Thursday, February 24, 2011

Check me out at The Brambleberry Cottage....

http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2011/02/talented-time-travelers-in-focus-32.html

My maternity pants to leggings tutorial was featured!

What to make your own leggings?  Check out this post.

Want to make a matching shirt with the scraps?  Look here.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Corsage Shirt to match your leggings!



So you caught this post earlier in the week, you saw that I gutted a pair of maternity pants to make leggings.  (Go check out the tutorial here!)

First, I promised a better picture.  (See above...thank you to my adorable model....)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Easy Peasy Leggings Tutorial

Yep, you have them too.
Maybe you got rid of the maternity pants, but I bet you have a pair of knit pants
hanging out in the "Donate Me"  pile.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Family Visit


We had a wonderful time visiting...time just goes so fast!

(I'm sorry for the constant changing of the blog at the time being. Just trying to find a way to make it all work better!  I also started to make the purse pattern, so hopefully that will finish up this week, too.)
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine Ruffle Purse



A Katie Hook Original.

One day we were shopping at the Outlets when we saw a purse with ruffles. Of course I look at the price and tell Katie that we could make one cheaper than that. So we did.

We came home and Katie went to work sketching out ideas. I had a few ideas (mainly in the idea of simplicity since she probably wanted this before it was time to go off to college. So this was our compromise.

It has an adjustable strap that we could tie to make it slightly shorter or longer. I also used a magnetic snap in this to help it stay closed since she will probably use it to go to dance class. It also could be a cute bag for an older kid with different fabrics. (I could not pull Katie away from the pink heart fabric at JoAnn's...)

Is there any interest for the pattern/tutorial? Let me know and I can work on uploading a tiled pattern to download in PDF format.

Doesn't Katie look so cute?
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Becky's Dress...nearly done!!!


I still have the skirt lining to sew and stitch in, but I am so excited that her dress is done! Just need to try it on her to figure out when to schedule her baptism.....
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My Crayon Roll Tutorial is on Craft Gossip today!
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-very-vera-crayon-roll/2011/02/04/

Becky Dress up


Just so happens that Build-a-bear glasses fit our munchkin perfectly.

We couldn't resist! Wouldn't this be funny as one of the baby pictures you put in your yearbook?

Look out Class of 2028!
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Our Icy street made the news

IMAGES: Ice Making An Impact In Some Parts Of The Susquehanna Valley - Photos - WGAL The Susquehanna Valley

Once you get to the middle of the slideshow, it is our neighbors' tree.

Yep, Still Winter.....

Thankfully this wasn't our house, but it was a few doors down the road.

Katie was off school for two day due to this icy mess.

Again, just so thankful that it wasn't our tree.  So from our house to the stop sign, two trees came down.  One was left on the road until this morning when a crew was able to come and chip it. 

So apparently Phil didn't see his shadow this year, so spring is near.

(For those non-Pennsylvanians out there, click here)

I don't buy it.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011