Friday, September 26, 2008

And The Winner Is......... (Weekend Projects)

Well I totally had fun making that sudoku blanket and I see a lot of you all had fun also but, I think I made it way to easy lol. I will have to probably do that again but, make a harder one and try to bring in 2009 doing another blog sudoku contest how fun is that but, this time I want to try to write out a pattern. I am always saying that but, yet to do it. I just go for it.

But, anyways I know everyone is wondering who won. Well you still will have to wait I still want to blab a bit first lol. Thanks for everyone that join in on the contest. Oh also everyone that email me there answers everyone got there answers right but, remember the rule the one that sends the email first with the right answers is the winner.

Now on to the winner.

Drum roll please

The winner is a wonderful mother/wife/crocheter/new sewer Ms. Christina.

Congrats Christina you totally won.

Now I know you wondering what your prize is but, that will have to wait until it pops up in your mailbox. I will email you letting you know when I mailed it out so you can have your heads up for it. I will try to mail out between Monday and Wednesday.

Now on with the show. While crocheting a little some some for the winner today. I whipped me up something in the mean time.

Since I can't show off what I am sending to Christina I thought well don't want to have a emtpy blog today so why don't make something for me.

Here goes. A quick and simply made pin cushion that I whipped up in no time COOL huh?

Also my upcoming weekend I want to get started on my hoodie sweatsuit jacket.


Here is the fabric and things I plan to use.
The sweatsuit fabric I got from Walmart for 2 dollars a yard. I got 4 yards I believe I wanted to have a little extra probably for another sewing project. Also the other fabric the blue and gray fabric is for the lining. I really don't need lining inside of the sweatsuit jacket but, I want it anyways mainly for the back and the front inside lining just to give it a little more of a uniqueness to it. Also got a 26 inche zipper and black and blue thread. I just have to now get cutting the fabric and get started. Oh by the way not using a pattern. I am using a old sweatsuit jacket of mines for my pattern so wish me luck.

Ok another project up my sleeves that I have been putting aside for way to long.
Want to start on a jacket this time no chop jacket a long jacket. More like a short like trench jacket.


This is the fabric I am using it's grey. For the inside lining will be grey and white cotton. Also have 6 buttons that I believe is 1/8 in inches. I plan to have 2 square pockets on the outside front of the jacket with 4 buttons for closing the jacket and also black and natural color thread. Little more details but, I will get to that while I am doing the jacket.

Oh by the way no pattern for this one either. I will do the same thing on how I did my chop jacket. I used a old leather jacket of mines for the measurements.

Ok that's it. Don't have much to report been busy on the same things with crocheting but, now working on some other projects that I can't show but, can show in the furture.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sudoku Anyone (Blog Contest)

I have been finished with this Sudoku throw/blanket for awhile yet to put it up since I wanted to use it as a blog contest so here goes for those that knowns how to play sudoku then have fun with it.

For those that don't know what sudoku is it's a game of logic, based on a grid of 9 columns and 9 rows. This subdvided into nine 3 by 3 squares which are known as boxes.

There is a prize winner for the first one to solve the puzzle but, first lets read the rules.

Rule 1 you must have a blog or some kind of websit so I can leak your blog back to mines incase you win

Rule 2 have fun

Now that we got the rules out the way here goes. You most be the first to solve the puzzle. Just because you respond first doesn't mean you is the winner I have to review your answers and determine who is the winner.

To keep this a contest without giving out answers you must email me your answers.
Email me to mom2girls11681 at aol dot com. Title your subject Blog Contest so I know it's not spam. Also please give your blog address and your name so I know who you are. I am not well known with names but, with blogs I will surely know who you are.

But, also leave a comment on my blog saying I will give the sudoku puzzle a try so I know who all may be emailing me.

I will give 4 different pictures of the sudoku blanket. A view of the whole blanket far away. A view of the first three rows then the middle three row then the last three rows.


6 _ 3 / 7 _ _ / _ 8 2
_ _ _ / 9 8 _ / _ 3 6
_ 8 2 / _ 3 1 / 9 _ _

_ 4 _ / 2 9 _ / _ _ _
_ 6 _ / _ _ _ / _ 1 _
_ _ _ / _ 1 4 / _ 6 8

_ _ 7 / 8 2 _ / 6 4 _
3 2 _ / _ 5 7 / _ _ _
4 5 _ / 1 _ 9 / 3 _ 7

Full view/ close up and I also wrote the numbers incase I couldn't get a better close up on the numbers on the blanket.:) Good luck.

First 3 rows

Middle 3 rows

Last 3 rows

So that's it. Good luck to everyone. Friday I will give a update on who is the winner.
Oh about the prize just say it's all about crocheting. I wont give any pictures of what I am sending the prize winner it's a surprise. But, giving a hint, since I mostly know all crocheters and since I know mostly crocheters visit my blog the surprise is mostly for a crocheter. Does that hint helps lol.

Oh also whatcha you all think about the blanket cute huh? I just use it as a throw blanket for my small sofa in my room.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Green" Sewing and Crocheting

Well not really GREEN as in the color green. Green as in recycle.
Well I am back and ready to show and tell. Show a bit of my recycle/reuse projects.

First want to start with my sewing. I know I know been sewing a lot lately I also noticed that myself but, I also got in a bit of crocheting will get to that a little later on in this post but, first want to start with this latest recycle project.

Well my mom liked my bucket purse so much that she brought over a pair of old gaucho pants that she out grew due to her losing a bit of weight and these gauchos just was laying around doing nothing and she felt they needed to become a new purse for her.

So here is the gaucho pants before I worked my miracle at hand lol.


I try to use every piece of a pair of pants, skirt or whatever to my advantage.

See here I cut out the pockets and the waist band. Will totally use them both.


This is the pockets I cut off. Also decided to use that flower fabric for the lining has a pretty tan and brown to it so thats why I picked these two threads for the purse.


This pictures is after I put together the top and the side pieces that's the back and front of the purse also the pocket right dead in the middle. This is before sewing th other end of the purse together.


Here is the lining with the 2 pockets for the inside.


After I did everything I needed to do that includes sewing the bottom part of the bag also sewing the fabric pieces together just like I did the outter pieces. I then line up the lining and the denim and put in a metal snap for closure.


Here is the purse after I am done. Those two pockets is on both sides of the purse. I also use the waist band to make the strap of the purse.


Here go the lining of the purse. I made 2 pockets in the inside on both sides of the purse.


Also what is a purse without the change purse to go with it.



Now on to another recycle/reuse project.

Take this here skirt that I brought from the thrift store.


And now look at what it become after I get cutting and dicing at it lol.


Close up on pockets and legs of pants

Done in denim blue. Used pink thread to give it a nice look to it due that I wanted it to go with her Mickey Mouse shirt.

That I finally finished here.


I used the pattern from Simplicity 3771 for the shirt and the pants. Well the pants wasn't pants on the pattern they was capris but, since it's starting to get cooler here in Milwaukee, I thought that I would make them longer to suit our weather.


Also the shirt I did a little alterations just a bit to suit what I want. You can read more of that at, my review. I am also entry this shirt for a Kids Contest over at Also so wish me luck. I am thinking about trying to entry another project before the contest ends. I will try.:)

Now let's step away from sewing for a bit and step back into my crocheting world.

I have been crocheting but, not as much as I always done. But, I decided to start on a couple of Christmas projects since they may take long.

Here I decided to start on a hexgon afghan for my mom for Christmas. I am doing it in cherry, and frosted orange. These is the colors my mom picked I love these colors. Also this yarn I never worked with before. It's called Frosted Look by Malina. Never heard of this yarn but, totally like it. So far I have about 55 hexgon in both colors each done so that gives me 110 done so far. My plan is to try to do at least 350 to 400 depending on how much yarn I have as I keep going. I really want to try to finish by Thanksgiving so I will see.


Also this is another crochet project this is for me. Doing myself a hexgon afghan also. I seen how fast these hexgons was working up for my moms afghan I decided to try to do me a afghan also. Now my deadline for this is also Christmas. I am using Red Heart yarn, black and shocking pink.

See aint they cute.:)

Now that's all blogging friends. Oh not totally all. Next week Wednesday I will have my Crochet Sudoku blog contest up and running. I have decided what the gifts will be for the winner wont say a word about what they gifts are remember I said, GIFTS lol the the letter S at the end lol. So will give that contest up to a week. I am still debating should I have 1 winner and 1 person that comes in second place to get a gift also. I will figure that out soon.:)

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Reuse. Recycle - Make Something New

Well my title says it all reuse, recycle make something new and that is just want I did.

I visit the Thift Store a couple of days ago and found a lot of things I liked. For example like these jeans here:


These jeans I so fall in love with because I like how it's all patchy made with about 5 different color denims in one. I knew I wouldn't be buying them to wear them they was way small for me but, the prize was just right 3.99. Can't beat that huh? Soon as I seen these jeans I knew what I wanted to make those jeans into.

Drum Roll Please



A purse for guess who ME.

I haven't made myself a purse in awhile. I totally needed one.

See look aint it so cute.


Made a bucket like purse with one strap, a pocket in the inside with a metal snap to close.

Inside of purse


I also decided why just make me a purse when I also need a change purse to go with it.


Cute aint it. Has a blue zipper.

Ok still not done. Here go some old jeans of mines. My cousin loved my purse so much she asked me to make her a messager bag. One where the strap is long enough to go around her head and shoulders.


So these are the jeans that will be a messager bag.
I also had a little of the denim left from my purse so I also used that for this messager bag.


This messager bag has a flap, long strap, 2 pockets under the flap that came off the back of the jeans, also lining with 2 more pockets on the inside. On the outside for a pretty design that she picked out is the world LOVE with hearts.:)



Flap open


That's all with my sewing projects. No crocheting update. Oh by the way done with my Sudoku throw/blanket but, wont be putting it up until next week still trying to come up with somethings to send to the winner of that contest coming soon.

Oh also here is a picture of Nesa on her first day to 1st grade on Tuesday.



How they grow up so fast. 1st grade OMG.:)

That's all folks. Thanks for visiting. Everyone have a great weekend, take care. Off to sew and crochet.:) - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
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