October 25, 2012

FINALLY.... it's finished!

After many months, growing & delivering a baby, and a little motivation I present the complete


Purchase here in my etsy shop.

July 18, 2011

zippers & zigzags

Getting ready for another boutique. I'm loving the chevron/zigzags right now & have been dying for some metal zippers. I love how everything turned out. Whatever doesn't sale will definitely be seen in my shop once I get back from vacation.

This one had to stay with me. I'm loving the gray/yellow/green combo!
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June 09, 2011

pinoeer bonnets

Our YW are headed to Trek this summer and I decided to make their bonnets for them. Each girl has a blue bonnet with their initals cross-stitched in the brim. There are nine girls attending & I'm so excited to hear about their trek.

I used this tutorial---very simple.
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April 27, 2011

*almost* scipture tote

I'm having so much fun making these scriptures in so many fun colors!

the pattern is *almost* finished, but until then if you want to order one...let me know and we can find some fabric you love!!

B&C knotted tote

This was a custom order from Cohen's Kindergarten teacher.

It is from Joel Dewberry Aviar 2 line and I love it!

It is more cream than white, B&C tote.
Custom orders welcome!!!

Another great Mother's Day gift!

April 10, 2011

spring babies

I have four new neices & nephews that are expected to arrive or have shortly arrived and wanted to make something soft & fuzzy.

This is a changing pad, tutorial on sidebar, and two burp cloths.

I love this green houndstooth and hope the new mamma likes it too!

Welcome babies!

April 04, 2011

spring boutique

Here is my set-up. I made the "ladders" all by myself with five 2 x 4's and a power drill. They have two hooks on each "step" and it seemed to work perfect to hold my banner with aprons. Still looks a little "homemade" but I guess that's the point.
I think I sewed too much because I can't seem to want to sit at my sewing machine for too long right now. Need to take a break and play with a different hobby....should I start up carpentry? Believe me...I'm thinking about it, but my husband says I already have too many hobbies.
Here is Celeste at her LemonTree Bead Art booth. Her stuff is so cute! She has started making fabric flowers for necklaces, hair clips, & pins. So fun having craft days like this with her!!! I think we will both be heading back in the fall.

March 01, 2011

pleasantly surprised

Went to Joanns the other day, imagine that, and I was pleasantly surprised to find such cute fabrics.
These are for some aprons to sale.
Love all the colors in this one!
Love the retro feel of this one.

Today...I finished ten aprons (I didn't make all ten today-just finished the last one today). I'll post those pictures soon.

I'm slowly....getting enough stuff for the boutique.

February 24, 2011

rosette totes

I've been making a few of these....
for these kind of bags for the upcoming boutique.
Turquoise linen, gold grommetts, one interior pocket, three rosettes.

Custom orders welcome!!
convo me through my shop
pick your linen---pick your rosettes
see linen options here

February 16, 2011

my plans

This is how I spend most of my evenings. Matt sits on the couch next to me as he does "work" on his computer while I doodle in my spiral notebook making plans. These plans are for an upcoming boutique, March 12 at the Fraser High School.

Lots of stuff coming up in my shop!

February 15, 2011

b&w damask coming back

Look what is coming back!!!
Plus all these new fabrics

I'm *SO* excited!
Mid March...can't wait!

February 11, 2011

be mine

I was feeling creative and tried to sew a scrappy heart. I grabbed a few pieces from my scrap bag and sewed skewompus seams. Then pinned it to the back of some white muslin and sewed a heart shape from the front side. Cut out the heart and frayed the edges.

Yes....it drives me crazy that the lines are crooked! But what can you expect without measuring & skewompus sewing.

Not all of my projects turn out how they are designed in my head. [typical] But they are "mine!"

Happy Valentine weekend!

February 09, 2011

personal progress placemat bag

Sister Hunsaker's granddaughter showed her this cute idea and we decided to make a YW activity out of it. Each girl had a different placemat.
You need one placemat & about 34 inches of ribbon. Fold up bottom of placemat & place bags & pen in to measure seam placements. Sew pockets & both sides inserting ribbon on Left side. Fold ribbon at 14 inches and tuck into side pinning in place.
Wrap long end of ribbon around back and tie in front.

