Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Petunia Piggy

This is Petunia. I started Petunia a long, long time ago. She's been sitting naked, faceless and earless for a very long time. Even with this, she's been very well loved.

Petunia Piggy

Her arm even started coming off. Yes, that is a sling. I get the hint, Sweetheart. I will finish her.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Fever Sale!

It's almost Spring! I don't know about you, but I'm so ready for Spring to get here! Every few days, we'll get a beautiful, sunny, DRY day, then it starts pouring rain again! Mother Nature is such a tease! Plus, Spring Break is next week. What do you have planned with your kids and family? Us? Nothing! LOL! Maybe this will make your Spring a little happier: A Spring Fever Sale!

Spring Fever Sale

Starting Friday March 18, through Monday March 21, take 20% off your entire order with coupon code springfever20
So, if you're going nowhere for Spring Break, like me, why not start some new Springy projects?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sewing for Boys

In case most of you don't know, I used to be in the eBay boutique scene. I started when my little girl was about 2. It was great! So much fun making cute dresses and outfits for her. I always had so many ideas swirling around in my head. Then, I had a little boy. I had no idea what to make anymore. What do you make little boys that don't make him look like a sissy? You can't put ruffles on anything or applique cute kitties on his shirts. I wish I had this book back then.

Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage from Patterns by Figgy's will have a new book just for boys! The book will include 24 projects that go from simple with no pattern pieces, to more complex with multiple pattern pieces. The book will not be available until August, but will be available for preorder soon. So, if you have a little boy that you're dying to make things for, but have no clue, keep an eye out for this book. It looks amazing!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Pillow Obsession

I told myself I would try to do more sewing this year. So far, I think I've been doing ok. I've recently had a pillow obsession. I realized that I hardly had any handmade accessories in my house, so I set out to change that. I started with this little number.

I used KarrieLyne's Four Patch Pillow tutorial. It was a lot of fun and a great way to use up scraps.

Next up, I had to make something with Kate Spain's Central Park. Such great colors and patterns! It was super easy-peasy. I just used a jellyroll and paired it with a Medium Gray Kona solid.

Central Park Pillow

Central Park pillow-back

Next, my most recent project is this cute, little pincushion I made for the Scrappy Pincushion Swap on Flickr. I used Tula Pink's Parisville and linen and made some little, 3/4" hexies for the top. My favorite part is the center hexie. See the little mousie? So cute!

Pincushion Swap Sneak

Next up on my list of projects I want/need to do is to finish my Lawn Chair quilt. I have the top finished and still need to do the back. Since this pic, I've added a wide chocolate brown border.

I've also got Amy Butler's Liverpool Tunic on my table and this little Butterick pattern.

Butterick B5217

And last, this isn't one of my projects, but my 10 year old's. She was so excited to get these Modkid doll panels, that she went straight to work. She sewed them all herself (with minimal help from me) AND made custom outfits! She made one for herself and the other two for her two besties. I was quite impressed! She's a crafty girl after my own heart!

Modkid Dolls
And if you're wondering, the one on the left has glasses, just like her friend!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bazaar Style

Bazaar Style is the new, Moroccan-inspired line from Patricia Bravo and Art Gallery Fabrics. It's made up of gorgeous deep purples, golds and teals. And, as usual, the quality is amazing and feels dreamy.
I've got some big plans for these fabrics! I'm planning on making more clothing for myself this Spring and Summer. I'm seeing a few skirts and tops in my future with this line. Oh, I really need a new bag too!
One pattern on the top of my list is the Lilverpool by Amy Butler. What about you?