Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Holidays to all!

I swear, every year the Holiday season seems to go by faster and faster!......probably went by sew fast this year due to the fact that I spent every spare moment I had this past December banging out a bunch of aprons, pot holders and super pretty pillow cases for my family. I have been so proud of the new sewing skills, I just had to share my enthusiasm with pretty much the whole family! Here are some of the aprons I whipped out.......
YAY! All turned out great! Couldn't post when I was making them in case one of the gift receivers saw what I was making......had to keep the presents a secret!
I will be sure to post the pretty pillowcases ASAP!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sugar & Spice and everything nice......

Sew, Christmas is coming....Santa's on his way!
I have done it guys! I have made some aprons ALL BY MY LONESOME! Thanks to the awesomely cute pattern that I found here: Bari J. - Simple Apron Tutorial
Taking my newly learned sewing skills from the amazing Lili at Spool of Thread, I have created these FAB aprons for my sister and I:

So cute right!
We will be doing a TONNE of Christmas baking so I thought how perfect for the upcoming delicious treat making days!

Here is another close up of the pocket:
Just whipped together from some extra material I had laying around..............................
Anyways, SUPER excited to make some more for Christmas gifts. Pot holders are coming next! (I hope) :)
Off to make more cute things!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Duvet & matching pillow cases complete!

That's it, that's all kids! The FANTASTIC Woodland friends Duvet & matching pillowcases are finally complete! Thanks to the fabulous Lili & Henry once again at Spool of Thread! (My new obsession) And here she is:

Just awesome! I was so stoked to get this bad boy on the bed! It was pretty easy process actually, and I see many more of these amazing duvet covers and pillows to come in my sewing future. Next time I go through the process I will post it as I go along so you can get the idea. Here are couple more close ups of the pillow case:

Just LOVING my striped contrast material!

And as usual, my trusty boy Henry was around to help with photos. As you can see, he's a bit sleepy!
Such a little pooper!

Well, until the next project! I have a few duvet requests, but I have some gift making first! Aprons anyone?
Sew on!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Holiday Duvet Cover

Sew, my next creative adventure will be one that I am VERY excited about! I think I kind of decided to get into the whole sewing thing because I was looking for fun duvets for my bed. Yes, they are out there if you look hard enough, but MAN! they are expensive. Sew, (ha ha! I just can't stop with that!) I decided I would love to make my own duvet covers! And thanks to the wonderful Lili at my new obsession, the AMAZING Spool Of Thread sewing lounge, I will finally be able to create ALL the duvets I want!
It all begins next weekend, and I stoked to present my RAD material for the new duvet:

So cute right??!! Little Woodland creatures? YES! Killer!!!
It's going to be AWESOME and I can't wait to show you the completed project!
Soon I will also post an update on my sewing room. Not such a scary basement anymore........

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Spool of Thread: My Inspiration.......

So, here's the culprit of my new sewing obsession:

This new sewing lounge in Vancouver is AWESOME! I've been having the best time gettin' down to my sewing business during a couple of the à la carte classes the amazing owners Lili & Henry offer up. Check out their site and get inspired yo! Who knew sewing could be so rad!

Here is one of the super cute items I have made so far:
Cute for my first bag!

LOVE the birds and trees.....

What's this? Reversible? Indeed!

Thanks Spool of Thread! Can't wait to make that Duvet Cover!!! What kind of material should I use for my new cover I wonder? Sewwwwwwwwwww many COOL ones to choose from and sew little time!

Friday, October 22, 2010

And Sew it is....

It's official, I have started sewing and I thought I would share my journey along the way. I hope to share crafty fun and beautiful things with anyone who cares to share right along with me! The start of my sewing journey has been way better than I even hoped! Sew...(ha ha. I know, I know....still gonna do it though!)....it is! The journey has officially begun and I will start my posts with a pic of my soon to be new sewing room. Right now, it's just a creepy basement, but soon it will be a cozy little area for me and my boy Henry to make AWESOME creations!
The Before Mess.....

Some new notions!

Look at some of these great materials I picked up!



And of course my boy Henry helping out....by being so cute of course!