Welcome to my sewing blog! The intention of this blog is to share some of the projects that I've made and hopefully spark some creativity in you! You'll quickly find out that my life is a busy life and I'm full of life!!! You'll also find out that this blog is not only about sewing but it's about family, lifestyles and of course recipes! As I share my life with you, I hope you'll share your life with me.
Wow!!!   It's been a while since I've posted.  My little side business has really grown in the last several months.  I'm not sure why all the sudden surge, but I do know one thing.  What's that one thing?  I'm a busy girl.  A few things have changed since October, 2013.

1)  I'm now a proud owner of a brand new Brother PR1000e.  My other embroider machine is a Brother 2800D.  I also have a Brother serger which I adore.  Can you tell that I love Brother products?

2)  I've joined an adventure with my good friend Loretta.  You may know her from "One Diva Three Dolls".  Together we expect our businesses to grow just because we fully believe that God's word is true.
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.
Ecclesiates 4:9

3)  My facebook page has grown by 100 likes.  100 likes may not seem like a lot to some people, but it's like a million likes to me!!  So, I'm a happy girl....I'm a busy girl!!!

4) I've expanded my little business as not to limit myself by different creations.  I'm hoping that by doing this, I'll find that magic item that everyone loves.  What's new?
  • Outdoor garden flags or lawn flags made from burlap and ripstop fabric
  • Crowns and tiaras for birthday parties
  • Canvas totes in different patterns.  These are pre-made and I add either a monogram or embroidery.
  • Crayon rolls.  The new ones are a little differently styled.  Crayon rolls are perfect for long road trips or anytime you need to keep your child quietly entertained.
  • Beautiful large purse with a monogram or embroidery.  Loretta makes these and I monogram or embroider.  She is an excellent creator so you won't be disappointed and you'll get compliments after compliments.
  • Christmas gift bags.  I guess this could go for any holiday.  These bags are huge!  Picture Santa carrying the bag filled with toys in his sleigh!  Of course, a name is embroidered on the bag.  A pull of the ribbons cinches the bag closed.
  • Laundry bags.  These bags are just like the gift bags except not made from Christmas or holiday fabric.  Again, the when the ribbon is pulled, the bag cinches closed.
  • Lunch totes!  How can you go wrong with a lunch tote?
  • Infinity scarves in different patterns, chevrons, flowers and solid colors as well.
I don't think that's all I've added to my listing of products and as you can tell, I've got lots of work to be done on this blog.  It's time to revamp and update!!!  Be sure to check back soon because I'm not sure how often I'll add new posts.

Take care!!!!

Chevron!!! Its' the RAGE!!!


Have you seen all the cute chevron fabric?  Is it not the cutest??  It's so hard for me not to buy every single bolt that I see.  This fabric (in the picture) is probably one of my favorites because it's a rich duck cloth fabric.  It's super sturdy.  

The caddy is used to store whatever you desire.  I'm thinking bread for the table, candy, fruit, keys, etc.  Endless!!  This make a great gift for someone under the weather or a "just because" type of gift. Add some fruit muffins....like blueberry muffins and your all set! Interested in purchasing this caddy or travel mug?  Simply email me at Stitchings@Ymail.com.  

Appliqued Pocket T-shirt

Have you seen the new applique pockets?  They are so super cute! Let your imagination run wild with a new design.  This is a simple design that I made for Gracie.  It's the first of many appliqued pockets!  Love them!!!

It takes very little fabric to create this adorable pocket.  You can actually not embroider on the pocket and have a functioning pocket.  Simply take a t-shirt, quality thread, fabric (scraps are fine for this project), a good pair of scissors, temporary adhesive,  a sewing machine and your set!  If you don't have an embroidery machine, you could use a blanket stitch.  The fabric is doubled folded so that there are no raw edges when appliqued.  Trim the excess fabric from the pocket once stitched in place and start the applique!  Love, love, love this technique!!!  In the picture below, I've already appliqued the pocket to the shirt.  You can see the small ziggy stitches.  My machine is going over those stitches now with an embroidery stitch.  Cool??
Just finished the applique work and now starting the embroidery stitch around the pocket.

All done!  Walah!!!  Love it!!!!
Like I said, this is the first of many little t-shirts that I've appliqued!  Gracie actually took a few orders for me at her school.  Super popular right now with the kids and some adults as well!  Think it turned out pretty cute???

Maureen's Fabric Giveaway




Ladies!  I think we need this generous fabric giveaway!!!!  It's 40 fat quarters of Sunnyside by Kate Spain!   Need I say more???  So head on over to Maureen Cracknell's blog.  The link is below!!!

http://www.maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/2013/08/a-fabric-giveaway_23.html


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