Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It's been a long time

I've been busy, AKA lazy! I have a few projects that I have worked on. This is a dress I made for a cousin's little girl...
Unfortunately, it's too small, so I have to make another one. I'm starting to see a pattern in my sizing issues. Blah! Maybe one day in my re-making of things, I'll actually stop to take pictures! Hmm...maybe!

Tomorrow, I start on my newest project, a pettiskirt for someone's daughter. My first time, and I must confess, I'm a little overwhelmed. I got my fabric in the mail today! YAY! (You need nylon chiffon, and there is no retailers that I can find that carry it, so it must be ordered).

Anyway, I'm using these instructions (3rd reply down).

I'll make sure to take pictures and give you my instructions (since I'm doing it from the bottom up) and any tips I find might be useful. Oh yeah, didn't mention, I don't have a ruffler foot!!! HA! Should be much fun!

Find me in the looney bin on Sunday!

Happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Finished, Maybe?

Here's the final result:

Not sure how much I really like it. Maybe it's just a little too blue? I don't know.

Also, we're not sure if we should paint the center of the tray or whatever it's called over the breakfast area (the part where the light is hanging?)
(and ok, well, in this picture you can see I lied...we're not completely finished)

to match the dining room (they both have bead board)

I should say, my husband doesn't think so, and I think so. So if anyone stumbles across this...give me your opinions! :)

ta-ta for now!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

While waiting

This little headband took about 10 minutes to make. I cut 3 strips that were 1"-1-1/2" wide and about 24" long...and then this again to have 2 braided strands. I had a stretchy headband (the kind you wear to go to the gym) and I cut about a 3 inch piece to finish it...sewed it all together. Now, if my hair wasn't all pulled back (and if it wasn't such a pain to get my hair right in it) I'd take pictures of it finished off of my head.


House projects

Remember when I said we had a bunch of unfinished projects around our house? Well, instead of finishing those, we've decided to start new ones.

Our house is in desperate need of color. We saw a picture of a friend's house that was similar in style and had ice blue walls. It looked great. And their cabinets were close to the same finish as ours.

This was the result:

See the color samples on the wall in this one?

So we really didn't like this color! The hubs is at Home Depot getting more paint. I can't take the ice blue for one more minute! He's also getting a dark chocolate for this wall:

And eventually, the rest of the walls in the living room will be a few shades lighter (we have to hire someone for those...someone with scaffolding).

Our house is in some serious need of color. And some decor!!!! Eventually, I'll get to curtains. We just got a rug last week. Slowly but surely, we're making this house a home!

Stay tune with final results!

PS...I need some decor help with this mantel. I HATE that we have our tv up there, but it's the only place in the living room for it. Someone please send me some!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Refashioned onesie

(Unfortunately, my husband stole my camera, so I don't have any pictures from along the way...sorry, maybe I'll (no maybe, I WILL) make another and take pictures along the way).

I, personally, don't like onesie on my daughter. Her little belly can't fit all her guts, so it sticks out and just looks quite funky on her.

I had this extra fabric lying around from another project (that I should post), and I just LOVE it...I had to come up with some excuse to use it.

I cut the bottom off a onesie (about 2 inches from the arms). You can elect to keep the bottom on. I used the longest straight stitch on the highest tension setting on my machine to gather the material. Sewed them together, and Poof, a new dress!!! :)

Oh, and I added the little flower for some detail. Did the same gathering technique and just rolled up the material and hand sewed it to the dress. (Ok, is "hand sewed it" proper English? It doesn't sound like it! Help a Southerner out! hehe)

Baby Shower Gifts

I have a baby shower to go on Saturday! There isn't much you can do for boys, but here are some onesies I made.


I got the car templete here at Homemade by Jill.

The "J" I did myself.

The tie and guitar can be found here at Trey and Lucy.

And the hammer can be found here at Sew Dang Cute (along with some other cute templates.