Wednesday, April 29, 2009


i've been working on this top. the tutorial is awesome and really easy. the problem is that as much as i want to wear this top and like this top on me--i don't. i look really big in it. or like i'm pregnant. or both. i know i'm not a skinny minny anymore but i do still have a waist. and this shirt does not show any waist on me at all! plus it makes me look at least 40 lbs heavier that i really am. i really don't want to wear anything that adds weight to me! the bottom isn't finished because i'm trying to figure out if i can somehow "fix" this top to flatter my body more. i've tried to add a belt with it. didn't really like that. i've thought about adding a line of shirring under the bust. maybe add a band to the bottom?.... i just don't know. i'm taking it to my sewing class tomorrow in hopes that i will come away with a plan to make this shirt more flattering on me.

(oh yes. as always i'm relying on a 5 yr old for the photos!)

Sunday, April 26, 2009


mom asked me to make a child's size apron for the mother/daughter banquet....

i found this AWESOME tutorial and made the apron in no time flat! it's actually a size 8. it's way too big on indyanna. but i think she models it well anyways.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


i made this apron for my mom. it's for the upcoming mother/daughter banquet at our church. it's from butterick 4945, view d. but i made it more like view c.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


i made the babies each an easter basket.

added some ribbon to the handles....

Friday, April 3, 2009

2009-04-03 indyanna's birthday!

today is my daughter's 5th birthday. she is just getting so big. i can't believe how times flies!!!!!!!!!!!

she loves make clothes for her dolls. she uses scrap material and ties it around her dolls to make the clothes. if the material is too little to tie, she will use string or ribbon to keep it in place. here is one of her creations. isn't it cool? done all by herself!

i also want to share a hair style i did on her this week. well, just the back of it. i thought it was cool.

and here's the birthday girl in her birthday dress! i worked really hard on this dress and i am happy with the way it turned out. i think i will make some crisp white capri's to go under the dress.

and here is a close up of the bodice. in case you can't tell, because the horrible picture, i embroidered "indyanna" and a flower on it.

(you can click on any of the pictures to blow them up)