27 April 2012

More Soft Blocks!

My manager has a 5 month old son, and she asked if I would make soft blocks for him!  She just loved the ones I made for my niece (see previous post), and knew her son would love them.  I happened to have some great dinosaur fabric, and a bright orange cotton that matched perfectly!  I just had to pick up some baby blue minky fabric and we were set.  I sewed them up last night and presented them today.  I was pleased with how quickly they came together - I must be getting good at this!  She loved them, and I can't wait to hear how delighted her son is with the new toy. 

I'm also pleased to report that this checks off an item on my "101 goals in 1001 days" list - sell my crafts!  I am by no means done trying to sell them, but it has begun!  

26 April 2012

More Sewing Adventures

This was my very first project - a bag!  I followed a pattern in my sewing book, and it was incredibly easy!  Turning the handles did give me a bit of grief, but it worked out and I just made the handles wider on my second bag! 

These coffee cozies were the first item I perfected.  I picked up a "how-to" from JoAnn's, and decided to make mine with felt.  They're so fun to make, and the double layer of felt really works well!  I love that I can embellish with fun buttons to make them each unique! 

22 April 2012

a beautiful day

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day!  I even got a little sun burn!  I did some chores, and laid out in the backyard during my "chore breaks."  =)  It was then I noticed the barbecue tucked in for winter, and decided it needed to be brought out for the season, so I drug it up onto the patio and invited a couple friends over for dinner.  It was a lovely day, and a fabulous evening laughing with friends.  Plus, I made a delicious guacamole that we enjoyed with chips, and I added to my Boca chik'n burger to make it out of this world amazing.

All in all, a fabulous day.  If you asked for one word to describe this day, I'd say happy.  I'm truly looking forward to the 70+ degree weather expected for the next 3 days!  I think the barbecue may have an encore performance later in the week!

15 April 2012

Getting better at sewing

I repurposed an old soccer jersey into a cinch sack! I used a couple parts borrowed from another cinch sack that was begging for retirement and the body of the jersey became the new bag! Hopefully it holds up to use.
I'm really loving my sewing adventures. Hopefully will be finishing a dress for myself soon!