Thursday, December 31, 2009


My mom and I made cookies on Christmas. We did this every year when I was a little girl. Between the two of us we must have 100 cookbooks. We narrowed the selection down to Cocoa Crinkles, Lemon Madelines, and Chocolate, Chocolate Cookies-this recipe called for 20 oz of chocolate! YUM!

Last Three Gifts for Christmas...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Gifts

I am so excited. This is the first year I've made almost all of my Christmas gifts. The only person I didn't make something for is my boyfriend. He's not so much into the bag thing. I just have to finish a stegosaurus for my neighbor's little boy and the gifts for my mom. I took these pictures with my phone, so they are not the best. Here's what I've made so far:

Now to start on the cookies...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Getting in the Christmas spirit

I've been distracted by Christmas. I needed something for the tree so I made a topper out of some left over fabric. (The teeny little star from Target wasn't cutting it anymore.)

That wasn't enough. I've seen all these tutorials for tree skirts and had to make one. I stopped by Fiberologie for an emergency purchase. Instead of my usual turquoise and orange I knew I needed some red and green for this one.

Yeah, little tree.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Finally Sewing Again!

Nearly every day in November has been taken up with Oliver! rehearsals or performances. The show was amazing...but now to feed my other love!

I popped into Fiberologie (I adore Karrie) and picked up the "Penelope Ruffles" pattern by Izzy & Ivy. It doesn't look like anything I have or have ever tried to sew. I haven't made anything in about a month and I need a challenge!

I'm not a ruffle kind of girl, but I've been waiting to use my "Calavera" and zebra fabric. I think the combination of skulls and ruffles is just plain fun!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Healthy" Halloween

I few years ago I gave up all candy made my MARS because I found out they tested on animals. No Milky Way, no Twix, no M&Ms! And then I found SUNSPIRE. They make M&M-like candy without artificial ingredients and without hurting innocent little animals. I love these "Sun Drops." They come in bittersweet or milk chocolate. Yum.

You can find them at Nature's Finest or here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Reversible Bag

I made this bag this summer for a wedding. I made it reversible because I love both of these fabrics, but did't have time to make two bags. I still have to make buttons for the bag, but it works fine with out them for now.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Outfit is Finished!

I made the bloomers out of "Weekend Sewing." The smallest size was for 6-12 months, so I just shrank the pattern to what I thought may be a newborn size. The bloomers may be a bit big for a while. Nonetheless, this outfit is adorable!

I have been inspired by "Weekend Sewing," and I'm...well, sewing. It's a wonderful thing. I've been so comfortable making my own patterns here and there, but it's nice to follow a really good pattern for a change.

Friday, October 16, 2009

My First Baby Project

Well, I did it. I bought Heather Ross' "Weekend Sewing" because I couldn't resist the book any longer. My first project was the kimono. Though not perfect, it was made with lots of love. I hope Olive likes it!

Before you ask...yes, I am in love with the book. I don't know if I should make the apron or the PJ pants next.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Wristlets

I spent a weekend sewing these up. I figured it was time I combined my love of sewing and beading.

I just can't stop making them!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Holiday Shopping

Our first holiday shopping bazaar was a hit! Lori, Sue, and I had been sewing non-stop for weeks! It was all worth it. Thank you Jill for opening your home to our craziness!

New Bags!

Lori Bells Designs is expanding it's line. Check it out!

The Lori

Drawstring Backpack

Composite Cover