Thursday, September 27, 2012

Football Season!

One of my best friends, Dana, has a daughter, Michelle, and both Michelle and her husband went to Texas A&M (gag - I'm a UT Longhorn).  Well they bought season tickets for all the home games (waste of money ha ha) and Michelle absolutely must deck her Little Miss out in total A&M garb.  Of course, I'm more than happy to oblige any opportunity to sew...even if my machine nearly died with that maroon fabric in it.  I've purchased some additional fabric that's in the wash right now to pre-shrink that will be an adorable dress.  Can't wait to knock that out this weekend!

Here she is modeling the Simple Skirt from  This was SO easy and it turned out perfect.

My first attempt at the bloomers had them too small so I had to make another set.  This time I borrowed a pair of Little Miss's bloomers that did fit for a pattern.  You know it's such a scandal to have your diaper show out from under your skirt!
A friend mentioned that I might make the sides of the bloomer deeper from above the ruffle to the waist to cover the entire diaper because the diapers are so tall.  Never thought of that and I'll have to play around with the pattern to see if I can make it work.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Giving this a go!

Okie, dokie.  I'm a blogger!  WooHoo! enough of that.

I'm not real sure why people have a propensity to put parts of their lives out on the web but they do - I do - and so here I go.

I love to sew, addicted to it really.  I really enjoy home dec and making baby clothes because babies don't care if the seams look wonky.  (Yes, that's a word).  I'm pretty good at repairing things like zippers, buttons, hems, etc. and after 20 years in the Air Force, I'm a master at sewing on patches! 

So people look at blogs to see pictures, right?  This is the Pinwheel Baby Quilt from Moda Bake Shop and I made it for my grandson this summer using "I Spy 10 Little Things" from Moda Fabrics.  Adorable if I do say so myself and my little bug seemed to love it too!  I chose a brown for the backing and binding so it could stand up to being drug around and survive the grunge.  This little quilt could only be so lucky as to be drug around by a toddler.  What love!  I quilted using an echo and SITD.  I'm about ready to begin trying to free-motion, but I'm not quite brave enough yet.