Monday, September 24, 2007

I Finished some more!

I finished my quilt!! This is MY quilt, but if you come by on a chilly day, I might share. I'm working on yo-yo's out of the small scraps because I like these fabrics so much! No waste.

These are some over-due gifts. SSSHHH.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Funny pantsed monkey

Here he is!!!His pants are awful...But I had my heart set on the frog fabric. Lesson: ALWAYS measure.(but I probably won't) I have a quilt to show, too!! And...I started a scarf from the quilt scraps while sewing with Cindy. Maybe that'll get done tonight....

P.S. The monkey's a Christmas gift so, SSSHHH, don't tell.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

One Down

One million to go...A fovorite shirt..........."how'd you do that?" he asked. I hope he's pleased.
Up next...a sock monkey in funny pants!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

For Bambi

No-sew pillowcase skirt! Family fun is a great place for kids projects.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Free Beginner Projects

A bag is a good place to start:

Or maybe a pillowcase skirt:

Christmas is coming:

Everyone needs a pin cushion:

Hope these suit your budding seamstress. Happy Happy sewing to you & Gabby!
Martha is a great place for projects.

Maternity Stumped

here is a tutorial to adjust regular patterns to fit an expectant belly:

This shirt could be altered

That's it. That's all I've got. Shalisa, you've stumped me! I just don't know where to look for maternity patterns. BUT...If you want to make a mouse: or

Free Baby Patterns

First request...Baby sling and swaddling blanket. I'm afraid I may be stumped on the swaddling blankets. BUT, here's a great looking link with LOTS of free sling patterns: . There ya go Cindy. :)

* HA! found a swaddling blanket pattern (thanks to someone on craftster!) It's just an oval with a pocket in the center to stuff the baby in. Easy (skip the embroidery steps) some good tips for 'winging it ' here.

as to the quilt pattern request...I can give a million places for that! What do you have in mind?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Don't buy patterns!

I love to waste WAY too much time admiring others' work and searching for and reading patterns. This has lead me to form the opinion that, if you are not too picky, one need NEVER pay for a pattern for what one may want to make. For example, I am making a quilt from a pattern here: . I'd like to test my theory. Tell me something you want to sew, knit, crochet, etc...and I'll post a link to a pattern or tutorial. I can find it! Just leave a comment to play with me.

*edit--I still will buy patterns. But, sharing is fun!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


The otherday, at she presented a FWYH (finish what you have) challenge. This got me thinking about my UFO (unfinished object) pile. It's out of control! I'll play too!! Sept/Oct is "Sometimes I Finish What I Start"!! (This is not everything!)YIKES!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I have sewn before

This is the quilt I made for my nephew Amadaeus. My boys drew the animals! I machine quilted the wavy lines on it. By far the best machine quilting I've done. (it took me over an hour to get the pictures on here!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Me too!

I really do NOT need another project. But, I enjoy reading others' craft blogs and some friends' blogs so, on a whim...Here I go!!! My intent is a craft blog. Maybe I'll be more inclined to finish things if I think someone is waiting to see it! I probably should learn to do picture stuff on here, too. Hmmm...Hopefully, I did'nt bite off more than I can chew. I don't want to choke.