I haven’t posted in a while… Its been a long few weeks & its probably gonna be a few longer! Well I got a little distracted this month. My Grandmother has small cell lung cancer & around Valentines day took a turn for the worse. Then last weekend my Grandfather passed… & the next day I found out my grandmother will no longer be getting treatment for her cancer. We are having my Grandfathers services & Celebration of Life tomorrow so I have been busy all week. On the plus side the last few nights Brian has made me take some time to myself to sew!!! I think that is the only thing that has kept my sanity.
With all this things for my stash sewing game didn’t go as smoothly as I planned, though I shattered my 500 point original goal & flew by my 800 point second goal, & it was all personal stuff (no business sewing, which is what some of the mamas do). 1033 was my total… puts me in the top 10 (of about 90) I think, or close to it I think isn’t bad for my first stash game with no business sewing. Anyways here are the things I have worked on the last 4 days that I started sewing again. Also Carlie pulled her self up to the coffee table for the first time today… I can’t believe my babies are getting so big!!!!
Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Corset … nothing fancy, its my first attempt & I didn’t bother with boning, just multi layers with a thick middle layer. I made the pattern from scratch. The only thing I didn’t like when I was done is it reminds me I need to lose weight!!!
2T Girls Boxer Briefs with rolled hem on legs…. now I need to make Zander some!
16 Hot/Cold Therapy Corn Packs with washable covers…
3t Patchwork Toddler Shorts I made this pattern from scratch & I am in LOVE with it!
12-18m Patchwork Twirly Skirt
3t Snail Toddler Shorts (same pattern as the patchwork pants
2 size 1T Cherries Twirly Dress… I HATE American patterns… this 1/2 size dress should be 6m… but I know they run HUGE so I figured it would be a 12m which was okay… NOPE! Its seriously a slim 2t!!! & I used the proper seam allowances!!! Thats okay, they will grow into them! The dress itself is fully lined so it alone too 2.5 yards… then for each dress I cut 2 yds of tulle I had in my stash into 8″ strips & gathered them on my serger to make the tulle ruffle on the underskirt… I am just in LOVE with these dresses! So they used 4.5 yards EACH! Not cheap since I used the good fabric for them, but well worth it!
30 yards as well as some patterns & notions given to my boyfriends mom for the sewing machine we got her. I only got a picture of half of it… I forgot to take a picture of the other bag. The pic I got was of the ruler folded stuff… I have had all the pooh fabric for YEARS. After the stash game was half over I realized that I wasn’t going to ever use it so I should give it away to someone who will
2 1T Yellow w/ White Flowers Twirly Dress (same pattern as cherry dresses)
FINALLY 16 Flannel & Terry Diaper soaker’s!!! I ran out of disposable ones & can’t buy then anywhere with in an hours drive SO I dug out the white flannel I bought 2 years ago for my son… got on the web, found a tutorial & went at it! I figure with 8 each for the twins they should be good since we only use them at night. I just have to remember not to use fabric softener on them!!!