Friday, May 28, 2010

It's been awhile

I'm a slacker! I've been so busy I have not been able to sew! (that is the worst feeling in the world) I do have to admit I am rusty! I made this New Look long dress from some confetti type fabric in my stash. Lauren said it looked like a "demented prom dress" ha ha

Friday, January 1, 2010

Purse Organizer

I hope 2010 brings lots of sewing projects for myself & you.

2009 was a busy year for me! I joined an Improv troupe, got an agent, recorded my v.o. demo and two internet commercials. I also filmed my first television commercial! I am currently enrolled in Esthetician school and taking a botox class next weekend. I hope to compliment my nursing career with the Esthetics field.

So, that left sewing on the back burner with the exception of Halloween costumes. I really miss time fondling fabrics, dreaming up sewing projects and keeping up with all the inspiring blogs I read.

I did find an hour to get into the sewing room and make this little purse organizer. I want to make a petite one now for my smaller purses. I hope it does not take me months to get into the sewing habit again!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


This was too easy. I found these sparkly letters at Hobby Lobby in the felt and pom pom aisle. I ironed them very carefully onto some black velvet. To make an easy pillow use the plastic bag the pillow form came in as your pattern. Boo!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sewing Mojo?

Man oh man...where did my sewing mojo go? in the spring I made a ton of costumes for the local theatre then nothing. Nothing inspired me. I spent the past week purging my studio of fabric, junk and trash. Everything is ship shape. I felt rusty so I made a simple pj from the softest fabric ever from Denver Fabric. No pattern necessary for something so basic. Now...what kept me up last night?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I purchased some fabric crayons at the Sewing Festival a few weeks ago, drew my sisters face and then this collage evolved. I've had a lot of fun making this, using all my machines including the embellisher. Sue played Cinderella in a musical years ago and she is well known for her performance. If you look closely Cinderella and the fairy godmother are in the collage. I have NO idea how to finish this now...I've never made a binding! Help suggestions?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Using your Word program

This green pillow in Lauren's room was rather dull so I used my handy dandy seam ripper to take it apart. I used Microsoft word to find a cute font and printed out the letter. The fonts drop down menu will go 72 I believe, but if you type in for example 300 or 500 it will re size the letter. I used a blanket stitch and walla...a jazzy pillow for Lauren's bed.

Serged Satchel

The pattern is by Indigo Junction and is called the serged satchel. I found the directions to be Horrible with a capital H! I took me about 18+ hours to sew/serge and cost me approx $60.00. I doubt I'll make this again but it did turn out cute. Lauren thinks it is fantastic!