Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Good morning!  Here's a quick post for today.  I finally finished my son's memory blanket so he can take it with him to school in a few weeks.  It is made out of collected treasured T's he purchased and/or rec'd as gifts and at sports camps in the past few years.  He'll be traveling to another state so making this blanket was very important to me as it will ease the home sick blues most freshmen go thru their first year away from home. 

I've seen many T-shirt projects but I have such a difficult time machine quilting large blankets and quilts on my little sewing machine.  When I cam accross this blog called Maiden Jane, she had a pattern that didn't call for machine quilting and knew it was right up my alley.  The blanket was finished in one week, just in time to pack it up and get it ready for traveling. My family can now have the dining table and living room back! 

What treasured items to you collect?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sew Easy Simplicity 1995

It's been a rough few days.  So many things to do in such little time and my procastination has gotten the best of me.  There comes a time when I know I need to somewhat slow down and unwind, or as the saying goes, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES....Well, I did,...slow down and unwind that is.  I purchased this pattern sometime ago after seeing this beautiful bag on flicker:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/ritafazfita/4905450248/in/faves-37483854@N04/

The Patterns is a Sew Easy Simplicity 1995
I interfaced both the front/back and the lining with 906F Pellon to give it strength and structure.  This sewing project gave me the much needed time to slow down a bit.  It took me just a few hours and not only do I have a new bag but my focus back.

I even had a spare kanzashi flower to pin as an accessory. 
This was a long over-due sewing threrapy session.  I feel so much better now.
What do you do to unwind?

Monday, July 15, 2013


Oh my, where have the time gone?  Guess it's true for the saying, "Time flies when you're having fun!".  It's been little over a year since my last post.  Family time took precedent over blogging and know everyone will agree.   During my blogging absence my curiosity in photography resurfaced and I've been getting familiar with my camera.  It's amazing how a camera can capture precious moments and in today's digital world, photo editing is a whole new beast in itself. 

My family will be doing a little bit of travel this summer and my daughter's been mentioning for a new bag.  While doing a some errands just a few days ago, we had some time to browse the local fabric discount store.  Having recently watched THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, she saw a few Batman fabrics and after contemplating over a handful of options, she chose a really cute MARVEL COMIC print and carefully picked an interior of blue.  After pre-washing, cutting, ironing,interfacing, and sewing, her bag was ready in a day and she loves it!  Her BFF's also hinted that they'd LUV a bag, too so I have a feeling someone will be busy making a few Christmas handmades for her BFF's.

This bag is from KWIK SEW 3749.  A fairly easy pattern for me which I luv.  We added interior pockets for her itouch and writing utensils.  Looks like she's ready to do some traveling!  And so am I!

Oh, here's a sneak peak of what I'm working on....

Are you traveling this summer?