Sunday, August 14, 2011

More things I tried

Once I had mastered the aprons I decided to try some other things.
My sister moved into a house and wanted some toilet seat covers and a custom shower curtain!

Then my mother in law asked me to make her a custom table cover. This is the fabric I started with.

And this is what I turned it into!

And for Christmas I decided to make a table cloth for my mom.

And I found this set to make a Nativity scene to make for Grandma in Mexico!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A little brighter...

So I had a really rough day today.....couldn't even keep sewing cause I was just defeated. Then a package got delivered and it brightened my day up a little but so I thought I would share that.

Lets start at the beginning. My brother (and girlfriend) work at Target and every month there is a newsletter with a special coupon just for associates to use. Last month it was for 40% off a Dyson vacuum on top of their 15% off already.....thats 55% off of a $400 vacuum!! Since my birthday is soon approaching I came up with the plan that instead of people giving me birthday money that they could just put it towards the vacuum! So my brother, mom, sister, and mother in law chipped in and got it for me!! And it came today!! I have already used it and love it!!!! Here are some pictures!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How it started...

So moved to Texas just over 2 years ago. I had a sewing machine from my mother in law that had been sitting in the closet for a couple of years before I finally decided to try it out- which was just after we moved here. I started simple and made some aprons. I got a paper pattern and we didn't get along very well so I decided to keep looking and found a pattern on fabric and used that as a template and it worked great. Since then I have made them as gifts and even sold a few here and there.
I am going to try and show some pictures of the ones I have done so lets see how it goes!
The first one I made was for me and simple out of black and pink striped fabric.
Then I made a fun one for my mother-in-law.
One for my awesome friend Pam who Loves Lucy!
Then I did a fun one for a wedding present!

Trying this out!

I am going to try this out so others can see what I am doing and so I can link up to other blogs. I recently started making bags and love doing them!!
This one is my first one and I got the tutorial here. She has an awesome blog and makes some fun things!!