I have created this blog because I wanted to be able to share my love of sewing with fellow crafters. Sewing & Crafting are one of the loves in my life and a wonderful relaxing hobby. I hope to help inspire and encourage others by showing my creations.
To this I will add that I need a place to document my thoughts and feelings as I go through this journey called life. Every time I try to start a writing journal, it lasts for about a week. I am hoping that this format "sticks" for me better than what I have done in the past.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I can't believe that it's really been since FEBRUARY that I have posted anything on my blog ~ I guess I've just been sewing my little heart out!! Here are just a few samples of things I have been working on lately:
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Oh My!! This darling creation is just TOO-TOO CUTE!! This customer ordered something to wear this summer for her trip to Disney World.
The embroidery and applique work is very sharp-looking. All of my inside seams are completed with a professional, hidden french-seam so that no raw edges are showing (no fraying in the wash).
I can't wait to see photos of this little gal in this dress with her Minnie-Mouse-Ears hat accessory :)
Friday, February 4, 2011
I am truly excited about this tote ~ And of course, it looks EVEN BETTER in person than it does here in the photo.
My baby sister belongs to the Tri-Sigma Sorority at College and asked me if I could make something in PURPLE with the Sigma logo on it ~ And this is what I created.
Doesn't it look FANTASTIC ?!!?
Thursday, February 3, 2011
My inbox has been overflowing with orders for these cute little pillowcase dresses the past two weeks. And of course, my hubby is excited about it too ~ a little extra $$$ to pay the bills is ALWAYS appreciated.
These photos are just a few examples of some custom orders I have filled. My customers tell me about the likes / dislikes of their little princesses as well as a little something about her personality and I go out for a personal-shopping spree for that perfect fabric for their little one.
And a few of these dresses were done to match some hair accessories that the customer already had, with no clothing to match. ~ Can't wait to see her with her hair bows and her new dresses!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I MUST share with you how wonderful my dear hubby is. Just take a look at these BEAUTIFUL custom built-in cabinets has made for me. This is my living room where guests enter my home. This is also where all the TOYS have a home.
I must say I am a little OCD when it comes to buckets, containers, tubs, baskets, etc. for everything to have nice organized place for it to reside. Now, that being said . . . things are not always in the correct place, or sometimes they tend to collect on those "flat" surfaces around my home (the hutch, the counter, the table, etc) . . . but at least they all have a home where they SHOULD be.
This project took us about $400 in wood and supplies (not including the storage bins) and about 3 good weekends to complete. I am very pleased with the way they have turned-out. Perhaps "someday" I will be able to have a 'store-front' in my home where I can teach sewing classes, or sell fabric, and/or even have a long-arm sewing machine for quilting. Ahh . . . . dreams can come true . . . . all in good time!
Here are photos of the PRAYER BLANKETS I have made in the past. These Prayer Blankets are sewn with love and prayers for those who receive the blanket. It is a symbol of a faith-sharing community "covering with prayer the individual who receives it."
The prayer blanket brings comfort to the suffering, and peace to the fearful. God has used this beautiful ministry not only to touch the lives of countless people who have received the Prayer Blankets while they are going through extremely difficult times in their lives, but the lives of those involved in the ministry as well. What a blessing it is to have those who give abundantly of their time, talents, and treasures, making this Prayer Blanket ministry possible.
I no longer have been making these, however, now my Grandmother has been making them for local folks who need them. She has made over SIXTY prayer blankets since Memorial Day 2010!! She too has been blessed with prayers and healing as those who receive them continue to pray for HER as well. She only asks that the new receiver of these blankets pray for the needs of the OTHER 75+ receivers needs in addition to their own.
Here is a photo (poor photography with my cell phone camera) of the very first project I sewed all by myself. I bought the Damask fabric at a WalMart on clearance, as the store was eliminating their fabric department. More and more of the local WalMart stores seem to me doing this :( The black fabric is a "black-on-black" bubble fabric, which I have seen at Walmart or at JoAnn Fabrics as well. The lap blanket was machine-pieced, and hand-quilted. The heart was from my own free-hand design.
This blanket was given to a very dear friend for her birthday last summer.
So here I am, starting this BLOG thing. Hopefully I will be more diligent at this than the last one. This is a pic of myself ~ I don't take many of these. The camera hates me.
My children will have those "motherless" photos because I am always the one behind the camera, and I just do not tend to photograph well.
Enough about me, I am here to blog about my LOVE for sewing and being crafty ~ and hopefully along the way, I might encourage others to be crafty as well. After the Lord himself, and my beautiful family, SEWING is at the top of my list of TRUE LOVES. I find it relaxing and de-stressing to be in my sewing room and creating things for my loved ones.