Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sewing/Craft Room Reveal

I've been waiting a few months to make this post. I am so excited to share with you my brand new sewing and crafting studio!

The floors turned out fabulous as I can dust or wet mop them with my Norwex mop!!! We have woodstove heat so being able to clean it easily was my biggest concern!! The only thing we have left to do is some individual task lighting that he has ideas for.

Here goes.....

Fabric wall

Pattern cabinets from when I worked at a fabric store many moons ago with a "my favorite things" grouping on the wall to cheer me and inspire me!

Daughter's sewing desk

Small loom Hubby built me this winter - first rug almost finished.....

Big loom actually belongs to oldest daughter and if/when it goes to her home and if I've gotten it figured out.... I'll buy my own to replace it!

Craft table for card making that I've been waiting for my children to be old enough that I can do all these thing!

My 3 babies - Viking Designer II, Elna Pro 4DE, Babylock Coverstitch - LOVE them all!!

Fabric wall from other direction

Yarn department Ha! Skirting table hubby built me this winter. Spinning wheel is youngest daughter but if I learn to and enjoy it maybe I'll buy my own even before hers goes to her home some day hopefully long in the future! I am excited too because I bought a carding machine with my oldest daughter and I'm excited to get going on that too!!

Full room view
Full room view from other side

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Yarn Tote Bag

This was a promised birthday gift for Little Miss. She got to pick out the fabric and Mama promised to sew it for her. Her birthday was last month but a few other projects got in the way....

The pattern is "The Perfect Knitting or Quilting Tote" from Tree Top Threads. Very simple, very fun to sew!

Her biggest request was lots/tons of pockets. This has that for sure!!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

2 Onsies

Here are those other 2 onsies for new moms at my church....... same pattern...

Ottobre 3/2013 #3 "Baby Whale" raglan-sleeve bodysuit, size 56

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Onsie Gift

A very simple one this time. A simple onsie for a mom who has nothing. A friend of mine has a friend that is pregnant and recently gotten married. She has nothing so my friend threw her an impromptu shower and invited a bunch of us from church. So Friday afternoon I threw together a onsie, pulled a blanket off the shelf that I had "just in case" for a gift and wrapped them up.

The onsie only took me 3 hours from start of cutting to finishing of snaps (which I did backwards because I was talking while I did it LOL) It shouldn't have taken me that long but of course I got the chance to play with my new toy again so I had a leisurely afternoon of play. It was really just for practice on my coverstitch and I decided if it turned out alright, I'd gift it along with the blanket. Other than the snaps snapping front over back instead of back over front it was gift quality. The fabric was  a bit thin too but it'll be fine for the 3 weeks that the baby fits into it Ha!
Sad part is..... 3 hours straight in the sewing room = 3 days of back pain. I have GOT to learn to spread it out in smaller increments!!! *sigh* I have two more gifts to make this week for new mama's at church. I plan to do 20 minutes here and 20 minutes there....

It is Ottobre 3/2013 #3 "Baby Whale" raglan-sleeve bodysuit, size 56

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mario Vest

It turned out quite a bit better using sweatshirt fleece vs. the last one out of polar fleece. I made the same size - 146 and once again it's a #34 Donald our of 6/2010.

He loves it - that's all that matter.....

Funny how once you know how something goes together it tends to go better. Ha!