Stitching Together a Wonderful Life!!

Stitching Together a Wonderful Life!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Whoa Nelly!!

Wow, I am getting excited!! Now to most people it really isn't a big deal, but to me I am pumped! I was the featured crafter on The Kansas Barn Sale facebook page! Yippee, but oh my goodness that means that it is real and I had better sew faster! Now there are expectations and I can't let people down. This year there is someone else I can't let down, my crafting buddy, Courtney Ewertt! She makes the cutest signs and decor with reclaimed wood, windows and her mighty Cricut! We are teaming up this year to rock The Kansas Barn Sale!

I am super excited, but it is a lot of work getting everything done and there is NEVER enough time! In our little house I find myself taking up every nook and cranny and filling it with sacks of fabric, notions and anything else I think might be useful!

I am sure my neat-freak husband has a mini panic attack everytime he walks in mid-crafting! I am usually surrounded by a pile of fabric, threads and scraps on the floor! Basically you could call it chaos, well I would argue organized chaos!! Ha Ha! Well, enough writing for tonight, I had better get back to sewing! See you all Oct. 5!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So Ugly It's Cute?!?

So we are on snow day 4.5! I can't believe we have been out of school so dang long! I am ready to go back and I think my kids are ready for their normal routine! They are about to drive each other and ME nuts! I have to admit I am getting stir crazy as well, so I figured it was time to create something! I have seen on a few other blogs that people have their kids draw a picture and then they make a stuffed animal based on the picture. So I thought, why not!! I got Braxton a pen and paper and told him to have at it. I did let him know that is couldn't be super elaborate because I am not that good of seamstress! He drew a picture and then the sewing began.

I found some different fabrics and let the kids pick out what they wanted. Of course I couldn't just make a new softie for Braxton so the girls each got one, slightly altered from the picture, but still the same theme! Each only took around 30 minutes or so once they were cut out! Braxton's does look pretty similar to the picture. It is ugly, but still fun. They all seem to like them and are currently napping with them!

One of those fun projects that the kids can be a part of! The best part is they seem to think they are cool! That is the most important part! Hopefully we can get back into our regular routine tomorrow! We all need it!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

My Problem

So here is my problem.......I LOVE FABRIC. I might not always know what to do with it or use it to the best of its potential, but I LOVE IT! I am that weird lady who touches every bolt of fabric in the fabric store! Today in the mail I got some new fabric. I found an online fabric store that I really like! Fat Quarter Shop is a great place to find all sorts of different fabrics and it is actually affordable too! 

Aren't they cute. I am starting to look at different projects to create for the craft show season and these fabrics can surely make something fun! I can't wait to get sewing.