Monday, August 26, 2013

School time!

I can’t believe summer is already over!  We have done so much during the summer, the time just flew by…….  The older kids are gone and my youngest is on a play date. So, here I sit all alone.  Wow.  It’s been awhile. 

My two teenagers.   It makes me sad to see how much they have grown up from this time last year.  It’s amazing how day by day can pass so slowly, but the years fly on by.

Sabrina and Levi first day of school

This is the last year my third daughter will be in elementary school.  Sigh.  Next year little brother becomes big brother when my youngest starts kindergarten.  What am I going to do with myself?

Probably sew.  A lot.


Friday, August 9, 2013

A few summer projects

I haven’t been doing much, but my sewing machine has seen a little bit of action in the last few weeks.  My oldest daughter wanted a new purse, so while we were in Utah I picked up some fabric she loved.  (It had to be purple with writing.)  I couldn’t find exactly what she wanted, but I came close.

Nan's Bag pattern

I used the pattern “Nan’s Bag” as requested by my daughter because she loves the tie at the top, the magnetic closure, and all the pockets inside.  (Three on one side and one on the other.)

purse inside pocket

It’s pretty simple, but she loves it.  Yeah! (Picking out something for a picky teenage girl that she actually likes is a little hard to accomplish.)

Next up is yet another self binding baby blanket.  I know, this is my third one in as many months, but they are so easy to make and turn out soooo very cute and cuddly.

Nursery rhyme minky blanket

I didn’t take a whole blanket picture, just a close up of the cute nursery rhyme toile fabric.  I bought it years and years ago for my youngest daughter and never used it.  Oh well. It’ll make the perfect present for another beautiful, baby girl.

Now, I’m off to start on my next two projects.  A jelly bean print skirt and a big minky blanket just for me!