Tuesday, September 30, 2014

3 year olds never forget....

Little Miss Evie Marie found some fabric remnants 
with Disney's Ariel on it 
months ago in my sewing room.
She asked me to make an Ariel purse for her.
Of course I said yes :)
Well needless to say,
I've been busy 
and haven't gotten around to making her purse.
And she never forgets.
Never....
Every time she comes to my house,
she asks me. 

Every.

Single.

Time.

I finally got it done.
I just winged it
 based on the sizes of the fabric pieces that I had.
I lined it in the fun aqua polka dots
and used batting to give it some body.
A bit of red rick rack and it was done.
Best part is the she loves it :)


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ok....I just had to share :)


Most days I'm overwhelmed and so very grateful 
that God loves me and knows my name. 
Then there are days when He blesses me 
above and beyond anything I could imagine.
 In June the Editor of Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine 
contacted me about featuring my bags
 in the "Fab Finds" section of the November issue! 
It's finally here and I'm SO excited
 and I SO appreciate all my wonderful customers  
Thank you all! 
You totally make what I do a joy every day!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A bit of Christmas Cheer :)

Last year in November, one of my customers asked me about
making cup cozies with removable scarf pins.
What a great idea!
So these little guys are back in my shop today :)
The gingerbread man and the snowman
are designed and hand stitched by me. 




These next 4 feature hand drawn pen & ink original artwork
by the artist Michelle Palmer.
(you can find her work at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MichellePalmer)
I only have 1 of each of these.
Aren't they amazing?










Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday

I don't usually have more than one cross stitch project 
at at one time.
But right now I have been working on 3.
Crazy times, right?
I finished this adorable little thimble purse necklace
by Brenda Gervais.
I added some extra red floss,
 my initials and the year 2014. 
I am on the hunt for a nice long chain so that I can wear it.

I am working on this stitch along from http://mmechantilly.blogspot.com
I am finished with the first 2 segments.
It is supposed to be finished by Dec. 15th.

And last but not least,
I am stitching "Witchy Washy" by Raise the Roof.
Isn't it really fun? 
Do you finish one project before you start another one?

Monday, August 25, 2014

It can't be the end of August already???

My daughter took some pics of the kids
the other morning so 
I wanted to share little Miss Daisy May
enjoying her new play mat :)
She is also playing with the patchwork tabby blankie
and the kitty rattle I made for her older sister Evie.

It's amazing to see how big Evie has grown 
when they are lying side by side.
 
And here they are, all 3, playing together.
David, Evie and Daisy :)
So much love there.


I also wanted to share a few pics of our new
"Stitched Together" ministry at church.
We are making dresses for the charity
 
We had such a great time!
This is my Mom holding 4 of the dresses she was working on. 
And this is my beautiful daughter with the dress she finished :)
(David, Evie and Daisy are her kidlets) 
Here is a photo of all the dresses that were completed by the 
10 women who attended the event.
Not bad for 3 hours of sewing.
It just makes my heart happy to imagine the smiling faces
of all the little girls who will be receiving these dresses
stitched for them with love :) 
The ladies that attended the event were so enthusiastic about it
that we have decided to make this a quarterly event :)
How cool is that?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Play Time

Sometimes you spend so much time working
that you just need to step away and play :)
I decided to play hookie from "work" yesterday
and spent the afternoon making this fun little play mat 
for my sweet little Daisy May. 
The fabric is "Surrounded by Love" by Deb Strain.
I used a charm pack and a pattern called "Roundabout" 
from the book - Another Bite of Schnibbles".
I changed the outer edge a bit to use up my remaining scraps.
I used nice thick batting to change it from a table top quilt
to a thick and squishy baby play mat.


I also wanted to share with you the super cute
Chicken Matryoshkas that my son and daughter-in-law
brought me from Sequoia.
I was babysitting their 4 Minions for a few days
while they spent some much needed time away.
How cute are these? 
Apparently there is a Nesting doll shop that was just across 
the street from where they were staying.
Lucky me :) 
I guess I'd better get back to sewing.....


Monday, July 7, 2014

Some Kitty Cuteness

My adorable Evie just turned 3 on July 1st.
She asked me so sweetly if I was going to make her 
something for her birthday.....
How could I say no?
Since she love kitties,
I chose Michael Miller "Happy Hills Calico Cat" fabric
and paired it with some coordinating fabrics from my stash
as well as some pink gingham and bright polka dots.
I used "The Cupcake Dress" pattern by Pink Fig.
I love that the pattern comes with all the sizes
from 12m - 10 yrs! 
The pattern was FTS (fun to sew)
The back of the bodice requires smocking 
with elastic thread.
If you've never tried it,
don't be afraid to give it a go.
You'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is.


I just had to share a picture of the darling little dress shoes
that we bought for Evie as well.
They have tiny little 1/2" heals and beaded bows.
I love how tanned her legs are 
and of course, the band-aid :) 
Well the dress turned out to be a big hit.
She has worn it everyday for 4 days,
even sleeping in it and wearing those shoes to bed.
Makes my heart happy :)