Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year

The New Year is almost here!! Hopefully this year will bring more posts to my blog which will mean that I am SEWING!! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fun Contest

I know, I know. Blogger slacker. Posts just aren't going to happen until baby #3 sleeps through the night. That applies to crafting/sewing as well.

However, here's a cool contest to enter over at Lila Tueller's Blog. Have fun!!

(picture taken from Lila Tueller Blog)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Let's hear it for the boy!

My boy! Lincoln Craig McCune arrived July 8th at 6:40 p.m. weighing 7 lbs. 10 oz. and measuring 20 1/2 inches long. My smallest baby. So glad he is here!!
In the arms of his Dad.
At home.
The week before having Lincoln I punched out these baby necessities. I got my nesting wind at the very last minute before his arrival.

Diaper bag.
Close up of the owls.
Diaper/wipe holder.
Changing pad.
Burp clothes.
And a hooter hider for nursing. It is a genuine hooter hider because there are owls on it.

Now I'm busy using these items as well as doing laundry on a daily basis. This is one messy boy.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

KCWC day 7: 2 for 1

As you can see, I bought a lot of cupcake fabric. I made an apron for B and C. When C is pretending to cook she calls it "making". I plan to let them use their aprons in the real kitchen too. It should come handy. Whew! What a week of sewing. If only I would be so dedicated to other important endeavors in my life.

Well, up next is preparing for baby boy. I've got so much to sew up before July 8th! Diaper bag, diaper/wipee holder, hooter hider & more. Hope I can keep up this sewing marathon.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

KCWC Day 5&6: Cupcake fun

I bought this fabric last year with the intention of making these Girly Skirts for my girls to wear on their Birthday. Now I'm ready for Birthday 5 and 3. I appliqued some cupcakes on their shirts to complete the outfit. They call it their Pinkalicious outfits.

Friday, May 13, 2011

KCWC Day 2,3,&4

For some reason blogger has not been working the past couple of days. Did you have the same problem?

This is what I have been up to for KCWC. I made two Chloe & Meiko shirts to be donated to the children in Japan. The deadline is the end of May so I'm glad I made it.

While making these shirts my girls dove into my sewing stuff and found this rag doll panel by Patty Young that was on my to-do-list. They wanted me to make them so I bent the rules on the challenge. Though it isn't clothing, it is for my kids. I think they are super cute and I made the each doll a simple little dress. FYI: Sewing knits is new to me and a challenge.

They love them! So glad I made them.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

KCWC Day 1

The challenge started yesterday but since my sewing is usually done at night when the kids are asleep, I will post the following day.

A fave pattern called the Bella Pants was used as well as Heather Bailey fabric. You may have seen these before since I made them for B a couple of years ago. C needed her own pair. Is it considered cheating for having the fabric already cut out? Otherwise this project would not have been completed in an hour. Just goes to show how behind I am on my project list. Glad to cross one thing off.

These are great pants for El Paso since we've got 6 months of warm and sunny weather. See ya tomorrow.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Eye of the Photographer

I asked my husband to take pictures of the girls on Easter while I was making dinner. In my head I thought, get a pic of the girls in their dresses before they rip them off since coming home from church. Well, he got a pic of the girls as I asked. Hopefully, you can see their dresses. C's dress was B's last year. I just turned the sleeves into straps so that it was more like a jumper.

Monkey see, Monkey do.
Just B.

So proud of B!! She did an excellent job performing as a butterfly for her dance recital this past weekend.

Now on to my challenge. This Spring I am taking on KCWC which is Kids Clothes Week Challenge. All week I am suppose to take aside 1 hour each day to work on Spring clothes for my kids. I really should be finishing some quilts that I started two years ago but maybe this will get me the sewing groove by having some accomplishments along the way. Wish me luck and you are welcomed to join in the fun!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I've been up to something

Another pair of SweetHeart Pants.

So easy, I promise.
New hooded towels for my girls and boy on the way.

For baby boy.

Last, crayon rolls using a tutorial from Skip to my Lou.
This is a fun easy project and my girls love toting it around.
So though I haven't posted in over a month, I have something to show for my absence.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

All you need is love,

Sweetheart pants, and yummy sugar cookies for an awesome Valentines Day!!! Got this idea from Toad's Teasure and my brain kept saying, "Yummy sugar cookies, must make!" So my daughter and I spent Saturday afternoon making sugar cookie bouquets for Valentines Day.

My girls sharing their new found hiding spot before church on Sunday.

Valentines Day. A pic of my girls getting ready for the activities planned for the day.

And what have I been up to? Making these fun "Sweetheart Pants" by Pink Fig Patterns! I love them! So simple and very easy to make. Great for beginners and fun for expert sewers. This is a must have pattern.

These girls are crazy about their pockets.

She makes funny faces like her mom.
Let's just end this post with some sweetness.

Friday, February 11, 2011


My first batch of homemade soap
My sister-in-law and nephew came from Boston to visit us for the Holidays. She was kind to take time to teach me how to make soap. She makes the most amazing soaps. They smell oh so good and they feel so good on your body. I can lather it on my legs and get a good shave using just this soap!

To begin with, we started out on a search for lye in El Paso. It is only sold at Ace Hardward on Doniphan. I had no idea making soap involved a knowledge of chemistry. I admit, I got scared when I purchased the lye and it had a pic of a skull and bones on the back indicating that it is toxic and can cause blindness. I thought, what am I getting into?

We locked the kiddos away from the kitchen and got to work. The mixing of the lye and oils did not take long but the tracing is what took patience since I lacked other ingredients that expedite the process of tracing. But patience paid off and a couple days later it traced and we put it in a mold to cure. It is still curing but in the late stages. I am so excited to try it and have learned a few things.

1) I appreciate it even more when my sister-in-law gives me her already made amazing soap knowing the labor that goes into it.
2)Making soap can cause blindness!!!!Harsh huh?
3)I should have paid attention in chemistry class.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Miss Gunny

Meet Miss Gunny. She eats toys that are left on the floor before bedtime. When she eats a toy once she will eventually spit it out but the second time it is permanently consumed. It has been a big help in our house. Finally, my four year old is picking up her toys. She used to always complain and whine that her backs hurts or legs are incapable of moving.

Miss Gunny, I hope you work for long haul in our home.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Something to finally blog about

It feels so good to have something to show. This is a customized order that is overdue. Do you remember the hooded towels I sold in October for the school craft shows? My friend ask me to customize two for her and suggested some twicking and embellishing. Here are the results.

What do you think?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fashion show in the Snow

BBBRRR!!! It has reached below zero in El Paso which is pretty extreme for us. This bad winter storm has been one big headache. Our electricty has been out 3-4 times each day since Wednesday. The city has had problems with gas pressure so we were also without heat on Wednesday. With the electricity going on and off, the heat has also been on and off at times but we are bundling up and trying our best to stay warm.

During our days spent at home, I decided to have my girl's barbies model their new clothes for Christmas. My friend Amy designs modest clothing for Barbie and I love it! The quality is better than clothing from the store and entails more fabric to cover the entire Barbie, not just 1/4 of it. Her business is doing well. She had back orders for Christmas and you can bet that anything listed in her etsy shop is gone within 24 hours of posting. Read her blog to find out about her current work load and opperation of orders.

The line up.

I love these funky pants. Wish I had a pair.

This heart dress is a winner! My girls fight over this dress.

I love this red dress! Wish it was in my size.

I love all the outfits and the workmanship is great! I can't imagine running little pieces of fabric through a machine and getting these results. Check out her blog to find out more if you are interested. At least check it out for some eye candy.