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. :)