Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Little Buttercup Bag

Dear Magnetic Snaps,


Love, Bree

Yes, I did it!!! I used magnetic snaps and they are so easy!

So, I made this super cute bag today. Perfect for trying magnetic snaps on! The Buttercup Bag by madebyrae

I plan on buying this pattern so I can sell some in my shop. It's a really cute little bag, perfect small size for quick trips or a night out. I think I will be making more for me vey soon!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

My adorable children and I wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Want a hug?

Want a hug? Introducing my newest product- The Mug Hug!

Just like a Java Sleeve but made specifically for use with coffee mugs. Easily attaches to your mug with an elastic loop and button. Watch for these to hit my shop this week!

**Also hitting the shop within the week will be lanyards for ids, school ids/tags and other fun stuff. :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

More gifts!

I had another fun and productive day of sewing. Watching it snow outside, I was very glad to be in a warm house, sipping homemade mochas and listening to Christmas music. I got all but one gift done! The only gift remaining is a baby doll blanket for my daughter to go with the baby doll pack-n-play I got her. I am pleased with everything that I made today, all first time projects!

First up, I made these adorable pin cushions that tie to your machine. So handy! I first saw them, over at I Can Find The Time. I wanted to link to the tutorial but I couldn't find it, so I went from memory. I love how they turned out. One is a gift for one of my sewing buddies, Dana. You can check out her blog here! I liked it so much, I made one for myself and started using it today while making the other gifts!

The two pin cushions...

My pin cushion in use!

I just love this little cutie.

Next up was two fabric bookmarks! One is for my dad and one is for my friend, Randi, who is an avid reader and journal user. Dana sent me the link to this tutorial and I fell in love with it. I got it here. This is such a fun, quick and useful project. I highly recommend it as a gift for a reader you know!

Here is Randi's bookmark.

I made these adjustable with two buttons, for different sized books.

Here is the one I made for my dad.

This worked out perfectly for him, it goes around his whole journal. (that is not his journal, that is my copy of A Purpose Driven Life...)

After I finished all these projects up, I checked blogs and email and I saw something that made me super excited and happy! Michelle at Keyka Lou posted her newest pattern- a 13" Laptop Sleeve!! I am so excited to purchase this pattern and start making these! I can't wait to pick fabric for my own. :) I have a lot I can use here already, but I don't know if I have anything bigger than fat quarters. Guess I have some looking around to do! I have a netbook so it's smaller than 13". I can size it down but I am going to leave it the same size so I have extra room to store my power cord and external hard drive in it too.

I am feeling accomplished this evening...time for something sweet and maybe a little know, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse...yep, I am one of those women. ;)

p.s. I bought magnetic snaps to use this week...stay tuned.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Magnetic Snaps...

Dear Magnetic Snaps,

I am intimidated by you...but not for long! Let's agree to be friends and make some cute cute things together. :) Thanks.

Your new BFF,


**can I add that I crack myself up?

Busy with gifts

This week I have been busy with gifts for Christmas. I didn't take picture of everything because most of the people receiving them don't know what it is yet. However, my sister already knows what her gift is so I can post pics of it here. :)

Here is my sister's gift- a Sweetheart Shopper (Keyka Lou)in dark denim....I love this so much I may have to make myself one.

I also made myself a gift :) I wanted a new purse for my birthday so I chose this beautiful tweed-y fabric :) Again...the Sweetheart Shopper. I do have other purse patterns, I swear. I am just very partial to this one :)

And I tried my hand at fleece tie blankets for my kids for gifts too. They were easy! I know what not to do for next time but I really like how they turned out. They are less than a yard each but they will be the perfect size for them.

On my agenda for the rest of this week and weekend is a taggy blanket for a newborn baby boy and some clutches. :) yay! I am feeling very inspired this week. I guess it's the holiday season and the urge to give!

Here are a couple other pictures....not sewing related at all...I am just a proud mommy :)

My son, Zane, at his first Christmas parade...

My little Santa baby, Claire...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

....And, I'm Back!

July was my last post...What has happened since then? A LOT.

My son's birthday, a divorce, a cross country move with two small kids, beginning a new life, my daughter's birthday and Thanksgiving....and now we are less than 7 hours away from my birthday! WAHOO! I have been a tad busy. But, I have been sewing too, which is pretty much awesome! I was very sad to pack up my machine, all my fabric and notions and everything I had organized when we moved. But, I have a really great sewing space here at our new house. So yay for that! I have my etsy shop up and running again and business is doing well. I also managed to make all my friends and family Christmas gifts and find time for some just for fun projects too. All in all, I am doing well!

I have pictures and pictures to share of my latest creations. I will post a few on here before I close. I am still very much addicted to Keyka Lou patterns and can't get enough! I have a link at the top of my page for her pattern page, so if you would like to try them yourself, click the link and go purchase one! They are so super cute and so worth every penny you spend! She emails them to you in pdf form so you can make it right away, no waiting for them to arrive in the mail! That's one of my favorite things! :)

Ok, picture time!

My very favorite purse I have made I think- The Sweetheart Shopper...I did this in a really cute corduroy and I loved it! I placed it for sale in my shop on etsy and it sold right away!

A super cute small clutch in the Hooty Hoot fabric I like so much!

A cute cute Christmas Java Sleeve. I love the polka dots!

And, it's not sewing, but I have some cute cute kids!