Attempts and Outcomes : Tie Dye Shamrock T – Fail!

Just like most people who surf the internet these days I have been consumed by Pinterest and the multitude of ideas available from easy crafts to full-on DIY home makeovers. I lean more toward the easy stuff that I can do between the little one’s naps and the carpool line. This is one of those projects…

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Attempts And Outcomes : Pajamas

A while back I put together a list of some things I wanted to work on over the course of the first quarter (or year) and the top item, at least in my mind, was a new pair of jammies!  I ended up hitting a sah-weet sale at Hobby Lobby and scored McCall’s Pattern #M5990…

Attempts and Outcomes : Toy Car Mat #2

A while back I wrote about trying to come up with cute kid’s toys and gifts that could be sewn.  Not only did I want to create something interesting and fun, but sometimes sewing can help keep the cost down to you while making something priceless for someone else.  My two-year old son’s friend was the…

Attempts and Outcomes : Toy Car Racetrack Mat

With several birthdays on the horizon, I have been wanting to try my hand at making some children’s toys and gifts.  Here is the report of my first attempt.  I used my son’s friend as a guinea pig, since his birthday came up first, to try my hand at creating a toy that was functional, but portable.  I decided on a simple…

Embroidery Project Progress

As you may recall, I decided to try my hand at embroidery after reading through some sewing books recently.  The main inspiration for jumping into this tedious process of adding depth with fine stitches was Anna Maria Horner’s book, Seams To Me.  Among her many fun project pages she has a couple that add detail…