Wednesday, June 30, 2010


What a cool drawing!! Since only 3 entered and there are 3 patterns to give away, everyone is a winner!!! Mande, Christy, and Amy please e-mail me your mailing address to and I will send you your pattern.

All that has been on my mind lately is Trek, Trek and Trek. My sewing projects have been set aside until I return from Trek. Though, I am still at the sewing machine working on pioneer dresses. Will hopefully post them soon.

Much love,

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finally...A GIVEAWAY!!!

I got my hands on these cute patterns designed by Chelsea Anderson. Read more about her secret that isn't a secret anymore. Not only does she have her own boutique shop of patterns but she designed a pattern for McCall's. Pretty cool! I purchased a set for me and I'm giving away 3!

I have 2 of these patterns for size 2-5(toddler) and 1 pattern for 6-8 (Little Girl). You can enter by doing one or more of the following.

1) Leave a comment that you are or became a follower to this blog.

2) Leave a comment on what size pattern you would like and who you would make these cute outfits for.

3) Mention this giveaway on your blog and leave a comment saying you've done so.

You have up to three chances to enter by Tuesday, June 29th.

Take care and good luck!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

If I had a boy...

I would want to sew for him too. I've been thinking lately about how half of my readers have little boys. They deserve some homemade with love items too. Check out these ideas and tutorials for the adorable boy(s) in your life.

Cozy car caddy

Little Boys ties

Tie Onesie

Monkey Beanie Hat

The Hobo Sack Wouldn't this be great for all his toys? Or even hers.

Cleaver Vest

Car playmat So cool! I want to play with it.

The following go for boys and girls:

Vinyl baby bib

Burp Cloths

I totally want to make one of these Clutch Diaper/wipe holders

Look at these cute booties!! The link is mentioned in her post Homemade by Jill Booties

Felt Food

This is just amazing!!! Felt Playhouse

I've been wanting to make this, I'm really into owls

I hope you've left reading this post with some ideas on sewing for your little ones. I would definitely try the tie onesie. It's simple and cute.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Not much

My husband and I have been walking every night this week in preparations for our Stake Youth Pioneer Trek. I'm beat and have not been sewing. Tonight my hubby asked, "Are you sewing tonight?" "No, but I've sewn a lot of projects in my head." Hopefully I will have something to show for next week. In the meantime, I hope you all are having a good summer. It really hasn't changed things much in our house. My girls aren't in school yet so each week seems pretty normal.
However, we just established a new rule in our house. NO GUM!!! My girls are crazy about gum and bug everyone for piece if they have it. I had purchased a few packages for a friend because my girls constantly ask her for gum. After getting dinner started, I found an empty package of gum. There were twelve pieces missing and only two small wads of gum in the garbage. My two girls had chewed it all up and my youngest I know is a swallower. At dinner, C's (my younger daughter) tummy was bloated and tight. She was trying to eat her noodles but kept pointing to her tummy and moaning. She was so upset the rest of the night and had diarrhea. We called a 24/7 nurse to see if several pieces of swallowed gum is detrimental. She said she would be fine and that it would pass through her. I think she had boo from the artificial sweetener in the gum. Thankfully, she woke up with a smile on her face this morning and seems fine. We are still waiting for 10 pieces of pink gum to show up. Needless to say, NO GUM in our house!!! Also, I wish I could get a break from my families bodily outputs. But then we couldn't live up to our family motto which is "NEVER A BREAK". How true that is.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Here are my Work In Progress Projects (W.I.P.P.).

The squares for Quilt 1

Can you see the pinwheel? Hope so.

Squares for Quilt 2

My house is clean, woo-hoo!!! That is why I haven't been sewing much. Also, my daughter and I got sick again. There is a mean yucky bug out there so watch out!!! It takes forever to get rid of and apparently it can come back a week later.