Tuesday, February 22, 2011


These two give me so much joy. I am so blessed!

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day from me and my cuties! We didn't take any fun Valentines themed pictures, so a picture from before church yesterday. And yes, that is the skirt I made for Claire.

My beautiful kiddos each made me a card today, which totally made my day. Another positive aspect of my day was three purchases from my etsy shop. Thank you to those spiffy customers who keep me in my fun business. :) I hope you each enjoy your purchases that made me smile today!

"We love each other because He loved us first" 1 John 4:19

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What I Did Today

I did some sewing today! I had an agenda. Skirts! Skirts for baby girls to be more specific. I love making stuff to give to other people and skirts are so fun and easy! Here is what I made today! (I also made my son a book bag for his Tag Reader and Library books, but forgot to get a picture).

A bunch of cute little skirts!

I am most proud of these two though...

This first one is the most adorable denim skirt ever! And it is so so so easy! I made two of these today. I have plans for another for my daughter, I just need to tweak the measurements. I found this skirt at kojodesigns
in a guest tutorial by Jill from homemadebyjill.

And this one was one I just made up from a few different skirt designs I have worked on. This is for my daughter and i love how it turned out. This was my first time working with a knit material and it was interesting. Easy enough but a little frustrating at times. I bought ball point needles to use with it and i really didn't care for them. I ended up switching to my regular needle towards the end of it. The waistband can fold down or not depending on how you like it. It works well both ways for her. It fits her great (she wouldn't let me take her picture when she tried it on, so just trust me) and it matches one of my favorite shirts on her. :)

I just found this picture of my daughter posing for the camera (of course not in her new skirt) with her brother's new book bag. You can't see the bag super well, but it's pretty cute, if I do say so myself. Fast, fun and functional. All things I love.

And, as a side note before I go, I challenged myself to make 365 things this year. So far I am up to 59 items since January 1st. Not too shabby. Now, keep in mind some of those are key fobs and lanyards. But it's still an item I hand made. :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I have been wanting to make a skirt for myself for awhile but didn't know where to start or what style I wanted. Problem solved!
Thanks to Jill at Homemade By Jill, I found what I wanted to make- The Party Skirt from Creative Spaces. It's super cute and I think I can do it fairly easily. I have done a ruffling stitch before so that's easy. I haven't done an invisible zipper, but the tutorial she has linked in this post for the zippers looks SO easy. I am feeling brave!
So in the next couple of weeks I will be trying this. I am excited to make something for myself that isn't a purse or clutch. : )