Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A little of this...

So I was able to add a few items to my store, but not as much as I'd hoped. Some 4th of July items, and the quilt I FINALLY finished made it in last weekend's stocking! Along with sewing my girls some matching dresses for the 4th, I just haven't had as much time to break out the sewing machine. They sure do look cute though!

For my next stocking I'd like to get a couple Baby-shower sets made... maybe booties, bib, burp cloth, and a onesie. PLUS I've been wanting to attempt some boutique-style girls clothing... I'm getting more & more competent (and confident!) with my serger, and I need to branch out a little I think. I'm wanting to do some major ruffles for some reason... one of my friends suggested some ruffly diaper covers, but I'm also imagining ruffle dresses, shirts with ruffles, maybe even some ruffle capris! Too bad boys can't wear ruffles... I feel bad always leaning towards girl stuff, but I guess that just what I'm drawn too... I'm definitely not going to spend what little time I have sewing something that doesn't make me happy, ya know?

On a different note, I have an idea for baby socks... a design that won't fall off... I'm going to be slowly making & testing them, and hopefully will be ready to sell them by this fall/winter!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Time flies & sewing went out the window...

So after a year-long hiatus, I'm attempting to get back into the swing of things! Hopefully balancing a full-time desk job, 3 kids, and the normal house stuff won't be too daunting. Currently restocking my etsy shop with more booties that I love so much, and will be adding sets, and maybe even an awesome quilt soon... as long as the baby lets me have a few minutes a day at the sewing machine of course!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

11 Weeks....

This is why I've been MIA:

Your baby is now between 1.5 inches and 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) long and weighs 8 grams (0.3 ounces)! He or she is almost the size of large lime--but much sweeter! This is a rapid growth stage, and your baby's length and weight will likely double in the next three weeks. At this point, the head is almost half the size of the body, but that will change in the weeks to come. Your baby's head also begins to "uncurl" as the chin lifts and the head rolls backwards towards the spine, allowing the neck to better develop and grow. Now there are fingernails! The genitalia are also developing during this time frame, though the sex of your baby is still a secret.
More sewing to come soon as the nausea lets up and (hopefully) some energy returns as we approach the end of the first trimester!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Baby Gift

Originally uploaded by Little Twinkle Toes
Made for a friend of a friend's baby

Up-cycled Newborn Gown

Originally uploaded by Little Twinkle Toes
Made from a torn blouse

Quilt Top

Originally uploaded by Little Twinkle Toes
One of my three crib-size quilt tops... ready for Quilting instructions today!

A great weekend...

Along with some exciting family news, my weekend was pretty fabulous in my opinion. I had a three days weekend thanks to my every other Friday off... Friday was spent sewing some baby gifts for a friend, sewing blocks together for my 3 crib-quilts to catch up with O.R.B. Co's Quilt Along, and up-cycling an old work blouse into an adorable newborn gown (see photos in next post). Unfortunately I missed my book-club meeting :( My best friend was sent to the E.R. around 6 p.m with severe chest pains and I didn't feel right leaving here there until her hubby could get off work to be with her. Luckily she was able to go home later that night, but she got no explanation for the pain... we're all praying that it was just a fluke, and not an indication of a real problem. Saturday was spent cleaning, and getting started on cutting the fabric for my mom's lounge chair. I'm hoping to finish the cushions up this week. Yesterday my hubby and I took some friends up to the lake for a few hours, and got to spend a lot of time just floating around and relaxing! I can't think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

This coming Friday is my birthday, and since it falls on Father's Day weekend, we are trying to plan a little get-away with the kids. I have next Monday off, so we are thinking about taking the kids to a nearby campground for their first tent-camping experience on Sunday afternoon/night, and then take them up to the lake on Monday. It should be fun!