Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Still Around!

I'm still here!
I've been sooooo freaking busy over the past two months that I haven't gotten time to post any of the stuff I have been working on. Plus, a lot of it are christmas gifts that I can't post yet.
But I can post in progress pics of some of the random things that I have been working on.

First off, I have been working with my sister to make curtains for my parents camper. And boy does it have A LOT of windows.

My sister purchased the fabric online. We (I should say she) did the math and drafted up the measurements. We had to bring my dad in on it, he measured the windows for us.

It was A LOT of sewing too! lol
I finished the curtains, and my sister finished up the gift with sewing up some tie backs and curtain rods. I can't wait to see my mom's reaction! I know she'll love them!

Next is my french toast recipe card holder. I made a lot of fun stitching this cute little guy.
He's complete with a beret (with a french knot!), and pencil thin 'stach! He has a magnet on his back so I can keep him om the fridge.

Speaking of recipe card holders! I made a small army of my chocolate chip guys!
I bake every year for the holidays for my family and I make about 5 different trays for all the people my hubby and go and see. I made chocolate chip cookies this year, so I just had to make some of these cuties for the trays.

I had a strange feeling that I was being watched.

All of the piece cut up and ready to be sewn.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Magenta Girl

I embroidered another one of my husband's drawing.

I have been waiting to post this for a couple of weeks now. I'm VERY pleased with how this turned out.
I colored it using crayons. But I had a hard time with the skin tone to make it match.

I was super excited to give this to my hubby, I couldn't wait until his birthday.
I snagged one of his drawing and embroidered it!
He had no clue that I was doing this.

I have linked his blog before, but he has some new stuff up if you want to check it out. I want to more!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!


I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!

I was a raven!
I made my costume out of my wardrobe this year. Meaning that it cost me NOTHING! HAHA!
The embellished the mini top hat with stuff I had laying around.
The beak is from a sheet of stiff felt.
You can't see it very well but I have a bustle, and that was also made from stuff I had laying around.

My hubby was a garden gnome!
His costume turned out sooo freaking cute!!
I made his hat out of poster board and fleece.
What makes his costume so awesome is that his is 6 ft. 4. So, he is a very large gnome. <3

Sunday, October 24, 2010

I love fall!

I made some spats! These puppies are WARM!

I followed a tutorial from the Craftster forums, and I fell in love with them. They are VERY easy to make.

I love fall for the sheer fact that you can wear layers and not be hot and not be cold.
I like summer but it's too warm where I live and I hate winter because it gets too cold where I live and I don't like being cold in general.

I love the look of the unbuttoned style.

And don't you dare call these legwarmers! I HATE legwarms, I hated them when they were first in style, and I still hate them now.
These beauties really are legwarmers (reching noise) but they are different enough to be in their own category. :) Besides, spats is a really fun word to say.

This photo is a little grainy because I took that picture of them in an old mirror.

It's really not that easy to take good right side up photos of your feet. >.>

I can't wait to wear these out!! Yay!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Kick Ass Birthday Cake for My Sister

I love my sister. She is my bestest pal. I wanted to make her a cake for her birthday, and I knew that she would love this.
I love very bright colors so I made sure they were extra bright!

It's a Jenny Hart sugar skull. I stitched her a hand towel a while back and I wanted to match it.

My niece informed me this morning that she still hasn't eaten it. She has it in her pretty glass cake saver on her kitchen counter to look at all day. :)

Friday, October 15, 2010


Here are a few random things that are too small to have posts of their own, or maybe I just wanted to jumble them all together to save time for myself. Who knows...

A while ago I started making wallets and I took some pictures when I added fake buttons since I used the type of snaps that you sew in. I have too much trouble with the ones you use a hammer with.

I'm continuously making things to hang in my kitchen that are cupcake and coffee themed.
I took a cupcake design that is on my hand towels and made it into an embroidery.
I added the "sparks" for added color because my towels are a bright blue.
I try to use the same fabric with all the embroidery to kinda have it all fit together.

This is an action shot for an apron that I made for my friend that got married two months ago.
She LOVED it!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Latest sewing project...

...was a FAIL!

I did a very well on the sewing it's just that I goofed up on the measurements. :(

It's WAY too big in the ribs.

All the white stitches are hand stitched, so you can guess why I'm very upset that it's the wrong size. It took me a while to make this due to that part alone.

It is completely wearable, just not by me. :(
I haven't decided if I want to give it to someone that will fit into it, or sell it.

But I am proud of how far my sewing skills have come since the first one I made.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Two of my most favorites things!

