Friday, December 28, 2007

My first non crafty post

Okay, so I'm on this quest to be more girly and I think I'm finaly getting some where with it. I've wanted to be more girly for like the past 7 or 8 years but I always feel akward when I wear girly clothes so I took a hugh leap and went and blew my whole $100 dollar gift card to jcpenneys on girly shirts so hopefully I'll wear them and not feel strange.

My crafty christmas gifts

I thought I'd start this post with a picture of Collin is his new helmet and pads that go with his new baby quad but the quad is broken so hes spent the couple of day wearing them for no reason.

This is the sweater I made for my step mom for her birthday that was in april and I just now got a picture of it. I converted this pattern from knitting to crochet and I just added the dragonflies after it was done, I used simply soft in two different colors of purple.

This is the gingerbread house I made with my dad and son on christmas, we used a pre made kit, COllin was really helpful when it came to eating the candy.

This is my new sewing machine my dad bought me for my birthday, its the nicest one I've ever had.
This is the sweater I made for a family friend, I used this pattern and simply soft I had to add alot of length to it but it turned out really great.

So I have a very short attention span so when I work on larger projects I have to make random little things in the process. I made a pink bear for a friend who also got a sweater from me for christmas na d the elephant is for my dad, he thought it was cute. He really likes the the ears are two different sizes.

Friday, December 21, 2007

christmas update

okay just a couple day before christmas and I am almost done with my crafty gifts, the scarf for my step mom is done, a little elephant and 2 peices of my dads blanket are done and an elephant for him, I'm going to finish his blanket after christmas, and a pink bear for a family friend is done but the sweater I'm making for her isn't, I still haven't finished the second sleeve and I have to adda couple of inches to the bottom. I'm going to post pictures of everything probably after christmas. and the rush is on. I was trying to get the sleeve done today but my arms hurt really bad from my super bad hair day I'm having today, and to top off a bad hair day, when I dyed my hair on tuesday I missed a few place and it didn't take everywhere so I have to fix it soon.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Work is hard!!

Okay, so I sewed on about 170 labels yesterday and now my back is killing me since I don't have a proper place to sew and I have scoliosis and because of this job I'll probably have to start wearing a really ugly back brace again, urrrrggggg, and I have had no time to work on christmas gifts, but thats my plan for today and to top it all off my son is sick. Tomorrow I have to go over to my moms to see my brother and sister and pick up my birthday presents so I think I'm going to borrow my dads car. I should also be getting my first pay check today, it only going to be like $50 but hey, its money.

Sorry for all the ands apparently its my favorite word today.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


I've been slacking on almost everything lately, but heres whats going on,
Yesterday was my brthday so on sunday my threw me a small birthday party which was fun and bought me a new sewing machine, a singer advance, it is so cool. I got a job sewing labels into t-shirts from home which is awsome too.
I have been working on my dads blanket in hope of having it done by christmas and a really cute crocheted sweater for a family friend and I taught my self to knit so I'm knitting a scarf for my step mom. all started, none finished.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Finished diaper bag

I love this bag, it was so unbeleivably easy to make. I followed this tutorial
I plan on making a couple of much bigger ones probably at the end on december or january.
I didn't put a lining in but I don't think that as a diaper bag theat it needes it. I used a baby blanket that was 29" x 39". It already had the little car and what not on it and the d rings and strap came from a water bottle holder that we don't use and have like 5 of.
The sides are 12" x 15" and it is 8" deep and I used velcro instead of a zipper because I have a ton of it.

Monday, November 19, 2007

new project idea

Right now my husband hates his job and in january he is putting in his applications to become a police officer and he turns 21 in april so when he get accepted he plans on taking a month off of work before he starts the police academy since it pretty much consumes your life when your in it. when he takes that month off we are going to go on a nice vaction to visit my aunt who lives in washington and my grandma who live in california, we live in nevada, so I was thinking about it the other day and I remember the last time we visited my grandma it was a mess since we don't own any luggage just duffle bags, I am going to make use luggage, I found this really cute bag tutorial on craftster and I think if I just make them bigger they will work great, I am making a tester bag that I am going to use as a diaper bag since I hate the one I have now. If it works I am going to start picking out fabric soon.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


My son has really fat feet, he wears an extra wide shoe, so I took that into account and measured his feet twice to make sure I had it right and last night when I tried on the sock that was almost done it didn't fit so now I have to start all over again.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Craftiness update

So the other day I finaly got the second sock from the sock swap I did through craftster. Arn't they awsome.
Yesterday I started a pair of sock for my son in the harry potter colors yarn dyed, they are almost done all I really have to do is add the heels and I am working on a cell phone cozy for my new cheap phone and I think I'm going to make one for my dad too, he really needs one.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More costume pictures

I thought I would also add pictures of the costume my son made himself, he a mad scientist duck. He decided to wear rubber gloves on his hands and feet.

