Monday, January 26, 2009

What A Weekend

Wanted to get some sewing done this weekend so I got plenty of sewing done. But, first want to start off with a award I received from a wonderful woman by the name of Tanya her blog is called Sew Sassy Again. Thanks a bunch Tanya for the award. I totally love your blog and if you haven't nominated me totally would have nominated you.

I was surprise to get the award from Tanya. Tanya happen to come cross my blog a couple of months ago and have been stopping in since. I love her sewing projects she do great work. You go girl.:)

So now I have to nominate 7 people on my blog who should I give this Kreativ Blogger Award to hummmmmmm.


1. Christina - Crafty Christina because she does some great creative projects. With her crocheting and now she doing knitting. Waiting to see more sewing projects there Christina lol. :)

2. Susan - Knitters Delight, I recently just starting visiting her blog a couple of months ago and loving her sewing projects. Great job there.:)

3. Cami - Crochet Cami, OMG she does some lovely quilting work. I am not a quilter but, I just may want to try it out one day. Love her crocheting and knitting projects as well. :)

4. C Dishmey - Wall Street by Day, I know she just recently started back sewing but, always loved her sewing projects from the first time I visited her blog.

5. Kim - Kim Kouture yep you guess it she sews also from clothes to bags and more. Great job, love visiting her blog.:)

6. Lisa H - Sew On and Sew On is a great sewer. She is plus size like myself and she show so many sewing projects that I totally want to try it she is totally making room for us plus sizers to go for it. :) WTG

This last blogger I am going to list I know have already been nominated by another blogger but, it wont hurt to nominate her again due that I love her work.:)

7. Cennetta - The Mahogany Stylist, another wonderful sewer. Love everything she makes. Keep up the great work.

Now all these bloggers I nominate they also need to nominate 7 other bloggers and contact them on there blogs to let them know you nominated them for the Kreativ Blogger Award.

Ok now on with the show. I know everyone been hoping to caught a couple of pictures to the purse I finally finished for my blog contest winner "Nancy" the one that won. Remember I had a dress that I was going to make into a purse/bag.

So finally finished it so now you can get a few pictures of the bag.:)


Inside lining, with my tag label

Front of purse that shows off a pretty cherry/ this is also a pocket and part of the handle straps.

See pockets also on both sides :)

Also another sewing project that I started Saturday night and finshed yesterday Sunday morning.
Again no pattern followed just some old jeans I had that I cut out to use to make me a draft.

Fabric: Denim

Notions: 3 navy buttons 3/4 inch and 1 7 inch black zipper

Pattern Description: Jeans/ that is a grayish black color, with 2 pockets in the back with flaps to the pockets and hip pockets in the front.

Pattern Sizing: Sizes 20 plus size

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Didn't follow a pattern used a pair of my old jeans to trace out a draft to make my jeans here.

Were the instructions easy to follow? I mainly used instructions on what I already knew when it comes to sewing. I used a couple of sewing books to get the idea of what I was doing.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This was my own pattern I liked it all.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: There wasn't none.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I totally would sew this again. I am now getting the hang of drafting out my own patterns from old clothes and it fits fine. I would recommend it to those sewers that would like to take that chance.

Conclusion: Love my new jeans they fit lovely. I like that it's not to loose or to tight and it fits in all the right places. I just couldn't believe that I did this WOW :) LOL

WIP on Front

WIP on back




Close up on back pockets


What's on my sewing table for the upcoming weeks. I wont be doing much sewing this upcoming weekend going back go Green Bay my sweatheart's birthday is Friday. So will do as much sewing from now until Thursday.

I have plans to do Nesa some jeans and a shirt. Me 2 shirts and some jeans. I also want to do a hat for the first time to see how that turns out.

Later on down the line. I want to do a capelet with belt pattern I believe is by McCall also want to work on a cardigan and of course purses and more recons.

But, that's all for now thanks for stopping by blogger friends.:) Take care everyone. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blog Contest WINNER/Update Projects

First I want to start off by saying thanks to all that have been visiting my blog from time to time. If it wasn't for all your comments and encouragments I think I would have gave up a long time ago on my hobbies and this blog. I have made some good blogging friends and some friends that don't even blog but, comes to my blog and check out my stuff.:)

Thanks guys.:)

First want to say thanks to all that entry my blog contest didn't know that I was going to get so many responds over the weekend WOW. Thanks for the bday wishes also. I enjoyed my bday as well.

Ok the winner for my blog contest is Nancy I know Nancy from one of my yahoo crochet groups. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

WTG Nancy.

If you all don't know what the gift is let me repeat it.

Nancy will get a love purse made by me from this old dress that I found at a thift store.

I will totally show off the purse as soon as I am done making it. I haven't yet to get started on it just got back home on Monday. So expect a picture of the purse later on in the week.

