Monday, August 29, 2011

japanese sewing

have a japanese sewing book you'd like to try out, but don't know japanese??
i have this beauty. (ah.. lovely.)
maybe this post from the purl bee will help.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

travel lap desk tutorial

Been thinking about making something like this for our next car trip... isn't it cute?! tutorial from MerMag
and an action shot...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dress-Up tutorials

This past weekend, our dear neighbors invited the girls to come and play. They had a number of things to use for playing dress-up. So much fun. I have been wanting to fill up a box with dress-up things for a while now, and our play-date was just the motivation I needed to get back to brainstorming.
First thing on the list, of course, are these beautiful dress up wings I mentioned before. My Favorite! (from Eri at Llevo el Invierno via Prudent Baby)
Of course, we'll need a super-hero cape (like this one from Skip to My Lou, or this one from SIDAC via MADE, or this one from treasures for tots) and a princess dress (like this one from Crafterhours or this one from Make It and Love It).

Monday, August 22, 2011

cowgirls and horses

Reason number 5,347 to love Heather Ross and Far Far Away... (from Far Far Away III for Kokka)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

seam finishes download!

Get Nancy Zieman's free seam finishes download here at Sew Mama Sew!
She has a new book out... Sewing A to Z: Your Source for Sewing and Quilting Tips and Technique

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

California Dreamin...

While I probably won't make it all the way to Cali, I am dying for a road trip- some special time with my beautiful girls. Wouldn't this be the perfect addition for that car ride? So cute. Check out the tutorial from Julie of Joy's Hope at Lil Blue Boo.
p.s. there are magnets under that can to make it stay on the tray! clever Julie!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bobbie Socks and Bows with Lil Blue Boo

Bobbie Socks and Bows

Check out this quick and easy project and craft for a cause!
A back to school surprise for children in Haiti through Three Angels Children's Relief

Friday, August 5, 2011

wallet tutorial

My beautiful neighbor just got her driver's license! We are excited and of course, needing to mark the occasion with a little sewing. What could be more perfect than a little wallet for that new and all important piece of identification?
Here are a few tutorials I have found to help me on my way:
Summer Wallet Tutorial by Lola Nova
Scrap Ribbon Wallet Tutorial from Lil Blue Boo
Made-to-Order Organizer Tutorial from Sew News

Thursday, August 4, 2011

sun bonnet

soooooo cute. by Jessica at Running with Scissors - pattern from Christy at Little Betty. Check out Jessica's blog for a super sweet photo of her adorable chubby cheeked baby in this gem.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

color genius

one of my new favorite color combos...
Rose Bouquet Amber from the Heirloom fabric collection by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit.