Monday, May 31, 2010


A bag full of goodies!

I grabbed my favorite purse from the "stash" and decided it was time to give it away (since nobody wanted to buy it ;-) Nothing says summer like the combination of black and white, and who doesn't love pink??? I'm filling it with a checkbook cover, a travel tissue cover, a hair clip, pin and pin cushion. Maybe I'll add more . . . Anway, on the the good stuff- how to enter! There are three ways to win; please leave a seperate comment for each entry:

1st Entry: Leave a comment with your name and email address

2nd Entry: Become a follower of my blog. Please leave your name and email. (ex. "Macy macymade at gmail dot com I'm a follower")

3rd Entry: Blog about this giveaway. Please be sure to include a link to your post.

Giveaway is open for entries until midnight June 7th!

If there are more than 300 comments the winner will also get a copy of "Weekend Sewing" by Heather Ross!!!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Some Good Pictures

I'm so pleased with how this dress turned out. As mentioned in a previous post, I used Butterick 4732 for the dress. I added the pick-ups and the wrap-around bodice. The bodice was a little tricky and definitely required fitting on the model- lots of pinning. The pick-ups were a breeze though! They were a fun addition and I would definitely do them again. The bolero is from Simplicity 2400. I was concerened that it would have a really "home made" look to it, but it looked great. I think that's because it was a good pattern, not really that it had anything to do with my meager sewing skills. All in all, this was a good sewing experience for me and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Hills are Alive, and so am I

While I muse over what to make for a giveaway (I'm leaning towards another purse giveaway, but this time stuffed full of goodies!), I painted a wall in my kitchen. I only have one coat done, and it resembles the color of wet concrete. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I'll get back to you on that one.
In the meantime, I watched "The Sound of Music" this morning with my kids. It was BETTER than I remember, and my kids loved it! My oldest is almost 5, and I thought it might be too much for them, or not hold their interest. Boy was I wrong! Right after we finished it, they asked to watch again. Maybe tomorrow. It's been years since I've seen the movie, and it was interesting to see it with "grown-up" eyes. First of all, when I was 10 I don't remember the Capt. being sooooo dreamy. Also, the Baroness had an AWESOME wardrobe!
Speaking of great clothes . . .

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I'm bummed! My hit counter at the bottom of the page stopped working so I had to re-set it. I was getting close to the 10,000 mark and was planning to do a give-away. So, I guess the giveaway will have to come early! Any suggestions??? I'm thinking doing another purse giveaway, maybe some pillowcase dresses for little girls, a bunch of accessories? So many choices

Friday, May 7, 2010

It's a Dress!

I'm done with the final fitting! Here is a pic before I finished the hem and got the straps sewn in- but you get the basic idea. It was a lot of fun to make and I'm excited to try something again soon!