Ok finally home, my bday weekend was great had fun with my sweatheart. He planned a lovely Friday night with just the two of us at a nice hotel for the night. It was nice loved ever minute of it.

Spoiled Rotten lol, for those that know me I love to read from time to time. So I am not picky when people is buying me books love books. Well got so many books from my sweatheart and friends.


Also got fabrics. That I can't wait to stick some scissors into all of them and get sewing.


Also got other stuff that I didn't snap pictures of. I got a MAXIglide flat iron that I kept seeing on tv to get my hair long without working of a sweat in the bathroom for hours. I have very thick hair and trying to wear my hair down is hard sometimes due to my hair being so thick. I tried out the MAXIglide on Nesa and Nellie hair and love it so far.
Oh I got my hair braided the day before I left. Got me some sewing notions, like buttons, thread, more scissors, measuring tape, iron decor, magnet snaps and more.
Got some dishes, cups, pots, yarns, female personals. That's all I got so I have to say I was spoiled rotten this weekend.

Got to look at a few homes in Green Bay, WI love most of the homes but, looking to have stores like food stores, parks, or gas stations in walking distances. Don't want to have to drive all the time. Plus walking during the summer can totally help me lose weight and also get my kids actived they can walk on with me. So looking for those things in the areas. Plus some of the homes we looked at wasn't in our price range some was just right on the outside, everything in walking distance but, was to small on the inside. So we is still looking. Not in a rush. I go back to Green Bay on January 30th to look some more.

Ok enough about that. On to my crocheting. I haven't been doing a very long. I know I know naughty Lesa. But, I have been working on and off on my afghan it's coming along nicely for me to have just started this it amazes me how much I got done in a short amount of time.


Also what inspired me to even do this afghan was some fabric that I had that was supposed to have been used to make a skirt but, I never got to doing the skirt because it started to get cold outside but, I loved this fabric so much that I decided to make pillows out of them.


I took the colors from the fabric to use into my afghan so that it can somewhat connet with colors with both.

I still have more colors to add to my afghan so that the colors can match a little.

These pillows was quick and easy to do. Like how that turned out.

Ok now that's about it for now. I have some house cleanning and a little packing to do for the next couple of days.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Bday, Blogoversary-Blog Contest, Latest Sewing Project

Well wanted to do this post early even though my bday isn't until Friday but, who says I can't start start having fun now. :)

Well Happy Bday to me. I am now 28 as of Friday. WOW how time flys by. I will be mainly not doing to much on my bday going to Green Bay for house hunting again and going out to eat and to the movies nothing to jump up and down about. I guess the older we get it's just another day. - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Also on the 18th will be my Blogoversary that means I will now have blogged in this blog for 2 full years and on to my third year WOW, can't believe I had this blog so long. Can't believe I kept up with it so long. Amazing, I guess if it wasn't for having blogging friends, online I probably would have given it up.

All you ladies that I visit from time to time and that visits me thanks for coming by seeing and reading all about my life and hobbies. Sometime I know I may bore you all lol but, sorry at times don't have much to talk about or craft about.

But, wanted to do a Blogoversary give away.

I want to take this dress here and do a recon/recyle for the winner. 100_1476

I want to make a purse so for those that want to join in on the contest then come on join in.
I will do the drawning well have Nesa take the name out of a hat on Monday and name the winner on Tuesday and then later next week I will have a picture of the purse. Have to give me a bit of time sine I will be out of time for 4 days so if you have a blog I will try to contract you to get your information so I can mail off your purse.

So who's in.
Just say you in and on your name goes into the hat. I was going to do the number game but, I wanted to get my girls involve.
Nesa is at that stage where she want to write everything so thought this would be nice for her to wrote everyones name on a piece of paper and throw it in a hat.:)

Ok now on with my sewing.

I did my sister a small baby bag she wanted a small one, one that isn't to big for one of those quick days where she don't need to carry alot of stuff so I came up with this bag.

She picked the fabric.

Whole bag

Outside pocket of bag with some decor on it.

Inside of bag you can see the 4 pockets on the inside of the bag.

Cute huh? She liked it.:)

I have to pat myself on the back for this. I made me a pair of wide leg pants out of double knit fabric.

One reason why I am so proud of myself because it was my first attempt at so many things.
1. My first time putting a zipper into pants. I always put zippers in make of dress or skirts for my girls clothes but, never in the inseam of pants.
2. My first time doing side hip pockets on pants.

So while sewing my pants together I was just smiling at myself at how great they come out.

The pattern I used for these pants are Simpicity 4366

Here go the front.
Oh by the way you all may remember that shirt. I made that shirt a couple of months ago just never worn it because I never had brown pants to go with it. So when I brought this fabric this is what I thought about making these pants for this shirt.

