Friday, June 27, 2014

embroidering my heart out!


So I have a brother se400. great little work horse! though I am looking for the best combo machine I can get at a deal of a price with a 6x10 hoop. Feel free to leave me a comment on any machine you love!

Anyways, I've been having a lot of fun using the embroidery function on my machine lately! 

Making fairytale puppets:

Snow princess puppets: 

butterfly bows: 

adorable bows: 

and the oldest LOVES her new sheriff shirt! 

What are you working on?

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

I did a pattern review... for a BAG!

I made a bag. Not just A bag, but THEE most amazing beach bag EVER!!!!


and you can see more pics and read the full review here
http://patternrevolution.com/pattern-reviews/2014/5/30/sophia-beach-tote-by-swoon

Monday, May 5, 2014

busy busy busy. work and SEWFAB

Hey all I know I've been pretty quiet and it is because I've been BUSY behind the scenes for my "work" sewing and getting ready for the SEWFAB sale! (which is you don't know is a pdf bundle sale -19 patterns for $29.95!!)



You can check it out via the link below and all week I'll be showing off stuff I made myself and the kids on the Scientific Seamstress blog.




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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Simple Sewing


Some days a simple and quick sew is needed, and I've been trying to get a little more practice in on my embroidery machine lately. I am already wishing I could do larger than a 4x4 area! Time to start saving  my pennies!


Here are 2 swoon Coraline's I've made for a scrap busting challenge I am in with a group of friends. 




and finally I decided I needed to make a new tablet case, no pattern, but I did follow the simple tutorial on See Kate Sew 


all the embroidery designs are from Urban Thread. I'd buy that whole store if I had the money haha. 


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Monday, February 24, 2014

love dresses and colourblocking!


I LOVE  sewing for myself! I get a look I want and it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg and I don't have to order online and hope it fits! I want to encourage EVERYONE to sew something for themselves! 


 I conveniently had JUST (like literally JUST) enough of the grey floral and grey chambray left in my stash and I loved the eyelet on the top to tie in the white of the floral. 



I used the Sisboom Angie pattern and just chopped the top to colour block it and then added a band to the bottom on the skirt. I lined the bodice using the tutorial on the Scientific Seamstress blog  

So there you go - grey is no longer glum






I love the simplicity of the Angie pattern, it is easy to modify and so easy for on and off as there are no zippers or buttons to fuss with, just some elastic in the back.  Plus the pattern has pockets!



Monday, February 17, 2014

More for me!


Are you sick of seeing me in the Sisboom Angie yet? I hope not because Although I've made 5 I'm not sick of this pattern yet! Simple and sweet and pockets! The pattern has so much room for play as you saw in my colour block dress that I blogged about for work. For this blue one I stuck straight to the pattern. Simple and fun. 


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

mommy casual but cute, greyscale.


Oh gosh I really do love to sew for myself~ I don't even post half of it haha. 

The look I want to show you today, more grey I know. but I love it! I love neutrals that can be paired with other neutrals, or add in a pop of colour for fun.  

Casual, comfy, but still cute!  I'm trying to get away from the I'm a total mom yoga pants and hoody look. Not that the look is "bad" exactly, just that I feel better about myself when I wear not yoga pants and a proper shirt. The thing is I still chase after kids all day and AM a total mom, so I do need clothing that works for that. and this look passes the feel good and feel good about myself test!

I made the Mouse House Creations Julia Cardigan and the pants are the Sisboom Judy Fancy pants in chambray. Both of these patterns are amazing for fit and extremely well written. I highly recommend both.


Now, what are you going to make yourself?


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