March 16, 2012

A Warm Fuzzy

I just couldn't resist sharing an email I received from another blogger.  Its really neat when you hear that someone has used your pattern to make something and it feels super special when someone blogs about it.  Lu, from I Am Just Lu sent me an email sharing that she made a version of my scrunch bag pattern for her neice.  She wrote a really nice blog post about the bag.  Doesn't that just give you a warm fuzzy feeling.   
I Am Just Lu
I love how she used a necktie for the strap, how clever, right?!  Also love how she hand-stamped the fabric to give some plain fabric some style.

Thank you so much Lu for blogging about the scrunch bag pattern.  If anyone else has blogged about one of my patterns I would love to hear about it. 

March 15, 2012

The Sewing Room

A quick update on the sewing room progress.  The tables have made it to the sewing room, yay!!  The sewing machine is finally up off the floor.  There is still plenty of work to do to get the room in order (lots of stuff still packed in boxes) but this is a wonderful start. 

I also pulled out my pattern for little baby shoes and cut out pieces for two pairs.  Feels so good to be back at it again.  Isn't this so exciting!  I think I like this feeling and just keeping my fingers crossed that the motivation will continue.

Wish me luck.

March 12, 2012

Sneak Peak

Blogging does the sewing soul some good :)  I think writing that last blog post gave me the little boost of motivation that I needed to get started with projects, yay! 

My husband and I went to India in February for our nieces' wedding.  We had a fabulous time and I can't wait to share pictures with you of this out-of-this-world-wedding!  There were 8 different ceremonies/parties and each one just topped the other in terms of extravagance.   But more on that later.  One of our priorities while there was to find some decor for the nursery, you know, in searching for that one of a kind item to make the room special.  And I had chosen to do an elephant theme and what better place to find elephant decor than India!  What we came back with was this wall hanging (pictured below) that is made of scrap sari pieces.  Pretty cool, ey!  I love it and am so excited to get it hung up and start some serious decorating. 

As nice a piece as it is, I now need to coordinate other fabrics with it to finish off the room.  This weekend I took some time and went through my fabric stash to see what I could pull together to make this nursery spectacular.  I first went right to my Amy Butler "special use" fabric that I have been saving for just the right project.  And my baby girl's room is just that perfect project to use it on!  I'm so exciting that it almost matches perfectly to the elephant wall hanging.  Who would have ever guessed it would work out.  What do you think, is it a good match? 

Now my dilemma is what to make.  The firsts on the list are a crib skirt (still need a crib), sheets and quilt.  Are there any other essentials I should add to the list as far as nursery items?

Now to get to the actual sewing part.  But did want to show you that progress is being made and I am so super excited to have gotten this far.  Just seeing the fabrics out and coordinated has given me the inspiration and motivation to get going. 

Hopefully some project posts next!

March 9, 2012

It's a...

How time flies when you are busy!  I can't believe I haven't blogged in such a long time.  And its sad to say that it has been even longer since I've sewn, or done anything crafty.  Moving into the new house, the holidays and just plain life has seemed to have taken over any spare time that I have these days.  But I am hoping with the holidays behind us and the new year upon us, that I'll have some time to start sewing again.  Well, that is at least my goal.

There has been some exciting news that I have been wanting to share with you for quite some time, but in my lack of blogging time haven't been able to.  We are expecting a baby girl in June!!!  Yay!! I am so excited.  I was so hoping that with this news I would be sewing up a storm in preparation for her arrival, but to my disappointment I haven't sewn one thing for her.  Very sad.  I have had so many plans and big ideas for when I had a little girl.  Oh the things that I was going to make for her.  But it hasn't happened yet. 

I still have a lot of plans to get things done.  Technically I have 12 weeks left to do things, so I'm not completely out of time, just yet.  And I heard about this nesting stage yet to come.  But, I'm looking for some motivation to get me going.  To get started I need to get a table in my sewing room.  Right now my machine is sitting on the floor, not exactly an ideal place for a pregnant chick to sit! 

As soon as I get my machine up off the floor I'm hoping that a miracle will happen and I'll be able to start cranking out projects for my little girl.  I've at least started making a list of priorities: shoes, bibs and a quilt.  Keeping it simple to get me started, although have a lot more on the agenda.

Thank you for sticking with me in my absence and looking forward to coming back again soon with some completed (or partially completed) projects.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with some pictures I've found on Pinterest that are my inspiration.