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U Create September

September 14, 2011

I have been scouring the stores for my new fall purse. I am very picky about purses- mostly because I won’t spend a lot of money on them. When I saw this pattern for Ucreate montly “Create with me,” I knew I just found my purse. The Tohoku Purse is from I am Momma Hear me Roar. I am so thankful she created this great pattern for everyone to use.

I found the patterned fabric in the red clearance at Joann’s (was less than $2 for my cut). The black is a wool blend.

It was seriously much easier than it looks. She gives great directions! I love how it turned out- now if only fall would come!


Maria Knot Dress Review

March 6, 2011

I had the opportunity to pattern test the Maria pattern for

Squiggly Twigs Designs a month ago.

I have made a knot dress before, but I really like the variety of ways this one could

be done.  This knot dress had a bodice piece in the front and back, unlike the

 previous one I have made with only a front bodice. 


After getting past a few measurement calculations, the pattern was a breeze with many

 photo detailed directions.

It also comes with an optional apron add-on:

I already have some ideas for fabric combinations for the next apron dress.

MCP 52- Week 9

March 6, 2011

Express yourself

MCP Week 8

February 26, 2011
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A View from Here….

No, we don’t live on a farm; but I am surrounded by them. There are two large working dairies within one mile of my house, so not only do we see them often, it means we smell them too!

I shot in RAW again, did some small changes upon opening the file. Then in PSE 8, I used Pioneer Woman’s Sunshine Action to edit the photo.  I wish I had days just to play around with photoshop, there is so much to learn.

Girl’s Bunting Shirt

February 23, 2011


I can’t resist the Target clearance shelves, you can’t beat tees for $2.50. Especially, when you know you can use them as  blank canvases.


This is a great scrapbuster.

I cut triangles with pinking shears, then used heat’n’bond to get them to stay where I wanted.

After sewing around the edges, I drew with fabric pen where I wanted my “string” to be and sewed over it with a dark brown thread.

I had picked up a book of iron-on’s by SUKIE several months ago, and these birds where perfect for this project.

It is a really cute book, with lots of unique decals.

2.50 shirt turned into a one of a kind!

Eva’s Ruby Lou

February 18, 2011


Ruby Lou #2.  I added a nylon chiffon gathered layer under the skirt. Did you know that this size skirt is perfect for the American girl dolls too!  Ruby and Rebecca can share clothes now!

MCP 52- Week 7

February 17, 2011

Okay….so I already forgot to do this last week. But I didn’t want to totally scrap the idea.

The theme this week is OPEN YOUR HEART.

Who doesn’t open their heart when you take a pet into your home.  

I shot the picture in RAW format- which I haven’t done before. When you click to open the image it lets you do some basic editing right there. I used my Nikon D40 in manual mode, outside in bright light.