Friday, February 25, 2011

How Cool Are These

The McCalls are awesome, the Christmas one is from '63 and the summer one is from '68. I love the colors of the summer one.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Broken Zippers

All of the jeans on my sons pants refuse to stay up.
I decieded to turn them into button fly jeans instead of trying to replace the zippers, because who wants to do that? I took the old zippers out
 I cut the zipper out as close to the seam as I could.
 Then I took the other side out with my seam ripper
 Then I snipped the zipper as far down as I could
 I used grossgrain ribbon 2x the length of the zipper, which I folded over and then sewed a straight stitch down each side
 then I added a button hole with my nifty automatic button holer
 I then sewed my ribbon to the fly
 then I added my button (which Dallas picked out) and voila! a fixed pair of pants so that I'm not constantly reminding my sweet boy to zip up his pants and that makes both of us happy :) I'm sure that this is not the only way to do this and probably not the easiest, but it's what made sense to me.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's chilly out...

so I stayed inside today and made these
this one is for me, I needed a little pouch to take with me to the gym

and this cute little thing matches my sisters theme for the nursery, its my favorite, I think its adorable. I started with Anna's tutorial for her lil cutie pouches. So cute and easy.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Well I got a couple wicker wreaths at the Dollar Tree and as I was looking around blogland to find inspiration I saw some cute rosette Valentine's Day items and had an ah-ha moment. I started with this
and then this
and it ended up like this

I'm not too sure about it. I think its missing something. If you know what it is let me know :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Gift

Today is Belinda's Birthday, and to celebrate I made her bias tape. I was not too sure how this would go since generally making my bindings is not so fun, but I bought a nifty bias tape maker from my LQS and it turned out to be one of the mindless tasks thats sort of relaxing.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweet Little Shoes

Over at Shwin&Shwin they've got a super cute tut/pattern for soft-sole mary janes which can be found here

I mean seriously, how cute are these?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Scrappy Hexigons

So after traveling through blogland yesterday I decided to give paper foundation hexigons a go. I'm going to make a throw pillow using the scraps from my its a hoot charm packs. I am using a template found here. I hope I do become addicted to them like everyone else seems to be because it will give me a fun portable project. Unfortunately I've been sick the last few days so who knows when I'm even going to finish the projects I've got going on now  :)

Scrappy Charity

I do love to sew but I've been missing my first crafting love. Crochet. So rather than planning a project I just dug into my misc yarn balls and started a lap size afghan. Its super simple front post single crochet. I have to admit that I'm itching to get to some hexi's but I have way too many projects half started or the stuff purchased and sitting on my desk in the sewing/family room. I'll show you what it looks like when the afghan is finished.