Saturday, July 3, 2010

Why I haven't been scrapping...

...I have been sewing instead!!

OK, here's how this all started:

I follow the blog Little Birdie Secrets and I saw a post with this cute little purse clutch, which was originally posted on the blog From An Igloo..  I was trying to think of what fabric to use, and then it hit me: I have been dieing to use the American Crafts Dear Lizzy fabric paper for a sewing project!!!


I cut the fabric while it was still on the adhesive backing and then gently ripped it off the adhesive.  I followed the simple instructions to make this little clutch!

I added a few of the Dear Lizzy crocheted flowers and an AC brad to one of the flower centers. The inside is even lined with some more Dear Lizzy fabric:



OK, so as  was browsing the From An Igloo blog, I saw this tutorial for this adorable "In the Garden" shirred dress.  I have never shirred before and it took me hours to figure it out.  I finally resorted to going to my machines ancient manual, and guess what????  I have been threading my bobbin wrong since I started using my machine over 20 years ago!!  Well once I figured that out, the shirring with the elastic  thread worked just fine!!!   I love this dress and these fabrics which i bought at Hobby Lobby.



I need to make a diaper cover for Charlotte when she wears this dress cause when she bends over you can see her hiney.  So I searched for a diaper cover tutorial and that is when I stumbled upon Prudent Baby.  AWESOME AWESOME blog!  So many free instructions and ideas!

So now I'm totally in the sewing mood, and I bought a whole bunch of fabrics.  Back to From an Igloo where I followed directions for the One Hour Sundress, which actually took only an hour!!  I LOVE this dress and these fabrics.  This was so simple to do.



I made a matching barette with a flower to match!  The straps are a bit loose, but she'll grow into it!


So loving these fabrics, I wanted to make something for myself, so BACK AGAIN to Prudent Baby.  There is a section there called "Hot Mess Mommy"...just like me.  There is this cute cute little pleated purse which I made in a snap!!!!!!




SEW, this is what I have been doing lately!!!  Now that I have had my sewing fix, I think I am going back to
 scrapping tonight!

9 comments:

Tessa Buys said...

Wow! You have been busy! I wish I knew how to sew. You did a fantastic job with all those projects :).

Jessica said...

Those are all so cute! I wish I didn't get so frustrated when I sew, maybe I would try something!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I sure hope you're sending pics of that clutch with your AC DT application!! Cute stuff! Charlotte looks adorable!!

Diana Fisher said...

Oh my goodness, these projects are all amazing, girl!!! I just love them! Wow! Have a great weekend!!

Dettao said...

these are so great! Almost makes me wish my girls were little again so I could make cute dresses. Love it

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Beautiful sewing projects. Love the purse. Wish I could sew :)
Have a happy 4th!
Angi

Kristin said...

Wow ...wow ...wow ..you are a sweing fool ...love everything you made ....

Star Rork said...

wow, you are seriously crafty girl!

KarenW said...

Love the little dresses!

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