Saturday, August 30, 2008


I admit it. I'm addicted. I'm appli-crazy. It all started out with circles and joy, but has now morphed into larger more complicated patches. I love it though. It's a great way to turn a $3.00 shirt into something a little more boutique looking. Plus, I think it's something I can "sew" for my son without him looking like he's wearing a homemade-looking (or "girlie" looking if you ask my husband) outfit.

The butterfly is one of Sandi Henderson's free patterns (also made with her fabric). I hand embroidered the antenna (which looks obvious as they aren't very symmetrical).

I love the octopus. It's very mini boden looking. You should request their catalog. They have tons of inspiring ideas for this kind of stuff. As you'll soon find out - I'm not really very creative. I get all of my designs from free tutorials and images online. This octopus came from a Sew Mama Sew tutorial found here. It was tricky and too a while to sew around the edges, but I like how it turned out. I need to paint some eye on it or something.

I just bought a few more long sleeved t-shirts for my son so. . . more to come! And maybe a little tutorial on how to do it (or at least the way I do it).

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Bags and whatnots.

I have been making bags and selling them at the salon that we own for about a year now.  This is my latest creation #36. When I am sewing the bag I like to think about the person who is going to buy them. I think the girl who is going to buy this one, loves big hair, diet coke and all things lacey.    

Sunday, August 24, 2008

going away to college gift

Ok. So, a scarf seems like a funny going-away-to-college gift, but it's completely practical if said person is going to BYU Idaho, and even more appropriate for a girl who is a California girl through and through. Here's a fun and easy tutorial if you'd like to make a scarf for a going-away-to-college gift. . . or maybe just for Christmas instead. That might make more sense. The tutorial is for a child's scarf so I just made it longer for an adult. I also used flannel in between the layers for a little added warmth. I also made one with fleece in between the layers for Anna once too.

Good bye Meagen! We'll miss you. Hope you think of us when you're on campus for your 7:45 a.m. class and it's -8 degrees outside and you've realized why people REALLY wear scarves.