Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sewing for "littles"

  Our son and his wife are expecting their first baby- no, make that two babies! Yes, we are getting twins! And I am back in the sewing mode. I have 5 grandsons and I've sewn for all of them, but I am really hoping we get at least one girl this time. They are choosing not to find out ahead of time and that's great, but makes the suspense double. I can't really even imagine getting two girls. We have 3 sons and 5 grandsons so far and on Kate's side, she has 1 sister and 5 or so brothers, so if we could just get one girl, please.
  Anyway, I've recently run across these pillowcase dresses and fell in love with them. They are so simple to make and can be made so many ways. You can use a real pillowcase like this one or start from scratch with fabric. This one is a size 1 and I have enough fabric left to make bloomers to match. Flower is made from fleece with grosgrain ribbon leaves.
   Sew I am off to do more sewing for the "littles".

Thursday, July 28, 2011

July card class

Our card group made this card for the July card class. I got the flowerpot card template from I used various Close To My Heart papers for the flowers and pot.
I used paper packs:
Life Delights
for the flowers and
Veranda  for the flowerpot
Unfortunately these are retired papers. Although, Sweetheart and Sophia can still be ordered til the end of July at if your interested. The crocheted flower and button are also CTMH. I used Hollyhock, Autumn Terra Cotta and Pear inks.
This card will fit in a 5" x 7" envelope.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Takin' the Plunge

I'm finally joining the wonderful world of blogging. I've been planning to for quite some time, but have put it off because I wanted to know how first and then do it...yes, I'm a perfectionist.
Well, it hasn't gotten very far that way so I'm gonna jump in and learn as I go.
Who am I? That's a good question-right now I'm in transition. My baby is going off to college, so we will be empty nesters....well almost, he will be home on the weekends. I've spent the last 10 yrs, homeschooling 3 of my 4 children and enjoyed it most of the time, plus doing all the things a mom and wife do. I have been blessed to be a stay at home mom.
Several of those years I've had a part time sewing business- everything from suits, formal and bridal wear to alterations and plain ole mending. About 7 years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love. I have now been a consultant for Close To My Heart for 4 yrs and love showing people how to preserve their heritage and memories in many different ways. I hold monthly meetings for scrapbooking and cardmaking.
Back to the transition.....I have so many things I want to learn and do, that it will take another lifetime at least to get them done, so now I have to decide what it is I'm doing next.
This will be the place I'll share the journey and share my projects and life as it happens. Hope you enjoy it with me.