Friday, April 27, 2012

Another week..

I made something manly.. and its for me as well…

Doug got a new gun safe and wanted something to put the smaller guns in.. so voila.. I put rivets , grommets or whatever they are in the top and sides to match up the screws in the door. And I did not like putting those little buggers in! But Dougie is happy with it…


I made this little drawstring bag for a friend. I put a clip on the side so  he can clip it to his belt for his arrowhead hunting. (anyone have any REAL arrowheads for sale???)

I totally love the fabric.. Sasha from Stitchedbysasha sent me a little bag of scraps and love trying to find ways to use them.. I got a bigger project in line for most of it.. I made Zoey the alphabet magnets and couldn’t remember if I posted them.. Still need to make more vowels so she can learn to spell of course!! She is doing very well with spelling her name. We are going to work with her colors and writing this summer.




Remember I said I tested a pattern for Jane from Projectsbyjane? Here is my final outcome of it. It’s a super cute and easy envelope clutch!!! She wanted to make a pattern for some new beginner sewer’s and I think she did a very good job with this.

It was easy to follow and she always gives very detailed pictures and instructions. You learn to put a magnetic snap this one. I also think putting a regular snap would do good too. I will making a couple more up of these and put them in my “goodie box” for gifts and such.

Go over and check out her Etsy shop HERE  and make sure you check out her other great e patterns and goodies for sale!! She just added some very pretty hand embroidered pouches!! Thank you Jane for letting me test this pattern! ( I secretly hope there are more to test hehehe)


I woke up this morning geared up to sew.. I even cut out and interfaced my fabric’s the night before just so I could go right into sewing.. I did ..sort of.. after checking email, drinking my coffee and reading blogs.. oh and spending time on that time I had to let my doggie BabyPhoto304

(photo of Baby for my new followers to see who Baby is! )

out for her morning walk. It takes her about 45 minutes to check HER pee-mail (hehe) and do the entire 5 acres out back..we have to go down the long lane, around the back of the shed then into the woods then all around my pond.. and if I’m feeling up for it,, back around the front of the house then the garage then finally back in the house.. Remember she is tiny, her legs are tiny, my legs are ….well short.. so it takes about 45 minutes..yep.On days we are having lately I enjoy it but when its cold or very hot out, we do maybe 10 fast walks lol. BUT anyways!!! got back in the house, then got a phone call and Doug’s truck is finished so up town we go to pick that up.. I stopped at the good old IGA store to get cabbage for my home made veggie soup I made for supper tonight. mmm it was good! Then stopped at the post office then back home.. and would you believe Baby was ready to go out again..NO BABY lol she pouted and I felt bad, so out we went for a fast front yard I ended up doing these…



I still need to hand sew the opening up at the bottoms, but I did manage to sew today.. I was working on a headache anyways,I wasn’t too much into it . I had the fabric’s for the back two pouches. but I used some of Sasha’s scraps for the little cute red one in front!! hehe..

I used Keyka lou's pattern for these cuties.. But she changed her pattern page name to Michellepatterns now.I try to snag her patterns when they go on sale !!! I probably have 85% of them lol

Ok I’m outta of here.. The recliner and coffee pot is calling my name.. I will be showing my mom’s new quilts she is working on later in the week. I took pics of them but don’t like how they turned out..

Have a good weekend!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My week

I finished up a few more things for Zoey.. I’ve been making her summer clothes and our stupid weather is going back to fall like weather with cool days and cold nights.. We had a bad frost last week and it killed some of my new tree’s we had planted couple years ago.. I’m just hoping it will break out with more new leafs..But anyways here is some of what I finished up this past week for the Zoey-bug…


I made a pair of tights this morning and used a old t-shirt of mine, but didn’t’ take a pic of it.. I’m liking how I can make my own patterns out of things I already have!

For shirts I’m just going to buy some white t-shirts and wanting my mom to embroider some things on them using her machine. =)

My next thing I want to do is sew me some summer capri’s!

Me and Zoey has some fun time painting. I bought her some a cheap water colors set and she did really well with not getting it all over the place. I found a way to make our own puffy paint.. using self rising flour and water! Then you put it in the microwave and it puffs up.. she loved you can see she looked very interested here.


Me and Doug took a break and went to the movies to see The Hunger Games. I had read the first book and wanted to wait until I read the rest, but it all worked out because they only did the first book! I thought it was all be combined.. so yay I got time to read them! It was pretty good. I knew what was going to happen but Doug didn’t . I would rather read the books first anyways.

