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Believer, Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Aunt, Registered Nurse, Seamstress, Crafter, Housekeeper, Cook, Baker, Gardener, Reader, Keeper of the chickens, Goat Herder, Homesteader, Thrifty, Usually sane, Overworked, Mom of 3. Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your comments! ~ Angie



Saturday, July 31, 2010

Off to Meet Clay

I'm off for another week in Idaho with family.  On the way, I get to meet my long-time favorite country singer, Clay Walker!  As a member of his fan club, I applied for a Meet & Greet pass for the Caldwell, ID concert and was chosen.  I'll be swooning this evening then enjoying a week of working on MIL's home addition and then some camping & fishing.  Have fun...I know I will!  Isn't he beautiful? :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer Sewing

I've been enjoying summer vacation with my kids & husband and visiting nieces & nephews.  Our niece, Becca, asked me to sew a baby gift for her friend.  We decided to make a little Sienna dress from Lil Blue Boo patterns and thrifted knits.  It turned out so sweet!

I have sewed 6 monsters using this tutorial from RevoluzZza blog and let the little girls choose their own fabrics.  I didn't take a picture of them, but used yo-yos with a button center for the monster eyes.  They are a fun, quick project you can do with kids.  Becca (13) hand-sewed her eyes, mouth, and patches on.
Photo from RevoluzZza
My current project is a jacket for my youngest girl.  She is growing so fast and needs a new one so I purchased the Stylish Kids Coat and Unisex Pea Coat by DMK patterns.  I am impressed with the patterns and excited to share the finished project with you soon.  I'm working on the Stylish Kids Coat using thrifted baby cord and cotton lining.  DMK is having a 2 for $10 sale, so check them out for stylish, simple kids clothing patterns.  She is also hosting a Best Pattern Makers Contest on her blog through August 21st, so send in pictures of your creations using DMK patterns to win free patterns. 14 winners!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Huge Summer Sale!

I had to unsubscribe from the Fabric.com newsletter because I was buying too much fabric. This sale makes me want to stock up again!   Check out this huge sale on Westminster fabrics at Fabric.com.  Find some extra coupon codes here if you don't get the newsletter.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Vacation

I haven't been crafting lately. I miss it a little, but am really enjoying our summer vacation. Here is a sneak peek of the fun things I've been doing and seeing!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Halter Sets

I'm back from a week in beautiful Moscow, ID.  No sewing since before our mini-vacation, but here's a little review of two halter sets that I made my girls before we left. 

The pattern is Simplicity 5531, purchased during a JoAnn $.99 sale a few months ago.  Instead of woven fabric I used some wonderful stretch knit from my stash that was purchased from a Fabric.com clearance sale last fall.  I wish I knew the manufacturer because this stuff is great!  Instead of hemming, I simply serged a rolled hem on the bottom of the top and shorts.  Both sets were finished in 1 1/2 hours and the girls have declared them a new favorite!