Sunday, July 26, 2009

sewing projects!

Every so often I get in a sewing mood and I want to sew everything. I have a huge list of things I've bookmarked or saved to try *eventually*. Well I finally got around to a couple of the thing I wanted to try!

I wish I had taken a before picture, but this dress started out as a man's long sleeve shirt. I found the tutorial here:
LOVE it!! I want to make a hundred more. Ok, but I'd need a lot more mens shirts first. I actually went to good will and bought 2 to start with. :)

And my little bug-a-boo modeling it for you all! :)

This dress also started out as a man's shirt. I followed the same patter, but ended up changing it up a little. I think it's cute too!

I've drooled over a couple of oven mit tutorials that I found online, and have had some scraps that I just didn't know what to do with. So this afternoon, I decided to make an oven mit! Granted, I only had enough scraps in these colors for one, so it'll have to be a solo mit. I love how it turned out and now want to make them for everyone I know!
Front view..

and the back..

Next up, I think I'm going to work on an apron and maybe some pot holders! :) I need to sew more often! I always love when I find the time to!

Monday, July 20, 2009

dear mom,

I'm so sorry for all the grief I gave you over clothing when I was younger. I've had a brief view at what lies ahead for me, and well it's not pretty. I hope my kids are kinder to me than I was to you.
I love you. You have great taste (and I actually mean it this time! :D).


Lets just say school clothes shopping was a long drawn out process today. *sigh* She's not even a teenager yet!!! AH!