Overdue update!

One word to sum up my life: hectic. I have been so busy workig 40+ hours a week. For a short period of time, I was working 2 full-time jobs. One during the day at a coffee shop and another one at night at a pizza shop I am proud to announce that I have been promoted at the coffee shop and will only be working ONE job! My long hours will continue (ah, the joy of being a manager!), but I will be getting back on track with my sewing. Not only do I find it relaxing, I can make even more money! With my long hours; however, I will not be able to keep up with updates on this blog, my Twitter, or my Facebook page. It is just too much to keep up with. The overachiever in me is slightly disappointed in myself, but there are not enough hours in the day! From this point on, I will be selling from my inventory instead of taking custom orders. I will periodically post pictures of what’s available. Until next time, folks. Hopefully, I can update soon instead of two months from now. No promises!

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Hooded Towels & Washcloths

I finally found some time to complete a project I’ve been dying to finish for about 2 weeks.   I only have enough material to make 4 hooded towels with 3 matching washcloths.  All washcloths are two layers.  The other available terry print can be seen here.   I order fabric monthly and will be updating available prints, so be sure to check back!  Each set is $16 shipped.

Please leave a comment below.  I would appreciate the feedback and as always feel free to contact me.

Bibs & Burp Cloths

What a day, what a day!  Spent my morning doing the mommy-wifey thing.  Making breakfast, running errands, doing laundry.  After lunch, it was time to get down to business.  Roll out the fabric and grab the scissors, it’s time to make the magic happen in my tiny little workspace:

Can you tell that I share workspace with a 2-year-old?  Well after cutting, pinning, sewing, and ironing to the tune of a few Dora the Explorer episodes, I cranked out these:

I backed the Jungle Mosaic print with brown terry and the pink & orange flowers print is backed with pink terry.  Now you might be thinking “Why rectangular burp cloths?” Well, so you can easily drape them over your shoulder!

If you like (or even don’t like!) what you see, please leave a comment or e-mail me.

Baby and Toddler Caps

I spent yesterday shopping at a fabric warehouse and got my hands on two really cute knits!

I was looking for fun knits to use to fill my first order.  I ended up having to buy the whole roll, but at 40% off it was definitely a steal!  I came home and started making baby and toddler (skull) caps.

The caps can be made in various sizes.  They can also be either one layer or two layers (for added warmth).  They can also be made reversible!

Once I can get my hands on some more knits, reversible caps can have coordinating patterns/colors.

And again I will add the “my daughter is awesome and adorable” picture:

Up and running!

My brand new sewing machine finally arrived and after some furniture rearranging, I have my own little sewing corner!  Strong emphasis on the “little.”   I have underestimated how hard it would be to cut patterns with a two-year old running around asking me “What’s that?” while pointing at the sewing machine for what seems like the thousandth time.  But filled with determination (and coffee), I finally got this:

and this:

Both bibs are made with flannel, but can be made with other types of fabric as well.  I just couldn’t resist using this print!  For practicality, these bibs can be made reversible using PUL for one side and terry as the other.  What’s better than a bib that can double as a washcloth after the meal?  One that looks this cute: