Thursday, December 31, 2009

The last of several buttercup bags for Christmas. Hope everyone enjoyed them!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A German Chocolate cake. This is the real thing, all from scratch. This thing is heavy, and super delicious and moist! I could have cooked the frosting base a bit longer but overall, for a first, excellent!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

This little dolly was fun to make, the hair was the best part! From the Black Apple Doll pattern.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Some labels for gifts. The alignment is off a bit, but I was trying to figure out how to do a custom label setting; and I'm not that computer savvy.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Abigail has completed an awesome loopy potholder! I don't know who the lucky recipient is, but I'm proud of her- it only took 3 weeks! Quite an improvement over the bunny project.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A glimpse of Christmas. Here are some round stickers that are 2.5" around. I'll be making up some cake mix as a gift for a little girl who is getting an Easy Bake Oven. The mix will fit in small jewelry sized ziplock bags so the stickers will serve as the instructions. The other 2 sheets are labels for the girls to put on the gifts they are giving.

Friday, December 11, 2009

What do you do when your favorite shortest ballerina loses her ballet slippers? Make a new pair, quick! The show is tomorrow. Crushed panne velour stretchy velvety black fabric and pink foldover elastic binding at the top.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2 more diapers. I used some awesome blue snaps for the orange one. A friend gifted them to me in exchange for some knitting lessons. They are such a pretty blue!
YAY! I am so proud of Abigail!! This may not look like much, but it is one of those make-it-yourself kits from build-a-bear. She has been stitching the thing for three years. She's not the most diligent with fiber, but really, every now and then for 3 years! All that work, and she's going to give as a Christmas gift.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Some tiny buttercup bags. They turned out so sweet and cute. I may make them even smaller next time. I'll add a snap to these before giving them. But even smaller would look cute with a wrist strap.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

One Christmas skirt done! The holiday outfits need to be done early this year to wear in a play. Even with 20 days left, I seem to have a long list of sewing to finish.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The other side of that patchwork panel. Fun stuff, but I'm reluctant to finish this project because of the negative opinions I've gotten.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

These hair clippies are so fun to dress up! Katherine loves sewing on the buttons herself even. There may be a budding seamstress...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A bit of patchwork.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Another thank you to Mrs. Neumayer. This fast skirt is made with some pretty floral print perfect for little girls!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

This is some neat fabric that I made a carrier out of 2 years ago. Ok, so the carrier still lacks buckles- unfinished. But the bag is complete and totally cute. I resized my recent favorite bag pattern and it now fits a diaper/wipes comfortably. Perfect size as a purse!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Woohoo! A slightly different post. The woman is holding a picture that Katherine colored, and giving her a sling backpack. She won the local healthfood store's coloring contest! Inside the bag was a package of Omegalicious gummy vitamins. We've discussed the difference between candy and vitamins- so subtle, sometimes I can't tell.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A little box for a little mouse. This was not planned. I was commissioned to suddenly make a box. Moments after I was finished, and holes were being punched into the lid so he could breathe, I was already thinking of ways to improve box making. I will really try to do this as I've been thinking of packaging options for C'mas gifts.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Some tiny snappy pouches. Love using every last scrap!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

A bunch of bibs tied up in tiny packages ready to be donated.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A few more bibs. Some with a pocket, some without.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The last of the cakes for a while. (not decorated by me)These little cakes make for awesome tea parties!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Katherine is also enjoying the practice.

Monday, November 16, 2009

This is such a happy little cake! We can make 6 tiny cakes at once now- so lots of decorating practice.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Three new diapers. Good timing. He's just grown out of the 4 blue ones. So these will replace them. Still can't manage to get ahead on diapers for some reason. Having to remake all the diapers in a new pattern has given me a new perspective.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hoping to get a jump on holiday dresses. Went from memory, not such a good idea. There's no twirl. I'll try again another day.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

One more quickie little dress. I think that covers all the tiny girls we know right now.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pina colada gummies. Yummmmmm.

Monday, November 9, 2009

I came across this fabric as a remnant one day. It was just enough for an adorable skirt, just my size, complete with zipper. I made a few skirts at that time. I've since birthed enough children to completely change the size skirt I wear. None of the skirts fit. Gave all the skirts away except this one because I loved the print. Now, it has a new life as a bag. Some day, when I'm not toting diapers anymore, I'll use it.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The last dress from the gift of three. This one is my fave. I am in love with those small vintage flowers with lace! I just love seeing little girls in them.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Another lovely little dress with sweet lace all around!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Closeup of the fabric and lace. The fabric was part of a fabulous gift! Oodles of wonderful vintage flowers! Many thanks Mrs. Neumayer!
Size 12 months. I love the lace trim on each of them. I think she really liked them too! This pattern is so fun and fast! I came home last night and made another one before bed.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The next 3 posts will be gift inspired! This lovely package is going to live with a sweet tiny girl. I'm glad our girls are not so little tiny anymore, but I miss making the little tiny dresses. So much fun with so little fabric.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A very simple sewing machine cover. I measured the machine, took those 2 measurements and cut a rectangle of lining fabric. Then, I patched together my favorite red with some blue that has bitty thread spools all over it. Ribbon ties on each side. It slips on and off easily. Makes the whole corner look more tidy! I love it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Same idea as the brown bag from a month or so ago. This one I actually quilted with some inside stuff and lots of sewing through it all. So far it is just a flat bound rectangle. It could be a bag by next week.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pin the tail on the cat. This, and a pile of tails was a big hit with a bunch of costumed children.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A little lumpy, but it is a rocket ship. The stabilizers are fabric covered cardboard. There is a little round hole in the front where the spaceman goes. I need to find some silver paint. The spaceman is on a lunar mission right now, and left his ship for a bit.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Some Halloween fun! These are 2 of 4 total. Abigail had high hopes and cut out 3 when I was cutting one out for myself. She attempted to make them for her recently favorite people. Guess who got to finish them all? Of course, I never mind having a reason to sit at the machine.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The colors of this bag are really great. Just a few scraps left over from some tab top curtains I made last spring. These curtains, an accent to the bedspread and a few throw pillows changed the whole look of a bedroom. The accent to the bedspread was a bunch of tedious hand-beading. The beads were beautiful but I will think twice before taking on that kind of task again.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A block for the babe. Another fun way to use scraps. One side has a scrap of minky- so soft! Fun to make. I'm getting close to running out of ideas- inspiration is appreciated.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Found some magnet sheets that go through your printer. This picture is before I trimmed them to fit better, but you get the idea. I've had "A held baby..." on the car for many years, just faded over time so I needed a way to replace it. The other, is just an idea I've had- you can guess my inspiration.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Here is a perfect example of why using a pattern is a good idea. This little cutie is a dog. Really, in my mind it was perfect. In reality, just cutting the fabric with my eyes closed- not such a good idea. Fundamentally a bad idea.
He is still played with, but I've heard him being called everything but a dog.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

If you can see them, a wool cookie, a felt cookie made by a little girl- with sprinkles, and a paper pouch made to hold a bunch of peach pits. These were cleaned, boiled, then baked. They love using them in the play kitchen. I found this idea for 'toys' on a Waldorf idea site.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The last nightgown for a while. I'm ok being completely unprepared for a growth spurt.

Monday, October 19, 2009

An idea that actually worked ok. I traced each of the kids' hands and did an easy backstitch over the tracings. These aren't our kids- just some cooperative loaners. I'm out of ideas on an easy cheap way to 'frame' them, so I'll give them like this; still in the hoop.