Friday, February 24, 2012

Kitchen Towels

I have been drooling over some of the blogs and tutorials for kitchen towels.  I decided to make some from "stash" fabrics and do some practice, after all, who couldn't use a nice new kitchen towel every now and then?  These may be for my son...divorced father of 3 so he is the "mom and dad' in his home.  He likes cooking and I am sure he will appreciate them.  I have lots of ideas for doing more, just have to find the time between other sewing and life.
The dress is from the stash collection again.  A little peasant style dress for Ava.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Some Things I Have Been Doing

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 Emilee gets a new top, of course it was last summer :)
ITH keychains for gifts!

 In the hoop projects, composition notebook cover and  monogrammed key chain for a friend of Casey's.  These projects can be found at  Very easy and really cute, the look changes with the fabrics you choose.  The key chain was my first ITH project and I love doing them!

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The overalls were from Walmart and became Ava's Halloween outfit......Said I wouldn't ever do another pair of these but I did and these were easier.  She looks like a little doll in them!

So this is just a little catch up on some of the things I have done.  Just made Ava two more dresses.  One is a pillowcase dress and the other a peasant style dress both using fabrics from the stash.  I hope to post more later!  The real world demands my attention at the moment!

Friday, February 17, 2012

MIA For a While!

Well it's been over a year since I blogged and I want to start back again.  Much has happened in the last year.  We have had Ava since May, 2011 while Casey is deployed and it's kept this ole lady pretty busy!  Spent months wondering how we would do it and now worried about how we will make it once Casey is home and Ava leaves us!
We lost our precious poodle Rudy in July.  He got into the road and hit by a car and broke our hearts.  We are a dogless home for now but plan to get another when Ava goes home.  I just couldn't imagine potty training a 2 year old and a puppy!
Many blessings throughout 2011 and have continued into 2012.  I got some sewing done I will share as I post and new projects in the works!  Dad had a bout with pancreatic cancer, had surgery and treatments and doing well.  We are planning building him a home next to us as soon as the weather permits.  I can't wait, my dad is one of the most pleasant and fun folks to be around!
Will try to start adding some things next week, tomorrow the grandblessings are keeping me.....there are 4 of them so I have no doubt I will be well tended to!