Saturday Pattern Sharing 7/7/12

I’m changing it up a little today!  This pattern isn’t for a wearable item, but instead a great idea for all the little girls AND boys in your life!  I’m thinking that with a few modifications it would be easy enough to put together with a hot glue gun if you’re not the sewing type.  😉

This fun pattern/tutorial comes from Everyday Celebrations and would make a fantastic gift for the toddlers in your life.  Certainly a project I need to find time to put together for my 18-month old.  Although truthfully it would be easier if someone with a cricut/silhouette could be convinced to cut the letters out for me!

Happy sewing!

Saturday Pattern Sharing 4/28/12

I’ve been seriously slacking with the Saturday Pattern Sharing — my apologies!  Friday DeStash sales have kept me busy towards the end of the week and I keep forgetting to sit down and put a pattern post together.  One of these days I’ll get organized enough to take a couple of hours and hammer out 6-8 of these and schedule them to post.  Maybe.

My dogs desperately need new pet beds!  I bought fleece and some cotton broadcloth over a year ago to make them something and I never got to it.  Perhaps I should leave this pattern up on my computer as I reminder to take an afternoon and whip something up!

Today’s pattern is this super cute fleece dog bed by Erin over at Dog Under My Desk.

Fleece Dog Bed Tutorial

I’m thinking about making an inside liner (following the same pattern) using broadcloth or muslin.  I don’t have a front loader washing machine and with my stinky boys I desperately need the ability to wash the bed.  Having a removable fleece outer shell would allow me to pull it and throw it in the wash periodically.  This needs a little more thought…

Happy sewing!

Saturday Pattern Sharing 9/24/11

Another great Christmas gift idea! 

Lindsay over at The Cottage Mama shares this great tutorial for Embellished Hooded Towels. This would be a great project to help use up some fabric scraps.

My girls have always used hooded towels and they both desperately need some new ones.  Looks like I’m adding this to my to-do list!

Saturday Pattern Sharing 6/18/11

With summer upon us, I find it a necessity to stock a constant supply of Otter Pops in the freezer. 

With only 15 calories, 0g of fat and 4g of carbs per serving it doesn’t make me feel too guilty for allowing Big Girl and her friends to have them as a mid-afternoon snack.  Almost every day.  Sometimes more than once a day.  And it’s a guilt-free snack for me too.  Hehehe.

But the problem lies in that their small hands are sensitive to the frostiness of the simple treat.  My solution (which I learned from my fabulous neighbor) was to take dish towels are wrap around the bottom to protect them from the cold.  The problem however was that the towels slip around and usually get strewn all over the house and yard like snack food carnage. 

So when I stumbled across this tutorial yesterday I could have smacked myself!  How incredibly simple, yet ingenious idea.

This is a MUST DO project for my weekend!  A huge thanks to Stephanie Lynn over at Under The Table and Dreaming for a fantastic tutorial.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday Pattern Sharing 5/14/11

I’m reaching WAY back in my bookmarks for today’s pattern.  It’s been on my to-do list for almost a year–I even have the fabric purchased for it–but I just haven’t taken the time to do it.  Big Girl loves her dolls and I thought this would be a fantastic project for her.  Maybe I’ll get to it before her birthday rolls around in November…

Today’s pattern is a Moses Basket for your favorite baby doll — by Juni at Pretty Things.

Doll's Basket Tutorial

Happy Sewing!

Monday May-hem

Yes, it’s Monday.

Yes, it’s May.

But no, no hems today.  I’m working with ruffle fabric today.  No need to hem.  Thankfully.

It is crazy around here though.  I sat down this morning and tried to put together a to-do list for the shop.  In the midst of pulling items out of my crowded head and getting them on paper, my doctor’s office called, the dogs tromped through the mud in the backyard and needed to be hosed down before being let back in the house, Big Girl decided she needed breakfast, Baby Girl woke up needing a diaper change and breakfast herself, the cable installer scheduled to be here between 10 and 12 today called, my phone kept  beeping with text messages…all of which combined at just the right speed to make my brain hit overload.

Which meant I walked away from my interrupted list to get a second cup of coffee (I opted for a caffeinated variety this time instead of the decaf cup I made when I first got up) and clear my head for a minute.

When I sat back down I came up with even more things that needed to be done.  I’m sure that I’m overlooking stuff too.

  1. 2 sundresses for a wedding order
  2. 3 petti ruffle rompers
  3. 1 pair of ruffle pants for a donation event
  4. 1 halter top to send off to a photographer
  5. 6 items off for photography that need to be checked on
  6. 2 custom dresses for a photo shoot
  7. 1 custom dress and a matching bonnet for a photo shoot
  8. 1 custom eyelet dress and matching pants
  9. 1 pair of overalls en-route for alterations
  10. 1 pair of overalls as a standing order
  11. inquiries on 4 dresses
  12. inquiries on 1 or 2 shirred peasant tops

And this is just sewing stuff — it doesn’t include emails, book keeping, marketing or website stuff (and doesn’t even come close to touching normal household/day to day stuff). Yikes!

If you need me, I’ll be down in my sewing room.  Speak loudly though; I might be talking to myself.  😉