Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Vinage Button hole maker

I have been having issues with my Brother making button holes. Its very frustrating to get to end of a project only one item left to do and it ruinsthe whole thing. This has been going on for over 6 months. As a result ive been using kam snaps. However there are times you really need buttons. My friend said nothing beats a vintage button hole maker. Image how excited i was that i have one! Worked straight out box. I need to practice but YES!!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Jackets Christmas 2020

Made these as gifts. The fabric was hard to sew and I had such high expectations. Learned alot!!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Winter Fleece Jumpers

I wanted something new/warm and comfortable for Winter if we are going to be in another lockdown im all about comfort. So I saw a jumper at Walmart half off (white unicorn) i told my husband I want that and the material alone will cost more than that. So this jumper started it all. First off i did not like the hoodie. To much weight pulling the jumper backwards. So i wanted a collar. I planned on copying the patter from the white jumper had it all laid out and thought Wait!!! Yep I had a pattern I purchased years ago. So I gathered up scrap fabric laying around pieced it together to have enough for the pattern and that is how i have the Orange/yellow/black jumper. ( my favorite nut my husband said looks like a clown outfit. Can see it from space etc.....) Next I went to JoAnns and in their clearance section scored some fleece for 2.33 a yard. I had to piece the Walking Dead together ( not enough fabric) and ironically easiest to make and not as comfie? Why hun?? But I'm super happy. I think four is enough. LOL MAYBE??

Saturday, November 14, 2020

repurposed a quinceanera dress for a little girl. 1950 pattern

Just finished a 1950 pattern from a used quinceanera dresses. My machine is not making button holes ( rather just destroying when I try and use it). So I used snaps.  This is from a 1950's pattern. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Cute Jumpers

My goal is to try new items. Also make myself more. These are not very hard but sewing on knit is not as easy as it seems. The serger is great but the details on the sewing machine is wonkie at best. This does come in an adult size. 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Tshirt dresses Halloween style

My goal was to have these done by Halloween. I had them done by November 2 thats still good..?? Right?? Haha. Love the spiderweb dress, favorite is the Ive got your back.. I was really excited about the gold one and Im not realky blown away with it. It was difficult to do with the gold material - toik longer and im not blown away. Life- thows you some curve balls doesnt it. 

Monday, August 31, 2020

Adapting a Pattern and loving it!!!

This was an experiment. This is the same pattern as the coat I made for mom only in a child's size. This is a 2T. I had to adapt the pattern becouse it called for a lining. This is flannel and warm enough on its own for cool days. I kept with snaps instead of buttons. Also to support the snaps i put an additional strip along the inside. Lined the collar seam with a soft fuzzy ribbon. You'll notice the material is going the wrong direction on back. Miss cut.  Except for the details all serged. Honestly I ❤it!

Monday, July 27, 2020


Ive been trying my luck at Fermenting. Seems like it would be easy but have had some failures. All part of learning.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Fourth of July weekend 2020

With the quarentine still somewhat on here we hung around the house :) . It was also my Birthday weekend I heard from quite a few people wishing me Happy Birthday even some I had not heard from in over ten years. That was the best gift this year. I felt so blessed that after all that time they still remembered me and my birthday.❤
Been working on a trial run jacket for my mom. Honestly I think it may be just to much for her. This was close to five yards of fabric. ( this fabric is my lets try a pattern fabric lol) im going to have to do sonething different for the closures. My machine did a horrible job on button holes fabric to thick - I think?

Monday, June 29, 2020

week ending June 27

Rough week! Several days lost to a migraine! Everything annoyed me!! Sound, smell, light! Rough! Managed it for a few hours at a time with over the counter headache medicine. During which time i tied up tomatoes in garden ( ironically quieter out there), sewed up sone pants for granddaughter and made more masks for my boys! ( they are adults LOL) the stormtrooper is machine embroidery with glow in the dark thread :) week ended in horrible thunderstorm! Over 4 inches of rain!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

week ending June 14

This has been a week of finishing bringing in the hay. Than a lot of recooping! We were fighting the rain in what feels like always fighting the weather. LOL. Had some chickens hatch - picked up a few new kennels for my pheasents. Finished a project i have been working on for weeks! A birthday gift. A converted mens shirt into something pretty. I took pictures this week of the blind bunny and got a super picture of Ziva and the bunny!

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Week ending June 7, 2020

Hay!!! This is number one priority this week!! Wow we have half the field done took all day. Seemed like what could gowrong did. Hay wagon broke. Thankfully we have two. Balier was being difficult and lost a knife we have had for thirty years :( 
I have also been making masks this week. Just when you thought it was coming to the end.... Nope I've made over 25 in just a few days.