Master Seam Ripper

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June 25: Curtains

Today after working this morning pouring the final slab of concrete I was able to work in the sewing area
Today they were sewing curtains for the state orphanage It was a blessing to be a small part of helping add some privacy. To the children there. Glad to be of service.


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March 28: napkins new life

Every chair deserves a pillow. So I turned some napkins that I bought for a dollar,into a pretty new pillow for the $20 recliner from Craigslist!
The pink felt flower was a leftover from my craft fair in November. I think the pillow is a happy looking one. So pretty added to the practical recliner
Grateful for $ 1 napkins


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Picture Day

“Hey Mom, tomorrow is picture day!”
Sudden panic, What?…tomorrow?…ack!….can’t be!
“What color?”
“Blue or Green”
I march out to the sewing room. Think what dress can I make in less then two hours. I am NOT a night time sewer. Sewing at night is a disaster waiting to happen.
I find a peasant dress pattern, okay I fess up it’s a nightgown peasant pattern. But I love the square neckline. It reminds me of Allison at Harmony Threads style..
It takes me at least 20 minutes just to choose which fabric to use. I have ooooodles of pink fabric. But Eliana decided she doesn’t want more pink dresses :(.
Finished it off with some pink ribbon. (I can’t help myself.)
Simple…fast….. and she loves it, even with the pink ribbon.


New Shirt

New shirt I made in Seattle… Giving my best cool pose…

Did I mention I like sewing with knit fabric?

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Eliana’s Party Dress

This is a little old, but here is Eliana’s party dress.

Also, this is my first blogpost from my iPhone. We’ll see how that
turns out. Maybe I’ll post more often this way. It’s pretty easy.

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I had forgotten I had a BLOG

I have been having too much fun on Facebook πŸ™‚

Here are a few sewing projects. I have sewn up. The sewing bug is back.. but so is the gardening bug and I have 2 weeks until another 1/2 marathon.. how will I fit it all in..

Eliana’s Easter Outfit.. Some lovely woven fabric I picked up at the Sew Expo this year…. with some red interlock from my store

picture of the top

Lastly a cute peasant apron pattern

more pictures.. It’s my blog πŸ˜›

I will try and add some interesting things later.. well maybe after the 1/2 marathon πŸ™‚

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Ottobre 3/2007 !

I get so addicted to a pattern. Jessica inspired this addiction πŸ˜‰

I haven’t even taken pictures of the other 3 that I made :blush:

Ottobre 3/2007 with the matching shorts. Awesome pattern.. Fast and fun

First off some cute doggies form Sewzannes.. This is Eliana in our field looking for blueberries.. yum

I can only get her to take pictures if she gets to dance πŸ˜‰ Cow fabric from JA’s

last one shows off the matching shorts

okay now I need to go do something different..

Dancing Dots Dress

No pictures of Eliana unless she can dance At least, Β that is her new rule!

See and Sew pattern B5009.. it runs pretty wide, I think.. but maybe that is the style? I thought it was cute, but my son Kyle says they look like PJ’s I like the shape and fit of the capris pants, a lot, though.

back view

serious dancer face

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Matchy Matchy Graduation Dresses

I made this dress for my son’s graduation from High School.

He graduated Valedictorian from his Home School/Charter School Program.. We
are VERY proud parents!

I was so happy with how it turned out. I would say it is in my top 5
favorite sewing projects!
I made a matching dress for Eliana.. Here we are doing silly poses for

I just love this picture of Eliana


Some fun sewing!

A fellow sewing mama made some darling tank dresses for her daughter. It
inspired me to sew some for Eliana πŸ™‚

Ballerina Fabric I bought from a friend (Shannon) a year or more ago.
Tank Dress Pattern from Ottobre 3/07. I also made the knit shorts from
the same issue to match

What’s a ballerina dress without a

I sewed up a cute E-Book Pattern.. Twirl Skort.. It has built in pantaloons. Perfect for my tree climbing little
lady πŸ˜‰ We hope to carry these in our store soon πŸ™‚

I made the top once without the applique. went back and made another with
an applique. It just needed

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