Thursday, December 3, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

August Projects


July was a slow sewing month and August is off to a slow start mostly because I spent a good portion of my time taking care of a sweet 3-month-old. Now I'm back in the game and have tons to do before baby Elly arrives in 2 months! Let the fun begin!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The short story . . . I love 'em!



My mom made the first pair of shorts for Evynne and I am in love! From the moment I first saw this fabric in my favorite fabric store, I knew something was going to be made of it. Since it looks so summery, I decided shorts would be best. I got this lime lettuce edge shirt to go with it and decided to do the ruffle in lime gingham to tie it all in. I am just dying for Evynne to wear this next week at the beach. I love it! And knowing that our second little girl will get to wear it too just makes me even more excited! I think this is my favorite project yet. Thanks Grandmomma! (And for all of you faithful customers, I'm sorry I don't sew and can't offer to make you these shorts. But if you know someone who can, save the scrap fabric and I can sure make a cute top to match!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It's About Time!

After completing all of my Auburn Home Show orders, I finally took some time to do some things for my own child. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the reason I got into this business was to sustain my habit of clothing my own child! It seems like at least half the time I do things for her, I end up wishing I had done it differently, but that's all part of the learning/experimenting process. It's fun and I love it! Here are the things I did for her over the past week:

One of my favorite things to do is take something super-plain and find a fun way to spruce it up. This swimsuit cover-up came from Target for $10. We added ric-rac and an applique patch to make it into this adorable piece!

I love the fabric in this patch!

A Garanimals shirt from the end of last season that I got some turquoise Garanimals shorts this season to go with. Notice I rarely put Evynne's whole name on anything other than a Garanimals shirt because I know it will never be worn by another child!

A hand-me-down dress from my cousin's little girl that needed a little something to make it even cuter! Evynne loves hippos so I thought that would be appropriate and it fit in the little space!

Simply sweet


Mom whipped up these capris in no time and of course, I had to get the shirt done to match!

This is a time where I wish I had gone with different thread colors, but it's so hard to tell when you're planning it in your head!

A $5 Faded Glory dress from Walmart made cuter with an applique. Not sure how this will look on since it was pleated at the top and the rectangle patch doesn't really work with the pleats. I thought it was worth a try, so we'll see!

I LOVE this fabric, but thread colors were hard to choose. I thought about using turquoise for the initials, but I thought adding another color might make it too busy.

What says Summer fun more than an ice cream cone?!

I have a cute little lime Garanimals skirt to make a great little play outfit out of this!

I LOVE the way this turned out. I got this Garanimals tank at the end of last season and these orange Garanimal shorts for $4 this season. I can't wait to see Evynne in this!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

April Projects


After a crazy March and my machine being in the shop for 2 weeks, I'm finally back in the swing of things. I'm also entering my 2nd trimester so I'm finding I have more energy -- thank goodness! I have no idea why some of my pictures keep showing up sideways in the slideshows, but I hope you can at least get the idea!

Monday, March 30, 2009

nephew love





I just love my little nephew Ethan. Here are some pics of him in his Sew Personal gear. Eat him up!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March Projects


I've been working hard to jump start this month and make up for some slow days the past few weeks while I haven't been feeling too great (with morning sickness/all day sickness & exhaustion). It's hard to believe that the home show in Auburn is this coming Saturday (March 7th) and I've got a lot I want to do before I go! Stay tuned for more Spring/Summer ideas!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009