Sunday, June 19, 2011

Boppy, acrylics and more...

So over the past week I have been working on a few projects. I made another pillow, a boppy pillow, lining for my sewing basket and some amateur artwork for our bedroom.

I am in LOVE with Joann's and Hancock Fabrics. Also, has a lot of cool fabric. Can you say, "Sample swatches please?" Here are some pictures from my adventures this week...

 Another pillow for our living we just need a couch. Don't think this sewing machine could master that one ;-)

Black Ikea mirrors be gone.

 I know, I know. I am not an artist by any means but these definitely add some color to our master bedroom.

My husband and our neighbor grew up together as close friends. His fiance is having a baby boy in July (or maybe sooner we hope!). I made her a bobby pillow. It turned out a little smaller than the ones sold in stores, but we think it will work just fine. Now I know to make them a little bigger in the future ;-)

And yes...more crafts to continue as my big sis is pregnant with her second child and it is her first GIRL! Hello tutus, dresses, and more!

God Bless :-)

Sunday, June 12, 2011


So I purchased the Pixie Plus Craft Machine by Singer. AWESOME!! It has both negative and positive reviews online, but it's all positive on this end! Here are some photos of my newest addiction...

Pillows.....My sewing machine came with lots of different thread and bobbins. I also picked up a 5 pack of quilting squares for $9.99 when I was at Joann's. I used these to make 3 pillows. 

All of this sewing makes somebody sleeeeeeepy! And of course he has to be wherever Mommy is. Silly boy.


 Dun Dun DUNNNN.....and then when nobody is looking....Caliber eats my favorite one. Mission repair!

 This is his "I'm sorry Mommy" rub.

Let's make some flowers to decorate over it...


Next...the Duvet cover. Two king flat sheets from Walmart $15 each and 9 buttons $.67 for 2.

My messy work station.

Proof that I am in fact the seamstress ;-)

Pins, pins, and more pins! The two sheets somehow managed to be a little off in size. The green was a little longer and wider after washing and drying. I made it work though.

Shhh...don't tell anyone I cut the tag. Or is that just for mattresses?

That's a lot for my mini sewing machine to handle...

Even with pins, it wasn't perfect. Mainstays tried...they are nice quality though!

My first attempts at making button holes! Thanks mom for giving me the pointers!'s all done but no big reveal until the rest of the room is finished! I have more in store to turn our romantic bedroom into a beach bungalow master. Stay tuned...