February 07, 2011

sunflower skye tote

custom orders are so great.
she wanted blue, yellow, green.
found-Joel Dewberry-Modern Meadow-Sunflower in Sunglow & Acorn Chain in pond.

February 04, 2011

a few of my favorite things

from around my house
1. yellow clock bought at Tai Pan
2. faith, family, friends canvas frame from Tai Pan
3. orange flowers
4. kolo scrapbooks green & blue with green magazine holders from Target
5. orange fruit bowl from TJ Max & white pitcher filled with my favorite colors of scrapers bouth at Dollar Store
6. yellow bird plate from Pier One
7. orange flower pot gift from Celeste bought at Marshalls filled with cream chrysanthems from Hobby Lobby
8. Logan LDS Temple by Jeremy Winborg called 'Evening Light' framed at Hobby Lobby
9. favorite yellow clock-again that started my obsession for yellow, orange, lime green, & turquoise.

everything cost less than $15 EXCEPT LDS Temple Art & Kolo scrapbooks.

Now it's your turn

----show me a few of your favorite things!

February 02, 2011

knotted rosette tote TUTORIAL

I can't stop making these grommet bags.
They fit SO much stuff.

if you're snowed in like me....make yourself a new

knotted rosette tote

Materials needed: 1 yd exterior
1 yd interior
1 yd Craft Fuse interfacing
4 grommets & grommet pliers
coordinating thread
contrasting fabric for rossettes
1. Cut from exterior & interfacing:
(2) Main 15 x 15 1/2"
(1) side stripe 4 1/2" x 43 1/2"
(2) Handles 3 1/2" x 45"
Cut from interior:
(2) Main 15 x 15 1/2"
(1) side stripe 4 1/2" x 43 1/2"
(2) pocket pieces 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"

2. Apply interfacing to WRONG side of Main pieces.
3. Round bottom edges of exterior & interior main pieces.
4. Find center of handles by folding in half lenghtwise & press. Open and press in 1/4" on both long sides of handles. Press in corners. Fold along center matching up mitered corners & pressed side seams. Pin.
5. Sew close to edges along all sides of handle. Repeat steps 4 & 5 to other handle. Set aside.
6. Place RIGHT sides together of pocket & sew with 1/4" seam to all edges leaving 2" opening at bottom. Trim corners. Turn inside out & press flat. Double topstitch along top edge. Pin at center of interior main. Sew along sides & bottom (closing opening). Backstitch at beginning & end.
7. Pin side stripe RIGHT sides together starting at top edge, rounding corner at bottom, along bottom, rounding other bottom edge, & up side edge. (See picture below). Round around corner as best as you can. May have slight fold or crease. Make it as minimal as possible. Hint: use lots of pins. Sew using 1/2" seam allowance. Repeat to opposite side. Set aside.
8. Repeat step 7 to Main & side stripe. (NOTE: My picture has extra fabric of side stripe at top, your's shouldn't. The linen piece I used was wider fabric. If this happens to you, cut off excess at top).
Turn Main inside out when finished.
9. Make rosettes. Tutorial found here [trey & lucy].
(Thanks Tanya!)
My rossettes are smaller than that.
Turquoise rosette is cut 4"
yellow is 3"
pink is 2"
Attach to main by hand sewing in place. yes...use a needle & thread and sew in place by hand!!
10. Place exterior of fabric INSIDE interior bag so that RIGHT sides are together. Pin around top matching up side seams. Sew around top edge leaving 3" opening at back top edge. Turn inside out. Press flat.
11. Press & pin opening shut. Top stitch around top edge of bag starting at one side seam.
12. Measure placement of grommets. Measure 3 1/2" in from side seams & 1" from top edge (1" mark being CENTER of grommet).
13. Follow instructions on grommet plier package for complete instructions.
14. Repeat to make four total grommet holes on front & back.
15. Insert handles from inside & make knot to secure. Repeat to each side.

Ta-Da! Your very own
knotted rosette tote!!!

This bag is for PERSONAL use ONLY.
Please do not copy pattern or sale finished bag.

If you make this bag, I'd love to hear/see your results!