Lately.

Just a little sumthin’ sumthin’ I’ve been working on for Little Miss this past week. Thought y’all might want to see.

Now, I like to think of myself as crafty because I like it and think it’s fun and all, but I’m no expert and I mess up. A lot. But I have fun through trial and error. (most of the time)

I knew I wanted to add a little pizzazz to the babe’s onesies, so I went out and bought a regular boring white pack of 0-3 month’s since I knew I was just experimenting, and was likely to mess up given my track record 😉

This is what I came up with:

Not bad for a first-timer, eh?
These little pretties are made using these bad boys:
[source: Google]

They’re called ‘yo-yo’ makers and I stumbled upon them at Michael’s Crafts. They come in all sorts of sizes (I have the largest and smallest). The directions are SUPER simple.
You can make all kinds of things with them…
[source: Google]

The possibilities are endless. I was surprised to see what all was out there when I googled “fabric yo-yo”

I also crafted this little baby to hold all her new hair clips.
Just a $4.00 picture frame from Wally World, minus the glass. I hot glued ribbon to the back and voila! 
p.s. They’re all made by yours truly 🙂

AND they match the onesies I made.
They just clip right onto a headband, but I can wear them myself in the mean time!

So now that I’m a big-shot expert and all, I think I can move on to 
bigger pizzazz-y projects!

What do you think??!




My New BFF

Who says money can’t buy friends?! Here’s proof that you can:
Yep, this is my new best friend. I bought her for $30 at a garage sale. She’s a beauty. I’m so excited! B’s mom was in town this weekend for his birthday and helped me get set up. The only sewing experience I have is sewing buttons and years of Pointe shoes, but never anything on a machine. After practicing on some extra fabric I had, I made a little pin cushion (stuffed with cotton balls because it’s all I had), a bandanna for Indy; and I sewed four small patches together (kind of like a quilt). I surprised myself! (I guess it’s all the Martha Stewart I watch.) I was such a nerd, too, because every time I made something I’d run out to show B my “creation.” [hehe]
My boss asked me what a 23-year-old is doing with a sewing machine. I told him I want to be able to make things like curtains, pillows, quilts, etc., and one day baby/kids clothes.
I told my mom I love the way my new sewing machine smells. It smells like a grandma just made a quilt. Ahh… (I know I’m a goofball.) Well, I’ll be sure to post my finished products. I know a lot of you sew out there… what’s your specialty???