Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Best Husband EVER!!!

Guess who took that awesome pic? That's right! My amazing hubby. And can you guess where we were??? I have the greatest husband ever! He didn't mind my screaming at the concert and even danced (well, rocked back and forth) to the songs with me. We got home sooooo late, but it was so worth it! Love ya babe!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Curtains & Checkbook Covers

The sewing machine and I have been getting back together. I've missed that cheap piece of plastic that gives me fits!!! Having a baby PLUS two other kids makes you busy and so there hasn't been much going on lately- until now. I made new curtains. They're done, but not really. All of the edges are finished (which is more than I can say for the other curtains I've made in the house) but I've found a cute print to go on the bottom, and then they'll be DONE. Also made Mom some new pillow covers. No pics yet, but maybe I'll drag the camera over to her place some day this week to snap off a few. I've also got checkbook covers going on. I've got 30 of them cut, and a few sewn up. I got rid of my ugly plastic one about 6 months ago when I made one for myself and figured it was high time to get some in the shop. I'm almost done with Viv's birthday dress. Its still in progress, but I'm so thrilled that it is all from garage sale fare! I picked up a tablecloth (that has become the skirt of the dress), a silk-ish scarf (became an apron for the skirt), and some gorgeous printed fabric for the top (same fabric I used for mom's purse) and it all cost less than $2!!! Now, I just need to see if I have buttons already . . .

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pillowcase Dress Tutorial

When I first wanted to make a pillowcase dress I started looking all over the internet for tutorials. Some were good, a few were "eh", but I never really found one that provided me with instructions for a FINISHED garment (ie. no annoying raw edges) that had a professional look. Since then, I have made close to 150 dresses and learned a thing or two about the construction, which honestly, is so easy and straightforward. I am doing things quite a bit differently than when I started; I've simplified and streamlined! I LOVE these dresses; they're simple, don't require a "pattern", just some simple instructions, and take under 1 yd. of fabric to make- depending on the size. Of course, if you're looking to just buy a dress instead of making one, just stop by the SHOP.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Have you seen it?

Um, yeah, can November get here sooner?