Thursday, September 24, 2009

Southern Holiday Mart - November 14th

Mark your calenders and get your Christmas list together for this shopping event featuring handmade items made by people from local and surrounding areas and other states. Click on the link for more information and to get a sneak preview.


Time: November 14, 2009 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: "The Shop"
Address: 8249 Brittany Rd
Sorrento, Louisiana

Come shop with us this Holiday Season. We will have something for everyone on your list. All items are handmade by different creatives in the surrounding area. We have some merchandise from guest designers from different states that will be at the event as well. So SAVE the date and join us for a little kick start to your Holiday Shopping. By shopping handmade you help local crafters in your area.We will have signs out so you know right where we are.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tumbler Insert

My first tumbler insert. I have a feeling I might be making some of these for Christmas gifts this year.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

More Annette Reversible Sundresses for a different set of sisters.

I made the first set of dresses for my great niece's two girls. They wore them to a family function and another niece really liked them. She asked me to make these for her two girls - also my great nieces. Of course I said yes.

These dresses go together very fast. They are lined in the green check used on the applique and can be reversed. Change the ribbons and you have a whole new look.

Made from Annette Reversible Sundress pattern. Both of the fabrics used are by Fabric Finders. The font is Bobo Applique font I downloaded free from The only problem I had was it went from the outline stitch directly to the satin stitch. All I did to resolve the problem was make the first outline stitch, lay the fabric down for the applique and just backed it up one thread color to redo the outline stitch. Not sure if that makes sense to you but if you embroider, you may know what I'm trying to say.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sundress with music notes applique

It's been raining all weekend which is great for sewing. I got this dress done and a couple of other miscellaneous projects for my niece.

The little girl this was made for loves music and the color yellow. I had a bit of a problem with the stitching on the first try so I added some fusible interfacing to the dress fabric and applique fabric. The second try stitched out really well. I'm still new at the embroidery and machine applique so I learn as I go and from trial and error - lots of error. LOL.

The dress is made from the Annette Reversible Sundress Pattern. It is reversible - the other side is a tourquoise, yellow and white floral print.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Whimsical Cow Print Capri Set

I enjoy searching for unique and different fabrics to sew with. While browsing through the fabric shops on Etsy, I found this cute cow print. The shop is located in Turkey so the order took a couple of weeks to come in but the bonus was a yard measures 36" X 95" which is like two yards. Along with this green print, I also purchased a yard of the same print in red.

The top is made from the Annette Reversible Sundress pattern shortened a little and the pants are Karen Capri Pants with an added border along the hem.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Ascension Parish Inclusive League (APIL) 1st Tball Game for Fall Season

Fall tball kicked off today for Ascension Parish Inclusive League (APIL). There were many familiar faces but also lots of new ones. Although it was hot, the kids had a great time.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Annette Reversible Sundress

My latest project using the Annette Reversible Sundress pattern. The tree applique is a free design I've wanted to try. For some reason, I pictured the tree bigger and intended to have only one on the front. Because it was smaller than expected, I decided to use three in a row. I thought the border fabric was very interesting so I picked up 1/2 yard at a local quilt shop knowing I would eventually find some use for it.

I think the dress has a kind of eco friendly look to it. What do you think?