Mother's Day Tea at school: It was bittersweet that this was the last Mother's Day event at school for me. My babies are too big.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
My class was last night, it went great! I really have so much fun and everyone's project turned out well. I wish I had taken pictures, I always forget. I made this out of some scraps yesterday to get ready. I really love how it turned out. It will look great when she has a tan too. Maybe I can find this fabric again because I would love one for me! Without the seahorse of course. ;)
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
This one gave me a little trouble, but it was helpful to perfect the directions. I might make one more for practice....but not out of seersucker! Or maybe this would make a nice teacher's gift.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The lining is from some fun scraps I had and I added pockets on the inside. I love a surprise lining on the inside of a handbag.....really I love handbags in general. I think this may be the first one I ever made...It may be the start of something dangerous.
Now, I just need a dress to match this. ;)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
This was my Saturday project this weekend. I saw this Amy Butler pattern on pinterest and I knew it would make a great class! Even though it is so cold outside I couldn't wait to get started and when I saw this new fabric at the shop I knew it was perfect! I will be teaching this in May. The pattern was great, I did it exactly as the directions call for and I only shortened it 5 inches but it would be great long with leggings ect. too. I made the extra small even though I measured the small and I am glad I did since it is a generous style anyways. I like my clothes fitted most of the time. When I cut my elastic I added a little because it seemed too small but I won't next time, it is a little loose in the back. The picture on the pattern shows the bow in the back but I thought this was fun with it pulled to the front. It also includes girls sizes 7 and up so hopefully I will make one of those this week too! This is a great pattern!
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Each group of animals came to the front for a song and Abby was right in front of us. Also, this is the first school function where I had the opportunity to use my new camera with the awesome zoom. It was a nice treat, I am very thankful that I finally bought it!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Reese has been insisting on making something since Abby took the class, but always when there is just not enough time to get something together right in that moment. I need to have several easy projects cut out and ready to go. I didn't want to put her off anymore so I quickly cut out a tiny pillowcase dress for her doll. She did great and was supper excited. It wasn't a perfect shape because I was quickly winging it but she was thrilled and it took all of 30 minutes for her to make.
She wanted to take it to school the next day for Show and Tell and loved it. Her friends just thought she was bringing a doll and she liked the suspense I think of telling them that she made the dress and THAT was the show and tell.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
I always go through seasons of different things, after Christmas is usually my lazy worthless season. When I sat down at my machine last night to make up the sample for my newest class, there were actual dust bunnies to blow away. I guess before next Winter I need to make a dust cover for Birdie. ;)
I needed to get back in the swing of things and what better start than to plan a class schedule....I can rarely accomplish anything without a deadline. Here are my next three classes coming up this month and next month.
Last night I made this fabric basket with the pockets. I made myself a similar one at Camp this past Fall and just love it. This one will go nicely in my bedroom when it done being a sample. I think it will be a fun class and it is great for beginners too. Originally I was going to have everyone pick out their own fabric but I like it so much that I think a kit will be be easier...no cutting for them!
This is an apron that I taught in January as a Sewing 101. I drafted it from my favorite William-Sonoma apron and I can't wait to bring this home either! I love wearing aprons while I am cooking and cleaning. In January the class was on a Saturday with only three people, I am hopeful that a week night will have a little more participation. I guess we will see!