Sunday, January 29, 2012

This and That.

Just finished this custom purse, the customer requested I add my ribbon flowers to the front of the bag. Wasn't sure how it would look, but I have to say I really like it.
Loving all the added bling!

So after church I plan on playing with a new foot for my machine.
I know it looks intimidating, but it is a foot to make ruffles and pleats.
Not only is it fast and easy, it will even sew your ruffle to the fabric as it is making the ruffle. Life is good, right!
As soon as I finished playing, I will post some pictures.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Where were these great Diaper Bags when I was having kids?

When I had my kids Diaper Bags were generic, most were made of some plastic type of material and just plain boring.
I just loved making this great custom Diaper Bag with matching Diaper Wipe Holder.
Don't you  love the Pink and Brown combo? Just a soft touch of sparkle with the Pink Swarovski Crystals.

The matching Diaper Wipe Holder is just too cute.
I swear I am going to make one to use as a clutch for an evening out.

Monday, January 23, 2012

The fabric everyone fell in love with!

I just recently finished a book bag that was supposed to be a birthday gift for a friend.  So her birthday was several months ago, it's the thought that counts....right?
I let her picked out her fabric and make some custom pockets choices for her phone and Nook.
As I started making her bag, my daughter Amanda said Mom I really like that fabric, can you make me one just like it!
Then last week my husbands Aunt and Uncle, who were visiting from out of town, came for dinner. His Aunt always wants to see my lastest project and  when she saw the fabric  she said she wanted something made out of it. If that wasn't enough, yesterday morning I  was outside Scotch Garding the finished bag when my husband came out and said, Wow, I really like that fabric.
Okay, I get it, everyone really likes this fabric.
So I got online this morning to see if I could still purchase this fabric and yes I can!
It is called 13 Going on Thirty and it is by Maywood Studio's.

I wish I had a closer shot of the fabric, my son took this picture for me.
The outer handle and inside of the bag is the darker Purple with White polka dots. What you can't see in this picture is the beautiful Swarovski Crystals that I have used to bling out the front flap of this book bag.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My bed quilt.

Several months ago I finished a quilt for my bed, well kinda finished it.
It just needed the binding. ( like several quilts in my house)
So last night I started sewing the binding on. As I sewed I fell in love with the fabric all over again. Today I am going to make some pillow cases, pillow shams and maybe some throw pillows too!
Now my husband is a hard working, get down and dirty type of macho man, the last quilt I made for our bed made with him in mind. They were darker colors and not very feminine at all.
This quilt ladies....... is all about me!
It is a very simple quilt made with a layer cake and a couple of borders, the fabric is Martinique by Moda. The colors are just soft and yummy.
When I get it finished I will post some pictures.

So my question to you is......... Is you quilt on your bed designed with your husband in mind, or is it all you??????

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Do you have UFO's

So last year I started the New Year off saying that I was going to shop from my own stash, which meant use up some of the many yards of fabric I have been hoarding. I have to say, I really did use a lot of it.
This year I decided I was going to finish the many ( not ready to admit just how many.) UFO's. For those of you who do not know what a UFO is, it means Unfinished Objects, projects sound better but doesn't have the same effect. UFP???
Anyway as I started to pull out my UFO's I realized I had a lot more than what I remembered. Did I mention a lot more????
My plans are to post them as I finish them.
I hope I can encourage you to do the same, and please send me a picture of your finished UFO's and I will be more than happy to post them to my blog.
Happy Sewing.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Nothing better than homemade Vanilla frosting.

So everyone was home today and looking for something to snack on. Since I didn't have anything sweet in the house I decided to bake a cake.
Now I did use a box cake mix that I of course doctored but made the best homemade Vanilla Frosting. 
Since Amanda and I have kicked it up a notice in our baking I have tried more things from scratch.

Simply Vanilla frosting, no more store bought frosting in this house.
Whip three sticks of butter until it is fluffly and white. Slowly add 4 cups of powder sugar a half a cup at a time. Next add one Tablespoon of real Vanilla extract.
The best Vanilla frosting ever!