Monday, January 31, 2011

Cosmo Bag

January is over and I completed my first bag of the Style Stiches Sew Along. I'm so proud of myself. It came out so great!

Here are the fabrics:

And the final product:

I must admit, it went together fairly easy. The only complaint I had was the 4 million pieces of interfacing.
Now, if only the weather was nice so I could take it to the beach!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The gathered clutch

I made what seemed like 100 of these as Christmas presents. The tutorial is here.

They were so fun and easy to make, I just couldn't stop myself from making more and more.
Unfortunately, I forgot to take pics of them all before I gave them away :(

I didn't stray from the orginal tutorial although everytime I meant to try to make it a wristlet. One of these days I'll have to make another one :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011


My mother is my biggest sewing fan. Anytime anyone mentions anything that I made, she's the first to speak up and let them know that I made it.

So who else would deserve a new handmade bag for christmas?

I made it from this pattern.

Don't mind the toys in the background, I do have kids, ya know :)

This was my second bag from this pattern (here is the first one). So it went to gether pretty easily with no very little problems.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

PJ's for SIL

My sister-in-laws birthday was last month and she loves anything pink and comfy.
So, this is what I made her!
It shirt came from Simplicity pattern 8262 (can't find a link for it anywhere!)
The pants came from some random pj bottom pattern I had laying around.

It went together fairly easy except for the collar. This is my second attempt with this pattern and both times I've had issues with the collar. 3rd times a charm? hope so. But not for a while...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My First Sew Along

I love love LOVE every bag in this book. So I couldn't resist joining in my first sew along to make sure I get around to making each one! And instead of joining one, I joined 2 (its the same sew along, just different people to keep me interested and motivated)

StyleStitches button

So this month is the Cosmo Bag. A big bag, but with 2 kids - I'm sure I'll put it to good use!

I struggled through the first part - picking out the fabric...

Fabric is Calico Dark Aqua Geo Leaves
The fabric is called Carousel Floral. This is going to be the main fabric of the bag.
Its soo pretty and makes me smile just looking at it. Can't wait to have it on my bag!

This fabric is Calico Fabric Heartstrings Sketch Stripe Purple

Now I need to decide which will be the accent fabric and which will be the interior. I can't decide!
Any input? Anyone?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yes, I'm still here...

Ok, so I fell off the blog wagon for a while..but it was the holiday season and I did alot..does that count for anything? fine...

So here's some things I've been working on:

Old MacDonald Puppets: (tutorial can be found here)






Pig - he's actually pink :) I'm a horrible photographer



24 total puppets for gifts and favors!

They were really easy to make. The most time consuming (and tedious!) thing was cutting all the pieces. But I'm pretty happy with how they came out. But I won't be making any more for a very long time!