Sunday, March 25, 2012

Free Day!

Sunday Funday!

Dave and the puppies are sleeping on the couch. I am camped out in my craft room determined to make something today. I ran across this tutorial while spending borrowed time on Pinterest.

This dress looks so simple and it really is! She even broke the steps down to be completed over 4 days, anyone can do this! Anywho, here is my interpretation. I did not add a lining due to limited materials. I found some seersuckerish material stashed away on my shelf that I had bought from the thrift store prolly' over a year ago. I think that I shall wear this dress while vacationing at the beach! Actually, maybe I will make five or six and then my luggage will weigh about 1/2 pound!

Good for parties or as a simple swimsuit cover.

The beagles were impressed and we were so happy that we decided to celebrate!

Versatile piece of clothing!

Dave agreed!

And then stood on his head!

Sunday Funday!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Snow Day, Sew Day!

All the little snowflakes cause mass shutdown of the city! Yippee!

Check out this jumper I made today while hiding from the snow. You can get the tutorial here, from Smashed Peas and Carrots.

Such a cute summer dress!
I wish the snow would come more often!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sip & Sew

Love your teeth!
The Tooth Fairy is always watching and will tell your dentist if you are being naughty!
To other news. . . . .

My teacher friends from work and I have started getting together for an event we call "Sip & Sew". This involves one teacher who is very knowledgeable about sewing feeding the other "students" (myself and other teachers) helpful hints about the ambitious projects that we dream about making. It also involves "sipping" multiple types of fancy libations to keep us motivated! I have been very impressed with what we amateur sewers have created!

These are some more of the flowers that I learned how to make at one of our earlier events.
This a stash all bag that I created using this tutorial from Skip to My Lou's blog. Awesome tutorial, very easy to follow.
It was super easy and can easily be completed in under an hour.

So, I went ahead and made 3 more. These are nesting bags that will make a perfect present for my sister's birthday! I added handles at the ends of the zipper. I used duck cloth for both the outside and the lining. These should last f o r e v e r!

I anxiously await our next Sip & Sew! I need to find something else to make. Perhaps some pom pom flowers or a pillow case dress My friend made one hella cute pillow case dress yesterday at Sip & Sew! You can make these and send them to orphaned children so they have something beautiful to wear!