Monday, September 21, 2009

Still here!

I am still here I haven't been posting, but I have been reading many blogs. My sewing mojo have left me but I need it back to make some things for my weekend trip next month! So please can someone tell it to come back!

Well I have been doing a little crocheting.

Pattern: Painted Ruffle Scarf
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Homespun
Color: 1ST scarf Barrington/ 2ND scarf Barley
Conclusion: Somewhat easy. I had a little trouble working with the homespun yarn.But I thought this was a cute and different scarf and I did add some beads to it. One of them will be a Christmas gift for my girlfriend.I think it will be the barrington scarf.

I am asking for your prayers for my sister who is starting a new chemo because the one she was on was not working. She is in very good spirits and enjoying life.

Well that is it for me you all have a blessed time.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sewing for Family :)

I did some sewing for my daughter last weekend.

Pattern: McCall's 5697 I made view B.
Children and girls jacket: loose fitting,unlined jacket has self-lined yoke, collar and front button closure; jacket A has short sleeves with stitched hem; B C D have patch pockets; jacket B has below elbow sleeves with ruffle; jacket C has long sleeves and purchased flower; jacket D has long sleeves with buttoned tab.

Conclusion: This was a easy sew.I had seen a lot of these jacket in the store for little girls. So I decided to make one for my dd. The fabric I got a yard sale for 3 yards for a 1.00$. The fabric is denim. Click picture for closer look.

I also made a blue jean purse for my niece! She loves it!! That is good she is 14 and hard to make something they like!

Well that's it for me! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!We stayed home and barbecued and watch the neighbors fireworks.

My hubby started a fire ,because it was cold that night!

We were happy he started that fire!!

Then Justin wanted to start his own fire!!

Now to sewing!!

I was at JoAnn's fabric and was passing the see and sew rack and this pattern caught my eye. Well I had already broken my pattern diet for the summer so what's one more pattern. It was only 2.99 and I used my 40% coupon to get it!LOL!

Pattern: See & Sew B4957
Misses' dress and sash: Semi-fitted , sleeveless, flared dress has lined bodice, neckline variations and back zipper closure. Sash has stitched hem.

Notions: 22 inch zipper, Hook and Eyes.

Fabric: cotton I bought from a yard sale. 4 yards for a 1.00$.

Conclusion: Very easy pattern. It only has 5 pattern pieces to make this dress!! And if you make the sash it is 6. From start to finish I think it could take you about 3 to 4 hours or less to make. It took me 4 hours. I used to the same fabric to line the bodice. Super simple dress. I highly recommend this pattern!

R.I.P. Micheal

Well thats it for me! Happy crafting!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ramblings and Sewing

My son is home from college!! He got a summer job as a lifeguard at one of the high schools. So I took the kids there to swim and got this cute picture of him and his little sis sitting together.That year away in college have taught him the value of money. He don't spend like he use to!LOL

Now to sewing!

It was windy when my son took this picture!

Pattern: Simplicity 3503 view E. Misses Knit dress in two lenghts with bodice variations.

Sizes: 6-14 I made a size 8.

Fabric: Some knit fabric from Walmart.It was a 1.50$ a yard.

Conclusion: After seeing Ms. Erica B. made her dress like this I had to have it. So when Joann's had their 1.99 Simplicity sale I got it. I just love this dress.I had no problems making it. Like Ms. Erica I used the same fabric for the lining.It also calls for fusible interfacing in the neck band. The only problem I have with this dress is I have no shoes that match it. DARN now I have to go shoe shopping!LOL

Well thats it for me! Happy crafting!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

McGold's Farm and some sewing!!

This is Suki and Shay!! It is just like taking care of a baby!!LOL

These are my hubby's dogs.

These are our chickens. This is our second year having chickens. We had fresh chicken for dinner no hormones or chemicals. Loved that!!
Now these are our pigs. That's my hubby feeding them. I think pigs are the dumpiest animal!! They stand in their food while they are eating it!LOL! Last year for family get together I always brought the ham.LOL ! I had pork's chops sausage you name it we had it in our freezer!LOL Well that is it here at McGold's Farm!!!!!!

Now to sewing!!

Pattern: Butterick 5178
Misses Dress: Empire dress with cut in armholes, elastic castings in bodice front and back, armhole and neck bindings,back button and loop closing with stitched hem. A above mid-knee length B: evening length.

Size: 6-12 I made a size 8.

Notions: one 3/8 button and 1/4" elastic 2 5/8 yards.

Fabric: some t-shirt like material I bought from Walmart for a 1.50$ a yard/

Conclusion: The direction was right on the money!! Everything went great no troubles! I want to make this dress again in a solid color so that I see more of the details of this dress. You can't see a lot of the dress detail design with this print material, but I still love this dress!! If you want to make this dress is very easy to make!

Well that's it for me!! Happy crafting!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Simplicity 2650 and 3796

Top Simplicity 2650

Misses Pullover tops

Fabric:Something I bought at JoAnn's Fabric a couple years ago.

