Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
I did use my serger and ruffler foot, but I provide tips on how to work around those accessories if you don't have them..but I highly recommend both of those extras! I use them a ton in my studio and they make life lovely..
All you need to make this tree skirt is a Moda Bella Solid Jelly Roll, some felt, and pretty serger thread. You could seriously whip it up tonight!
Happy Holidays from our crazy, love filled house to yours!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Where Women Cook has a call open for “pieographies” – to tell your life story through a pie. My pie? My
What is life like while juggling aspirations to be a designer, raising two adorable daughters, and keeping the home fires alive? It is a sweet and chaotic life. Each day is full of laughter, tears, ups and downs. Each day I am thankful for the blessings I have and work hard to keep it all together.
I am awful at balance though it is something I strive for. There are times when I’m convinced that I have mothering down to a science and minutes later I’m pretty sure I’m the meanest mom on the block. I’m not Supermom, but I do try to be my daughters’ hero. I want them to know that even though their mom spends hours of the day working instead of playing with them, I’m working for them. I want them to remember the sweet moments of their childhood. I want them to realize that even though life is not fair, the sweetness outweighs the struggles we face.
Our lives are bumpy and fraught with obstacles, but each and every day I see my children smile and hear them laugh.
Everyday is sweet.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I think this last one maybe my absolute favorite. I love the sweet angel image and I think my girls would look so sweet on that card.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The dress was cut and sewn in a single naptime! I hope you'll take a moment to hop on over and check out more of her patterns. Tonight I'm actually working on a coat test pattern and will upload that post later this month!
Friday, November 4, 2011
And then well.. that got boring I guess. We ended up with a crop of muddy corn! She had fun and I got no work done, but we had a great afternoon together while the baby napped.
And I have more cute Thanksgiving decorations. Granted they are muddy brown, but they are made with love!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
During Baby's nap I gave Kiddo the colorful stack of feathers, a skein of yarn I no longer loved, and a yarn needle. Kiddo is around my sewing tools 24/7, so I feel very comfortable with her using a blunt yarn needle. She's 3 1/2. Please use your own judgement with your kids... I showed her a few times how to punch through the paper using the needle and off she went.
Did I get more work done? Probably not. My leg is still the place to cling to no matter what craft is available. However, she did finish a beautiful strand of garland all on her own. It looks awesome and fun in our playroom. And I actually love that the feathers are from doodled paper.. looks more like us..
What was I working on? Well it's top secret, Peeps! But here is a tiny peek..