Thursday, February 21, 2008

E is for Ella

Miss Ella is turning on in just a few weeks and this is the outfit I made for her birthday. I've really enjoyed making these clothes. For this I used the Ribbon shirt and Decoupage jeans with
ribbon tabs. I left the 'E' on the shirt unfinished so it will fray when washed! I really can't wait to get to make boutique outfits like this for my own little princess!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


I've decided that I need somewhere to show off my sewing creations - so I thought a blog would be a good place to begin. Sadly, there are only 24 hrs in a day - some of which I try to spend sleeping. Other hrs are divided up and shared between playing with Aiden, doing laundry, keeping the house clean (okay that one gets the LEAST amount of time dedicated!!), being a good wife to Mike and other odds and ends. That leaves me about, uhh, negative 5 hrs for sewing and other creative projects! Sometimes I just have to let things go so I can SEW! So, here's where I'll share what I make. Now, keep in mind that I do have little time to dedicate to my crafts, so honestly this may not be updated much - but I'll do what I can!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

White Chocolate Hazelnut Tartlets

I was asked by Jackie to make a special dinner for the Giant Killers Love Dinner at church. She didn't know exactly what she needed me to fix, but she did know that they didn't want cookies, cakes or pies.... something more original, more unique. Well, I went to the trust 'ol Food Network to do some research and came up with the most wonderful recipe. It's White Chocolate hazelnut Tartlets by Giada De Laurentiis. She's an amazing cook and these were very simple to make (once I got the hang of working with the phyllo dough) I highly recommend making these! I made over 60 and didn't bring a single tart home! Everyone raved over how yummy they were!


Friday, February 8, 2008

Texas Tech Baby!

I have found a new addiction - it's a DIY website called You Can Make This and it is FULL of wonderful Ebook patterns for the *cutest* things!! I think my wish list is already 3 pages long!! Now that we know we're having a girl I can't wait to sew dresses and girly things - I'm already stocking up on fabrics!! I was browsing through their site looking for ideas to make something for a friend's daughter who's 1st birthday is coming up. I decided to make a Ribbon shirt with applique (my 1st time!!) and Decoupage jeans with
ribbon tabs. Talk about CUTE! I hope Aubrey's mama sends some pictures I can post. It was a fairly easy project - the toughest part was sewing around the cuff of the jeans. They are size 9-12 months - so it's a little tight to turn. I was pricked countless times by all the pins it took to hold the ribbon tabs in place! I had so much fun making this that outfit #2 is in the works for one of Mike's cousins. I'll be sure and post pictures when it's finished!