Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
He was supposed to be a muskateer but ended up looking more like a little prince or knight. Since we only made two trick-or-treat stops I guess it really doesn't matter. The important part is that the costume had a cape because of this....
He kept bringing the blanket to his daddy and whinning. Finally Mr. Gnome wrapped the blanket around his shoulders and sure enough that made him happy. We safety pinned the blanet and he ran around like that for the rest of the night.
Mr. Gnomes and I didn't have costumes this year but we did carve a couple pumpkins.
I found the Hello Kitty pattern here. It was fun hearing the trick-or-treaters outside our window talking about my pumpkin. Mr. Gnome's pumpkin had a couple fans too.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Gotta run. My little gnome and my crazy cat are demanding my attention.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
That is all. I refuse to spend another second working on these in any way shape or form.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This is my Etsy collection (this is what I plan to use for my shop and it was all purchased on Etsy). These fabrics were purchased from The Sprout Store . I also bought a few coordinating fabrics from Cotton Thread Fabrics but haven't taken pictures of those yet.
Top center: Freebird by Momo for Moda - Garden in the sky ( I also have this print in geranium aka red)
Left column top to bottom: 1Woodland by Momo for Moda - Wonderland Tweedle Dee in Sugar, 2Woodland by Momo for Moda - Tweedle Dum in Tomato (I also have this print in sugar just not photoed), 3Woodland by Momo for Moda - Tweedle Dee in Tomato
Right column top to bottom: 1Freebird by Momo for Moda - balls in ivory, 2Freebird by Momo for Moda - Butterflies in Vanilla, 3 Freebird by Momo for Moda - Garden in Grass
Thursday, September 9, 2010
The first was supposed to be a small bag for me to use when I don't want to carry my big "mom bag" but it I'm just not feeling it. So I think this will be one of the first items to go up in my etsy shop (once I have enough items to make a decent inventory).This is the pretty bag pattern from this etsy shop.
I chose this fabric because it was similar to the example on the pattern but in the end I just didn't dig it.
Maybe someone else will.
This is the half-moon handbag from this etsy shop.
I decided to use the main fabric for the inside pocket and I love the result. I think this bag will be going into my etsy shop too. I like it but I have another fabric in mind for my own. I'm making a small zipper pouch with this same fabric, also intended for my shop.
Alrighty, back to homework. Once my husband is done with his chief games I'll bring back "what to make Wednesday" but in the mean time I am working on photographing my fabric stash. At least the stash that I have here in San Diego with me. :)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
In the mean time here's what I'm planning to make next week. I just love Keyka Lou's patterns and Michelle has all kinds of helpful tips on the
Keyka Lou blog.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I used about 3 yards of tulle (2 pink and 1 purple).
My little gnome was NOT happy about modeling. But he's still cuter than the lamp. :)
This week's project: Curtains for my little gnome's room. I bought the fabric months ago and even cut it already. I'll be using my mom's method for plain pannel curtains. If I get really ambitious I might just post a tutorial!!!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Since I don't have a project from last week I'm going to cheat a little and talk about a project I made a while ago.
(Just pretend that it's clean)
This is a fabric travel high chair for my little gnome (I think that's what I'll call DA on here from now on). I first read about this idea over here at Homemade by Jill. I found a tutorial elsewhere but can't seem to find it right now.
I whipped this sucker out in no time. I can fold it up and leave it in a side pocket of the diaper bag, just in case. Although I haven't used it as much as I thought I would, it has definitely saved us on a few occasions. Mr. Gnome thinks it looks like a sumo diaper (his words).
My sister made one too.
So here is what I'm going to make this week. A bucket hat for my little gnome from Sew Much Ado. I just might have to make a trip to Joann's to pick out some cute fabric. :)
Friday, July 23, 2010
These three wristlets were made using this tutorial over at From An Igloo.
Unfortunately I didn't get a better picture of this green one. It was my first attempt and promptly given to my niece.
This one is for me!
This one was my sister's birthday present. Once again I only got a picture with my phone.
I just love that little bird print.
These little shoes were made using the Jack and Jill pattern from this Etsy shop.
Did you notice the print inside...told ya I like those little birds.
Finally there is the tote bag I made for my mom for Mother's Day. I used this tutorial.
There are two different types of pockets on the inside!
Alrighty there it is. What I've been sewing the last few months. Now back to the beach!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
It's a little difficult to see the details with the busy print but there are pleats just under the handles. The pattern included a fabric flower to attach but I didn't think it would look right with this fabric, plus we were running late for Rachel's 4th of July BBQ and I wanted to present it to her there. I'll definitely be making one these for myself in a different fabric and now that the first try is out of the way the second should go much faster.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Then life had to go and get all crazy. Long story short (with a long run on sentence)....we left Japan, moved to California, found out we were expecting, found out hubby received orders to Iraq and was leaving for a year, decided to buy a house in Iowa so I could be near family while prego and after delivery, hubby broke his hand, it required surgery so his orders got cancelled, baby DA came 6 weeks early, spent two and half weeks in NICU with our son, hubby had to return to San Diego for three months and then go to Iraq, moved DA and I to San Diego so we could all be together in a little studio apartment, found a hole in hubby's retina during pre-deployment screening, orders got cancelled, we were stuck in a studio apartment for 7 instead of 3 months, hubby got orders to Illinois for 4 months so we moved back to Iowa, now we're back in San Diego, this time in a 2 bedroom and with a year to go. I'm taking college classes online in order to (finally) finish my AA degree and plan to graduate in the fall. Then its on to the big bad BA! Hubby is up for orders in January and by June we'll be on our way to somewhere new. Phew! Did ya catch all that? Dizzy? I am!
DA just a day old
Now that life is settling into a sort of routine I've decided it's time to start blogging again. I'm still knitting along although not as much as I used to. Having a toddler in the house limits my craft time and I've also taken up sewing again. My hopes are that this blog can serve as a place to organize the endless projects I want to create.
So while I gather my thoughts, yarn, fabric, and camera go check out a sweet Flirty Apron give away over at Sumo's Sweet Stuff.