Tuesday, August 30, 2011

148 yards of hemming

Monkeying Around

This is a shower gift ensemble I put together. When I heard the nursery was going to be monkey theme, I just had to try this monkey laundry bag. It is a pattern from Amy Butler's Little Stitches book. I am so happy with how it came out. The rest of the ensemble includes: 2 baskets, blanket, bib, booties, 2 burp cloths, and a pacifier pouch. Also, I embroidered three outfits with the baby's name.

I think I actually have enough material to make another set. Hmmmm, anyone?

Monday, August 29, 2011

How my garden is growing

My garden is doing crazy good. I can't even keep up. If you live close to me please come and get some! Serious!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I Just Can't Stop Making these Hats

I needed a hat to wear to a gardening event recently and although I'm not a hat wearer(?) I decided to make this large brimmed hat to wear. I made it in white - my fav color! I was really pleased with it. Now I've made four more. They're reversible too! This coordinating apron has a large pocket in the front for clothes pins or gardening tools or for gathering flowers and vegetables. I also have a birthday order for some huckfinn bags on sticks and a fort kit. Don't know why I'm on my computer when I should be sewing. Super busy time for me trying to add to my stock for local farmers markets. They actually start in about two weeks. What are some things you like to look at when you attend your local market?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sew A Long

I have to have some encouragement to sew right now. I don't know why but I just can't push myself to sew. I think it is because I feel so busy with work that I just can't seem to focus on sewing. But this morning I ran accross this sew a long and so it is perfect timing for me. I bought these patterns a month ago and they are still sitting on my cutting table. I just couldn't decide which one to start with. Now I know I will start with this one. I'm so excited! I just love all the patterns and now will just have to decide on some fabric to use.

Monday, April 4, 2011

I love this baby!

I made this faux chenille blanket for my niece. Ugh, she's adorable. You can barely see the quilt through all her cuteness I know! These faux chenille blankets are so easy to make. I took five one yard cuts of flannel. All are layered up except for the backing which is layered face down. Then you pin the heck out of it and sew diaganolly every 1/2". Surprisingly, it goes pretty fast. I think I finished the sewing in about an hour. Then I have a chenille cutter and it just zips right through. I only cut the top 3 (leaving the fourth layer and backing uncut). Next I rounded the edges and attached binding. I think I want to make more and more and more. So simple and they just look so soft and fuzzy.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Time flies When you're having fun

22, Twenty-Two!! years ago I got married to my highschool sweetheart. It just doesn't seem possible but three kids, three houses and countless cars later I guess it would have to be possible. I look around and see all that we have accomplished together but the biggest accomplishment is still being together. And I love him. I really love him.

This is what I'm getting for our anniversary since the gift is "copper". We are planning on taking a train ride together next month at the Royal Gorge. What the rest of the year holds for us I don't know but we are ready to experience it together.

L&J Forever

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Valentine's Bling

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I'm thinking about putting them on a chain and wearing them around my neck. They're so pretty!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Here is a post with no pics (and I hate that) But half of my blogging delay is due to the inconvenience of posting pics. Ugh! I've been busing sewing and would love to show you but thought at least I could just give an update and post some pics later. I've sewn about 28 diaper covers (oh they're cute) and about 12 pairs of booties and 4 baby throws. This is all for a vintage linen baby line of items I will sell at my Farmers market sales this summer. I will also be making some dresses and bibs to match all of the other items. My problem is this . . . Vintage sheets just aren't very "boyish". I need to find a fabulous vintage linen that will work for some boy items. Or do you have any ideas?