Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anniversary dress



This is my second time with this Vogue pattern . I cut out a 16 as I had previously made but took it in so much it's more like a 12-14. The fabric is a cotton stretch sateen from Mood Fabrics . I loved the color & thought it would make a great summer dress. I actually finished it in July to wear to a family reunion but never wore it as it didn't fit with the events.
So I'm calling it my anniversary dress as I first wore it out to dinner for our 42 Anniversary. It was a great night & DH loved the dress.  I underlined it with a bemberg rayon. It made it heavy than I would have thought , but also made it feel comfy to wear even in AZ heat.
I lowered the neckline about 2 inches . It rides up a bit when you sit down so I might need a vent in back if I make it again ! Nice to have a new summer dress.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Making Bears for MPS family conference

I'm having such a great time making these In The Hoop Bears for the MPS Family Conference . 
Just need to stuff them & sew a tiny seam .
www.mpssociety.org 
Minky makes these so soft . 
Hope they sell out !!!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Luggage tags for Bachlorette Party


In the Hoop Boutique Luggage tags - just finished 16 of these 
They are for the Bachelorette Spa party for my nephews Bride to Be . 
They have pockets on the back for your info. The pocket part gave me fits but finally 
got in a production mode & they embroidered better. I love the font which 
came with this Pickle Pie design . 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Going Downton

This was a very fun purse to make . I didn't use a purse zipper - that would have made attaching the handle much easier . It has pockets inside & it's a great size . 
Fun make 
Part of  sewing for ME for the month  of August :)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Road trip to Denver


I finally got to see the wall hanging I made for son #2 actually hanging in his new home .
It was a great trip & nice to help him with a couple of home projects. 
I managed to fit a quick stop to Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver. It's a wonderful store with an amazing staff. Lots of Indie Patterns  & great fabric in a small space. 
I have a crocheted afghan for my charity Layette sewing group almost finished after so much car time . 
Thanks for a great visit N- LOVE YOU !!!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Table runner finished

I finally finished a table runner I started last November at a 2 day event at my Bernina dealer. 
It was a project using a curved specialty ruler. They had us cut them out different than the directions so it ended up smaller than I would have liked. But it's done & on the table - yeah ! 
I finished the other 3 projects shortly after the event. 
I made a summer dress this week & knit skirt - pictures soon ! I wanted a summer dress for an upcoming family reunion . 
My brother asked me to make a tee shirt quilt with all the reunion shirts from our parents . I have the shirts cut up but not sure I can finish & wondering if it's worth dragging to reunion since  everyone should also have all these shirts. 
I've also kept to my self imposed break from charity sewing this week. It's hard not to make more onesies , but I really wanted some time to finish & make some projects of my own. 


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Meeting my goal

I have so far been able to meet my personal goal of crocheting an afghan a month for my CCS group . We donate afghans ,quilts & handmade baby clothes to local hospitals .
I was VERYburned out from sewing the baby clothes at the end of our year in May. I had decided to take the summer off , but the pull of having enough items  for our first distribution in Sept. got to me.
I have slowed down a bit as I want to concentrate on sewing other items . I want to mainly sew some things for me. I will also make some things for DGD but it's hard to fit when she's so far away.
I have 2 dresses on the cutting/sewing table to finish before our family reunion in 2 weeks.
I finished 30 onesies & my afghan .  I always forget to take pictures until I'm on my way out the door . Need to work on better pictures. This picture really doesn't do the onesies justice . They are sooooo cute !!!