Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sewing Some New Skirts 2

As I mentioned in the last post, I made another skirt for my daughter. One of the exciting things is that I used the fabrics from my stash and didn't buy any new fabrics for either of the skirts. Yay!

She loves both of the skirts I sewed for her and we had a fun time taking these photos. I told her that I am going to sew a couple more skirts for her but she looked at me and said, "Mom, I am not being ungrateful or anything, but I don't need any more skirt. I have enough."

"But... but...I already have fabrics for it and I think it will be fun for you to have more during the summer since you are not going to wear uniforms"

With a very serious look, she said, "Mom, I really don't need anymore".

"OK, I guess I respect that... are you sure??", I said playfully.

She just looked at me but didn't roll her eyes.

Fine. I am not going to sew any more skirts for her this season, but what she doesn't know is that this mama is going to sew a Summer dress for her soon. Hehehe.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sewing Some New Skirts

One day, Rachel and I took inventory of her closet and found out that she out grew many clothes. Not so much of the tops, but pretty much all the skirts that I made for her a couple years back. I have been looking for some skirts to buy at the stores, but they were all too short for my (and her) liking. I promised her that I would sew some skirts for her and that's what I started doing. In the previous week, I cleaned out my fabric closet, so I had a pretty good idea of what I had and this variegated pink fabric seemed like a perfect fabric for her.

I used Simplicity pattern 8106 as a base and tweaked a little, added a cotton liner which gave the skirt slightly more body. It was very simple to make and the best part is that she loved everything about the skirt: I mean, the fabric, style and length! I am going to make a couple more skirts with the same pattern before I move on to making dresses and other items.

It is so cute for her to ask me to make a skirt. I don't know how long this will last but I am willing to sew more skirts every time she grows out of them. :)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Tiny Tin Teacher's Corner is Back in the Shop!


Hello! This is a quick shop update post for Tiny Tin Teacher's Corner. I just added 5 Teacher's rooms to my etsy shop. I was making more but, I realized I needed to order some parts online and they will not be here until next week or so... if you are interested, please hop over and see what is available right now. :)

In the meantime, I am working on some more Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms. I will be adding them to my shop this week.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hexi Log Cabin Denim Purse

 
My family and I had some old jeans that I almost took to a thrift store to donate. Then the wheels in my head started spinning and I came up with this Hexi Log Cabin Denim Purse.

I had a couple denim tutorials in the past, such as the Denim corsage and Denim Necklace. This purse was a little more labor intensive, but the result is very rewarding to me. I just cut out a bunch of strips and some small hexagons. Then, made a Hexi log cabin with them and turned it into a purse.

I made a ribbon to accessorized the purse using Anna Maria Horner's Lou Lou Thi Clippings Passion I already had. I love how it turned out!

If you have some jeans you are thinking about tossing, this project might be a fun one to try. :)





Thursday, March 23, 2017

Epic Mom Day!



I hope everyone is having a better day than I have been having. It is kind of a lengthy post, but here is what happened.

I picked C up from school this morning to take him to his orthdontist appointment. After that, I dropped him off at school. I was doing grocery shopping and going to take care of various errands, then my phone rang...it was M

M: ... Mom, I think I broke my thumb...

Me: What!? How!?!

M: I was in gym class...

Long story short, I went back to the school and checked him out. We got in the car and I was calling to see if we could make an appointment right away with our doctor. Then, right after I hung up My phone rang. It was from R.

R: Mom... I am not feeling well, I have chills and am aching all over...

You are kidding me! It was kind of humorous at this point and made me laugh a little. I made a phone call to cancel my 1:30 prosthesist appointment and went straight to school to pick her up and we went home to situate her. I felt bad to leave a sick child with a fever, but I needed to take M to take care of his thumb.

Yup. After the X-ray we confirmed that his thumb was indeed fractured. This boy fractured his pinky a few months ago and we were at the doctor's office last week for his injured hip from his Martial arts! On the way home I had to fight the urge to stop by at a store and buy a BIG roll of Bubble wrap and duck tape and just wrap him up so he won't get injured! Argh...

We picked C up from school and came home and all is well for now.
It was definitely a crazy and chaotic day, but I am so grateful that I was able to be there for them. A mom's job never ends and I know I will miss days like this once they are grown and gone even that may sound crazy.

M's casted hand is a symbol of "job well done" or a "pat on the shoulder"for my effort today.
You see, he is giving me a thumbs up!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Shop Update


Hello! I added 12 new Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms on my etsy shop today!
I don't like making the same thing over and over again, but making these Tiny Tin Rooms is so much fun and I never get tired of it. I think because they are all different. I love looking at miniature items or tiny findings and wonder how I can incorporate them into the rooms and let my imagination go wild.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I have fun making them. :)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tiny Tin Teacher's Corner is in My Shop


It's been a while! I finally got better from the flu and with being busy... well, being a wife and mother consumes most of my waking hours on top of my church volunteer duties. It is very tricky to find the time to sit down and enjoy my creative hours, but I was able to make some progress on some Tiny Tin Teacher's Corners!

My sweet and talented friend Christie of Lemon Squeezy Home created the graphic on the left side of the tin for me. Thank you so much!
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There was very positive feedback last time I posted on my blog and Instagram, but I didn't want to make too many. There are a limited quantity of 6 this time. I might make more but it depends on how they do in my shop. They are fun if you are a teacher, or better yet they will make a great gift for a special teacher in your life.

There are many elements that I like about these Tiny Tin Rooms, but I must say that my favorite part is the cute little apple. :) Let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Shop Update & More

Hello! It's been a while since the last post. I have been enjoying the Holidays with my family & friends and taking a break from making Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms, but now I am back in business!

There are so many other projects I want to work on, but it is also so fun to make the Tiny Tin Rooms. I am sorry if you are waiting for some posts of different projects or tutorials. Once I get better at time management and prioritizing (one of my resolutions this year!), you will start seeing more tutorials.

That being said, I restocked my shop with 20 new Tiny Tin Sewing Rooms and here are some of my favorites:


The last time I posted I wrote about the Tiny Tin Teacher's room. Remember?


Since it got much positive feedback, I am going to make a few more to put in my shop soon.



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