Speaking of books, what I am reading now I’m really liking. I went my local library and they were having a book sale.. (my favorite!) I got these plus 3 paperbacks not shown. For .10 a book I couldn’t go wrong even if I didn’t like the book….Or maybe they were .25 a piece and .10 for the paperbacks???


I’m reading one of them called I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb now. Its shy of 900 pages but no problem! lol I use to read like 2 books a week, but not lately with a lot more going on…I finished one last week called Pure by Julianna Baggott. If you like to read and read The Hunger Games, you will like this book just as much. I have learned the movie rights were bought already for this book and it is going to be a trilogy so you might want to grab it up and get it read!!

I took this picture and laughed and wanted to show you behind the scenes as I took this……Zoey.


I told you I was testing a pattern for Projectsbyjane . I finished it but want to wait until she post’s about the item first. Then will link to it.

Ok hoping you all had a wonderful week and a great new one!!

A test from Live Writer

Ignore this post lol I will be back later with one!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

More clothes for Zoey!

I'm getting Zoey's summer clothes finished pretty fast! I'm really loving to recycle old Tshirts..this is one of Doug's old shirts.. actually it wasn't old, he just never wore it so it was like new.. I kept the original neck on it and kept it sleeveless. Added pockets for her little things and lace.. I HAD to put something girly on there...  

 I made another dress like her Easter dress but without the ruffle on bottom , I have one dress with a ruffle on my sewing table but didn't get it quite finished.. I used WinkHandMade's pattern and its a very easy and simple pattern to use. It looks like her shop is back from vacation mode now!
 I made two skirts. I love making these.. One piece of fabric. serge the edges , turn up to hem and put elastic in .. badda-bing.

 And two more shorts. I have much more fabric to use too!!!

So far I did 3 dresses, with one in the making... 7 shorts, and 4 skirts.

I got my new Etsy store changed over finally.. It is now officially listed as AppleHead Threads! It was just under my user name before and make a long story short, I made my shop name under applehead threads but  dingdong me forgot ,,,,SOOOOOOOOO I had to transfer each item over pictures and all.. relist and then re add my favorite shops and people. Etsy was good enough to refund the listing fee's though.. *smiles*

I am excited about getting a email from Jane Poh at ProjectsbyJane last week asking me ......ME.... yes me to test a pattern for her.......EEEEEEEEE! of course yes I said! Its just a little pattern for new sewer's but she wanted someone with skill........(yes still talking about me!) to test it out for the usual things, and to make sure newbies can understand it,etc..
I made a couple of her items from her TUTORIALS and purchased a wristlet pattern from her as well. It should be a breeze to test her pattern as her directions are very well written. If you remember this purse, it was made using the free tutorial she has for a recessed zipper.
OK .. I'm signing off.. was a long week.. full of Zoey!! lol I hope everyone has a fun filled and happy week!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hoppy Easter!

I'm back.
I finally took some pictures of some of Zoey's clothes I made so far. And the pic's aren't that good as I had to use my phone again.. She had her daddy's camera, the one I have been using to take pic's and she wouldn't let me have it back. She kept saying.. nooo its Daddy's! WELL.
I finally found it today on daddy's windowsill .. I believe we are going through a the terrible two's. I did not have problems with her daddy at that age and was hoping she wouldn't go through it either. This last week we had her 5 days in a row and I'm just thinking she was missing her mommy. She not one to cry for her daddy or mommy as far as being homesick. Only when she gets in trouble lol
This is sort of funny but little sad. I heard my son telling her NO really loud. I thought ut oh. Then I heard paddling on the bum. (diaper on isn't considered a bad paddling lol) She comes running in to the front room where I was and (not crying but with a sad face) "Daddy not my friend no more" LOL I hugged her and asked "well what did you do to get in trouble?" Son yelled out.. trying to stick her finger in the fan! Oh. I told Zoey "well he does love you and didn't want you hurt." so I told her to go be friends with daddy again. She ran back to the room and I heard her in a little voice say.."Daddy, I'm sowry." awwwww Sometimes it turns out good.

We had our little Easter together and that turned out great. She wore her pretty dress and took lots of pics and videos and then found out she wan't wearing the pretty hat to match her dress.. well crap.

