Monday, December 22, 2008

Tie Wrap Dress It can be done in ONE night

I did it. I realized at 10 pm Saturday night I didn't buy my girls Christmas dresses for Sunday morning. I hadn't had a chance to try out this pattern yet and It looked easy enough so I went for it. I think they turned out awesome. It took me till 5 am. But they didn't cost me anything I amazingly enough had everything on hand in the right colors (since I needed matching bias tape I was a little worried) But have no fear my love of shopping came through in the end. Tomorrow I am aiming for at least one dad's tie maybe two depending how the day goes.....

Saturday, December 20, 2008

I Won!!!

Yippee!! They just posted the winners and I won something. A month subscription to It is a website that sales clip art. Then you can digitize it for embroidery. I think. I am sure I will figure it out soon. Right now I am just excited. I won!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Class gifts

Alright of course with all the gifts I've made I put off makeing the gifts for Kaylyns class till tonight. But I did it 27 santa bags made of felt and fur. Plus a big mess!!! I also made Kaylyn's teacher the cutest pen holder using a empty tin can and some Mary Englebright fabric I bought last year some time. Total cost for both projects 2.44 all of which was for the felt and fur. Amazing.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pictures are coming!!

After massive searching today I have found the battery charger for my camera. Tomorrow I will take some new pics. After we visit Santa. I made three of Kimberbell Kids Dolls and 1 baby blanket., 4 coasters for my mother in law. And one blanket for Jonathon's Place down the road. Okay honestly the dolls aren't quite finished and I only have 2 coasters completely done. Right now I am in the middle of trying to find one arm and one leg to complete the last doll. But tomorrow I will have pictures. Alright night for now.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SWAK Rules!!

Okay still trying to get some pics up. Went to take pictures last night and of course my camera was dead. Still trying to find my charger to charge it up. For anybody that does machine embroider you have got to check out SWAK I am quickly become as addicted to it as I am to YCMT. Today my little girl brought me her plain white shirt and wanted something on it. (My little crafty children love to have mommy "fix" their shirts.) So I quickly loaded a design I had downloaded as a free bonus gift with my purchase last week and voila a shirt for my little princess.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I know I haven't posted in a few days. Kaylyn had a cheer leading competition on Sunday. ALL DAY. Knowing I have a deadline I took my crochet for my cousins baby and worked on her blanket between performances and awards. Finished almost half of it. The other good news is Kay's Squad brought home 1st place in the cheer/chant division and 2nd in the cheer/ dance. They also won overall for their division. Go Jacks!! Today I am working on the last square right now and am fixing to start sewing the squares together. I have almost finished the Gertie gecko pattern from YCMT. I just need to sew the legs on. Soon I will have new pics.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My first finished projects

Okay I finally finished some things. A blanket for my 2 month old nephew, and I spy bags for my girls, hubby's cousins boys, and my nephew. I wanted them to be a little different so I took a clip art picture and enlarged it to full paper size and used that for my pattern. I also embroidered each child's name on the cotton fabric inside the bag. Now these are my very first ones and sewing on vinyl is not easy, so be nice. There is clockwise from top left a tractor, a dragon, an unicorn, an airplane, a car, and a monkey.
All of this cost me nothing. I probably won't be this lucky going forward, but I had everything around the house for these. For anyone making the I spy bags I recommend putting paper or tissue paper over the vinyl to sew on makes it go so much smoother (remembered that trick after the third one.)