Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lined Clippie Tutorial

So, this is for one person in particular, but I figured, what the heck, might as well post it to my blog incase anyone else out there in craft land wants to know how to line a clip! Sorry for the cheezy commentary and my wild kiddos in the background, but hey, that's life! =)


video

Monday, March 28, 2011

Little bit of organization!

My very first post on this blog was a peek into my craft room. It was a disaster! Well since then, my husband has been helping me slowly get a bit more organized! It's slow going, but the little bit of progress we have made has helped so much! Here is a look at what we have done.

Yesterday my husband put up this shelf above my embroidery machine! It's amazing how much more room I have on the table by getting the random stuff up on the shelf! I wanted 2 shelves but Target only had one so I'll have to wait to get my second, or venture to a different Target, but I want one over my sewing machine too!
Now that I am looking at this pic, I should of moved the bolts in front so you could see the nice neat line of fabrics behind it, but oh well, you get the idea! I saw on a blog that someone went to a comic book store and bought magazine boards. They are 100 for about $10 and they are thicker and sturdier than card stock. I am using those to help me wrap my fabric into uniform bolts. It's soooo much easier to find what I am looking for and see all the fabric when it's neatly organized!
For my flannel we are using large pieces of foam board and cutting it into 3 pieces and wrapping the flannel on those. It's working out very nicely!
More flannel bolts.
And more mini fabric bolts.
Ok, so I said it was slow going and here is the proof! I still have A LOT to wrap, but once it's all done it's going to be awesome! We are also using the foam board to wrap the minky around.
That's all, just wanted to share that with you! =)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ordering for someone else?

I just wanted to let everyone know that if you would like to order something for someone else as a gift I will be more than happy to ship the item directly them! I will wrap the item in tissue paper with some cute curly ribbon and I can even include a note with the item (all for no extra charge!!)! This will save you from having to pay double shipping!

This is a big sis/lil sis order I did and it shipped directly to them!
The customer asked if I could include a message that she came up with and this is what I came up with as presentation! The washing/care instructions are actually on the reverse side!
Finished package! It isn't anything spectacular, but it's sweet and simple!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Christmas In July...

So, I have been rolling an idea around in my head and I thought I would put it out here to get your input! I have an abundance of long sleeve shirts left over from this fall/winter and, being that I am struggling to balance my kiddos and my crafting, I was thinking about having a Christmas in July sale for the month of July. Basically, this give me the chance to use up some long sleeve shirts, get a head start on holiday orders, and for you to get a good deal!! I was thinking about doing a buy one shirt ($18) get one half off ($9) sale. This would be on select holiday designs.

There would be a few stipulations that I am still working on, but I wanted to see if there would be any interest before I go through figuring out the finer details of the sale.

What do you think!?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Something Fun

My daughter's preschool class has a class pet named Max. Max is a stuffed monkey from build a bear that takes his turn going home with one student a week, and last week was Savannah's turn with Max! Early in the week I decided it would be fun to make Max a shirt with his name on it. Unfortunately, I let time slip away and didn't get the shirt actually finished until after Max already went back, so I didn't get a pic of Max actually wearing the shirt, but luckily Mr. Curious George was a good substitute! Max is actually a bit bigger than George so it will fit a bit better on him!

Savannah with Max

Green Faded Glory onesie. I cut the bottom off and appliqued MAX on the front using my All Star fabrics!

I surged the bottom where I cut it off, then ironed it under and did a straight stitch!

George modeling the shirt!

This was just a fun project I did in between orders! It was, as my daughter would say, easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Something for my Mom!

Once again, this is not my original idea, I saw a post on sewforum from someone who got these towels at Target in the dollar spot and added this design, which I already had. The towels already had the little hearts embroidered on the bottom. I loved them so I knew it would be a great little gift for someone, and that someone happened to be my Mommy! I added their last name initial into one of the hearts and then her husbands and her first name initials in the other!

I found a few more sets at Target yesterday so I think I will make myself a set too!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dresses

Just sharing a few a line dresses I did for a customer recently. I did 3 reversible A Lines and I think they turned out cute!

I have a new A Line pattern as well as a Peasant style that I am excited to try out soon!