Monday, June 28, 2010

Spare Time....Few & Far Between

I wish I had more time than I actually do to devote myself to the things I actually really enjoy doing.....I am sure everyone reading this can agree with me.  For me, those things vary but tend to stay in the general realm of sewing, crafting, thrifting, decorating and any thing in between.  I LOVE re-purposing things, maybe because it's saves me a trip to the store which = saving dustin money. I just wanted to share some of those pictures, and if you're interested I can pass along any how-to's, that's if I can find the instructions or remember how I did it!
I made this little pouch for my sister Riley. It was pretty simple, just felt, a few stitches and a button!

Juliana's Coffee Sack Dress...I found a tutorial on this blog lil blue boo.  She's got some really cool DIY projects, which I love!

This is a fleece blanket where I cut out a scalloped edge and hand stitched and edging....fleece iso awesome and conveniently doesn't ravel, so it didn't need the stitching, but I thought it added a nice touch!....I also made little Juliana a onesie with an Iron-on transfer.  It's kind of a funny thing because before her parents revealed her beautiful name, her dad would tell people they were deciding between Mary Magdalene and Elvira!  The green socks in the corner are tiny leg-warmers for the oh-so-stylish Juliana!  So easy to do and I used a pair of old (clean!) socks that I hated to part with but couldn't wear because of an annoying hole in the toe!  Here's the tutorial from another blog I love to check in on... Samster Mommy

Lastly, for now, I have tried my hand at embroidery, which I have learned I really, really like.  I made my step-mom a sachet-type pouch and filled it with some incredible mulling spices! I thought the typography was beautiful and so I figured out a way to stencil it onto the fabric and then stitch over that...not too bad.  I am also working on another little dress and got this goofy bird pattern from a book I have.  Which reminds me that I have yet to actually put the dress together!  Sheesh!  I will post a pic when I get it finished!  

As for now, that's all that I have photos of to show, but I will be posting some of my latest yardsale deals!  Love it!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June = Wedded Bliss = Chaos!

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but June has been SO crazy!  Dustin and I have traveled back and forth between Philly and Georgia this month to be at my sister’s wedding and then his best friend’s wedding.  Unfortunately, these two very important weddings happened to be neatly spaced two weeks apart.  So instead of extending our stay in Georgia, I had to fly down for the first wedding to stay only 3 days and then fly back to Philly and work a full week, attend a graduation commissioning the following weekend, work a full week, fly back to Georgia and be a part of my sister’s wedding only to return to Philly Sunday night completely exhausted and wake up to take on the world of retail the next morning.  Sheesh!  I get tired just reading about it!  Anyways, amidst all of the chaos I wasn’t savvy enough to take tons of pictures, only a few L.  I do want to fill you on some other things that are playing out in the background of my life, like my vegetable garden, my soon yet stressful move across…somewhere that we haven’t decided, and some of my hobbies…Here are few pics to keep you coming back!  

Una Fiesta Para Mi Hermana y Sus Chicas!!!  Arriba!! 

The Bridesmaids + The Flower Girl....Erin Miller!