Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Confession Time, "oh yes I did"

So I wanted to share a finished item, remember the Ava Tie top dress? Well, here is the finished dress. I'm so excited about this dress and I see many many more in my future. As a matter of fact, I've almost finished the matching one for the recipients little sister.

Now onto the confession, so when I took the lesson I was surrounded by beautiful machines and well I may have took one home with me. ;0) So I'm now in the process of making a spot in my house for my new Bernina 430. I've been playing ever since, buying fabrics, reading about technique, and dreaming of future projects. I've made a couple of pillow cases and an applique tie t-shirt for my friends little boy. I have begun cutting for Amy Butler, Reversible Sunday Sling (I will share when cutting attacks lessons learned soon once I can get pictures)!

I would love to hear the stories about how you started the love of sewing and what machines you started out on and any tips and tricks I should remember as a new sewer.

Thanks for stopping in, Happy Creations!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Hope everyone has a beautiful Easter day with Friends and Family. Fun project to be added into the easter baskets this year using old crayons and candy molds.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Learning to sew the correct way

Since I've been home for the last three weeks I'm trying to take advantage of the time I have. So tomorrow I'm taking a day for me to take a sewing lesson. I've been a self taught sewer, my Mom got me a sewing machine one year for Christmas and I've been trying to sew ever since.

I found a local fabric store Paula's Fine Fabrics and they were holding a class for Shirring Made Easy, and the dress pattern is what sold it for me. The pattern is by Lizzy & Ivy Ava Tie Top Dress. Isn't it just the cutiest, I've got all the materials picked out and I'm ready to go. I plan on making 2 of these for a friends little girls, I thought the fabric was different but still full of spring colors. I don't know about you but I'm all about yellow this season, I just wish it looked good on me.

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I have a feeling this newest adventure of mine, may lead me down the path of looking into a new sewing machine. Any sugguestions on ones I should be considering?

Hope everyone is having a beautiful day, thanks for stopping by!
Happy Creating!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Totally Cute Stitching

Quick time to share a cute quick project I worked on for a recent swap package. Since I do so many different crafting projects I try to keep them small and easy so I have time to enjoy a little bit of every craft. So one of my favorite places to go when I want a super cute stitching project I tend to window shop andwabisabi. Talk about super cute cross stitch patterns, right? How could you resist? Totally what I thought when I saw this pattern. It was super easy, probably at the most a 3 day project when all was send and done. Now I have to get to it and stitch another one for my soon to be craft room.

Now as the knitting, my mojo is totally gone. However, I did visit the new location of my LYS and of course added to my stash that I hope that will help me find that mojo.

Happy Creating!