As soon as I saw the colors I thought of my girl and got my measuring tape out. From cut to finish it seriously came together in a nap time. (about 3 hours) My daughter is very into tank tops right now....why, your guess is as good as mine. SO, a skirt was the first thing that popped in my head. I literally use every bit of each fat expect a few inches.

(I could get this picture to rotate to save my life...SORRY:()

I really wanted to put a bow on the sides but didn't have the right color ribbon and I wanted to finish. Maybe the next one.

She looks so grown up in this picture:)

I really want to make another one. Super easy, super cute and crazy afforable!!! What do ya think??

Sunday, June 17, 2012

JJ's quilt: progress

WOW...I have an even bigger appreciation for quilters. I had an idea that there was a lot of work involved in quilt making but my eyes have been open to another realm of the work that really goes into a quilt. Yes, it has been overwhelming at time and thoughts that this may never end have occured. BUT....I am absolutly loving the results as they come. I'm eagar to see it all come together. Here are a few photos of my progress so far.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

JJ's Quilt: Planning&Fabric

My little man has been sleeping in a big boy bed for far too long without a big boy blanket. He doesn't mind because he LOVES his blankie but I mind and feel awful. He is my only child I haven't made a blanket for. we go. I have spent LOTS of time looking at fabric and quilt patterns. After lots of measuring and doodling for months, I have purchased the fabric, decided on a block pattern and crunched all the number numerous times. Now, I first must share that I'm very nervous about this quilt. It's not only the biggest quilt I have ever attempted, I pulled the fabrics from numerous collections and the size is customized to fit his bunk bed. So, I feel like I'm totally responsible for this baby and PRAY it comes out looking more than ok. I have NO idea how long this is going to take me....hopefully only a month or so. We'll see... I will post progress a few small projects I will complete along the way. Here are the fabric I'm using and the pattern/measurements.
Check back soon!! Happy sewing!!

Family Tree Quilt

I's been forEVER since I have shared anything. It's not that I haven't been sewing, I just haven't been sewing as much. When I do get free time, I have been sewing, not blogging. I'm slowly getting the hang Three little ones and hope to be a regular again. I just completely a project that I'm really pleased with. This quilt will be something I know will be treasured by the reciever for a long time. My Mother-in-law is all about her kids and grandkids. (most grannies are;)) My husband and I have talked about putting together a family tree display of some kind for a while. One day on happened...a quilt!! Of course, I've been looking, drawing and thinking about how it would look since December of last year. Well, on Mother's was complete and she drove from TX to FL. I didn't give any clues just said that I had something special for her and she didn't hesitate to come. Here is the finished quilt.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

3 Months Later

Oh how I have been longing to sit down and say hello hands have been a little full:) 3 months ago today I headed to the hospital to give birth to our third child Jacob Henry. Of course he took his time and 12 hours later he arrived on September 9th at 12:22am. He made his debut at 9lbs 5oz and 22.75 inches long. He is absolutely adoreable and such a Joy!!
The past 3 months have been very busy and honestly very exhausting and a little stressful. I won't bore you with all the details, just a brief run down. Less than 24 hours after getting home from the hospital my husband had to return to field training and was gone for 4 days. Thank God for my dear friends in VA who helped!! Three weeks later the movers came, pack us up and we headed out for a MONTH long road trip from VA to TX, stopping in SC, visiting family and friends. Good to see everyone but will NEVER do it again. Too hard on the kids and ME!!! We finally arrived in Pensacola,FL, our new home, and we have been moved in for a little over a month. It feels so good to be in our own space with our own things!!! I don't have to desire to travel ANYWHERE, with kids, for a LONG least 6 months...hopefully longer!!!
During this time I have spent a LOT of time stocking blogs and loving Pinterest. It has all made me very anxious to start sewing again. Shortly after we moved into our new house, I got a sewing table!!! I have been sewing on the dining room table FOREVER and now that we have the room, my time had arrived. I didn't slurge on an expensive table because I never know what type of house we will have next but, I love the one I got.
It it comfortable and very functional. I have been working on a Christmas project for my daughter and I love being able to store everything in one place verses pulling everything in and out of the closest. Plus when I'm not sewing it looks like a cute little cabinet!!
Day to Day life is focused on keep my sanity in tact while wrangling three little ones. Finding time to sew is only found after bedtime and sometimes I'm too exhausted to even take a shower. But, I enjoying my me time in front of my beloved machine so I hope to spend more time with it more often....really soon!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jacob's Quilt

It is FINISHED!!! I am so excited that I finally finished Jacob's quilt. Over the past week I wondered if I would even get it done before he got here...I'm 38wks. This was my first offical quilt. I have sewing a few rag quilts but this was my first cotton quilt with basting and binding. I figuared out too late that I probably should of stuck with a cotton backing for my first time instead of minky but I couldn't resist the feel. I went from quilting every inch to sewing every 5 inches in the ditch. However, all the info I read about sewing minky said to sew with the minky against the feed dog and that DID NOT work. It kept pulling. I had to take it apart 3 times:0. So, I had to sew a basting stitch on the minky side, then stitch on the other and of course remove my basting after that. Now I can say it is was worth it but there were a few moments, I wondered. Next quilt I will just do free motion quilting when sewing minky. But enough gripping, my lastest master piece;)

The fabric is Alphabet Soup by Riley Blake and I used 6 fat quarters that I purchased in a bundle on Etsy from Quilts and Jewels. I LOVE the colors and the cute little animals. I can't wait to wrap up my little man in and watch him play around on it!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

My First Handbag

I am so excited to finally share my first handbag!!! I wanted to make a handbag for myself for a while but always felt like there were more pressing projects. Such as clothes for my kids or a gift for someone or even maternity clothes for myself. But, after winning an awesome giveaway from The Polkadot Chair, I could not put it off any longer. The giveaway include this wonderful and extremely resourceful book by Bari J. Ackerman called "Inspired to Sew" along with an online class taught by Bari and a discount to During the online class Bari walks you through the handbag pattern step by step. One of her focuses is to help you overcome your zipper phobea, which I had. Not anymore!!! After watching the video a few times and using the instructions in the book...I'm very confident I could sew a zipper in anything!! So enough jabber, here is my first handbag!!!