20 September 2014

Sew A School Bag

It's the time of year again when Mennonite Central Committee is collecting school kits to send overseas.

Hard to believe that these few items are what stand between a child and an education.

If you can donate supplies, sew bags, or both, visit MCCs website for drop off locations:


08 September 2014

Fickle Fashionista

Over a year ago, I ruffled all these ruffles in an attempt to knock off the Marie Antoinette dress by designer I Love Gorgeous. 
Mine was a bust - I didn't get the empire waist high enough, I lacked a key roll of ruffles... but do you think a first grader would care?  It was pink for heaven's sake!

V wants nothing to do with this dress.  After a year and a half of lying lonely in her closet, it's been donated to the Goodwill. 

Fickle things our little fashionistas can be?!

24 August 2014

Security Blanket, Round Two

If asked, I'd say my 16 year old's security blanket is this
And 6 year old V's has always been green blankie
She sleeps with it faithfully every night, but it's falling apart.  It upset her when I suggested we recover it, but Mr. Dork had a good idea - a quasi-pillow case for the blanket so V could unzip it and see the old quilt inside.

V chose the green and violet theme from the original blanket for her new cover.

I added some quilt batting to make the original baby blanket bigger.
Kudos to Mr. Dork.


11 August 2014

One More Summer Outfit

It was a hot week which called for some linen pants.  The fabric reminds me of a pillowcase.

I had a green tank top on hand that was asking to be refashioned.


01 August 2014

Summer Brights

These are my two favorite bright summer colors:

Maybe a wee bit bright for a woman over 40 to wear out and about, so I made myself an apron.
I can't take credit for the design -I saw it somewhere on Pinterest. 
Complete with the pretty bow :)


22 July 2014

Nailed It

When you read someone else's blog, you can get the unworldly sense that everything they craft turns out perfect.

These craft fails have been circulating in the news and Pinterest lately.  I can totally commiserate!  These nice honest folks have made me feel sooooooo much better about myself.



11 July 2014

Past Its Expiry Date

Do you ever hoard something in your sewing room so long that your kids reject it when you finally churn out the finished product?

The offender in question in this Little Red Riding Hood applique I bought about 10,000 years ago to make something for V.  Now that I've finally made something, she wants nothing to do with it.

Apparently yellow and blech-yellow aren't her favorite anymore either.