Monday, December 26, 2011

Number 2

I have been busy getting ready for Christmas and sewing all the time.  Here it is....dress number 2, in 2 weeks.  I have to admit, my Mom helped with this one.  But mainly because I had been sewing for six hours and was just to tired to try and fix a mistake...again.  And then there were so many layers of fabric to sew through, that my machine had a fit at me.  So thank goodness for my Mom.  She is the best.
My daughter love wearing it.  And I was proud of myself...two dresses in two weeks.  I can't believe it!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Something a little different

I am so excited to share this that I won't make this long.  I took a break from quilting to try a little something different.  Bought a simple pattern and had a crazy little trip to Joann's with my daughter. 

I started it on Tuesday afternoon and finished it last night.   Ok, to be honest I sewed the bow on the front just now, close enough right?

I finished making my very first dress for my daughter!!! 
She picked the fabric herself.  And can't wait till our friend's Christmas party tomorrow so she can wear it.  I can't wait either.  I even bought myself a new dress and leggings. 

Oh one more thing... We bought another fabric for another dress too. 
She picked the lolli pop dot fabric too.  Wonder if I could get another dress done by Christmas.  Hmm, might need some help from my Mom for this one though. 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Guess what came in the mail yesterday!  This did!  My Happy fabric (polka dot one).

I love it!  It is perfect with both of the fabrics I need it to go with.  And it even goes with my other fabrics really well.   And it also has a little pink dot...hehe...I managed to squeeze some pink in.  My friend is not a big pink fan but the quilt is for a girl.  :)  And oh, I must say this is the first moda fabric I have bought (I know that sounds crazy but I have been sewing less than a yr) and it is the nicest, softest thing I have ever felt.  Amazing!  I think I may have found a new love.  Hope all of Moda feels like this one.  I for sure will be buying more. 

Well my Friday Night Sew-In (FNSI)  became a Saturday Night Sew-In.  But I got sooo much done.  I am excited to see the blocks coming together.  I finished 9 blocks that I showed you in a post previously.  So all 12 are done.  Good thing because I was ready for another color besides blue.  Cut my Happy fabric and even started my pinwheel blocks.  I only finished one completely but I am happy with how it turned out.   

What do you think?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Planning ahead

That's it, I am scheduling quilting time.
Handmade by Heidi

I'm In!
Going with the kiddos to a reading of The Polar Express first, but once they are in bed I am quilting!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sneak Peek

Basement is finally clean up and things moved away from heater.  Yay!!  Now I can sew and the kids can play and we can all stay warm. 

I have a few sneak peeks of the Hungry Caterpillar quilt I was able begin.  Got some of the fabric cut and even got a few blocks done. 

I love how they are coming out.  Don't you?

Remember that picture I posted with the cream colored fabric?  Well I decided that I really couldn't use it in this quilt.  So I went looking for new.  It is so had to find fabric with a white background, that will match all these crazy colors in this quilt.  But thanks to a great lady at my local fabric shop, I was able to hunt down this.  It is perfect.  I can't wait till it arrives!!  Oh the things we do for sewing...I never saw myself ordering one yd of fabric from an online shop (and I only need a fat quarter, a little extra can't hurt).  Hehe

Oh and one more picture for you.  We have been busy decorating for Christmas.  I love this time of year.

Our Tree
Do you love the white?  Can you tell that my kids help decorate it?  There are very few glass ornaments.  Maybe someday.