Monday, April 30, 2012

A yellow skirt

I got in the mood to make skirts this weekend.  Not difficult actually use a pattern skirts, but cut large rectangles and sew them onto an elastic waistband skirts.  I had fun making them (except the part where I chopped my fingernail and a small piece of my finger off with the rotary cutter).  Didn’t really hurt cuz  it was a brand new, sharp, just out of the package blade. But, oh did it bleed!  I digress…  I showed daughter no. 2 all the cute fabrics she had to choose from and she said, “ Can I just have plain yellow?”.  Really?  “Plain yellow with ribbon sewn around the bottom.”  Okay.  Sounds cute.  I’ll give it a shot.  And, ohhhh I’m so happy I did.  It turned out so stinkin’ cute!!  The other girls skirts turned out cute too, but daughter no. 2 is the only one who would pose for pictures after church.  Everyone else was rushing to change into comfy Sunday afternoon clothes.  So,  here is the plain yellow stinkin’ cute skirt.

yellow skirt

It’s so happy and sunshiney!  She was quite pleased with her idea too.

Hmmmm. I might have to do solid colors more often..


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Butterscotch and Roses Pillow

I’m currently working on a quilt made with a jelly roll of Butterscotch and Roses.  (Love)  I just got the quilt cut and and ended up with a handful of scraps.  There was just enough to make a pillow to match my new bedding!  Perfect.

Butterscotch and Roses Pillow

Butterscotch and Roses Pillow 2

And of course, my helper had to jump in a few pictures.  (I actually took lots more pictures of her than the pillow.)

Pillow Love


Friday, April 20, 2012


It’s been busy busy few months and unfortunately the only sewing I’ve done was the girls Easter skirts.  But, hopefully I will be changing that soon.  I did manage to take a morning trip to the city rose gardens with my youngest cutie.  We had great fun stopping at every colored rose to smell them.

peach rose

I’ve also been enjoying the flowers in my yard this year.  I’ve discovered that bulb plants tend to do well in Texas because they blossom earlier in the year and therefore, have more time to look pretty before the heat kills ‘em off in late spring.  I’ll definitely be planting lots more this fall!

purple iris

rust iris


They won’t last much longer, but I’m really enjoying them while they are here!


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Easter Sunday

I had fun making the Easter skirts this year!  They were super easy and turned out pretty cute. 


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My first quilt

While I was up cleaning my daughters room this morning, I found this stuffed under her bed.  She must have found it shoved in some deep dark closet somewhere and pulled it out.  It made me laugh in a funny/embarrassed kind of way.  My first quilt!  Wow. Check out all those awesome corners. (Ha!) I didn’t even know how to bind.  So, I rolled the backing around to the front.  My back must have been too small since it looks like I cut the top horribly crooked to make it fit.  Again. Wow.  Oh well, good to keep it around to see how far I’ve come. 

1st quilt

It’s framed perfectly by my lovely (not!) tile floor. 

1st quilt closeup

I got the idea from a quilt I saw hanging in a quilt store.  Ric-rac was sewn along all the seams on the quilt, but I couldn’t afford it, so went without.  I wonder how  badly I would have messed that up… Too funny.  Brings back memories though.  What does your first quilt look like?