Ok, so I have been back since June, but I finally have everything where I want it. My Craft room is better than it has ever been, and I love it! I will post a picture soon, just have to clean up my craft stuff first. I am so close to finishing the purses that I have started, I just have to put all the pieces together. I have another order from a friend… I am going to be making fairy costumes for her 2 daughters, I will post pictures when I get them finished. I will see if she will send me a picture of the girls modeling them. Well, I hope y’all have a great day!
Well we are moving soon, and I am now packing up my craft room… kinda sad, but excited about my new craft room! I won’t be able to work on any new purses for a while… booo! Especially since I have 3 ordered… but I am waiting to order the buttons until I get paid. Booo! I am sooo ready to have the lifestyle in which I wish to become accustomed! oh well signing off until I get my craft room rebuilt!
Ok, So these are my newest creations! Embroidered sunglasses cases! Each case is a base fabric, a trim, and an embroidered design. I am going to put up pictures of the available fabric that I have, so you can tell me which ones you are interested in. As I have way too many embroidery patterns to show them all, you can tell me what you want, and I will show you what I have. You probably can’t tell, but I can also quilt the case. Email me to order a custom case.
*quilted or not
*costs 12 dollars, unless a special fabric is ordered
I am here at Dell childrens hospital, and Jackson just got out of surgery… We are waiting to hear how his first skin graft went, and to see if they did the right leg as well. He went into surgery at 6:30 am and was out by 8:40. I have been very impressed with this hospital, normally I would prefer to go to the hospital that my mother works at, but this is definitely the childrenshospital that I would go to. The Nurses have been very kind and since Jack was stuck in the hospital on Christmas day, Santa came and brought him andall the kids in the hospital a toy. It is always nice to find a hospital that is not cold and sterile.
As I wait here for Jack to come out of recovery, I think of how lucky I am that both of my sweet boys are ok, especially when I think of how bad it could have been. For those of you that don’t know, Jack was burned on his legs. 2nd and 3rd degree burns from his knees to his toes. Luckily, the burns are not on a more sensitive area!
I really like the architecture here, very fun and interesting… So far they have brought Jack all sorts of gifts to keep him entertained, man I wish that I could have come to hospitals like this when I was a kid!
Justin and I had to work Christmas, but once we got off his mother came over and we exchanged presents. I made a quilt for her that was simple but fun. I kinda used a log cabin style but I only used 2 types of fabric so it didn’t really look like a log cabin quilt.
The busier fabric is cats. Justin picked it out because we know that she loves cats, and I picked out the blue because it matched the color of some of the cats eyes. It was a very quick blanket to make and those are my favorite kind. I think I am going to make another quilt but I am going to make one that is just a little more difficult. Not too difficult though… we want it to actually get finished! I will post more when I get started on it, and I will put up pictures as it gets done!
Merry Christmas everyone! sorry it has been a few days since I have posted but I have had one hell of a week and I am still trying to recover. I love Christmas, but I am about ready to be done with all of this! At work everyone wanted to have a Christmas lunch, but no one wanted to actually organize… so I stepped up to the plate. I should have gotten hazardous duty pay for braving walmart on Dec. 23rd… bleh! I am just glad that it is over! While in Austin the family had a crisis, and my nephew went to the hospital. I am just so thankful that it was not as bad as it could have been. I just know I never want to see anything that horrible again! my sweet baby boy should never look up at me from a hospital bed EVER again! But other than that, the weekend was good, I got to see family and my friend Dev. She brought her brand new baby, Lorelai, and I think she was afraid that I was going to steal her… She was right to be afraid, I wanted to never give her back! She was dressed in one of the outfits I had made for her, and she was the cutest thing! oh well, that is all for now! I will update on some more of my projects later on!
Ok, Sorry it has been a few since I last posted but Christmas is CRAZY!!! Also I have been working on a tutorial for you guys and here it is! The girly organizer! This is what I made for my mother this year, and I think she is really going to like it. This is going to be a really in depth tutorial, so bear with me through the boring parts!
- Main fabric- 30″x 50″
- contrasting fabric or binding
- Clear vinyl 1 yd
- matching thread
- tape measure or ruler
Start by creating the binding, or skip this if you bought binding. Cut your contrasting fabric into 2 inch strips. I made 8 of these strips.
Fold the strips in half lengthwise and iron. Open the fabric back up and fold the edges toward the middle fold, and iron again. Be careful not to iron the middle fold. Fold on the middle line again and tada! you have binding! This is NOT bias binding, this is really only meant for straight lines. I will make a tutorial later on how to make bias binding.
Cut the vinyl into strips. I did 4- 4 inch, 2- 5 inch, and 2- 6 inch strips. There are no pictures because clear vinyl can be a difficult medium to photograph. Just take my word that, indeed, strips were cut! Attach the binding to one of the long edges. I used a contrasting thread, but it is up to you what you want to use. Do this for all the strips.
Ok, so since it is difficult to photograph clear, I am going to demonstrate the next couple steps on a scrap piece of fabric! Starting from left to right, fold your strip backwards on itself. Now fold it forward, making a zig zag in the fabric. Pin the fold in place.
Measure out the distance you want your pocket to be. I did 3 inches wide for the 4 inch strips, 4 inches wide for the 5 inch strip and 6.5 inches wide for the 6 inch strip. Measuring from the edge of the left fold, I the folded under at the correct distance, and then folded out again. Pin in place, and repeat going down the strip. Make 4 pockets for the smallest strip, 3 pockets for the medium strip and 2 pockets for the large strip. Leave enough space between each pocket so that you can sew in between, about 1 centimeter.
Now to make the main body of the organizer! Cut your fabric into a 30″x 50″ rectangular piece. Fold the fabric lengthwise with the right sides together. Iron flat to get rid of any wrinkles.
Sew around the edges leaving a 4″ gap where you will be turning it right side out. Iron again! Clip the corners.
Turn right side out, and sharpen the corners. I used the point of a crochet hook to make the edges as crisp as I could. You can use anything… tweezers, screwdrivers, a bobby pin. As long as it is sharp and pointy! Iron again.
Starting from the bottom edge, place and pin the large pocket to the backing. All pockets will face to the center of the fabric. So when the back is laid flat, it will look like you have 4 rows of pockets rightside up, and 4 rows upside down. Sew a straight line across the bottom of the pocket, making sure none of the pleats slip out of place.
Now sew a straight line in between the pockets and up the outer edges… make sure you do not catch the pleats. you should only be sewing through one layer of the vinyl. And tada! you have a row of pockets! Repeat on all the rows, and you are mostly done!
Now, slide the organizer over the hanger, line up the edges and sew around making sure not to catch any of the pockets.
You are done! Use it for anything… Belts, makeup, jewelry, or even perfume. It hangs neatly in your closet and the vinyl can be labeled with an erasable marker, so you can mark the dates that you bought something. I know that you can buy one for around 20 dollars but, isn’t mine prettier? And I already had everything except for the vinyl which only cost me 2 dollars. This was a very cost efficient gift that I think mom will love! Tell me what you think or what I could add!