Monday, October 29, 2007

My dads blanket chart

So this is the chart of the blanket I've been working on for my dad since april for his birthday the was at the beginning of may, but I have a short attention span so I had to work on other project too. Each square is 1' x 1' and the ones with the x's are the ones I've already put together and gave him. I was hoping to have it done by fathers day but now I'm hoping for christmas, I keep losing the chart I made so I thought if I make one on the computer I can't lose it. I am going to work on it all week and hope to have another section done to give him and plan on taking it from him when I have all the main section connected and when I'm done with the border to attach it and then wrap it up and give it to him as a present for him so he can show off a completed project to show everyone. My dad loves the homemade gifts I make for him, he brags about how much his daughter loves him to make him something then buy him some lame gift. Hes the greatest.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

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Teddy bear Costume Done

I just finished Collins costume and He is so cute in it. I know I went picture crazy but he is just so cute I couldn't help myself. I didn't have a pattern just the instrutions and a picture of the pattern. I am so glad to be done with this done.

I fixed it

I fix my sewing machine for now, I put tape under the little arms the hold the bobbin casing in and that pretty much all thats holding it together right now. So after a week of sewing by hand all I needed was some tape, TAPE CAN FIX ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I still hate my machine and plan on getting a new one soon. I really need to get this halloween stuff done so I can finish my dads blanket, I gave him part of it for his birthday in may and I have been adding small peices to it as I get it done and my goal is to have it done by christmas, original I wanted to have it done by fathers day but that didn't work out. urrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggg.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

lots of hand sewing

After almost a full day of hand sewing with one sad bent needle I almost finished the paws, I just have to addthe elastic and elastic casing, I finished the booties and I just have to take in the hood I made today a little, tomorrow I have to add the contrasting belly, make the candy bag and add the bow tie, I think thats all but I could be forgeting something and I could have a lot more work to do. I'm almost done with my costume, I just have to finish hand sewing the last 5 inches of one of the legs and add a waist band and velcro and possible get more fabric if I have any money and make a hoodie. OH and I have to make a teddy bear that looks like the costume to put in the candy bag peeking out. urrrrrrrgggggggggggggg I hope this all works out. the good thing is that this thick fleece is really easy to sew and you don't see any seems so there are no mess ups.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Costume update

This is the progress I made before my machine broke, I also have the sleeves on but my son didn't want to pose again. He loves to have is picture taken but he didn't want to sit still.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

blown up machine

I have been sewing collins costume all day and the fabric is really thick and I knew my machine was going to blow up by the time I was done with this project but its okay since my dad is buying me a new nice one for christmas and a car for my birthday, I'm getting spoiled this year, I don't really care what happens to this piece of junk. But my machine decided to explode while I was working on my costume, pj pants, made out of thin fleece, really thin and it blew up, the needle got stuck and bent, when I opened up the place for the bobbin and all the pieces fell out. ugggggggggg now I going to have to spend alot time in the next few weeks hand sewing. I hate hand sewing and I'm not very good at it.

Collins Costume

I started my son Collins costume yesterday, Hes going to be a teddy bear. I got this great fabric, it super thick reversible fleece, on one side its tan and looks like an old teddy bear and the other side is darker brown and just plain pile fleece. I have really crappy scissors and had no idea how I was going to cut this fabric so my step mom let me use her electric scissors which are the great things ever. I cut out all of the fabric yesterday and today I am sewing most of it together. I'm going to start posting pictures tomorrow.
I got the pattern instructions online for free so I had to guess on the size and so far its working out and I'm also making it so the velcro is on the front not the back so he can wear it all winter long.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Sock swap socks

I finished my sock swap socks and sent them out and since one person already recieved and the other person should be any day now so I can post them on here Yay.

My first yarn dyeing adventure

So I've been wanting to dye my iwn yarn for a long time and the sock swap I did was the perfect chance to try it. I bought the yarn from this great site, and I fell in love with it, I had never used wool yarn before and this yarn was so soft for some reason I was thinking it was going to be itchy since the crocheted blanket my great grandmother made me was wool and it was super itchy. Okay, back to the point, I started with 1 pound of yarn and split it into one 2oz. section and split the rest into 3 sections and I bought alot of kool-aid like $5 worth. I wasn't enough as you can see in the first pictures.

I dyed one section pink and purple, one blue and green but green was hard to find so at first I just dyed the blue half, one section orange and yellow, and he smallest section dark red and yellow orange color that was suppose to be gold for a harry potter sock.

SO this was my yarn after all done dyeing yay me, I think I'm going to start dyeing my own yarn more often.