Tuesday, November 25, 2008


*Warning this post is kind of picture happy, I couldn't resist posting all my new creations. So please indulge me....

I've been doing so much sewing in an effort to build up my shop and develop my knitting needle organizers that I really haven't had any time to just sew fun things. So yesterday I devoted a large portion of the day and evening to doing just that. The outcome was a purse for myself, two skirts for the girls and a knitting organizer for my own needles. Now in case you think I locked my kids in the closet while I was doing all this sewing I did do the majority of it after the kids were in bed and I'll guiltily admit I put a movie on this morning to finish them up. But hey a girl's got to have her "me" time. So I'm very happy with the product and I'm off to sew up a quick pair of pants for the boy of the family, I know he doesn't want to be left out of the sewing goodness!
As a side note I got the ribbon on both of these skirts from Rosa Pomar and I love it and I'm always trying to think of ways to use it. This happened to work perfectly with the Japanese linen I'd gotten on Etsy. I love when things work out that way.
He's wondering where his special garment is.Finally a purse for me, made by me. Perfect.The knitting pouch.This is looking kind of empty. I may need more needles!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Girl Backpacks

When my oldest started preschool last year I made her a backpack that looked like her because when I went to kindergarten that's what my mom did for me, and that's what started me on this crazy path to sewing, creating and having my own shop. I finally finished up some backpacks for my shop and some lucky little girls. We'll see if I can get anymore done before the craziness of Christmas.
I've been meaning to post this for awhile but about a month ago I bought this fabulous pouch from tiny happy. I love everything she sews and I'm trying to keep myself in check by not buying up her whole store. Between that and her blog, I'm definitely in love. I love how she uses nature in her things. Very inspiring.Picture by tiny happy

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Vintage Finds and Knitting Organizers

Estate sales are my best friend. I could spend all day at one estate sale digging and digging to find those special treasures. What I especially love about estate sales is getting home and digging through the boxes and finding things I didn't even know were there and loving them! My sister-in-law also has a special fondness for estate sales and is always kind enough to look out for things I may like. These two particular items I just received from her I love. One is old felt banners from national parks. Because our sons room is decorated in a old wilderness theme these are perfect. I can't wait to decorate with them. The next one is paper dolls with clothes. They are so cute and although I know the girls would love them I'm saving them for when they get a little older (or secretly for myself).I've been busy trying to develop a couple of products that the local knitting store may carry. So far it's gone pretty well and that means I was able to put a few more things in my shop. I'd have to say I'm really partial to this sheep fabric I got from Japan. I need to find more because it's so darn cute.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


My hubby has been great with this whole sewing thing. This weekend he put up shelves so that I could finally organize all of my fabric and also took the kids so I could focus on sewing for a couple of hours! It was great and I actually have something to show for it. Slowly but surely I'm getting things listed. Now I guess I bet start cleaning my house too. It's amazing when I get focused how everything outside of that tunnel goes my the wayside. Oh well, I have some pretty stuff to show for it at least. :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Hat and A Purse

I finished up my first knitted hat last night. It looks super cute on my son and I only had a bit of trouble at the top. I'm still trying to figure out how to use double pointed needles. But for my first time I'm pretty happy with it and it looks cute on, so that's all that matters!I finished up another purse to put on Etsy yesterday. It seems I'm actually finally getting in gear and getting all the ideas in my head into actual projects. Of course I head to visit my sister with the kids tomorrow so no projects for a few days but we do plan on going to a quilt museum which should be very inspiring. I'm sure I'll come home with a lot more ideas to add to the list. In all honesty I'm just hoping we all survive the long car ride! Here's to bribing with candy and toys!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Etsy and the Purse

After the craziness of Halloween I actually got something put up on Etsy! Yipee, I'm doing a little happy dance. I just feel good about finally being confidant enough to put something up for sale. I have more in the works so hopefully there will be more soon. Here's a snapshot of the purse. Shameless self promotion at its best and a couple cute Halloween pictures.There's just something about cute kids hands in a pumpkin full of seeds.