Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Well, I am up and coffee has just finished brewing, I am starting to wake up. We are traveling to my inlaw's today for a great turkey day! The dd's are super excited to get to see gma and gpa! I made two pies (apple and pumpkin) and fresh cranberry sauce. I am getting hungry just thinking about it all! The leotards (did I mention I made 4...) turned out really cute! At class, I had a bunch of people comment on how cute they were (people I didn't even know...) and my friend asked where I bought them; to which I smiled proudly and told her I made them. It is always a compliment to my sewing ego when someone asks where I bought something! I still have the polar bear red flannel pants cut out in 3 sizes (still haven't made it over to pick up a pattern for dh's pair). I want to get dh's cut out and sew all 4 at the same time. I pulled out my jalie 2805 again to make a black long sleeve t-shirt for myself. I don't seem to have one in my closet. I also pulled out jalie 2448 thinking of making some fleece socks and maybe a pullover. I have some great purple power stretch fleece that would sew up nice for this pattern! Well, no more sewing dreams for now, I have to start getting everyone up and packing things for our dinner tonight!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Well, I have two gymnastic suits cut out for both girls (Jalie 2792), I cut out my red polar bear flannel to make jammy pants for me and both of the girls. I still need to get a pattern for my dh's pair. There is a store close by that sells kwik sew patterns (cheaper than I can even find online, imagine that!), so maybe I will get over there later today to find a pattern for his pants! I finished a fleece sweatshirt and matching hat (light blue with a little darker light blue polka dots) for my littlest one and I finished a lavendar fleece sherpa sweatshirt that I embroidered the word "paris" on for my older dd. I used the jalie 2805 t-shirt pattern in long sleeve and just made them one size bigger than what I have for their t-shirts. They both turned out cute. I will have to get some pictures one of these days, because isn't that why we read others blogs! To see the cute pics of what we have sewn!

Monday, November 10, 2008

My list

Sew....what should I get started with??? I have cut out a fleece sweatshirt for my youngest. I have traced off a wool jacket pattern from bwof 09/2008. I have found the material I want to use for the jacket, I am still debating about the lining material though. While I was looking through my stash for lining material, about a dozen more projects leaped into my head. I had ideas for each piece of material as I purchased it, however, time has kept me from the project. Anyhow, I was looking at some flannel that I bought last year to make Christmas jammies for the whole family. It is red with polar bears. I wanted to make matching pants for everyone, then a top in red fleece (I have that too in my stash) with a polar bear embroidered on the front. I am thinking this would be a good time to get started on those (not sure I have the right patterns though...). I was thinking that if I am going to make any christmas gifts, I better get a plan together soon!!! Wow. I feel stressed just thinking about it all! Okay, enough for now!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween 2008!

Halloween was a blast this year! The girls were as cute as can be! I had a tinker bell and a candy corn! They were fairly simple costumes to put together, I just freehanded them together. The hardest part is getting them to stand still long enough to get a measuring tape around them!! We had a lot of fun carving pumpkins too!
Can you hear them saying "cheeeeeessseeee"???