Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Why I will never work on an assembly line

Doing the same thing over and over just isn't my thing...but I did make 13 cup cozies for the teachers at my daughter's school. She doesn't have all 13 teachers, being seeing as how Jed's the pastor, we wanted to appreciate them all. We put a gift card to Starbucks in each one with a "thanks a latte" note. Cheesy, but cute.

In other sewing news...
I made this backpack for our friend "B" who turned two. No pattern used, but nothing fancy either. His sister was the recipient of the purse in the post below.

A dress for Ali:

A taggie blanket for Sy:

I have been looking through my copy of Weekend Sewing (part of my mother's day gift) and attempted to make the wrap skirt. The skirt is cut, and I learned about french seams (which I really like, by the way) but I'm glad that I made a muslim first. The skirt is way too small and will be refashioned into something else (either an apron or some other thing that I haven't decided yet)

Also, I'm trying to come up with good ideas for the creative activities for my MOPS group next year. If anyone stumbles across this blog and has any great ideas, please let me know!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My newest projects...a giveaway and a great idea

You know, I would love to come up with cute, creative titles for my posts, but some days I'm just not that creative. But, here are a few new things I've been doing.

The apron I made for Jenny (Jed's Office Manager). It's the Full Contact Apron from Seams to Me.

This little bag (from this tutorial) is for "A's" birthday. A is a family friend who turns five this weekend. Her little brother ("B") turns two on the same day. I'm making him a little backpack.

My friend Tracey over at Itching 2 B Stitching is having a fat quarter giveaway to celebrate summer. Leave a comment here telling about your summer plans and you are entered.

Tracey is also hosting a summer Not swap. See here for details. I think it is a great idea!