Thursday, December 22, 2011


Jane went with me to my favorite fabric store the other day and found some pink ballerina fleece and pink glitter tulle. Then her wheels began to turn and she begged me to make her a skirt out of all that fluff. I am not a "pink person", but I'll  sacrifice anything for my baby.

This is what came out of all that pinkness, Pink-O-Mania. Me, myself, and my precious brother machine are now COVERED in pink glitter. But its all worth it to have co-created something my baby girl will love and live in.

One more Christmas gift done.

What are you making for your loved ones this year?

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Take 5 Candy Bar Remix

I'm going to my first cookie exchange tonight and made my friend Sara's favorite homemade treat, the Take 5 candy bar remix.


Take some pretzels, put a Rollo on top. Cook in oven for 5 mins at 300*.


Or, while they are still melty, add a pecan on top of that melty goodness.


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Making My Own Bias Tape

Ambitious, I know, right?!

It freaked me out a lot, but a project I'm working on requires self made bias tape.

So fancy.

So I bit the bullet and just did it!
Dana over at MADE helped me out a lot too, with all her lovely photos and clear directions. Thank goodness for awesome tutorial makers!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Buttonholes Without a Buttonhole Foot

I am attaching 2 giant buttons to my latest project, and they are too big to use my buttonhole foot for.
What to do?
I found this great video tutorial on how to do it freestyle. The part you want is at around 7 minutes into the video.

It was a little stressful since I couldn't take my foot off the pedal and had to tap the buttonhole thing at exactly the right moment, so I had to distract the girls with suckers and 2 minute tasks to keep them away while performing my buttonhole surgery. It turned out great!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Twin Needle, My First Time

Fancy, no? 
I had a hard time getting all the settings right so the underside would look like a zig zag stitch, but I finally got it right
. I had to set my stitch length to 2.5 the width to 0.5, and the tension to 9.
I think I may have classed this project a bit up beyond my expectations. Now I want to buy a ball point twin needle for knit projects. Look how fancy I am!

Still no guesses on what this project is?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Guess My Current Project...

I saw these fabrics and just fell in love with them. It's the Alexander Henry "june song" and "june dot" fabrics. Isn't that pink delicious?! And giant black rick rack is so rich and intense. All this project needed was for me to put a bird on it.*

Any guesses on what my project is?

*(YouTube "Portlandia Put a Bird on it". You'll thank me later.)

It feels awesome to be sewing again!

Oh, and last night I went to a wholesale fabric warehouse with my sister-in-law Steph and bought some cute stuff that I have some big plans for, in my etsy shop!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I Didn't Quite Make It...

However, I have a good excuse.

Meet Hazel!

Our third little angel joined our family on
November 6th. She has been a joy and a
delight in our home. Scott and I are getting
used to being outnumbered, and the girls
are loving their baby sister a little too
much, but it is so sweet to see them all
interact so well.

I did still do some creating during the
past 10 months and will be posting some
of those projects, along with current
projects soon. I feel ready to be back
to almost regular activity level and to
blogging regularly again.

Hope you are all well and feeling crafty!


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