Saturday, July 23, 2011


One thing my mom and I did was quilts for my kids. We got my sons tied but didn't have time to get the girls done, and my daughter is "DYING" she can't wait to use it, which I find funny it's 100 + degree's here and she wants to use a flannel quilt! Anyway it's on my to do list this month!

 Kaleb L.O.V.E.S his new quilt and yes he uses it in this heat!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Purple/White purse

I made this little purse for a Birthday party that my daughter went to last Saturday, it turned out cute. Next time I would make the straps a little shorter.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vintage style aprons & hand towels

Last Friday my friend Stephanie over @ Chef Tess Bakeresse asked me to make her some vintage style aprons. She brought me this retro skirt she thought would be a cute apron. I added a bib, pockets,trim and voila, a re-purposed retro-vintage double sided apron!

 The eyelet and rick rack trim are curtsey of a long time friend of my moms Merlene, now those trims are vintage!

This next apron is a half apron. The fabric was left over from some drapes I did last year, I love the fabric and thought it would make a cute apron. I use 3 in wide brown lace, and light aqua trim. I love how it turned out. 

 This is my fav apron out of the 3 I did, it's a cross between I love Lucy/French maid. I love the ruffles, the eyelet trim and pearl buttons really make this apron super girly and dare I say sexy!

 Stephanie also asked me to crochet her a hand towel, I added some black polka dot ribbon and button to give it a modern twist.

If you like what you see head on over to Chef Tess Bakeresse cause guess what she is having a give away you could win one of the above aprons or hand towel, so go check it out and enter! And if you are visiting from Stephanie's blog welcome and I hope you will become a follower thanks for visiting!

And don't worry if you don't win there will be more aprons and hand towels available for purchase in my etsy shop Kit'n Kaboodle Kids (the link is on my side bar), next Friday!


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Monday, July 11, 2011

My mom and I weren't very motivated this year to get things sewn, it also didn't help that her serger kamikazed off the sewing table and onto the floor! Good news though, because my mom's serger bit the dust I was able to get mine serviced FINALLY so I will probably be sewing lot's of fun stuff, especially since school is on the horizon and my kids new some new clothes! I also got some really cute fabric for dresses for the girls I seriously can't wait I can picture them in my head and can't wait to make them reality. I also scored on patterns at Joann's they had their McCall's Patterns on sell for 99 cents SCORE, the limit was 10 so of course I got the limit, I got a variety of patterns this time from Halloween, to home decor, to girls dresses so I'm excited to dig in and use them!

Aside from sewing my mom and I did get 3 quilts together ok so it was mainly my mom's doin, I helped tie my sons, and I helped border the girls but other than that it was all her, she is so AWESOME. She worked down to the wire too and when I mean down to the wire I mean she was workin on them as I was packing my car to come home, she did everything but get them tied I figured I could borrow a quilt frame from someone and finish them. My mom also made some super cute dresses for my girls, and I learned a new adorable sewing treatment!

I crocheted myself a skirt, and a cute little bear cocoon (not for me). I have been workin on some more crocheted stuff for a boutique in August! I have so much I want to do in the next few months I have chairs to recover, a table to paint, a kitchen to make over and 2 bedrooms (one of which is my sewing room) to make over, so keep an eye out for all the fun things to come! Not to mention that hand towel tutorial I promised! I do have pictures of the things I mentioned above, I will get them posted ASAP!

Friday, July 8, 2011

I am back from my trip and I have a few crafts to blog about but first I have to get everything back to normal.