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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Cami said...

Congrats on the blogavversary and Happy Birthday! I love the idea for a purse. SUper cute. Also, love the new pants. YOu are so talneted at sewing.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Happy Birthday, and Happy Bloggiversary!! How cool is that? I would love to have a chance at winning a purse made by YOU!!!!

T. Joi said...

HAPPY 28TH BIRTHDAY!!! Love the pants. One of my resolutions is to sew this year. I do believe skirts will be my first attempt.

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craziebunny said...

HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY!! I am always amazed how you can take some old jeans and make great looking projects out of them!Put my name on the drawing!!craziebunny from the ville!Hope Friday is a wonderful DAY!!!

Debbi-a1 said...

Love the idea for a purse for a winner. You are such a great sewer (I can't sew). I love that you make clothes. My mom always did for me when I was kid (she passed away 14 years ago).

Cennetta said...

Happy Birthday!

Kidget29 said...

Happy Birthday ..!!

I'm in

Yarnjeannie said...

Happy birthday to you! My birthday is Saturday! Wishing a fellow January baby a wonderful day!

HeathersSphere said...

Happy 28th birthday, Lesa! Looking good! Sleek and cool looking pants! Always looking forward to your creations! ;-}

Nicole said...

Happy birthday! I'll be 28th on the 29th. :)

I love you work.

Anonymous said...

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY!* (((((HUGS)))))) sandi

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Christina said...

Happy Birthday Lesa! I hope you had a wonderful day. You're an awesome buddy and you deserve a wonderful birthday!

I love the pants. They're very stylish on you!

Sharon said...

Hey and howdy to a fellow Blogspotter! Happy Birthday (tomorrow), and Happy Anniversary. Happy crafting!

A Musician by Grace

Christina said...

I have to say I just love your reworked ideas. I have kept an eye on your blog for awhile now and follow along to see all your new ideas. I have tried your purses but I think your diaper bag for your sister is just the greatest. Now THAT I would use for a purse. I love all the pockets inside. I just have to have pockets in my purses for all my things. Being a Pastor, you have to carry many extras. I carry LOTS of extras. Happy 2nd year Anniversary hon, keep up the good work. And tell your daughters I believe they are 2 of the cutest gifts God could have put on this earth.
God Bless,
Pastor Christina

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday to you, have some fun and look at you giving away gifts on your birthday, aren't you something. Throw my name in the hat lol.

L. Michelle said...

Happy Birthday to you! My birthday is on Friday too!!!!!!! But I will be 32 instead of 28 LOL!!!

Throw me in!!

Boupie said...

Happy early birthday and Bloggerversary! You do such beautiful work and I am so glad I have found your site. It is really inspiring me to do more creative work.

Marie said...

congrats on your anniversary and happy birthday. Count me in for the purse. I really like all your stuff you sew and crochet. I really liked the bag you made for your sister and the denim striped purse too. Wish I had room to sew again. Oh well. I would rather crochet anyway.

Marie Gudde

Gloria said...

Hello Lesa:
Girl you have talent. Happy b-day and Happy New Year to you and your girls.
The girls are adorable and from what I can see your a wonderful role model for them.
I am so impressed with you young females who taking care of your families; pursing your creative side; the passion you all have!!
I will definitely keep checking out your blog....I am not much of a seam-stress but I am thinking of buying a sewing machine....any recommendations...I dont' want a sewing machine that is to fancy but I would like one that is made good.
Gloria Hooking and Cooking in MA

Shirley said...


Love your pants and they look terrific on you with that blouse. I'd love a chance at winning a purse made by you. Love the one you made for your sister. I'm going to be practicing making purses soon as I want to give them to the ladies of my family next Christmas.


Sheila said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Blogiversary. You did a fantastic job on the pants and like the idea of doing the faux pockets. I hate the pocket bag, but like the flap.. Off to check out the pattern.

Have a wonderful time house hunting.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday and anniversary! I wish I was as talented at sewing as you! Please enter me in your giveaway for the purse - I absolutely love jeans and would love to have a jean purse! Thanks! Kim (

Anonymous said...

Lesa, all your projects are just amazing! I love the pants. I might have to give them a try myself. It's hard to find a nice plus-size pattern and those are lovely. I really like the black purse as well. Very cute.

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Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday AND blog anniversary from a fellow Wisconsinite! I wouldn't worry about it being colder "up north" if you move to Green Bay. You'll probably get less snow, since it seems Milw has been dumped on this year!

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday! and.... Happy Blogoversary! WooHoo! lol

Okay, add me in. :O)


Jackie said...

Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary! Thanks for visiting my blog.

Omega said...

Happy Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! Nice Pants!

Lisa H. said...

Happy Birthday,Lesa!
Happy Blogaversary! I'm glad you share your awesome talents with us.
Cool pants.

Beth said...

Hi Lesa - I'm so glad I found your blog, I've loved reading it - the things you make are very creative - you are very talented. Very inspiring!
Best wishes, Beth.

Andrea Moberly said...

Happy Birthday, Lesa! We're now the same age :)

Susan said...

Happy Birthday/Bloggiversary. You are rockin' that outfit. Great job!

Mary Ann said...

Congrats on both the BD and the anniversary! Love to be in on the purse giveaway....thanks!

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Deb said...

Happy Birthday!

Teena in Toronto said...

I tried sewing ... and it made me cranky :)

Happy blogoversary!

RecycleCindy said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Blogiversary too! I'm so wanting to be in on your giveaway. I'd love to have one of your recycled denim purses. Please add my name in on the drawing. Thanks so much.

Doré said...

Happy Blogoversary and Happy Birthday! i'm in!

Mary Sarah said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! You did an amazing job on the baby bag and your new outfit! They all look amazing! Way to Go!

naida said...

Happy belated birthday!!! only 28!
youre a young one :)
happy Blogoversary too, time flies!

naida said...

p.s. the sewing projects are great :)