Tuesday, March 29, 2011


It seems like the only thing I've been blogging about lately is sewing. I guess that's mostly because that's what is going on right now. The only drama is drama I can't blog about because it isn't specifically MY drama. Some of it spills over into my life, and I gripe about it and worry about it, but it isn't really my drama to put out there. Evan is doing great - besides (at times) being a hormonal brat. We are down to the last grading period - soon school will be out for summer! That's really all that is going on.

I DO have a friend that is pregnant - but she doesn't know this blog exists, so I feel pretty safe putting up pictures of the baby quilt I'm making. Can't put it up on Facebook - she would see it and her shower is next week. So, why am I just now making this blanket??? Well, let's just say that Evan gets his procrastination skills honestly.

It starts out as a bunch of squares sewn into pairs....
 Then you pair up the pairs into 4s...
 Then I have to find some semblance of order. See...it's supposed to be randomly assembled. I can't do that. I just can't.
 And pinning part of the inner border is as far as I got tonight.
Tomorrow I add more squares to the outside, then I start quilting!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

A new dress for my niece...

Just need to get some better ribbon and hem it! Tutorial found here!

Friday, March 25, 2011


Not the best picture, but I was using my cell phone...

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Busy, busy, busy

I've been trying to stay busy lately - it hasn't been that hard. Last weekend we started spring cleaning (gross) and rearranging furniture. I actually reclaimed the bedroom that turned into a craft room that turned into a junk room. It is now back to being a bedroom - with a sewing table. I made a niece a toy bag - it's pretty cool. When you let the draw string out, it flattens out into a circle - a play mat. When you are done, throw all the toys on the mat, pull the string, and the toys are put away. Pretty neat! I tried to find the link to the tutorial I used, but I can't. If I find it later, I'll update this post. Here is the link to the tutorial!

I also have plans to make a pillowcase dress for her! Hope she likes it!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mardi Gras...

Had to get into the spirit. And by the focus on this pic...I had been into the spirits.
E liked the crazy glasses..
SWAG. Need some beads? This doesn't even include what Mike caught.
More to come later....