I finally figured out my serger.  I figured it was about time, since I’ve had it for…a year…Turns out I wasn’t threading it in the right order and it likes to have the tension reset when I change thread colors.  Not a big deal, but I am saving for a new Brother one, that most WAHMs have.  Problem solving will be a little easier I would think.  I figured since I had the machine in working order I should finally serge a diaper.  Guess what?  SO much easier!  I’m hooked.  Here’s the diaper, I’m so proud of it 🙂


I big puffy heart LOVE this diaper and can’t wait to get pictures of Morgan modeling it!  I also made her a few extras in hopes of swaying her parents to cloth.


Published in: on August 25, 2009 at 3:43 pm  Comments (1)  
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It got HOT!

Too hot for me and I like the heat.  Trust me I did my fair share of complaining too.  It wouldn’t have been so bad if our AC hadn’t stopped working.  Of course we found out right before Rachel was coming down.  Poor thing, but we got lots of fans and Jill let us borrow her AC unit which helped a lot.  I didn’t get a picture when the temperature reached 105 on Wednesday, but this show how hot it did get in my house.

f378adaded18__1249287752000Crappy phone pic, but I think my phone was sweating too…

Rachel and I tried to stay cool, by driving around, but you eventually need to get out of the car.  Plus with two 3 year olds, it gets a bit interesting.  It has finally cooled off and I was able to sew her up some burp cloths and go through what she still needs.  She was also nice enough to trace and cut out diapers for me, with the promise of coming down some more to help out some.  It made me realize that I may need to hire a babysitter at least once a week so I can work uninterrupted.

I am also excited that I get to make a camera cake for a wedding this weekend!  Although it’s a model that I don’t have, but at least I am able to look up pictures and I had done the basic shape on the practice cake.

Off to finish up some sewing and then off to get my computer fixed up….

Also, this looks amazing and I can’t wait to see it!

Published in: on August 3, 2009 at 8:52 am  Leave a Comment  
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Happy 4th of July!

Lilli refuses to wear pants or shorts anymore, so I HAD to make her a 4th of July dress!  I got this fabric on super clearance at Walmart, before they closed down their fabric department.  Ugh, that still makes me mad by the way.  Any who!  Here’s what I came up with!  Have I mentioned that I LOVE the snaps for her dresses?  Makes life so much easier.

Published in: on July 2, 2009 at 10:34 am  Comments (1)  
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I’m licensed!

I am an approved LICENSED Fattycakes Seamstress!  This was one diaper that I had just LOVED as soon as I discovered them.  I loved that they were wahm made and I finally caved and bought the pattern and fell in love.  I soon discovered the owner lived right by me!  I finally submitted my pictures yesterday and got approved!  Here are the pictures!

Published in: on June 21, 2009 at 9:51 am  Comments (4)  
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Creative chaos

When I craft I am messy.  Today Katie was coming over to test out my new machine, to see if she wanted to buy one similar or not.  I don’t know what possessed me, but I took all the fabric out of the china hutch and decided to refold and organize the entire thing.  Yeah.  I have a LOT of fabric and notions.  Here is a picture of some of the progress though!  Not too bad, I still have to work  on it some more.


That’s just my diaper making stuff.  I put all my fleece on the bottom and I have a few yards of things to give away on Freecycle or maybe take it to the Goodwill.  Hopefully I will be sharing pictures of my fancy new craft room soon!

Published in: on June 14, 2009 at 10:47 pm  Comments (1)  
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Something is going to change.  I can’t put my finger on it, but I can feel it.  It’s in the air and I can sense it like there is someone behind me.  I hope it’s welcome, whatever it is.  I feel antsy, it’s the weather.  It makes me want to move or pack up everything in the car and drive.  It most likey has something to do with the fact that since getting married we haven’t been in one place for more than 2 years and it’s about that time.  I dunnno.

