Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I did a swap recently with Kelly from CrescentRoad on flickr. I sent her a Catherine Holm pan and she sent me this fabulous Golden Tulip bowl :) My collection of gold leaf Pyrex is growing, I just love them!

I also bought these adorable magnets from erinink on etsy. Along with the magnets, I got a set of notecards and they are all so cute! I'm going to end up buying every magnet she comes out with.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Going Green

Over the weekend I had a sudden burst of inspiration to make a grocery bag.  I used this tutorial here, but I obviously modified it to only use one piece of fabric for the exterior.  I highly recommend this tutorial and I will definitely use it again.  The fabric is a piece of canvas that I have had for years - now I want to find more and make a whole set!  It's by Jessica Jones of How About Orange, from her very first line.  I lined it with 2 plain white cotton dishtowels I had bought at Target on clearance.  I also put a pocket on the inside, for coupons, keys, etc.  I used my bag this week and I'm happy to report it fit a bunch of groceries with no trouble!  I'm planning on whipping up a mini version for small purchases and if I can find more of this fabric, I will definitely buy it and make more larger versions as well :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Free Time

I found myself with a little free time this week, so I spent it doing my favorite things :)  First up, I stopped off at Saver's on a day that I was able to go into work late.  I found my first piece of Catherine Holm bakeware!  I love the avocado color :)

Then yesterday I took the day off and sewed up this little set as a gift for a good friend :)  The wallet pattern is from keykalou and I used this tutorial for the wrist strap on the wristlet.  I highly recommend following this method - it came out so nice and neat!  I can't wait to give it to her!

I also got myself a little present this week - these cute little earrings from Pink Lemonade - they were on at 50% off with free shipping - how could I resist?? 

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Last week I made a great score!  I have been wanting this Butterfly Gold loaf pan for ages - I already have the Spring Blossom one.  So, on a quick trip to Savers, I spotted it.  I ran over and grabbed it!  It's in perfect condition - can't wait to use it!

Sew Serendipity Tunic

Finally finished!  This top was a bit frustrating for me, but I think it's because it had so many steps
 - I'm pretty happy with the finished product.  All of the edges are serged and it fits very well.  I put in the invisible zipper, but it did not come out that great so I ended up removing it.  If I'm careful, this goes right on over my head :)
The fabric is great - it's a voile from the Innocent Crush collection by Anna Maria Horner.  I would definitely recommend this fabric!  The pattern is from the book Sew Serendipity.  This project was supposed to be my entry for the Craft Book Challenge in March but I just couldn't get it done!  So, I'll do a second project for April.  Something simple!  :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011


The winner of the giveaway is....................Julie from Sew Wilde!  Julie wrote that she will be working on some baby blankets along with a summer dress and top for herself :)  Can't wait to see what you make, Julie!  Thank you everyone who commented!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Last Day for the Giveaway!!

Today is the last day to enter my little giveaway!  I'll post the winner's name tomorrow :)  Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Check out this amazing giveaway on the Vintage Wanna Bee blog - she has reached 1000 followers (I can just imagine!!) and is having a giveaway to celebrate!!  Keeping my fingers crossed that I win!

Hey!  Don't forget to enter my giveaway too!  Leave a comment right here to enter!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Good morning and Happy Sunday! This here is my 200th post! I know I was pretty absent in March - not much sewing got done so I always end up slacking on the blogging then too - but April is going to be different! I'm working on my March Craft Book Challenge top and I have some fun projects planned for the rest of the month as well. I've got to make up for lost time!

Anyway, I want to do something special for my 200th post, so I'm going to have a little giveaway! One person will win the items in the picture below...a vintage fat quarter, an owl pincushion (made by me :) and a Lisette pattern! The pattern is for sizes 14-22, so keep that in mind when you enter!

There are 3 ways to enter this giveaway - make sure to leave a separate comment on this post for each:

1. Comment on this post and tell me what you are going to be working on in the month of April;

2. Become a follower of my blog - make sure you leave a comment telling me you follow; or

3. Post about this giveaway on your blog and come back here, leave a comment with a link to your blog.

I'm excited to host my first giveaway! I will pick a winner on Friday, April 8. Thank you all for reading!!!