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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

i'm a sucker...

for contests and giveaways... and i love this girl!  her blogging is great, and we have the same taste in fabric!  i love the camera strap covers, and would have NEVER thought to cover something i use every day.  but, it's SUCH great idea.  anyway, she is having a giveaway today, in honor of this HUGE blogging conference that she and all the other bloggers i follow are going to.  sadly, i am not going.  don't feel too bad... i am going on a weekend away with the hubs.  (leaving 2 sick kids and 2 feet of snow behind!!!)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

new projects....

a yoga bag!  i still have to work on the handle. 

my sweet friend gave me the idea to use fabric scraps on notecards.  

i also turned them into cards for my quilts.  

Sunday, January 23, 2011

a FAB new project!!!

another quilt...
much like my last square quilt... just a little bigger!  
my next sale!

a new project.  that i am OBSESSED with.

see the detail on the top of the pocket?  hubs was so impressed 
that my sewing machine did this!

it's sad, because my lack of lighting washes it out...  
it's a deeper green than this shows.  and the outside is laminated!

the set of three...

maybe my favorite.  a little zippered pouch that i am working
on attaching to one of the bags...  but, that can be removed, too...

i also made a dress... i am going to have to get pictures later.  and, i decided i wanted to redo my amy butler wristlet.  so, i undid all the sewing and will start redoing it.  it was an earlier project and i just wasn't happy with it.  it could be better!  

i love the bags!!  i hope you like them as much.  i think i am going to order some laminated fabric so that i can make some more of these!  new projects, here i come!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

a few new... projects.

shorts.  i mastered them!!  again!  for the previously aforementioned chi-o.  
matching pairs for her and her little...  and a shirt she requested...
made up the "pattern" and design...  

from the leftovers of my dress.  i made nora a little bandeau outfit!  she loves it...
except it's HUGE on her!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

baby blanket and a shirt!

a baby blanket...  i love the way the colors came together.

a new shirt for nj.

the back.  the different buttons make it so fun.

a wreath.  cute bow!!  and no sewing involved!

the back of the baby blanket.  

Monday, January 10, 2011

a sick day...

my son was sick today, so we holed up inside and stayed in our jammies.  and, i organized my scrap bags.  i had FIVE bags!!!  i got it down to one bag of useable scraps and one bag of stuffing type scraps.  WHOOOO... it feels good to have it sorted.  i also figured out, like, four more projects just looking at my "scraps"!  

Saturday, January 8, 2011

new year's....

a new year... new shorts.  
they should go well in hawaii...  
i tried shorts this summer.  they didn't turn out so well.  they DEFINITELY didn't cover everything underwear should cover!  it was quite hilarious to see, actually.  i laughed long and hard!!  and then got frustrated as i tried again and failed.  (at least this time it covered as much as underwear does!)  so, i was browsing around this little shop the other day, and found patterns 3/$1.00.  i snatched this one up right away!  it's from 1984, so i changed the design a bit.  i am not into high waisted elastic (although i realize that's kinda back in style!).  i like the button.  and the fabric.  and the pockets.  and the cuff on the bottom.  

i came down to tell my husband i was almost done with the shorts and he showed the usual excitement at my finishing a project (he gets almost as excited as me!).  i told him he didn't get it.  this was HUGE!  blank stare.  so, i told him to imagine a video game he was playing and this certain level kept beating him.  he just couldn't get past it.  then, one day, almost by chance, he beats that level.  imagine the excitement.  he got it!  i defeated my level!!!  

a new camera strap...

a reorganized fabric closet!
now i can see all the fabric i thought i was missing!
the bluish hue is from the sheet/curtain i am using over the window...

all recently washed/pressed/folded...

more for the new baby quilt project i am starting...
not for me... an order!!!  whoo hoo!
and i love when i am just given colors and get to pick the fabrics!

my new dress... made from my new fabric!
i made the dress according to the pattern, and then had to cut the dress almost in half!  it was HUGE.  think circus tent!  but now, i like it!!  not the best angle, but football is on, so my photographer could only be bothered to take the picture, not get up to take it!  (i love him anyway, because he is the MOST. SUPPORTIVE. of my sewing endeavors!  especially when it means going over budget every month because of one more fabric purchase!)

new year's resolutions.  so many blogs i follow have done them.  here are mine, as they pertain to you!

1.  make myself known.    
2. make the design/layout user friendly.
3. have some type of "shop" on here.
4. actually have "product" stocked.

for now... if you see something you want, or have an idea, email me.  sewpinkhydrangea@gmail.com.  i can quote you a price and get started on it.  currently i am using paypal, but that may change soon!  so, there we go!  here's to 2011!

(ps.  i should note that from time to time, i make things from patterns that explicitly say not for use for sale.  i will try to note them, so you don't fall in love with it to have me tell you i can't do it!  like the circus tent dress.  i can't sell that to you.  sorry.)