Size: 4-12 I made a size 8.

Conclusion: very very easy top! I will be making another one of these for the summer.

Shorts Simplicity 3796

Misses skirt in three lengths and pants in two lengths or shorts.

Fabric: Mystery fabric from Walmart at a 1.50$ a yard.

size: 8-16 I made a size 10.

Conclusion: very easy shorts. I had trouble with the pocket, because it so hard for me keep things straight as you can see in the picture. I am working on it!LOL

Well that's it for me you all have a great weekend and enjoy yourself!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Little talking and little sewing

Wow it has been a while since I last posted!

Well I have been to my son's first college spring game last month. He is the number 38 the same number he had in high school. They didn't win. :(

Meet my new family members.This is two girl Yorkie their names are Suki and Shay!They are the cutest love them!

Now to sewing!

So many sewers out there have been sewing some beautiful things for the summer!Then I saw Ms. Erica B. beautiful maxi dress and said I have to break my pattern diet and get that pattern!I feel if I wait until the pattern goes on sale then I am not breaking my pattern diet because it will only be a couple bucks RIGHT!LOL Well until then I had to use the patterns I do have.

Simplicity 3797

Pattern: Simplicity 3797

Material: Walmart 1.50$ a yard.Mystery fabric that is machine washable.

Notions: 12inch zipper, one 2" buckle

Conclusion: This was easy dress to sew no troubles.It has a zipper on the side of the dress. I didn't put the belt hooks on the dress. When I had them on there I didn't like the way it sat on my behind didn't look right to me.

Mccall's 5893

Pattern: McCall's easy one hour pattern 5893

Material: Jersey knit from Walmart 1.50$ a yard.

Conclusion:Well it took me 2 hours to make this dress not long at all! No troubles and the only notion I needed was the elastic I had to use in the waist!! Very easy to make!!

Well that's it for me!! Happy crafting!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mother's Day week

My dd school had a Mother's day program in their classroom.They all made us potted plants and oven mitts for our gift. Love it!

Here's a picture of me and the kids at church on Mothers day. Hubby was doing his usher duties when we took this picture. I had a wonderful Mother's day.

The following week was able to do some sewing.

Top: Simplicity 4277
Fabric: cotton blend From Walmart 1.50$ a yard
Size: 10
Conclusion:When I purchased this pattern I didn't pay close attention to how this top was made. It's kind of a close fitting top. I found this out after I made it.If I had caught this I would have went a size larger at the bottom half of this top. I was able to wear it with the knit pants I made but I cannot wear it with my jeans unless I tuck it inside my pants.O well I will know next time.
Pants: Butterick 5146
Fabric: Mystery knit from Walmart 1.50 a yard.
Conclusion: easy easy pair of elastic waist pants. Very very comfortable.I will be making these again.

Well thats it for me!!Happy crafting!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Me and my sewing

My pattern and fabric stash! There's more behind that!LOL

Like most sewers I have a fabric stash and a pattern stash.After reading Ms.Adrienne blog asking questions about sewing. I started to think maybe my fabric stash is not to much or my pattern stash.Last summer I put myself on a pattern diet and this summer I am going to do it again.But I don't think I will ever ever ever go on a fabric diet that would be too much for me!LOL! When I buy fabric or patterns I always get it when it is on sale, because I am very cheap person!LOL!A lot of people say you could never have too much when it comes to your craft!LOL!

Walmart fabric finds!!All of it was a 1.50$ a yard!The fabric to the left is all knits isn't just beautiful!LOL!The fabric to the right it mystery fabric.All that from Walmart! I did tell you I was cheap!!LOL!

My dd in a dress from one of the knits I bought from Walmart.
Pattern: McCall's 5615

Pattern: Simplicity 3536I had enough fabric to squeeze out a top for me.This was a easy sew.It has elastic in the should of the top.I liked that about this top.

Well that's it for me! Happy crafting!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Great weekend and some sewing!

What a weekend! Took the kids to a indoors water park. They were off for a week for spring break.

My two boys and my niece! It was hard getting them stop to take pictures because they were having so much fun!

Hubby and dd having a good time!

Me having a cold drink

I haven't blog in a month and I was award a sisterhood award!Yeah I am suppose to give it to 10 other people and everyone I know already have one.So I will not be giving any away. I would like to thank Ms. Jackie for the award!!

Now to sewing!

Patterns: Jacket and top Butterick 5941 Misses Jacket,top,skirt and pants.

Fabric: mystery fabric for a 1$ a yard at Walmart for the skirt and jacket.


Conclusion: Very easy pattern no trouble at all.This pattern is out of print.I didn't add any button to the jacket just left it without. The top was fast and easy. I bought that fabric for the top from Jo-Ann's clearance rack a 1$ a yard.

Pattern: out of print also.Misses skirt with variations.

Simplicity 4787
I love this skirt because of the pleats on the back.This was also an easy sew.It didn't call for a lining, but I added one because the fabric is light weight and you can kind of see through it.

Well that's it for me! Happy crafting!