Thursday, June 22, 2006


I finished one pink baby outfit today and will work on the other set tomorrow, I hope. It was fun and easy to do on the serger; I have made this pattern several times for my ds2 before I got my serger and it makes a huge difference=less time with the serger. I did velour for the neckline and it's kind of wavy but I think will be ok.

For HB I am still contemplating making her several snap trainers too but need to buy some stuff for them. I want to stop by the OP quilt shop to see what they have as far as summer Hawaiian print fabric and get my scissors sharpened. I'm on the fence about making a summer surf ebay set; is it too late in the season or not? I have a plan for a really cool camo set and want to get started finding the fabric for the pants, that is if I'm not going to go ahead with the surf outfit.

I am also trying to brainstorm a new ebay ID; I kind of really don't like the one I have now, it doesn't reflect what I want it to.

I will put up a picture of some of the pink stuff after I get it taken in the next day or 2. It turned out quite cute.

Monday, June 19, 2006

another ebay set

Well my sewing for fun turned into making another set to list on ebay. This time I will only recreate it once and we'll see how it goes.

I also cut out a bunch of Pink! baby stuff for a couple of my friends and hope to have fun making up girly outfits soon.

And, I'm on the lookout for some kind of fabric that will be cool for a peasant top for me.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

wanting to just sew for fun

I am almost all done with my 2 customs for ebay and I'm wiped out. Tired of the work and time it takes. So for a while I will work on sewing for fun. Maybe I'll make one of the frayed edge flower quilt blocks that I really like from the new Quilt Sampler magazine. I need to ship the ebay sets like Monday if possible. I have another idea for a cute summery ebay set but just can't go there right now. I'll think about fall for a while. I do want to get out my New Conceptions pattern and make an outfit for Annie and see how that makes me feel. I really think I just need a vacation. Still thinking about starting yet another blog. Yup. Maybe I will put all my links in it of the blogs I like to read regularly. I kind of want to soo... I will.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


I quilted my mom's memory quilt yesterday and the day before. I did free motion quilting. I have these nifty quilting gloves with rubber dots on the palms and fingers but guess what, if your quilt has shiny fabric on the bottom the gloves don't help. It was like the shiny fabric (from my grandma's wedding dress) was sticking to the metal plate under the presser foot. I had to take the gloves off and actually grip the fabric with my hands. It was quite tiring and made me stiff too.

My mom made the quilt top and I'm just helping her finish it. Her mother, my grandma, died a year and a half ago? Yes I think that's right. The quilt top is made of some hankies and clothing items of my Grandma's. Mom has glued on some trinkets and jewelry items to the quilt top and she's going to sew buttons from the wedding dress on the quilt after it's all done. And also she will be appliqueing 9 photo transfers of my grandma to the quilt top after it's done. Left for me to help her with is the binding, making a pocket on the back so she can write about each photo and about the quilt and then store that with the quilt, and a hanging sleeve on the back of the quilt. Busy!

I sold 2 custom outfits from my last ebay auction and possibly a couple of hats too. I have shirts and shorts cut out and need to get going on them but have been busy with my out of town company.

I am thinking about making snap trainers for my friend H who is ECing her new baby. I also need to make a few more for J who is outgrowing his blue and white ones. I need to figure out the cost on all of the materials and get my order in on that.