Sunday, January 30, 2011

Another Year Older

So my birthdays come and gone, I unfortunately was not able to correctly finish my dress, as I had made it a size too big and didn't realize until just before we left for lunch.  But here is a picture of the colors.

That's the overall design of the top bodice, the rest is just regular straps and skirt.  I do vow to alter and finish this dress though.

So good news on my pink quilt adventures, its all cut out all zillion strips :)  I just now have to sew them all together and than start cutting blocks, than adding a border or 2 and than the fun part, PINNING.  and than the other favorite part....QUILTING.  ohh and than it has to be binded :)  I love quilting, its been about a month or 2 since i have done my last one, and it was the cutest little car quilt for a little boy.  I will show a pic of it.

That one was really fun to do, as I've got a few under my sleeve now.....4 baby quilts and 3 adult i believe, its very fun and extremely rewarding.  I do hope to one day, just make up maybe 10 or 20 baby quilts and put them up for sale, or maybe just keep taking my custom orders.  But we will see. My husband has gone back to work finally so i currently have the house back to myself and with the baby.  I plan on some early morning 6 am wake ups to start sewing while the kidlet is sleeping, best time to sew assuming i have all my materials and they aren't in his room.

But good night you all.  I still am having the free diaper cover giveaway Feb 01 so make sure to post a comment and let me know your e-mail. 

Keep an eye out for other free give aways, I hope to do at least 2 a month so make sure you tell everyone to get a free goody :)


Friday, January 21, 2011

My Birthday Dress

Hello today

So today I'm gonna be working on my 28th birthday dress, its a Cynthia Rowley Simplicity patter 2250.  its got lots of pleats and darts in the bodice, so lets see how it turns out. I should come to about my knees by looking at the picture, I'm assuming the model is about 5' 10" and I'm only 5' 4" so in my case the longer the better don't wanna have and Britney moments getting out of a car :)

I'm doing my dress in a deep deep almost black purple with maroon and gold peaking out all around it, its pretty neat, so I'm very interested to see how this is gonna turn out eek.

Tonight I'm going to a hockey game just a local one to support the guys trying to make it into the big leagues.  I'm gonna wear my new jean skirt that i made, with a pair of black leggings and my new grey boots that i just bought from ALDO thanks to my husbands mom who gave me a gift certificate for Xmas i bought 2 pairs of boots and a skirt from Serena's. Anyways, I don't know what top I'm gonna wear, although I'm sure it wont matter since I'm gonna be wearing a jacket in the ice arena. 

But off i am to finish cutting out this pattern and putting it together, I'm gonna start with all the small pieces that i already know how to do before i tackle this bodice.....duh duh daaaaaa

I'll post pictures as soon as i get some progress

Sewer out

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


So I'm a little behind on the free give away, but please forgive me as I've been sick all week and needed some time to recover.  So I will extend the date of the free giveaway to Feb 01, 2011 I hope to get a few more followers by then.  So tell your friends, your friends friends and even your partner.  You never know everyone loves to get something for free.

OK so our free giveaway today is ........... Fleece Diaper Covers - To win this diaper cover or one of your choice, please leave a comment with your e-mail address.

Your choice of either the animal print, all Burgundy, Burgundy and black accents, baby blue or animal print with black accents.  Enjoy.

So on another note, yesterday and today I was working on a much anticipated jean skirt out of a pair of oldish jeans that didn't fit properly anymore.  I have to say, I'm pretty darn impressed with it, its everything I could of ever wanted and more and if I didn't know how to sew today, I probably would have bought it in the store and paid upwards to $60 bucks in of course Canadian dollars. Here's the finished product

Yes I'm in my Jammie's

I had alot of fun doing the skirt, of course a few mishaps along the way, but whenever aren't there...I'm a learn as you go kinda girl, what do you call that..TRIAL AND ERROR  ha ha..that's me.  So after I finished the skirt I had a few left over leg scraps, and I thought how great of an idea it would be to have a fantastic new bag to go with my fantastic new lone behold the clutch was born. Here's the finished product.

Me peeking around the corner trying to see if I have it lined up in the camera.
So this little beauty has med weight interfacing with a snap closure and nail head embellishments ( which by the way I'm super in love with and hope I never ever drop one on the floor ) and a beautiful red lining.

I really do know how to smile :)

Anyways, so that's what I have been up to the last few days.  They were boredom projects.  But I always make something useful.  If you have any questions as to how or anything else about these fun things just let me know.


Sunday, January 16, 2011


So everytime i try to add a blog, is says web error and i cannot.  Im assuming this blog will work.  If success of the day was finishing my oven mitts and potholders.

Although im sad my big blog i wrote up dissapeared.  :(

Let me know what you think of them.

I will be posting a FREE GIVEAWAY  -  JANUARY 17 - KEEP AN EYE OUT

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cloth Diapering and reusable washcloths

So I spent my morning sewing up an order of thee cutest reusable wash clothes and baby wipes.  They have 2 inch blocks of pictures that say the color and a picture of lets say Yellow = sun.  To match is a beautiful newborn cloth diaper and a baby blue fleece diaper cover with a little heart appliqued on the bum.  I've had lots of fun doing this order cause the colors are extremely vibrant.  Even the saddest person would smile :)

On my list of things to do this week are a set of pot holders and matching oven mitts.  Black with pink high lights....let me tell you, i look forward to these, I think black and pink are the best contrast colors ever.  They are super fun and well obviously super useful.

Than to start the infamous......PINK QUILT......all things pink all pink, pink pink sewing area looks like Pepto Bismul right now ha ha, but lets say, I LOVE IT.....if anyone ever feels like there life is dull or boring...become a quilter....your life will be turned upside down and sideways with all the colors and fabrics and intense designs.  You will be able to pick out a Rail Fence quilt or a 9 patch in no time, things will start to make sense as you put 2 and 2 together, you will never look at a blanket the same will envy it and its time and effort and artistic abilities. Its a WHOLE new world lets say.  I love my new world as I've only been sewing for approximately 18 m as that's how old my son is :)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My First Post

My name is Tanya and im a fabric-holic. So im sick as a dog and the only thing on my mind is sewing. Daddy has the baby so im pretty much free to do whatever for the moment, and than I found myself wanting to start a BLOG. I find myself with so much to say and all sorts of things I want to share with people so here I am ready and willing to share my learning experiences and sometimes and my sewing machine dont always get along.
So on another note, keep an eye out for free give aways and little contests.