Sewing, Homeschooling and Craziness

Archive for June 1, 2012

Retro Butterick ’56 Will Be the Death of Me!


SIGH… It has now taken me 2 days to figure that collar out! My goodness!!! GRRR!! The directions in the pattern aren’t clear at all. But that’s OK… I figured it out. I still need to pick out the threads and do a little tweaking but for now I will be moving on the skirt part! SHEW!!! I should have this finished up tomorrow! YAY!!! It has never taken me this long to sew a dress! LOL

The pattern called for interfacing for the collar and of course I didn’t have any so I came up with an alternative. 😉 I had just bought a white sheet that I planning to turn into a petticoat. So this is what I did –


I cut it out of the sheet! It worked wonderfully! 🙂

I promised D that I would show off the cute manicure she did. Tiger stripes!


It was a no-go again on bottle feeding Butch and Sundance this morning but we spent a lot of time holding and loving on them. They are SOOOOO cute. c2 is a little afraid of them, I think. He would touch them but not hold them. I think he will come around, though.

Here are a couple of past projects I have worked on.

My fairy garden!!

It’s full of weeds right now. I guess I need to take care of that… Darn lazy fairies! You would think the least they could do is a little weeding after I took the time to make this for them! 😉

Cupcake Soap –

Making soap is a lot of fun. There’s so many ways to do it! I haven’t made any in a while. More projects for Christmas presents! LOL

My coat rack!! We needed this in a BAD way!! Everyone would just hang their coats on the banister! It was driving me crazy!! LOL

It was very simple to make. I took a plain board and spray painted it almond. After that dried I stick some letters on. Then I went over it with a couple coats of terracotta rose. When it was dry I peeled the letters off. Then I took some 25 cent hooks and spray painted them with the almond. Once dry I had The Hubby help me hand screw them in. All-in-all it took 2 days.

My Harry Potter Nook cover! This was before my sewing machine so it was hand-stitched.

Well, that’s it for now! Wish me luck on finishing the dress!! LOL The darn light is still out on my sewing machine. GRR!!!



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