Saturday, February 28, 2009

Almost There

Well, here is what I have done so far. Sewing the bias tape on (made out of silky ribbon) is a major and trying task. I have found that it really takes a lot of patients. I still have to finnish and sew the pockets on but for now I need a break from this one. I have handed it over to my friends at Spirit Creations to have a name embroidered at the top in pink. Once all is said and done I will be able to breath easier. I have actually said several times while making this one that I will never attempt this pattern again....but I am sure that I will. I know the next one I do will come so much easier now that I have a better idea of what I am doing. So far I think it is very cut. What do you think???

Thursday, February 26, 2009

And Then There Was Another

This week I have started on another apron. This one is going to be more cute and girly compared to the last one. It will be zebra (obviously) and hot pink. This one has been a great learning experience for far. The accents (done with bias tape) on this apron is where the hot pink comes into play. I have never used bias tape before and it sure was a great lesson learned. (I have to give a special thanks to Amy's Angry Chicken blog for the video lesson.) In fact, I actually made my own bias tape out of silky hot pink ribbon. I couldn't find pre-made in hot pink anywhere (the manufacturer's idea of hot pink is actually a sweet pink). I hope to have this project done by Friday. As soon as it's done I will post up the picture.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

An Apron A Day

It has been an extremley busy week. Sometimes I wonder how I find the time to sew...But somehow I always do. So here is my latest project. I have been working on it in between the normal rituals of work, homework, and keeping a tidy house and a husband happy. This one was so much fun to work on. Nothing too strenuous on the brain; just something simple to help keep me sane. I made this apron from the request of a friend. She said she wanted one for her boyfried that was a little more manly than most aprons. Before I give it to her I'm going embroider his name on the chest in a bright hunter's orange. I think it will add a nice touch. Don't forget, if you love this apron check out my Etsy page .

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Introduction

I am a 26 year old woman who works full time, goes to school full time, and somewhere in the mix I am also a wife. Sometimes I feel like the only thing that helps keep me sane is my love for sewing. It is my time to forget all of life's little worries and escape into the wonderful world of being a seamstress. I have been sewing since I was a little girl. I had always used old sewing machines that have just been handed down to me and were hardly running. The last sewing machine I had was from my mom; it was a sew mini and was great but only for small tasks. Finally for the first time ever I have a real "big girl" sewing machine. My wonderful husband along with the rest of my family surprised me with an awesome brand new Janome for Christmas (even though I actually received it a few weeks early)!!!! How exciting!!!! Since then, my sewing capabilities and desires have skyrocketed. Since I got my machine early I was able to make the girls of the family their gifts for Christmas. I whipped out the cutest tote bags; different for each person depending on their personality and likes. Since then, the word has gotten out about these bags and I all of a sudden have several requests to make them for other people. There is no feeling greater than making something that other people like so much they want to have one for themselves. Because of the huge volume of requests for my tote bags, I have decided to post them up on Etsy. If anyone wants to see these bags and even purchase one I have them posted up on . If anyone does decide to order one just keep in mind that I don't make them until requested. I do that so each person gets exactly what they want. I even take the time out to embroider the bags with whatever initial desired. It takes about 3 - 7 days to get the bags made up and sent out from the time they are ordered.