Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Blog...under Construction!!

Sorry for the craziness going on...I decided to make a change, but of course, have NO IDEA what I am doing!! So please bear with me over the next couple of days while I try to figure out what it is I am DOING!! :D Here are some back to school backpacks I monogrammed for your viewing pleasure...hope it works!!

All suggestions and HELP working out this new look is welcomed!! :) I also broke down and got one of those white boards so maybe my picture-taking skills will improve too!! Amazing what $2 will do for you! HA!

Now that all of my kiddos are back in school....Ms. Priss, grade 4; The Middle Child, Kindergarten; and The Boy is in a two day Pre-K 3 program...YAY!!

Until later...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Girl's Ruffled Aprons and More Gifts

So after a super long absence....I'm BACK!! I do have a good excuse for being gone for so long....BUSY LIFE!! I'm not sure how the rest of you do it, but I just can't seem to keep up with my blogging while running after three children, cleaning house, doing laundry, grocery-getting, dog training, dinner making, SEWING, etc... you get the picture, right? I am just in awe of those super bloggers who manage to do it all, AND make their blog look neat and orderly!! Anyway, I have been sewing and managing to keep my sewing room neat. :D

I had a couple more birthday gifts to make before school started, so I wracked my brains...then went blog hopping. I found a couple of ideas and got to work. First up, ruffled aprons!

Aren't these the cutest things EVER??!! I spied one over on Wildflowers & Whimsy and followed the link to an Etsy shop for the pattern. I really didn't have much time to buy the pattern, so I set out to figure it out on my own...graph paper and all!! I think they came out ok, but a little tricky...so I might end up getting the pattern anyway!

I also did this one for my niece, which was the first one I made. The colors matched her birthday party theme.

I did fabric straps for this one, but for the strawberry and cherry one...I used grosgrain ribbon. Of course they were loved by all... I foresee doing alot of these for family and friends!

Next up was a gift for my nephew whose birthday was in April....I know, I am terrible!!

I think he wanted more of a sleeve, but I thought the handles would come in...handy! :D I used matching fleece for the inside padding, thought I had a picture of that...oops!

Then a tutorial I've been wanting to try all summer, the Lunch Money Cuff from A Lemon Squeezy Home.

This was for a friend of Ms. Priss! It fit her perfectly, thankfully...next time I'll make it bigger! Overall...awesome tutorial and a pretty easy sew. Her folks were surprising her with a last minute trip to Disney World, so I threw this in too.

Well, that is all for now!! Next up will be all of the back-to-school monogramming, and projects!!! I also finished the order for an LSU crib set...YAY!!! I'll be getting it to the expecting mother today. Now that THAT is done, I can start on all of the things I've been wanting to do!! Oh, and I already got an order for another ruffled apron :) Until later...