Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Wishing you a wonderful Easter! "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29 You can find this beautiful print here

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Inspiring Nursery

This gorgeous nursery design is courtesy of Lindsi who ordered her crib bedding from me~ you will recognize the ruffled crib skirt from a previous post! I thought her nursery was so gorgeous, so I asked if I could share the photos with you all. Originally she showed me the bird pictures that are above the crib~ she went in a totally different direction than I thought, and I love it!! That dark plum wall really sets everything off and I love the contrast with that and the bedding. That plum is in small amounts in the Love fabrics by Amy Butler & it just comes to life. Enjoy!!
*****LATER NOTE: heres where she bought the narrow bookcase: ********

Monday, April 18, 2011

Must Have Notecards for Paganelli Fans

Squealed with excitement today as I received my Sis Boom notecards and Material Obsession book from Amazon today! I also ordered the Sis Boom journal, but for some reason they are shipping it separately and it will arrive tomorrow. If you love Jennifer's fabrics like I do, then you HAVE to get the notecards! There are 2 cards of each of these prints (but also 2 different colors per print, so no 2 cards are the same): Ann Flower Mural, Stephanie, Marie, Amanda Fleur, Kayla, Jackie, Michal, Leann, Loopy Vintage Floral (yay!!), Matt's Tux, Sally and Libby paisley. The envelopes are Libby Paisley with a cute Sis Boom shape to put someone's address in it. The box itself is gorgeous and looks great on my desk. :) Can't wait for the Girls World book to come out!! Will be reading Material Obsession this week~ it is so colorful!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Jamie Dress Finished!

Wow! Had so much fun sewing this dress, the deadline for the sew along really helped me. Here's my take on it: The size I made after taking my measurements was one size larger than if I were to buy a dress at the store. I have a small bust so I didn't make the bodice one size larger as Sara recommended . I ended up cutting the front elastic smaller still to adjust further. For the skirt I used my ruffling foot and ended up using one WOF, (width of fabric) trimming the selvedges,
plus about 5". I just cut the skirt width after pinning it to the bodice. It is a tad poufy, but not too bad. Overall, the fit was awesome for the bodice and the instructions were easy to follow. Somehow I missed the step to encase the elastic, so its free flowing on the bodice, but it seems fine. Love love the patchwork I did for the bodice. Its adds some fun without being to busy using all black and white fabrics~ not that I am opposed to mixing it up!! I now have a fun basic black dress. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Joann's Score

I had to get some supplies at Joann Fabric today and of course had to see if they had any of the DS quilts fabric line from Denyse Schmidt. They did, but I only had 2 coupons, so I bought the dots. Love 'em!! Holly found the floral on sale from a line called 'Garden Party'~ its totally her right now, so we will be making something for her with it. We bought all that they had left~ 1.25 yards on sale for $4.50/yd. All the fabrics have a wonderful feel to them! Holly found the pincushion, too. She was excited to show it to me and I paused for about 2 seconds & said, "Its Meadowsweet!!! Put it in the cart for $7.50!!!" The little cushion lifts up for storage, its completely adorable and was so necessary. A girl can't have too many cute pincushions. :) They also had it in Poppy Parade in Loden but the Vintage Paisley matched my sewing room better.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Jamie Dress Sew Along

I am participating in the sew along Jamie dress with Sara from I have procrastinated in starting this project mostly because I couldn't figure out which fabrics. They needed to be from my bursting stash, so I went round and round. I finally decided a basic black dress would be nice in one of my fav prints, Casey Scroll. Still didn't cut it out. I kept thinking of patchwork like Sara did for one of her dresses, but I just wasn't sure. I really don't think I could cut out and sew using all the same print. I'm just a patchwork kinda person. I finally decided on using 4 1/2" strips with the center of the front bodice larger to fussy cut the flower. This is how I sew~ 4 1/2 sounds good. Oh, whoops, I need another 1/2". I"ll just add more of the polka dot. I just fly by the seat of my pants. It works well for quilts~ not so much for clothing!! It is fine, hopefully no one will notice the extra add on. I couldn't sleep last night & I felt creative so I went through my fabrics and picked out which ones & sewed them up for the bodice and cut out the other pieces. Then I got everything ready to sew the next day & went to bed at 1:15. Then as I was trying to sleep I thought about using the fancy stitches on my machine to give it a crazy quilt look and a little more detail. Sheesh, finally went to sleep. Got to get back to bumper sewing and then fit in the dress in between today. More pics posted on my flickr page.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Violet's Quilt

This baby quilt was part of a set that I was allowed to mail later because I got backed up. Samantha already received her crib skirt with the same 2 border strips at the bottom and pillow cover with the same 2 strips around it. She let me have 'free reign" on choosing the fabrics, but needed Elizabeth Rose in ice included & she wanted the border design on all items. I chose my favorite Jennifer P fabrics and included some coordinates from Tula Pink, Heather Bailey and Anna Maria Horner. This quilt looks really similar to my patchwork curtains . . . :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Just finished a custom order for a Bliss Bouquet crib bumper and I attempted the ruffled skirt. It took much longer than I had planned and in the end I added one more ruffle (really!) of Cypress Paisley in lime because it came out too short. My ruffling foot got a work out and actually pooped out at one point, but Handy Husband was able to fix it, thank goodness! I was sweating at the thought of doing the running stitches/pulling for gathers on this one! It truly looks like a ball gown fit for a princess baby!!

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