The back

Close up on the back fake/half pockets with the buttons.

Here go a close up on the buttons on the back pocket.

Close up on the zipper

Close up on one of the side hip pockets

Pattern Description: Wide Leg Pants (Simplicity 4366)

Pattern Sizing: plus size 22

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Somewhat, I made my pants legs wider then it asked for.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yep ver easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I didn't have anything I didn't like about the pattern.

Fabric Used: Brown Double Knit, used a 7 inch carmel zipper and 3 3/4 buttons. The pattern asked for 3 1/2 buttons.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made one change the the pattern sized I used was a 22 but, for the pocket part of the pattern I used the size 16 I didn't want my pocket to be to big and overlaping.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would try this pattern again with denim. I would recommend it.

Conclusion: I liked how it came out.

Ok that's the end of my sewing projects. No crocheting to report.

Ever since I finish my pants I have got inspired to do a lot of more sewing so here is a few of the patterns of somethings I would like to try out.:)

Oh by the way I change the style of my blog since it is a new year for my blog thought I would give it a little spice.

Thanks for visiting my blog everyone, everyone have a great week and weekend take care:)

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Monday, January 5, 2009

My Sewing Mojo Is Gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My sewing mojo hit me in a flash. On New Years after writing my post on my blog I realized that that post probably have been like my 2nd post ever without pictures and it looked oh so different to not have a update on anything wow. So I put my sewing into over-kill after checking out a bunch of my blogger friends that sews it helped me to get inspired so I worked my butt off.

First I wanted to do me a 2009 resolution.

Crochet Resolution for 2009

To design/create and write a couple of projects
To work on wearables more
To improve on my crocheting stills
To complete 3 full size afghans this year
Complete what I start at least try to

Sewing Resolution for 2009

I want to work more on my tailoring when it comes to jackets/coats
To sell wearables for all sizes and sell handbags on etsy
To start sewing more baby items
To entry into more sewing contests online and off line
Work on improving sewing jeans with zippers
Sew for my new home as in decorating sewing

My personally Resolution for 2009

Lose weight of course that probably is a lot of peoples goal
To finish at least 2 books a month
To get into knitting a little more
To get a home/change locate
Be a great mom of course

Now off to my sewing projects.
First wanted to do a recycle/reuse project.
Where I take these jeans and make it into a purse.

Here go the jeans I used

Purse picture 1

Zipper open of purse

Also the strap is on by 2 buttons on each sides of the purse size is 7/8 color blue. There is also a purple zipper for closure zipper measures in 7 inches long.

Inside fabric is cotton purple.

This here is my own design no pattern followed.

Ok I know you all probably remember when I started this awhile back but, didn't have the mojo to finish it until now.

Here is where I was about a month in a half ago.


I worked on my trench jacket for the pass 2 days so that I could go ahead and complete it and get it off my sewing table. I was amazed at how well it turned out. I was like oh wow why I didn't finish this sooner.

This jacket is most likely to wear when the spring hits because due to it been light weight.



Front view

Front view again


Pattern Description: Gray light weight jacket

Pattern Sizing: plus size 2x

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Didn't follow a pattern done, by me using a own jacket as my guideline.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Now instructions to follow I just used what I know about sewing and went with it.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the way I did this. For me to have not follow a pattern it totally came out just like I wanted it to.

Fabric Used: Laundere cotton or Twiller, cotton for inside lining, I also used 8 buttons size 1 1/4 4 of the buttons was used to button up the jacket the other 4 was used to put on the outside of the 4 pockets for a little design to the jacket.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: There wasn't any alterations since this was my own.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would totally sew this again. I have plans in sewing this again but, used a thicker fabric like wool to make a coat instead of a jacket.

Conclusion: I loved how this came out. I will wear this around spring time since this is light weight it will work up better during the spring time. I like how it fit. I am totally proud of myself. Learning as I go. People have been amazed that I didn't have a pattern for this.

Show off some books I got for inspiration.:)

Also this is what I have to work on this week.
My sister a baby bag. She is having a girl next month and she has her baby shower this Saturday on her birthday so I was like oh wow let me get started on her a baby bag. She picked out the fabric so I have to work with what I have. Going to change up the pattern a bit because somethings about the pattern I don't really like.

So stay tune to the update on this latest baby bag.

Also I have another recycle/reuse project up my sleeve. My mom want me to cut up a old dress that she never liked that was giving to her as a gift. She wants a purse so I decided to do a recycle again just for her.

Other then that, that is all. No crochet update. Only been doing a little bit of crocheting on my afghan for my bed from time to time but, not much progress at least not just yet will totally keep everyone updated on that as time flies.

Everyone take care have a great week. I know I will. Thanks for visiting my blog reading about my life, my hobbies and so on.:) - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more
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