Monday, January 31, 2011

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Sew Something New Friday

Looking forward to sharing a new project this Friday!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sew Something New Friday

"Sew Something New Friday" is something I've wanted to start for a while. My basic goal is to sew something new once a week. This week's "Sew Something New" project is....

A birthday shirt!

I love the way they turned out!

Did you do a new sewing project this week? Or just new project in general?
Comment and let me know! I'd love to hear about it!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Merry Christmas to me!

Remember the post where I told you I ordered a Christmas gift for myself? The ice storm helped to delay it from getting to our house, but I finally got it in! Check it out!!

It's a pin cushion caddy! It was made by fellow Etsian, StitchSprite.
(Click on her name to go to her shop)

I absolutely love it!! I have wanted a new pin cushion for a long time (something a bit cuter than my little red tomato). When I found this pin cushion, I just knew it was exactly what I was looking for....a cute place for my pins to live along with a home for my thread scissors, measuring tape, pens, etc. Seriously....I'm just in love with it. If you love it too, I highly recommend heading over to StitchSprite and finding one of your own. And if you don't see a pattern you like, you can always do what I did and place a custom order with her. I actually had this fabric in my stash and had wanted to do something with it, but just didn't know what. Again, I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Treasuries times two

Today was another snow day, but I kicked into gear today and decided that I would get things done. And done is what they have gotten! Err....I mean....and I have gotten things done. I have organized both of the kiddos rooms, and trust me cleaning out from under my son's bed was no easy task. I'm pretty sure he had half of his toys under there along with a cup, two bowls, and a plethora of clothes (so that's where that pair of pants went!). I also started cleaning/organizing the storage room and laundry room. Both desperately needed it! All of this is part of one of my resolutions this year to get organized. (If you wanna see more on that you can check out my family blog).

I also got started on two projects....a cute custom pillow in new a new fabric pattern (so excited about this one) and a project for myself for "Sew Something New" Friday! Pictures for both are coming soon!!

Today I also had the awesome privilege of being featured in not one but TWO treasuries on Etsy! For those who don't know....a treasury is a collection of work featured on Etsy. The collection of items is from a variety of artists and is chosen and arranged by another Etsian. The first treasury I was in was created by triplegoddess, and is titled "Abra Cazebra". (Click on the treasury name to view it!). The second treasury was created by funvites and is titled "All About You". A big thank you to the two ladies who chose my pillows to be in their treasuries! You made my day!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Stuck Inside

Well, it is day 2 after the "big" snow, and while some melting is occurring we are still basically stuck inside. See, Georgia does not regularly receive snow and especially not to this amount, so when it happens it leaves us stranded!

Day 1 of being stuck inside was not so bad, but cabin fever is starting to set in on day 2! Our driveway and street are completely frozen, and I have a feeling that tonight's falling temps will leave us stranded inside again tomorrow!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow day

From last night and into today it snowed almost 5 inches at our house in Georgia! Today we went out and had a great time playing in it!

Me with my very cold fur baby "Gizmo"
Baby girl
Little man
With our snow man!
What a fun day!! I even got some organizing done in little man's room and the storage room, and started on other projects. Tomorrow is another day to play and finish up the projects I started!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's a new year!

Wow, my blog kinda got away from me right there at the end of 2010!

The Christmas season rocked with far more orders than last year, and I got caught up in all the hustle and bustle of getting Christmas presents out on time. It was tiring but fun, and I enjoyed every project I got to work on!

For Christmas, I ordered myself a little gift from an Etsy seller. I just sent off the fabric that I wanted to use for it...I already had the fabric in my stash and had been wanting to do something with it I just didn't know what! I'll share the seller and item with you when I get in in the mail....hopefully the beginning of next week.

My family celebrated Christmas and New Years with family and friends. We had a great time traveling and seeing people we hadn't seen in a while.

I'm particularly excited about 2011 and what's next. New beginnings are always so refreshing!

At the end of last year for the first time I made stockings and kindle covers. It was so much fun to figure out something new! For 2011 I'd love to sew something new once a month, and by "something new" I mean something I've never attempted before. I'm looking for a project for January, but haven't yet found what I want to do. I'll update you with what I decide!

If you have any ideas on what I should attempt next, please feel free to comment and let me know!