I am getting ready for my non-kid week and have all sorts of projects lined up.  I am implementing a NO material buying rule for myself.  I have SO much and I really just need to work with what I’ve got.  These projects include: a few newborn sets, a diaper bag, skirts, tops, dresses and diapers of course!  I hope to also build a light box since I really need to learn how to take better product pictures.  I get too impatient by the time I finish up something that I don’t really care what the pictures look like.  Here are a few things that I have finished up!

A dozen Rita Rumps one size.  I LOVE how these go together!

A teeny tiny preemie hat.  It’s SO sweet, it’s hard to tell how small it really is, but I took this picture for Katie who work with the serger thread in the picture.

Preemie sized pants.  I’m always curious about what patterns consider to be preemie sized.  These are more a newborn size in my opinion, but not too difficult to shave down the size.  Still working on the cuffs, since I don’t like how the directions on the pattern says to put them on.

Tiny diapers for a super sweet mama, who made it ALL the way to her due date when she found out that she was expecting TWINS!  She is at the moment STILL waiting to have them, bless her heart.  Those two diapers gave me so much trouble too.  I sewed the size tag on upside down, FORGOT the tag on the other and would just not lay nice for pictures.

Published in: on June 5, 2009 at 10:18 am  Leave a Comment  
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It happens!

Life that is.  Every time I sit down to update, I get side tracked.  My latest project was a custom order and I love how they turned out.  There are 3 Larges and 3 Mediums.  I’m not even going to apologize for the crappy picture.  I seriously need help with taking product pictures….whine, whine, whine….

Then the night that I finished the last of the soakers I started on a dress for Lilli.  I ended up staying up late.  Very late!  I was a chatting with Katie, getting to know her, and sewing.  I finished at 1 am of Mother’s Day and she got to wear it to church.

I love the look of the dress, but I HATE working with those type of collars, so I am going to try a different neckline with her next dress.  Lilli picked out the fabric AND the dress pattern.

I am enjoying my new machine too.  It takes a lot of the guess work out of the machine, my one complaint is that I can sew when the foot is up.  It’s ok though.  I am still keeping my old machine as a back up and for the kids to work on if they show an interest.

Hopefully it won’t be so long in between posts, but my next project is all newborn stuff.  Including a layette set, diaper bag and a few diapers as well.  I have yet ANOTHER pattern that I am trying out.

Oh and just because I love this song, lol.  I love listening to it in the car

Published in: on May 13, 2009 at 9:41 am  Leave a Comment  
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Tweet, Tweet!

No, I’m not talking about Twitter lol.  This is Sissy’s new diaper and so far, this has been my favorite diaper that I have made!  I love the pattern on the fabric.  I love this pattern.  I love the kiddo I made it for!  My one regret is that I don’t have an raspberry colored snaps!



Published in: on May 3, 2009 at 9:34 pm  Comments (2)  
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Sunny Sunday!

Today was so beautiful out!  It was warm and perfect and I was out of allergy medicine.  We took Karma to Petco to get her nails trimmed and I sneezed the whole way there and the whole way back.  When we got home I figured I would just take some, only to discover I was out!  Since we had just come from the store, I really didn’t want to waste the gas to go back.  I needed to finish up a diaper anyway and I REALLY need to finish my dress for Easter.  Instead, I did two diapers.  No dress.





These are Trimsies and I LOVE this pattern!  I may do a few more practice ones and become a licensee for these.  They are really nice.  Plus they sew up quick.  I really love how the second one came out 🙂

Published in: on April 5, 2009 at 8:37 pm  Comments (1)  
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I car danced to Ace of Base today.

Just in case anyone was wondering.  I also made a skirt.  I think I am going to take out the zipper that I put in and replace it with an invisible one.  I’m not really feeling this one.  I’ll get action shots after I do that, but here it is.  I think my floor enjoys wearing it.


Fantastico!  I had a different fabric in my hand, but then this one caught my eye.  It’s pretty much love.

Published in: on February 15, 2009 at 8:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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