Sunday, February 28, 2010


Except for 2 shelves of scraps that have absolutely no idea how to organize - IM DONE! YAY!
Im hoping that between now and next weekend I will figure out some brilliant plan for the scraps

And I made this simple sweet strawberry skirt

Day 169 Go Green Shopper plus checkbook cover

I had this fabric sitting in a bag for over a yr. I realized why I bought it. I think it's pretty

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel :)

I think after tomorrow I will be done - I'm pooped! I did stop tonight and sew - which makes me happy - Ive had this dress in my mind for a while. Navy and white knit with a bright red corsage - i love it!

I keep forgetting to post over here.

I worked on some photos.

Only Ollie on ETSY

Only Ollie on ETSY

The rest are on Flickr if you want to check them out.

Day 168 Pocket Pouches

I made the whale with Lia's wonderful Ms. Lucy the pocket Whale tutorial. Her blog and tutorials are fabulous!

I wanted to make a cuppy pouch for Renee to thank her for the wonderful zippers. uhhhhh I sort uh jacked up the zipper on he left hand side, LOL :) Love ya

Day 168 - My little bag in "Midnight Kisses"

I've noticed I've been making nothing to re-stock my stores and only stuff for me ;-) BAD
Hey check out my buttonhole. Atleast that was straight.
I'm conquering my fears LOL

I made the flap to close the bag but I obviously should have stopped with the first bag because this came out so crooked. I don't care though, it's mine :-)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Day 167 New Doodles

Shrimpy Roll

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 166 Guurrrl's Doodle Onesies!!!!

Thank you Renee for sending me the onesies so I could finally try out my doodle designs!!!! I will have a special announcement in the next few days regarding these designs! I am so very excited and thrilled about how these came out!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Day 165 Cupcake Beads with Sprinkles

The frosting dripped kind of messy like my cupcakes in real life, LOL :)

im at it again with the dang hearts

i used a really big hook though so its big - but its also loose - so i think next i will try use a double strand of yarn with the big hook
I also crocheted a few more rows on the sweater :)

Day 165 My personal Slouchie :-)

Oh and I still have to make the flap to close it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Day 164 - B&W Apron

I started cutting this apron months ago and never finished. Today, I completed cutting and sewed most of it. I may keep it for myself because I don't like how I had cut the body of the apron. It's not a smooth roundness. It's almost completed. Need to wipe off chalk :-), top-stitch waist & neck ties and cut hanging threads.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Day 163 Ms. Lipsie the Pocket Girl by Lia :)

I came across this tutorial on Lia's craft journey blog. If you are not following it.... jump on over there and subscribe. She is so talented and posts the cutest projects! I can't wait to see what she comes out with next! I've had a migraine since around lunch today so this is all from me folks! Tomorrow I plan on making the whale pouch :)

This was made from Lia's Ms. Lipsie the Pocket Girl tutorial. I'm petrified of using zippers so I was so glad that this came out....I was getting nervous for a few minutes.

I used a small piece of muslin from my scrap pile for the face....(I really wanted to cut up a pair of my khaki pants but I resisted the urge), a scrap of navy for the hair that I had from making my nephew's pants, the lining was scraps from the first kimono I made, the pink ricrac from the Valentine's project and the red zipper from Renee!!!! Thank YOU :D

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day 161 and 162 Peeps, Custom Buttons & Bracelets

Made 4 more bracelets yesterday. I have an order for one cream and one black at work. I'm not extremely happy with the black. The top one is actually with two black ribbons scrunched and the 2nd is with one.
Faux Peeps & CustomButtons
Faux Peep Earrings drying
Faux Peep Pendant

my productive day

the kids were in school so i 'was' gonna get all my fabric folded and my sewing room finished. LOL! I had 2 realizations while attempting this....
1. the project is gonna take me the rest of my life
2. im too old to be in a squatted position for more than 2 minutes

I worked away until the boys got home at 1 and then we started getting ready for the baby shower at 3 - i dont know what happened to the time but I was literally sewing the baby shower gift at 2:45 - and -so- i totally didnt take a picture - i got the hint of a picture at the shower - lol!
Its a onesie skirt and burpie with pink cross bones and skulls
cause im hoping she'll be a bad ass - hee hee!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sweater Rewind into a Skirt

I hit the jackpot at goodwill tonight - of course I spent a to-tah of moolah but i could resist - got a couple of fantastic sweaters, some nice colorful knits to make dresses and FINALLY a pink floyd tee - i have to find the perfect accent tees to go with it but im in heaven!

Day 160 For My Peeps

Marshmallow Peep anyone? A mini polymer clay charm :)

Cookies anyone?

New Candy on the Block...err Lane

ok so i did a candy with cotton this time. much easier but still puffier than i would like - this is something intended as a toy and i want something flat, something i can turn into a pin for my customers - or something - - i dont know o o o o o o o Ill keep playing around and see what come up with!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Day 159 Cookie Take Two...Success!!!

I am so HAPPY with how this batch came out. I baked them 4 times gradually adding the layers of frosting and decorations! I'm also trying out a new glaze. The gingerbread men were still extremely wet in the photos.

Sailboat Pants Update

Do you guys remember the Oliver+S Sailboat pants I made for my nephew for Christmas? My sister sent me a picture of him last night! The pants are cropped but with his cute little legs he will get longer wear out of them. I wish I could just kiss his face!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Day 158 Mini Cookies

I'm working on a holiday mini sugar cookie bracelet. They really did not turn out how I expected. I plan on blogging about the process.

The Hearts Keep Growing

I've been crocheting a heart each night while I watch the Olympics :) I'm using cotton yarn - - I'm not sure how warm it will be but it sure is cute! LOL!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 157 Pink John Deere

A friend of mine from work asked me to make a dress out of John Deere fabric a few months ago. I kept looking while I was out and about and hadn't really found a John Deere print except for flannel. I came across these while we were out on Saturday. The pink print that I used for the sleeve cuffs and hem is pink paisley with brown John Deere Tractors. He was thrilled with it and said he was going to get another one with a different print for another one of his neighbors.
I finished it last night :)

Tea for Two by Only Ollie

I've been working up a storm on these lil guys!  They went in my ETSY shop yesterday.

Only Ollie on ETSY

Then I made this banner:

Day 157

Remember this. It's now 3 months later hahaha. At least it's done. I can live with the imperfections because it's all for me. I don't even know why it gave me so much trouble. Probably because the magazine image is not as fresh in my already failing memory

This bag destroyed a single needle and a set of my Schmetz Twins. I should have stopped at that point but I think if I had put this down again I would never get back to it.

That button is not staying. I need to find a really cool looking one. I'm thinking maybe those brown/tan wood-type buttons???