Monday, April 25

Another Aggie Baby

Here's another Aggie Burp Cloth & Bib Set from my Etsy Store. Sorry for the bad picture, that's the best light I could get outside-- it's so hard to photograph white items on cloudy days.

This set is going to a customer in Manvel, Texas near Houston. So far all the Aggie sets I have made have been for boys. I would love to get an order for a girl set so I could use a cute girly curlz font for the letter instead of block style. Hopefully soon, I know plenty of parents who aspire for their daughters to attend Texas A & M University (I am certainly one).

Visit my Etsy Store to order a set today! Thanks for stopping by.

Linking to Made by You Monday

Sewing Stool

Posting to Metamorphis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

For months I have been hunting for a sewing cabinet. I didn't like any of the new ones in the stores so I was determined to find an old one with character. A few weeks ago while browsing Craigs List I came across one that was FREE. I quickly sent the seller/giver an email to find out if it was still available. Much to my surprise, it was still available, included a matching stool and the giver was in Plano less than 20 miles away. Woo Hoo!

The cabinet and matching stool are old, (they belonged to the giver's grandmother and she was old herself)- very sturdy/heavy and not exactly pretty but I always like a challenge.

So here is what the stool looked like when I brought it home...
The first thing I did was removed the cushion and start sanding...
The next day I painted it. The day after that I upholstered the cushion with my sewing theme fabric, (Sew Now, Sew Wow by Alexander Henry) and ta da, here it is now!
A close up of the cushion.

I found some bloggers who have done very similar projects. Confessions of a Craft Addict did a massage stool, and then I found a sewing chair manufactured by Arrow (very similar to my stool covered in the fabric too), it retails for $179.99.
I feel so fortunate to have gotten this for free, thank you Mrs. Janice in Plano!

The sewing cabinet will not be as easy, I've got to take it apart, sand and paint all the different pieces, then put it back together. Look for updates soon. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 23

Earth Day Giveaway

Happy Belated Earth Day everyone! I am giving away a gardening apron and shovel set from my Embroidered Love Etsy Store in celebebration of Earth Day! I am doing this in partnership with Keriann at Blue Jeans and Pearls. Go to her blog to read all about the giveaway!

Friday, April 22

Happy Earth Day

Today is the 41st Anniversary of Earth Day! Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 19

Flip Flop Beach Towel

Here's a birthday gift all ready to go! This is for one of Micaela's little soccer friends, the birthday party is this Friday and we're so excited.

I packaged it up in a bin instead of a gift bag....(makes for zero waste!).

Tuesday, April 12

Monogram Throw Pillow

Things are moving right along in my sewing/guest room with the color scheme change. I've started to make throw pillows to match the new colors. Here is the first pillow I made with a few differnt fabric scraps and ribbon I already had in my stash. This measures about 14.5 inches stuffed, but was 19" square without stuffing. I did not follow a pattern, just made it up as I went along. First, I appliqued the M on the orange flower dot square that had fusible fleece ironed on the back. I did the M using the embroidery machine and a Hanna Montana font from 8 paws and a Claw. Then I used some temporary spray adhesive to apply it to the larger square of black polkadot fabric. To hide the edge of the orange square, I sewed on ribbon. Initially I was going to miter the corners and then figured extending the ribbon to the edge was easier. I was concerned about the ribbon moving as I pinned it on, so I held it in placed with spray adhesive and then top stiched on the very edge. I think fabric spray adhesive is one of my favorite supplies in my sewing stash. I stuffed it with filling from some pillows I have retired from service so I technically did not spend anything to make this. Woo Hoo, one pillow down and a bunch more to go! Thanks for stopping by! Linking to: Today's Creative Blog, Sew Much Ado

Tuesday, April 5

Embroidered Sewing Machine Cover

Linking to Skip to My Lou's "Made by You Mondays" After making the embroidering machine a cover, the sewing machine got jealous so I had to make her one too. LOL, I debated about using the same fabrics and in the end decided to use different ones.

I found this tape measure fabric designed by Cosmo Cricket and manufactured by Andover at the Happiness is Quilting store here in Downtown McKinney. Of course, I had to have it. I combined it with a red and white polka dot broadcloth that I took from my mother's stash when we visited in the fall. Mom bought the red & white dot fabric when I was a little girl and never got around to making anything with it. I was glad to use it for my cover as it will always be a reminder of my Mom who made teaching me to sew (and cook) a priority while I was growing up.

I did not have a pattern so I visited a couple of blogs to figure out how to do it. I followed this Sew 4 Home tutorial and only made a few adjustments. After I was done, I thought it was a little plain, so I decided to embroider on it. After much thought (and deliberation) I decided to embroider my motto: "Sew your stress away" because that is what I try to do every time I sew!

Thanks for stopping by!