Thursday, October 28, 2010


been making tons of spirit shirts. and alisha and i are gonna have a joint giveaway. so be sure to become a "fan" of spirit by holly or crandallation to have a chance to win.

but right now, i want to share these cute little pumpkin bags i made for bossy's class. after i took this picture i stuffed the bags with CANDY!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


so i KNOW my son is gonna hate me for this in a few years but i don't care! too cute not to share!

indyanna was playing "seamstress" and bossy was her client. (you can tell how much he liked it in the second to last pic)

Monday, September 27, 2010

i have opened an etsy shop for my spirit shirts. check it out. not much in there right now, but i'm working on that!

couple of more shirts i have made!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


i wanted to share my jalapeno plant! i am so proud of it. it's the first thing i've ever grown from seed. as a matter of fact, it's the first thing i've ever grown. =) check out all the jalapenos! and according to bray, they ARE hot! yesssss

and i made this spirit shirt for a friend's daughter. i must give props to kellie, my sewing mentor, for all the help she gave me today. she is truly a blessing in my life from God.

Monday, August 23, 2010


after i saw this wreath on my sister's bff, cerise's blog, i just knew i had to make one! the original tutorial comes from the moda bake shop. (love that site, btw)

i always feel the need to be productive when watching tv, so as i was watching a very educational documentary Big Time Rush Movie, Jonas L.A., and Khloe and Kourtney Take Miami, i worked on the wreath. it took 2 1/2 jelly rolls and about 3 straight hours to do.

i just love how it accents my dirty door!

and of course today was the first day of school for my oldest two. a diva 1st grader and a very handsome 9th grader (that's HIGH SCHOOL people!).

Thursday, August 19, 2010


my dear beautiful daughter decided that she wanted donate her hair to Locks of Love. so she did!

Sunday, August 8, 2010


i made some play-dough for my babies. boston raided my cabinets and made a "dirty junk yard" (his words)

cute lil' number i made for nanny

this was SUPER easy. super fast. and FUN to make! the pattern is maya by modkids. i decided to upcycle a t-shirt for the top. if you can't tell it says, "future mrs. jonas"

Sunday, June 27, 2010


i finished the claire cami last night about about 2am. i love it!

the only thing i would do different next time is make a dart in the bust line. that is, if i knew how to do a dart in the bust line.....

Friday, June 25, 2010


pillowcase dress for arella (our youth pastor's daughter)

this is a side-ish shot so you can see the cute bow...
this was such a simple pattern and it was fast. it turned out nice too. the only alteration i made was this: the pattern called for you to put the seam on the side and i chose to put it in the middle of the back.

Friday, June 18, 2010


well, this wasn't on my list but i got an urge last night to make this lil' number for indyanna.

blue material was a tank top. grey material was a shirt that bray outgrew. white and black is new knit material.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


*adding to this list as needed*
summer to do list:

1. finish pillowcase dress for arella

2. make claire cami dress

3. make stella strip skirt

4. find a great pattern to make boy's button down shirts from and then make one for boston

5. make something absolutely adorable for indyanna out of some awesome tie-dye, batik looking fabric.

6. make curtains for my bedroom

7. make shower curtain for master bath

8. recover the car seats. (cut out)

9. ironing board cover

Monday, April 26, 2010


this past weekend, i headed on up to oklahoma with family members to have a sewing weekend of fun at cousin meagan's house! for lots more pictures of our weekend check out her blog. link in blue

i completed this dress for a dear friends' daughter. her birthday was earlier this month. better late than never?!

and then i made this one....

and here are a pair of wall hangings that my mom made using a tshirt from our girls' trip last year.

and, not to be out done by those sanger babes, here's grandma doing the babe' sanger.

Friday, April 9, 2010


welp, daily, my bernina, had to go to the shop. she was making a weird noise and i didn't want to risk sewing on her and damaging her more. hopefully i will have her back in a week or two. for now, my serger will get lots of love.

sine i don't have anything sewing related to talk about, i'll just spit out some random things that have been going on around here. i'm sure if you live on facebook, as i do, you know most of this already.

boss and i made our second trip to after hours emergency care. this time with an allergic reaction! he has pretty bad allergies so we are thinking it was just from the pollen in the air....who really knows what it was though? it's happened a few times before but this time was the worst. his eye pretty much completely closed. this pic is 2 hours after claritin.

my girl brandy had her baby, aria, this past monday. and she is just PRECIOUS! we caught her in mid-yawn. being a baby is just soooo tiring, you know?

i went to a couple of yard sales and got a bunch of stuff. all this for only $12!

indyanna's birthday was this past saturday and we had a party for her at a gymnasium. bray had THE MOST fun out of all of the 6 year old kids in attendance!

and finally, indyanna lost her FIRST tooth tonight!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


indyanna's easter dress! made using natalie's dress pattern from ycmt. super duper easy pattern! and love the end results!

and of course, this is boston's take on easter with a mohawk ;D

Sunday, March 28, 2010


made this for my girl, brandy. she's expecting a precious gift from God any day now. this is really a pre-gift. i haven't finished the real gift, a diaper bag made from the red brocade on the burp cloth.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


i saw this project on a super dee duper website, knock off wood.

i decided to have lowe's cut my wood in half, making them each 4 ft long. i also did not paint anything. just left it natural wood color.

love the end result!

Friday, March 19, 2010


wondering where i have been? well, i've been around. just focusing on a couple of other things right now.....

first of all, i am now a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and i couldn't be more happy!

secondly, i have been redoing furniture in our house. i got these ugly chairs from a yard sale last summer.

they have been hiding in our garage until this week when i decided to attack them with a fresh coat of paint and new material for the seat cushion.

i did all of it by myself! yay me!

now to finish the other 5...

and, i will be sewing this week cause i have to get something done by the 27th. nothing like waiting till the last minute.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


this past weekend, i went to my first ever sewing retreat. it was great! unfortunately, i didn't get many pictures because my camera battery is acting up. and yes, i took the charger. it's just not holding a charge anymore.

the place was in the middle of nowhere. right in the middle of austin and san antonio. 50 miles from each (and the nearest wal-mart, i might add. not that i left the house to find out. i just asked the owner).

we headed down to austin friday morning and stopped at cousin cassie's house and then on to magnolia for lunch. it was really good. then off to the retreat.

we unloaded. sewed a bit. and then it was time for an amazing dinner. our hostess, ann, from the austin stitching studio cooked all of our meals. they were all so yummy!

most of us retired to bed that night kinda early, like by 9pm. the next morning we were all up by 6am ready to sew! and sew we did! unless you were like me, and spent all of your time cutting out patterns...........

mom and i stayed up till midnight. she decided to make a bag and was determined to get it on "the finished board". and she did! it's the cutest purse ever.

we are talking more retreats soon. we had a great time. i really think we would like to do this once a month. of course i can't, with the kiddos and whatnot. but i can pick and choose. and some retreat areas are pretty close! so maybe i could just go for the day? like the one in cedar hill. or there are a couple in granbury too....

anyways, here are a couple of not very good pics of the inside of the retreat.