Today's post is brought to you by the word coffee and the tasty treat cupcake!

Aunt Martha has done it again!
They keep making things that I LOVE to stitch. I believe that I will be stitching the whole Java Break pack.

I played around with some stitches to make it pop (I can't believe I used that phrase). I used three different green hues for the cup border.

It is going on my kitchen wall with my ever growing coffee and cupcakes motif that I've started. Hey, who ever said that you can only pick one theme? I mean come on, can you blame me? They are both yummy!
Although, I don't like eating them together. I don't like to eat sweet things with my coffee, it tends to make my coffee taste overly bitter. :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I love my job!

A couple of weeks ago, a guy came wandering into my store and wanted a cake for his wife.
In my business you tend to feel out that guys general don't care about what cakes look like. They're just food.

After many questions (what's her favorite color, what does she like...).
I got out of him that she likes sewing.

So, I got to draw a sewing machine on a cake! Two of my most favorite things together!

The only color that I could get out of him was red. He said to do it all in red.
Ooook, whatever.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Finally I can post this!

I had to wait to post this because I didn't want to risk the Bride to be (now bride) to find this and see.

I made her a cute apron with whimsical owls on it and I wanted to embroider something that matched.

I attached a little handle on it so it can hang easily.
I hope she loves it!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Simple drawstring bag for my new camera

This is just a very simple drawstring bag that I made for my new camera.
It took me about 5 minutes to whip up.

I wanted to keep it covered so it doesn't get dusty, and a little protection for the screen.
Haven't decided if we will buy a nice bag for it or not. So this is it's home for now...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Magnetic Recipe Card Holder

This little cutey is hand sewn and made of felt!
He was born out of my frustration in finding the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.
He has a pocket to keep recipe card in him, and also has a magnet on his back so he can hang out on the frig, which is conveniently next to my oven.

I am currently in the process of making more to sell in my shop. I bought some lighter colored felt to give it the right color of a cookie (This little guy looks a bit burnt).
He was extremely easy and fun to make.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice

I would like to wish everyone a warm and happy Summer Solstice. Although it's storming here, it's still a beautiful day!

Stitched on a tea towel. I love this victorian-ish style.

I made this for my sister-in-law for her engagement party. She loved it!
I used the pattern from Urban Treads

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Birthday gift of my mom!

I picked up this cute vintage style design from Aunt Martha's iron-on transfers.
I turned out great! My mom loved it.

I'm still working on to improve my satin stitch. It didn't turn out as bad as I thought.
I posted the link to Aunt Martha's on my links spot. There are nice and simple and have a great nostalgic feel.

Friday, May 7, 2010

I love gnomes in a major way!

Gnomes kick ass! I love them, not only for the yard, but I'm a gamer (pencil and paper), and love to play them in D&D.
When I saw this giveaway from Calamity Kim, I squeeeed!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this apron! It's soooo cute!

Ok, sorry I'm done now... :)

Awesome Embroidery Introduction

I was surfing through the DMC usa site and came across an awesome introduction to embroidery video.

It showed my a better way way to do some stitches. And boy did I feel silly on how I was doing it wrong.
I thought that I would share this with all of you. Even if you already know how to embroider, it's still a nice video to watch.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The work of my great grandmother

When my husband and I got married, my great grandmother embroidered a set of pillow cases for us.
We are not a religious couple so I put the pillow cases away in my hope chest, and then eventually forgotten.

She did beautiful work.
She past away a couple of years ago. And sadly I never got to talk to her about the beautiful needlework craft.

I believe that she was in her late eighties when she made this.
Her detail is very precise. Very nice.

I now have a greater love for these pillow cases not only because she was my great grandmother, but also the care and love that she put into this wonderful work.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Work space update!

My, oh my, does one collect A LOT of stuff in such a short time!

I cleaned up my area today and noticed that I just might be running out of space to keep all my stuff! The horror!

Here are some updated photos of my work area. This is what it use to look like.

My little corner of the room.

My inspiration nook. My books, toys and my prised Dymo. Buttons and and a couple of painting from my hubby.

Yes, that is in fact a drum throne that I use as a seat. lol I use it when the boy isn't banging on his drum kit.

Look at all that stuff!!

I always love looking at other peoples work areas. I guess that I'm just a voyeur. :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sugar Skulls!

Embroidered on a tea towel. A Jenny Hart design.

I stitched it for my sister. She LOVES it!

I am VERY pleased with my stitches. And look at those sexy french knots! I'm so super excited that I FINALLY mastered the bastards!