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Sewing Pajamas!

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While Joe and Lisa were visiting they decided to have me do a little sewing! ;) Their granddaughter has a birthday coming up and they wanted me to make her some pajamas. Lisa picked out the little monkeys from my stash and then picked this pattern –

Simplicity 1925  (Pssst!! It’s on sale for $3.99!!!)

The pattern calls for wovens but I think the knit worked just fine. ;)


While we were out running around Joe asked me if I could make him some new pajama shorts and of course I said YES!! LOL

He picked out some flannel and wanted to get enough for me to make Colin a matching pair. (Colin was sick.)

Here are Colin’s PJ shorts!


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Right before our company arrived, I finished another skirt for Skirting the Issue.

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I think this is my favorite so far.

I have fabric draped over the back of my sewing chair just waiting to be turned into more skirts!! YAY!!!






Chest of Drawers Redo Reveal

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I had painted this chest of drawers black a couple of years ago. I wish I had a picture of it in its original state. You wouldn’t believe the difference! LOL



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Can I just say that I LOOOOOVE LOOOOOVE LOOOOOVE the way it turned out!!! It’s just the way I wanted it!! YAY!!!

I used the exact same paints and stuff that I used for the Door to Headboard Upcycle.

When I painted the dresser black, I just painted right over the pulls. This time I took them off and painted them blue.


I also made 2 skirts for Skirting the Issue! :)


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Deanna has been very adamant that I should make things for older girls. I made this skirt for a teen girl. She was very pleased. ;)


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This is the other one I made. It’s such a sweet print.


I am nearly out of donated fabric, which, if you think about it, it a WONDERFUL thing!! It means that the lives of so many children have been touched!!! YAY!!!!! Isn’t that AWESOME??? Everyone that donated fabric has touched the lives of children all over the WORLD! Not just the US but South Africa, too!!! YAY for you!!!! :D

We are going to have company today!! YAY!! Some friends that we’ve had for 12 years (or so) are coming to visit with us for a few days! I can’t wait to see them!! So, if I’m a little quieter than normal, you know why! LOL




Will You Sew Along??


It’s almost time for Skirting the Issue!!!  I can’t wait!!! I do believe that this was the very first sew along where I was a participant.

It is always such a blessing to me to be able to serve others through sewing. It brings me such joy to know that I can touch a child’s life. With Skirting the Issue, the skirts (or shorts) will go to children in foster care of all ages. There will also be other ideas of where you can donate your sewn items.

I also have some news of my own…… JACOB IS HOME!!!! He moved back in this week. I can’t tell you how THRILLED I am to have him home. It has been like a knife in my heart since last November.

We have also been having TONS of company and having TONS of fun!!!

This past week we went to the Smokies to enjoy some time with my dad and stepmother. We stayed at a cabin in the woods and went to the Ripley’s Aquarium and NASCAR Speedway (a small amusement park). We all had a BLAST!!! I will be posting pictures from our trip very soon. I think I took around 300! LOL It takes a lot of time to go through them all….. ;)

Next week we have company coming for the 4th! YIPPPEEE!!!


ANYWAY, I really hope that you will all consider sewing along with Skirting the Issue.

Before I get started, I will be making Colin a few items AND redoing our chest of drawers to match the headboard. ;)




Sewing for Charity Part 2

I have all my stuff ready to start sewing skirts and shorts! YAY!! I will be starting with the skirts today. I hope to get at least 2 done.  I got to thinking… The skirts and shorts are only for this month… what else can I do the rest of the year to sew for charities??? So I got to looking. ;) Here is a list of things and organizations to sew for charity!! :)


Charity Sewing Projects to Fill Community Needs


Sewing Charity List


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So many worthy causes. If you are like me you don’t have much money or time that you can give but you can sew…. Why not pledge to sew at least one thing a month for charity?? There’s a saying that goes, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

We can all do our little bit to make the world a better place. ;)


Time to get sewing!!! I wasn’t going to do a tutorial for the skirts and shorts I am making but now that I think about it I will. They are just going to be simple skirts and shorts, though. Nothing fancy. ;)


Tutorial Love

OK, here’s where I admit to being a bad blogger, again… SIGH…. I haven’t actually sewn anything today. I am sooooo sore from the sunburn that I can barely move. :/ Don’t worry, though. I should be much better tomorrow and I will finish up that blouse!! LOL Then I have a couple of things floating around in my head that I will be working on. That means more tutorials for you! :) In the meantime I thought I would leave you with some tutorials that I Pinned. :) Hopefully I can get this post out before the power goes out, again! We are in the middle of a storm! Thankfully it should be bringing us MUCH cooler temps for next week! YAY!!



Petal Top Tutorial from Elegance & Elephants

Petal Top Tutorial





Spring Board Ruffle Apron from The House of Smiths

Ruffle Apron Tutorial






How to Create Elastic Shirring  from Craftstylish

Great tutorial for shirring.











Summer Shirts from  Sew in Harmony at Project Run and Play

Summer Shirt Tutorial






Placemat Clutch…with a Nautical Twist at Midwestern Girl






And don’t forget MY tutorials!! ;)

May Flowers Skirt






What a Hoot Skirt






Eyelet Tank 




I believe the rest of my tutorials can be found under the tutorials button at the top of the page. For some reason it doesn’t show them all. :( I need to add a search button to the side.

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