Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sewing FAIL! lol

So I asked everyone on Facebook yesterday if they ever had anything start with the best plan and end up a disaster. Well when it comes to my sewing, sometimes I gave these grand plans to make something spectacular and then I get a reality check when all is said and done.

I haven't posted many boy projects for the simple fact that, so far, I've pretty much sucked at making boys clothing. It's not always boys clothing but typically I can go back and fix my girl stuff.

This was supposed to be a vest lol. It's a vest, just a very unfortunate one. Totally not what I had pictured or planned for.

 I made my son a Jon Jon that was super cute, well I thought it was super cute until I tried it on him and it was about 2 sizes too small!

I had even written an entire post for the silly thing before it was done because I was so excited about the way it was turning out.

 I think it's normal to make mistakes and totally flub some stuff. It just makes us human and means that nobodies perfect and out imperfection is part of what makes life great.

not a sewing fail :)

I did get something really cute made this week though! My bonus princess is turning 5! What?! Where did the time go, I can't believe these babies are growing so fast. So I appliqued a shirt for her party, can't wait to share pictures!

~ Allison

Friday, June 7, 2013

Blue & White Striped Purse

 I shared my new purse on my Facebook Page last week and I had planned to share it over here the same day, but for some unknown reason, I just didn't. So, today is the day!

Let me just say, I love this new bag. It's smaller than my previous purses, but it's just big enough to have room for my stuff and a few baby essentials, WITHOUT everything getting lost in an endless cavern of a purse!

It's got a magnetic closure and a regular pouch inside, as well as a zippered pouch built right in! There's a few things I would tweek on the next one I decide to make, but this (being my first ever attempt at a purse) turned out really well.

Can't do a photoshoot without at least one silly shot

I hope to make a few more in other colors, maybe even some for With Sunshine!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Something's Fishy Infinity Scarf

See the little fish? I love this fabric! I made this infinity scarf last night while I was working on some shorts (I hit a creative block with them and needed a break).

 The scarf is made with the softest sky blue fishy fabric and is lightweight enough to wear if you live in an area with mild weather.

The best part for me is that it fits both my daughter and myself lol! That doesn't happen very often, considering the fact that she's only 2&1/2.

I used the techniques found on The Cottage Home blog. She has so many great tutorials including one for infinity scarves.

 Of course, like most things I do, I didn't follow her instructions exactly, just used the same end closing technique. 

I love my new scarf, and my daughter loves it too. I have a feeling I'll be making A LOT more infinity scarves.

~ Allison

Monday, June 3, 2013


How is it already June?! This month my biggest princess will be turning 5. It's mindblowing that this little girl will be schoolage in 2 very short weeks!

 I showed you guys a few pictures of fabric a while back and said I was playing catch up. Well, I'm still working on 2 of those projects(slowly but surely), but I completed one that I've been trying to finish since last year! Lol procrastination is a dear friend of mine, we're starting to cut ties though, thankfully.

This is the Christmas table runner my Aunt requested last year that I started and got cut out and partially appliqued. It sat for a couple months untouched, and then I just finished it, all at once.

It's a relief to have it done now I can give it to her and it's one less unfinished project laying around begging me to work on it :p. Oh did I mention that I made it reversible? Because I totally did and, of course, gave myself twice the work that I really needed to, haha.

At least she enjoys receiving her Christmas decor in the blazing summer.

Isn't my Aunt beautiful? Can you believe that she has 3 grown kids?! Love her so much!