Sunday, November 29, 2009

Major Frustration...cute end product

Every year my company provides dolls for you to dress for little girls for Christmas.
So this year I decided to make the outfits. I have had the dolls in my possession for oh only about a month and they are due on Monday Nov 30th. So I waited until 2 days before to actually start making them.

I have never made doll clothes before and not sure if I ever will again.
I used a pattern from Simplicity's Archives #4707. Very adorable and retro/vintage looking.

Here is the end result...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Yeppers....I won a $50 gift card at work today. It was to a place of my choice too.
So after about 15 min of hemming and hawwing I decided on Wal-Mart. I couldn't think of a better or more creative place. I thought about JoAnn Fabric but I didn't know if my boss (a man) would actually go in there to get a gift card.

So I am going to apply that $50 to my Black Friday shopping or groceries or maybe something for myself. More than likely it will be BF shopping.

I bet tomorrow I will wish it were a different store! Maybe I should tell him to give me a night to think on it and I will spend the evening debating.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


It has been darn near 5 months since my last post. I am not shocked though.
I have thought about this blog many times in the past 5 months but haven't taken the time to actually write anything.

So my goal is to put the procrastinator in me aside and step back up and get it all back together!

I have done a couple projects but nothing big. A retro style apron with some vintage retro fabric from 1979 and a damask print I just bought.

My greatest thrill lately was coming across some vintage patterns at an estate sale!!! I was so tickled. I bougth them all, 2 boxes of them for $20! I will have to take some pictures to share. A lot of them are from the 1940's and 1950's then it goes up from there. Expect some pictures very very soon.

I am starting a list of to do's on sewing or rather to make's.
I have found several fun websites lately that I will share as well.
Until next time....Hopefully not 5 months from now...LOL!