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Fabric Buying FRENZY!

I went on a major fabric buying frenzy today!!! My goodness!! I found some GREAT deals and some GREAT remnants. I ended up going to Joann’s AND Hancock’s! LOL I also picked up 6 new patterns!!! YIPPEEE!!!


Here are some of the fabrics I picked up. I can’t show you all of them because I have a couple of surprises planned for friends and they would figure it out just by the fabrics I bought. LOL

But here are the ones I CAN show you. ;)




The zebra print is actually a dark purple.

Isn’t that Day of the Dead fabric cute???? LOL

And the one beside I LOOOOVE. Not sure what I am going to do with it but I got 2 yards! LOL

More cute owls, too!


The top middle is actually a pale yellow… I need to play with the setting on my phone. Not sure why it makes the colors all weird.

I plan on using the baseball and the weird bug stuff for the Bags of Hope and Love.

The monkey fabric is knit!! That’s going to be fun!!!


Here are the patterns I bought –


Simplicity 2154


Simplicity 1942


Simplicity 2947


Simplicity 3588


Simplicity 1925


Simplicity 4647


As you can tell, Joann’s had the Simplicity patterns on sale 5/$5. LOL And if I had had more time I would have gotten more. I can tell you that is the LAST time I take J1 with me. LOL That boy nearly drove me batty while I was trying to shop!


I think I might actually have enough fabric to keep me busy for a little while. I am so proud! I have a fabric stash! LOL


OHHHH!!!! Did you see???? I was FEATURED today!!!! WOOO HOOOO!!!!!! Danielle (SUCH a sweetie!!!!) over at Blissful and Domestic  featured 10 different fabric products today and my High Low Dress was one of them!!!! YIPPPPEEEE!!! THANK YOU, Danielle!!!!!  You should go check out her blog and leave her some lovely comments!!!!


I will be back hard at work tomorrow on a new tutorial. ;)  See you then!


SQUEE!!! Look What I Bought!!

And another SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! SOOOOOO excited!! I went to the sale at Hancock’s (of course) and look at what I bought!!!

Simplicity 1777
Vintage Vogue 8812
Vintage Vogue 1171
SQUEEEE!!!!! Aren’t they DIVINE??? Aren’t they AWESOME??? Hee hee hee!! I think I’m drunk on patterns…. Is that possible???
I also picked up some fabric, naturally. The remnants were $1 today only!! I got 4 yards of pink silk type stuff for $2!!! OMGOSH!!! Definitely going to use that for this
McCall’s 6467
to go with this
I got some great Tutti Frutti to make c1 a sundress. Oh!! And I got some blue knit to make this
McCall’s Fashion Star 6553
*Giggling like a crazy person*
Yep… Definitely drunk on patterns. ;)
Have a great 4th of July!  We are cooking out today!! YAY!! Time for The Hubby’s famous steaks! And let’s face it, any time that *I* don’t have to cook is AWESOME! ;)

Patterns, Patterns and More Patterns

SHEW!!! I am EXHAUSTED!!! And it was only the first night of VBS! LOL To quote d, “It was like trying to herd cats with ADHD.” LOL I think that’s an apt comparison.  We had nine 4 and 5 yr olds! NINE! But I had 3 helpers. I don’t even want to think about how it would have gone without them! LOL But it was FUN!!!! Tonight ought to be, too!

Music was our first stop after the opening BUT the music system wasn’t working properly. That led to the other ladies and me trying to think of every church song we ever sang as kids.  We sang “Jesus Loves Me” several times. ;)

OH! D got a compliment on the bag I made for her! YAY!! :) She was thrilled!

A sweet friend from church gave me some patterns last night! YAY!!! Check them out!

Butterick 6843 VINTAGE Unisex Nightshirt Misses size S Mens size S M L

1981 Simplicity Jiffy Pattern 5098 Pullover Dress 2 Lengths Sizes 14-16

Butterick See & Sew Pattern 5164 Misses Jacket and Dress 6 8 10

Butterick 5658

Vintage 70�s Simplicity 6048 Jiffy Kimono Sleeve Robe Pattern Uncut Size 8-10

YAY!!! I <3 retro patterns!! :)

I am HOPING to start cutting the fabric for the Retro Butterick ’47  B5209 tonight, BUT that will all depend on how much energy I have left over….. LOL

The cats are very put out with me. There’s been no sewing for them to sleep on or mess with! LOL

C1 isn’t wearing something made by me today. Is it crazy that I feel sad when she wears something store bought?? LOL She has tons of store bought clothes in her closet but I just LOVE it when she wears something that I made for her.  Oh, well…. Maybe tomorrow. ;)




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