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

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Fun Kitchen Towel for Wine Lovers

I made several things for my Mom for Christmas and I forgot to take pictures! I did snap one of this kitchen towel after she opened it. I wish I had taken one of the presentation. It was folded and wrapped around a bottle of wine with ribbon.
The towel is one of my thick ones from Williams Sonoma, the best I have found. Luckily, Mom bought me 6 more for Christmas! The embroidery is from Urban Threads. It stitched perfectly.
Happy 2015!!
I hope to do more posting in 2015. I have done plenty of sewing, I just need to take some pictures and get them posted!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Stockings Were Hung...

Merry Christmas 2014! We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Day. This is my family room, all ready to go last night. I finished embroidering 7 stocking cuffs, which I will share in detail soon. We had a lovely church service, lots of good food, and thoughtful gifts! Tomorrow we will do it all again when we spend Boxing Day with my parents. Then we will relax for the rest of vacation!! Hope you all had a great Christmas with many blessings, too!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Snowman Cousin Outfits!

I had so much fun making these "cousin" outfits for my Andy and my god-daughter Ella. This was a gift for her second birthday this weekend and I like to make something with a winter theme so she can wear it past Christmas.
Ella's jumper is Children's Corner Lucy, size 2. It is a very soft featherwale corduroy, purchased from fabric.com. The shirt was purchased at Walmart. The trim is a tiny red ball fringe.

Her leggings are from Gymboree, size 3. They have snowmen on them and the corduroy I had just happened to match perfectly!

Her hairbow has the snowman feltie I digitized in the center. If you want to get the design for free, check my last post!

Andy's outfit has the same snowman applique, from Planet Applique. I stitched it on the corduroy and sewed the patch to a white t-shirt. The pants are Peek a Boo Patterns Castaway Cargos, both are size 6. I forgot to take a picture, but the pants have a soft knit waistband, which Andy loves for comfortable wear. I love it for easy trips to the potty! This pattern is my favorite pants pattern ever- you can whip up the plain version (no pockets) in half an hour!!

I think these outfits turned out SEW CUTE!! I hope the kids can wear them together during Christmas vacation so I can get some pictures.

Back to working on stocking cuffs. I have finished 4 of 7 so far!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

FREE Snowman Feltie Embroidery Design!!

I made some sweet snowman outfits, which I will share with you soon. To coordinate with the girl's outfit, I digitized this snowman feltie. My cyber friend Chari Price tested it and made some gorgeous bows to show you, too!
The twig arms are optional. They are the last color, so you can just leave them off if you want a snowman that's easier to trim.
This one has the arms. Don't you love the way Chari made the ribbons match the hat and scarf colors?
The design comes with 4 snowmen in the 4x4 hoop. There are 2 facing each way, so you can make sets if you want 2 matching. Just click on the link below, to join my group and get the file, which includes directions.

You can get the design on my Facebook Patterns Group, FREE for a limited time!!

Back tomorrow with the outfits that inspired this feltie design!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Andy's Christmas Overalls!

My darling Andy looks spiffy in his Christmas overalls! We went for our Christmas card pictures last week and I got several great shots of all 5 kids, so I am a happy Mommy.
The pattern is "Holly and Hunter" overalls by Bonnie B. I made size 6. The fabric is supersoft featherwale corduroy. It is lined with blue broadcloth. The buttons are metal. The shirt was purchased at Walmart, because my boys love comfort (so they don't embrace dress shirts, though that would be cute, too!).
I shared the applique in a previous post, but here it is again with the added ribbon. I totally copied Planet Applique's sample on this one! I really love their designs- they always stitch so well and I think their styles are great!

Today I am hoping to work on the "cousin" outfits for Andy and Ella. They are turning out adorable. I am also testing a snowman feltie I digitized to be a freebie for you!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Vintage Baby Bassinet!

This is a baby basket bassinet that I found at a yard sale for $10 last summer. It was in great condition, but the paint was very yellowed.
I forgot to take a picture before I flipped it for painting, but you can see the line of yellow. Even the cleaner area still wasn't a bright white.
I bought a can of Krylon gloss enamel and gave it one coat with a brush.
It came out really pretty! Bright white and shiny. I hadn't even noticed the diamond weave pattern before I painted it. The hood snaps off, too.
Here's a view of the whole thing. I used it to hold gifts at the Baby Shower I had for my friend a few weeks ago. It was a really pretty decoration.
We have an antique tiny iron crib that is a family heirloom, which will be passed down some day. For my other grands, I will decorate and outfit a different vintage bassinet. I think it will be really fine to make bedding for these someday- I think I have awhile to dream on this project!