Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Sorry I have not posted anything in a while
but there hasn't been much to post about.
I hope to do better in the new year.

These are some free standing lace bookmarks
I made for my ladies in bible study.
We had a brunch on Dec. 8 so I
thought it would be nice to give a little gift.
They turned out very nice.

Christmas would not be Christmas unless
everyone received new pj's.
I made 13 pair.

The guys all got batman.

For the girls.
Some hearts.

And some owls.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Embroidery machine applique

This is my first attempt at machine applique.
Now that was Easy!!
Tomorrow is pajama and messy hair day at school
and Jessica needed some new pajamas.
This is the result.
I purchased the design from
I thought the sleeping owl was cute.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Costume sewing

I do not like halloween!!
So there.  I said it.

Ethany in her pirate costume.

Jessica in her red fairy dress.

Also made a Dorothy from Wizard of Oz costume
and a hippie costume.
I hope to have pictures of them soon.
Now I have 2 winter jackets that need zippers
and some pants to hem.
Then I need to do some basic type sewing -
pants and tops for the girls.
Also start working on my Christmas list.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Not getting much done.

I have not been doing much sewing lately.
But really need to get started.
Christmas is coming you know!!
I started a list.
And I promised to make halloween costumes.
I made these batman pj's for my grandson the other day. 

Then I had a pair of ladies pj's that needed mending.
The tie at the waist had ripped all the fabric
and I didn't know how to fix them.
They had been laying in the sewing room since last January.
So I just cut them into a small pair for my grandson.
Now I don't have to worry about fixing them anymore!!

A new purse.
Well, actually I made it a few years ago and
I decided I needed a new purse so I dug this one out.
It is made of suede upholstery fabric and
I did some embroidery on it.
I had actually made for a craft show and it never sold.
So I might as well use it.

A "BOO" halloween t-shirt.
Just for fun.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Monogrammed napkins I made for a wedding.
Also did a tablecloth with their names on it
but was unable to get a photo of it.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

First day of school 2011

New school year.
New outfits.
New bags.
Everyone is smiling!
It's all good.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to school time

Well it's that time of year again.
And we had the big back pack dillemma.
Usually have to buy a couple a year because
the zippers break.
So I decided to make messenger bags.
Didn't have a pattern.
I was unsure of the size they should be.
But at least the size of a back pack.
So this is the results!

We also had a birthday this past week.
Ethany turned 8.
Chocolate cupcakes with green icing
and sparklers.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

And Yet Another Skort

Are you tired of seeing skorts yet?
Rebecca, my 8 yr old granddaughter was over yesterday.
She liked the print fabric and wanted a top made out of it.
I asked if she wanted a matching skort.
Well yes, of course!!

The shorts underneath

The back elastic.

Are we having fun yet? 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Another Skort

Sewing for school time.
Here is another skort made of chambray cotton from my stash
The ruffle and shorts underneath are a poly/cotton
from my stash.
I am trying very hard to use only stash fabric.
Earlier this week I was in the fabric store and saw
the cutest lady bug prints.
I am sorry to say it is still in the store!!

And I made a top to match.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Smocked sundress

I finally finished it.
Shoulda bin done beginning of the summer.
It is now August!!
Smocked sundress made out of a light weight

Green, yellow and orange smocking.

Now on to some sewing for school.
Some skirts and tops I think.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lilly's and a skort

Lilly's in my garden.

Girls skort in navy with white polka dot
and lime green with white polka dot.
Picture is a wee bit fuzzy so you can't see the dots so good.
If you click on the picture you get a bigger view.

Close up of the ruffles
with rolled edge hem.

And the lime green skort underneath.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Smocked nightie I made for my granddaughter's birthday.
It is a girls size 10 and
made out of cotton lawn print.
I actually started it last year.
Kinda slow!!

I edged the sleeves and hem with eyelet trim.

 And a close-up of the smocking.
(not my best work)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Birthday t-shirts

Opening birthday gifts and everyone
dressed in their t-shirts.
They where very cute.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Embroidery on t-shirts

We have friends from Vancouver coming to visit this weekend.
Their girls are good friends with our girls
and we have not seen them for a year.
All the girls are very excited.
Also, it is their oldest daughters birthday this weekend.
She said she would like a chocolate cake
with yellow icing.
So I thought the theme for the birthday
could be the color "yellow".
(Grandma's aren't aways that creative when
it comes to kids birthday parties.)
And I thought it would be fun for the girls
to all have the same t-shirts for the party.
We also got some yellow hair spray!!

I got the t-shirts at Michael's on sale
at 2 for $5.00.
What a good deal!!

The embroidery design is from Embroidery Library
and stitched out real nice.

Flowers in my garden

Just thought I would share some pictures
from my garden.