Friday, May 25, 2012

What a month it has been....

Where has the month of May go? 

On the 2nd, I quit my in-house alteration job at EB.  I just couldn't continue to work for a business where the policy of lieing was encouraged.
From that moment on, I have been looking for another part-time job.  I have had several interview and as of Friday the 24th.  I have 2 jobs.  One at Stitch in Time and one at the Buckle.  I am very excited for something new and the possibilities.

Garrett is now going to be a First grader and I can't believe it .  He is very excited.  We are going to have to do alittle work this summer with the language skills like reading, writing and spelling.  Those are his tough skills to learn.

I am going to continue to my home sewing and have a few ideas that I am going to try to do.  I also have 3 wedding dress that I need to get on Ebay to sell. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Almost a year later.......I am back.

I can't believe that it has been almost a year since my last post.  Reason, I totally forgot which email address and password I used.  Thump!!!.............Hand to forehead.       

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What I do when I am not sewing....

I caught 2 pound, 5 ounce big mouth bass. 
Now let me start by saying that I was really fishing for bluegill or sunnys, so hooking into this fish was quite a surprise.

The best part of this tale is that I caught it with a pink hook.  Go girl power. 

Will be back and sewing on Sunday, or it may be Tuesday depending on how the laundry goes. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A month has come and gone....

A month, how does that happen?  I know that I have been busy and all of the business make it fly.  July will be no better.  I have a week of vacation and then start working on getting my DS ready for kindergarten. 
But to prove that I have been doing something, here is what I have been doing.  I have been making these pillowcase dresses in a whole lot of diffrent sizes and colors.  Sold a couple but not enought.  I am selling them over at  come over and look and tell all of your friends.

 The other think that has taken up some of my month is cleaning and organizing.  My wonderful husband made me a couple of wooden shelves to put some of my fabric stash on.  So, I had to move a dresses out of the closet, move my cutting table into the closet and then get the shelves in. 
 This is the chaos,
this is the calm.  Now, as may sewers know, it does not say clean for long.  But I am trying.

The other big thing that has been taking my time is the garden.  There has been some watering, but I am already picking from it.  Got a zucchini, summer squash, 5 cherry tomatoes and cucumbers.  I have been amazed that we have gotten all of this before the 1rst of July.  We may be in trouble.  Husband planted 18 tomatoe plants and 13 pepper.  Salsa city will be here in August for sure.

Monday, June 6, 2011

What changes the seasons bring...

I know that I have been busy.
 March/April was filled with dance costumes.  I made some skirts, lined some tops and made boy shorts.  3 times, I made the same boy shorts.  A little frustrating.
April/May I have been busy trying to make dresses that are to fill up spaces on my website,
I am now looking at June and have started to think about what to make for winter.  Very weird to do when it is 90 degree outside right at this very moment.  I am also working on some items for a baby shower that we are having for my sister-in-law.   I should make extra to put on the website.
My birthday is tomorrow and with it is excitement, joy and some sadness.  As of tomorrow, I will have out lived my mother.  Missing her very much. 
My wonderful husband couldn't wait till tomorrow to open presents so I got to open them yesterday.  So, I sit here on the couch working on my new laptop.  So exciting!!!!  It even brought tears to my eyes. 
Because of this being a new laptop, I don't have any of my pictures on it yet, so this post will be picture free.  Next post should have a few pictures to show.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Friend, and Once Upon a Thread garment.

So, it has been a while since I have posted and I have to say that I have been alittle busy.  Not crazy busy, just alittle.
I did make a decision on sergers and so I introduce to you, Pearl
She is a beauty.  Got her from and got a great deal.  In a package, I got the serger, a carrying case, extra feet, 12 white cone thread, and extra feet.  She works great and can go through some thick fabric.  I used her to repair some jeans and she was able to sew through the hem.   Love!

Unfortunately, I have only gotten one outfit done for the Once Upon the Thread Sew along. 
We Help Daddy is the book that I choose to make an outfit from.  I just love the illustrations in this book.

 I have been trying to do alot of ReCreating when it comes to kids clothes and this outfit was no exception.  I found this large stripes mens button down shirt and figured it would work.
 So after alot of cutting, this is the dress that I came up with.  The only problem was that it is alittle short for a dress. 

I decided to make up some cut pants to go with dress/top to make it wearable.   I wish that I had a little girl to have model it.  But it is a size 1 so I am out of luck.   
Now on to the next project.  I am planning on putting together a website to sale some of the outfits that I have been putting together.  The name is going to be Alexander Alter & Create.  I am going to get some   bodyforms size 1,3,5,7 to help with the photographing of the outfits.   Stay tuned.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Brooke Snow Workshop

So, I have come across the photographer Brooke Snow blog and love all that she does.  She teaches online classes to improve your camera skills.  Right now they are not in my budget, so I noticed that there was a give away on this website.  Now, I never win anything off another blog, but I couldn't let the chance to win get by.   Here is fingers crossed.

“Come check out the Workshop Jungle Featured Review on Brooke Snow at and win yourself a FREE spot!!“