Here is our Easter girl having fun.

 Her Daddy. and her friend now lol

And here are the clothes I made last couple of weeks, but this first dress I made today. I used a old shirt of Doug's, kept the neckline on the front. added the shabby not so shabby but really shabby roses on the bottom....I can not do shabby and look shabby. they look crappy lol  I used a tute from Here that I found on Pinterest.. ( yes. I went back.) lol hush.
 And I apologize for the shabby crappy photos too... I also chased the sun around today in the house so I wouldn't have to drag out my photo box.. lazy lazy lazy
 I made these magnet letters for her basket. So far I had to put them up twice. She keeps trying to stuff them under the fridge. I thought she would out grow that! I still have to make more vowels so she can spell words out ...( and thank you again Sasha for supplying most the pretty scraps!)
 Three longer style shorts.. Zoey does not like the Garfield ones. I thought it was because they were longer. she likes the other's. But I'm thinking the elastic is tighter.. so have to fix that.
 I made 3 of these knit shorts.. can't find the third pair...probably dirty.
 And of course the skirts!

I've decided to blog just once a week. Write it all down as I want to blog about and get it all done in one evening. I just have to make use of my time and that is one thing I have to do. I've been doing a lot of re organizing things in my life to make it easy for ME! . period... hehe
I got a menu binder with weekly meals I do and been keeping at that..
I re organized my coupon binder and went from a big ass binder down to a small one that you buy in a Dollar Store. yep I still do alot of coupons but I am doing it on a smaller scale. (and it fits in my purse easier)

Last thing, I am in the process of switching my Etsy store over to my Appleheadthreads name. I have been using my store under just my name. I opened it first to buy things and just added the shop to that.. but been thinking I want it easier to search. SOOOOO doing a complete switch over is going to be hectic as I don't want to lose my contacts or people that have favorite'd me and etc. I will let you know the new site landing page as soon as its finished.
have a good week!

Friday, April 6, 2012


I wanted to get this post in really fast tonight.. I've been pretty busy and/or maybe not been into the blogging thing lately..
The weather here in Indiana has been fantastic!! So not been sewing much and having little electric Zoey in the house alot this week , we go out and "build" in the dirt lol  Or.. chase the baby chicken "bird" around the yard.
I'm going to fry that little thing up one of these days if it doesn't leave me alone when I walk outside!! It either follows me or tries to run in the door when I go inside.. and it had luck one day and I was chasing that stupid thing all over my kitchen.. was no happy ... giggle
Then today I went out to talk on the phone and it FLEW up on my back and tried to crawl up to my head.. OMG.. I'm the chicken lady now ...........she stamped me.. lol
But let me post some pictures super fast of what I did manage to finish up if I remember what I sewn this past week......
Of course I had to make Zoey a Easter/ summer dress!!! If I remember my friend Dana gave me some of this fabric..  or my mom?? I'm on the beginning side of dementia ...I used a pattern I purchased from Wink Designs on Etsy HERE. I believe she is on vacation right now but maybe check it out later if you can.. This dress was super easy to make, and it came sizes from 1-8!
 My youngest son (hes 23) wanted a wallet..and asked me to make one for him, I was like..really??? I was smiling inside =) I like it when my kids ask to make them something.
I went searching for a man's wallet tutorial and found this one from Meet the Maker. Yeah, I probably could of whipped one up from scratch but always looking for new ideas..This one was pretty easy and a basic wallet. I added a small piece of velcro to keep it shut. (I'm obsessed with that stuff, so maybe that is why)

 Room for his cards..if he has them.
 and a cash pocket, if he has some.

He wanted just black but I can't stop there!! He's a big Mario fan and I had purchased this fabric waaaaaaaaaaay long time ago when he was like..6???? Remember how old I told you he was up there..
He LOVED it. Yay.

hmmm.. I forgot to take pictures of what I made Zoey for her Easter basket.. but I will tomorrow as I have to get it together tonight! eeks.. shes staying over tonight and I have to get it done so she will see it when she wakes up.. My mom and dad did that for me and my sisters and brothers and I did for my kids.. I guess everyone does that??? dunno. Its like a Christmas morning on Easter lol
Tomorrow is egg coloring day then have a nice ham dinner.. I made home made noodles really fast tonight after Zoey went to bed...I'm wore.........out.

Everyone have a nice Easter weekend if you celebrate it out there!!!!