Saturday, November 20, 2010

Bella and Dreah

We added a bulldog puppy to our family. Our presa Canario Bella loves her so much, Dreah is part Olde Enlish Bulldogge and Part Olde Boston Bulldogge. She is a very sweet girl. The kids are having a blast with her. She gets so cold when she goes outside, so I'll be posting some sweaters that I will be designing for her. These pictures are from late last night, they are both falling asleep.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Girls Halloween costumes:)

I designed and made these costumes for my two daughters. I will also be posting soon the costumes that I will be making my two sons. I finished these over the past week and the girls just love them, lots of tulle for the tutu's that go under the actual dresses, also, lot's of ribbons too! My little witch Fallon won't smile because she says witches don't smile

Friday, September 17, 2010

Orange You Glad Beanie Hat

Another hat for the shop. This one is crocheted and is made of wool/acrylic yarn, and is machine washable and dry able. Perfect for cold fall days:)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bavarian Earflap Hat

This hat, available for purchase in my etsy shop, is made from 100%wool aran yarn. Soft, warm and playful. This hat is an adults size sm/md. Long earflaps also double as a scarf:)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Orange Cabled Slouchy hat

I usually design my own hats and clothing, but when I saw the pattern for this hat on Ravelry, I thought" ooh, I could turn that into a awesome slouch hat" it is, if you knit and want a link to the pattern, just comment and I will attach it. This hat is made in 100% orange wool. So comfy and warm with just the right amount of slouch to it. If you are not a member on Ravelry, you should join, it's filled with amazing ideas, patterns, from the most talented designers:) I will not be listing this hat in my etsy shop because it is not my design, I did knit the hat, but the design is all by an amazingly talented knitter named Lucy Sweetland.

Sludge Misplaced Cables Hat

This hat which is now available for purchase in my etsy shop, is made of 100% wool. It has pairs of misplaced cables throughout the hat. So comfy and soft. Warm for those cool fall and winter months:)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mock cable kids hat

This hat is a mock cable knit hat, with a crocheted brim, made in Lion Brands fisherman's wool. It is very soft and because of the natural oils in the wool, the yarn is water proof, which is a plus for the coming winter months:) My daughter Gwendalyn is modeling the hat, which is available for purchase in my etsy

Monday, August 9, 2010

New Hat in the shop

Just listed this super cute slouchy hat in my etsy shop. made with wool/acrylic mix yarn, it is super soft and light.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Custom Seed stitch slouchy hat with red flower

Just finished this custom order hat for a wonderful customer. Made of hypoallergenic yarn and done in seed stitch.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Aquamarine babydoll style top

Just finished this beautiful babydoll style top. Crocheted using Natrually Caron Country yarn. Soft, light and airy. Can be dressed up or down.

Exquisite Filigree Creamscile Orange doily

I made this filigree doily from an antique pattern that was handed down to me by my Nana. Made with crochet thread and a steel crochet hook. The doily measures 12" and has been pressed and lightly starched to keep it's beautiful shape. The color I used makes this antique style doily look very modern and sophisticated and fun at the same time.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Eco friendly crocheted Ocean blue baby doll style top

Just listed this new shirt I made last week. It is made out of a yarn which is made with 100%post consumer product recycled plastic bottles. It is very soft and drapes beautifully. Light and airy, this will be a perfect shirt to wear all summer long. It took about 5 hours to complete, I designed along the way.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Green chiffon and satin dress

I made this remake of dress for a customer last month and didn't have time to post it. So here it is, made of silk chiffon and satin. I had to draft the pattern and then sew it. It has rolled hems and an empire waist. It took about 2 days to draft the pattern and about 1 week to complete the dress.

Monday, February 8, 2010

How to

I was recently contacted by the owner and editor of Sewing with Stitches Australia magazine to have my work featured in the magazine and do a how to for this vest. I will be doing a complete set of instructions and step by step photos on how to make this vest. I will post a link to the magazine issue when I know which issue it will be in.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Daily Life

I am a stay at home mom of four amazing kids, so you can imagine how full my day is. Here is an example of my daily routine: Morning- get up, get kids up, make breakfast. Take boys to school, and drop off. Come home, clean house for about 3 hours while tending to the girls. Make lunch. Give girls a bath. Lay Gwen down for a nap. Try to get as much sewing done as possible while Gwen is napping while Fallon sits and sings along to the music playing on my radio in my sewing room. Finish up what I'm doing, Gwen wakes up from nap, get girls ready to go get boys from school. Come home, help boys with homework. Get dinner going. Husband gets home, serve dinner. Family talks about they're day with each other, and sometimes a wrestling match between all the kids against dad and mom has to break it up, then boys get a bath. Then watch t.v. for a while together. Time for kids to bush teeth and get ready for bed. Even though I'm exhausted, I go down stairs once again to sew as much as possible, finish up. Come up stairs spend some alone time with husband, feed our huge presa canario, Bella. Make up her bed, brush teeth, go to sleep. Wake up the next day and do it all over again. This is my daily life, and it sounds crazy, but I love it and wouldn't want to change it for anything. I love my family!

The New Year 2010

The new year has started and I'm so excited about all the new things that I will be making. I'm working on a lot of different interesting things that will be in my future blog posts. For right now I have listed this corset and skirt set, for sale in my etsy shop. I am going to be trying to list as many as 2 new items a week in my etsy shop so my customers have a lot of different options. I've been doing a lot of custom orders that include a wedding dress, spring dress, dolls, and Chun Li oxtails. Pictures will be uploaded by next week, for a few of the projects. Looking forward to my upcoming sales. Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hooded fleece sweatshirt

I made this sweatshirt for my oldest son Clifford. He picked out the fleece. This sweatshirt has front zipper closure, fully serged and sewn seams, double fold fleece bias tape on hood and front hemming and in pockets. Can't wait for him to get home so he can see it and try it on!