I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Shirt!

This was such a fun project. Andy had a Thanksgiving party at preschool today and I wanted to make him a cute shirt to wear.
The design is from Planet Applique and as usual, is masterfully done. It stitched perfectly! I can always count on them for great appliques. The shirt is a size 5 Garanimals tee from Walmart. I was hapy to find the cream color. (You may notice the grain of the knit is way off, but otherwise it's fine).

Here is the shirt in action! It looked just adorable on! He will probably wear it again on Thursday, though I did buy matching sweater vests for Andy and Davy. We'll see...

On Thursday, we are having family here and will enjoy a feast, games, puzzles, and decorate Gingerbread Houses to kick off the season. We already had our Christmas card pictures done and I have done a lot of my shopping. Andy's Christmas overalls are finished, so I think I am in pretty good shape!

I hope you all have many Thanksgiving Blessings!! 

I have some great Christmas projects and baby items to share soon!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

My P.H.D.

Yes, a P.H.D. for Lisa! It's the Projects Half Done club for me. I have started (or planned) so many projects: now I need to finish some!
This is how much is done on Andy's Christmas Overalls. I always choose a color theme for the kids and this year we picked royal blue with silver. These are a very soft corduroy with the jingle bell applique from Planet Applique- I never go wrong with their designs. Not to say the same for the thread I used. The silver stitched beautifully, but when I tried to outline the letter in blue, the thread was horrible. I ended up going over it with silver and it looks OK now.
Katie made this teddy bear cake for the Baby Shower we ran last weekend. Thank goodness that's over with!
Rosie made these cute baby face cupcakes, too! I have really talented kiddos!

This is a prototype smocked barrette for my new smocking guild. They need a project to make with 8-10 year old girls and I offered to make a sample. It's just a smocked piece glued onto a large snap barrette. What do you think??
Not yet begun are: a bargello Christmas tree skirt and stocking cuffs (7 of them- aaargh!)
I also started crocheting an owl hat for Andy, but I don't have enough done yet to share. What are you up to??

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Baby Shower Prep: Feltie Favors

Well, I've been busy and just haven't taken the time to blog. I have worked on several projects, though!
I am running a baby shower on Saturday. My friend is due with a baby boy on Christmas! I made some onesie and diaper feltie candy holders as a decoration/favor.
I digitized these myself a couple of years ago for another friend's baby shower. They are easy to make, but it still took a few hours to make 21 of them. The onesies stitch 4 at a time and the diapers 3 at a time in the 6x10 hoop.
I used 2 layers of felt, but added a layer of baby-themed cotton over the onesies to make them look prettier.
The diapers are just 2 layers of felt.
They all hold a sweet surprise: Ghirardelli squares or Hershey bars. For the shower, I will hang these with tiny clothespins on my mantle. One candy will have a sticker on it, so whoever chooses it will win a prize.
I promise to blog sooner with the shower favors, a bassinet I painted, and more!