Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I'm taking a break from my sewing posts to encourage you to volunteer. I choose to volunteer at a Food Bank that is run in partnership with the church that I am a member of. I had always felt the desire to volunteer, but really didn't know how to go about it, what was involved, or even where I should volunteer. For several months before I started volunteering at the food bank I had really felt God calling me to get more involved in HIS work, so when I heard that the man who runs the food bank, Brother Jesse, a fantastic spirit filled man, needed volunteers to help out, I knew that God had been preparing me for this opportunity. There are only five of us who work there and unfortunately we are only able to open once a month. This is absolutely the MOST rewarding day of each month for me. I really think that everyone should find a place to volunteer. I assure you that if you try it once you will choose to make it a part of your life. Volunteering gives me a bigger purpose. I am thankful that the Lord had directed me down this path!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My project for the week...

Pajama bottoms! Yep that's right, six pairs to be exact. For some reason, I decided (with the help of my fantastic stepmama) that all of the girls that are going on our disney trip will need matching pj bottoms. We found a huge bolt of Tinkerbelle fabric on sale at Walmart (have to love 50% off fabric). I am using the Easy Fit pattern for my the small girlies' pj bottoms, and a McCall's pattern for all of the big girls pj bottoms. (I wish Carla C would start making patterns in my size)! We leave for Disney in 24 days and there are about a million things on my sewing table. I'm hoping to finish all of the pajamas this week so that next week I can make my girls some new dresses to wear on Mother's Day. I also really want to make this super cute top on MadeByRae's blog for a concert that my handsome husband and I are attending on Saturday! Can you say busy week for sewing? I also really feel like I need to make the girls a new dress for our breakfast at Cinderella's Castle. Why do I feel like I need to make something new for each event? Well hopefully I'll finish everything on my list and post pictures of everything later this week.

Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Check out this giveaway! I adore this dress! It is so classy and sophisticated!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Some of my creations

Here are a few pictures of some of my creations to get this blog rolling!

This outfit is for a Big Give ( those Disboutiquers I was telling you about make outfits for Make a Wish families that are traveling to Disney World, this is my first contribution)

This dress is my almost 3 year olds Easter dress

Here is my lovely 9 year old's Easter dress. I love this Robert Kauffman fabric!

This is K's Little Mermaid dress. It is the Miss Lily pattern ( you can find it on youcanmakethis.com or at The Handmade Dress) I love this pattern!!!

these are the first dresses that I made that wern't pillowcase dresses.

Starting Out

Welcome to my blog. I decided to start writing my own sewing and crafting blog after reading so many wonderful sewing blogs by my lovely Disboutiquer friends. I figured if those lovely ladies and Tom could blog about their fantastic creations surely I could too. I am really a beginner in the world of sewing. My machine is a Euro Pro Shark with about 12 stitches. I also use my mom's Singer serger. (Thanks mom) I started sewing, because I couldn't really find those cute custom clothes in a size large enough for my 9 year old. There are plenty of cute clothes out there for my almost 3 year old, but I am one of those mommas that try to make thier kialddos match. the first thing I ever sewed was pillowcase dresses for my daughters. I really wasn't planning on ever making any other style of dress for them. Pillowcase dresses are easy and patterns seemed way to complicated. Eventually, I branched out and bought a pattern and the rest is history. I've been sewing for about 6 months and loving every minute of it. Well, with the exception of those times when I have to be best friends with my seam ripper. The best part is that my girlies really love everything I make for them, and I feel a real sense of accomplishment when I have created something beautiful. I am slowly building up a stash of fabric and thread in many different colors. My almost 3 year old daughter loves the fabric store almost as much as I do! I see her being the one that I pass on my sewing knowledge (limited as it is) on to. I hope you stick around and follow me on my sewing adventures! Be blessed on this day that the Lord hath made!