Monday, May 16, 2011

What I've been up to:

           SEWING!!  ...when not enjoying the wonderful, warm weather, power walking with my walking buddy Hannah and our strollers , feeding Baby P (who is getting to be such a chub and pulling up on everything), grilling out, packing for the big move, and of course reading, singing, cooking and cleaning.


Here are a couple of examples of what I've been making for Baby P. Little bubble leg overalls, diaper covers and trousers, gotta have that seersucker in the spring and summer!

These are a fun substitute for shorts and just look so precious and babyish. Find the tutorial here at MADE.

A summery clutch for me...there's a chance it was an attempted mother's day gift that didn't turn out just right. :) Everybody has those projects, good enough for me to use but not perfect enough for a gift. I love the fabric though!

...and a summery top for me...Simplicity 2360, adapted from a dress... My next project is a romper because I'm built with a long torso, I can't find one that fits me right. I ordered some fabric that I love (below)! I also ordered a piece of black and white polka dot jersey, I might make the romper out of that and a cute dress out of this. I want to be able to wear it a lot and I'm afraid rompers might come and go.

And this fun, little beside-the-bed pocket for my books and kindle and such. Tutorial here.

Allrighty! More on rompers soon!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Easter, Babies and Puppies to brighten up your Monday...

You can't help but smile, look at those chunky little legs!!

There were seven...or was it eight of these little cuties! A lapful of puppies, what is cuter? Other than a chubby baby playing with puppies?

This was from earlier in April when it was still a little cold, but Baby P loves his buddy Leo!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm in Love...Again

Close this windowLately, I've been noticing that lots of the sewing blogs I keep track of mention"Shabby Apple" in posts, on patterns or tutorials or they have a "Shabby Apple" button on the sidebar.

I finally got around to checking it out and everybody needs to know about this site! So, so cute and everything they have is droolworthy. I'm completely in love with the vintage style bathing suits, every single dress they have and the overall fun, flirty style-super wearable! I also love that they have great pictures of every angle of the garments and they have a really descriptive, specific fitting guide. (Important if you're going to order without trying on!)

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm in love!!

My sweet husband, in anticipation of Mother's Day (and my birthday a few months from now, and Christmas :) gifted me with a new sewing machine!! Let me just tell you:

I. am. in. love.

         It is amazing! It has features built in that my old sewing machine only dreamed about in its dreams. It's a Pfaff, which in my opinion (after researching and trying out Berninas, Brothers, and Vikings) is a superior machine...and quite beautiful (and really on sale). It sews through tons of layers of fabric without a hitch, makes perfect button holes, has INTEGRATED DUAL FEED (patented, specific to Pfaff, and wonderful!!), and has more than 100 stitches (including little turtles :). I really can't say enough great things!

If you're in the market for a sewing machine (Ashley and Sarah :), get a Pfaff!