Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas skirts

Nick's mom had a yard of this awesome velvet left over from a project and let me have it to make the girls Christmas skirts. I was super nervous, as she paid over $60 for the yard, but how could I not use such great fabric? I made my own simple pattern by tracing a skirt that Moo has and I think it turned out great. There is an elastic casing in the back and the flat front panel in the front. I love how it twirls!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas, Olivia!

Bug was digging through a pile of my fabrics this last week, found a piece she loved, and declared "We can make this a baby quilt for Olivia for Christmas!" And so we did! I let her pick the fabrics, and although they are not my first choices, I am one proud mama. She also 'helped' with the entire process of sewing on my lap. I hope her baby doll loves it!
... and she was done with the photo shoot...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

treat bag

I have wanted to make one of these for a while, inspired by Dana's tutorial and I finally got around to it. I seem to have sewn the fabric too close to the zipper, and it is a little tough to get open and closed, but other than that {minor detail} I really do like it. I did line it with vinyl, perfect for candy at church!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I finally decided to dive in and use some of the Heather Ross fabric I have! With a borrowed sewing machine from my mom I got started this evening, and I have to say {even though I don't like orange... at all} I am in love with it!