Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I made a purse.. and more...

I wanted a new bag but didn't want to take long making it.. I didn't want to use good fabrics either lol
So I took a pair of old jeans that was soft and thin..
I took a pattern I received from Jane at ProjectsbyJane .I made it a tad bigger as I liked the shape of the clutch . (Sorry Jane I hacked your pattern! lol )
I used fabric scraps received from Sasha at StitchedbySasha.. thank you Sasha!
I used a old purse strap ..
and came up with this..HA.
 Like I said I used old fabric for the case I didn't like the outcome of it.. and wouldn't you know I love this bag!!!Its not even heavy like I thought it would be either.. the strap is adjustable so it can be a shoulder bag or sling bag.

I reused a couple of the pockets too.

I have this much more scraps to get through.. I decided about a week ago I MUST USE THEM .. 

I started off making these...My sister-in-law wanted them. I like the little one hehe.

I ordered more....yes more.. washi tape...this came from HouseofWashi on Etsy.. the dotted piece are little strips ..cute!

hmm what else can I show..
Oh I made home made stain remover !!! and it WORKS! I used about everything to get smashed down jelly out of my carpet.. I found on pinterest this simple solution part hydrogen peroxide, one part baking soda and 2 parts water. Spray it on that nasty stain..( and it was nasty mean too) took a tooth brush at it and poof ... that sucker was gone like a freight train! 
this is good for whitening teeth too.. just a teaspoon of each ingredient with your toothpaste and brush those stains off your choppers! 

I hope everyone state side enjoys their holiday !!! 
Happy birthday America!


Thursday, June 27, 2013

BlogLovein it!

Just a short post ...
Since Google is doing away with Reader lets all join me on Bloglovin! You can go from here to there in a sec flat(depending on your internet speed...) by just clicking on the button on top right of this page.
You can also sign up to get me delivered right to your email!!!  You can do that from the side bar too!
I do not like Google doing this to us.... I liked seeing all my followers faces in my side bar!!! hehe
SOOO...Its the end of the month and I did not do much sewing in June.. and that means I did not get my wallet tutorial finished for the LYOF of June.. BLAH!
I actually have to start over as the one I did finished didn't turn out so great.. 
But I do want to show you something I ordered !!!!
As most of you know I love planners and paper, stickers and pens!! 
I ordered these cuties from my friend Sachiko over on filofaxlove. She does great work and love all the cuteness of her products!! I have ordered several times from her!!
These fit my personal Holborn filo. I was using a pocket and wanted to upscale a bit to have more room to write in. 
She lets you personalize the tabs whatever you want!
I also got the month tabs .. giggly cute!
She sent me a pocket today marker , magnet and smaller marker too! Thank you Sachiko!

Here they are set inside. (don't look at the messy background)
* since taking this photo I moved it all into my"Big Green" Franklin Covey binder!

I'll be taking photos soon of my set up with all my cute tabs ! I been going back and forth trying layouts.. ugh.what a hassle . so went back to week on 2 pages and just going to go with that. I also made my own month pages... 

I bought new Pilot Frixion pens and markers !!! These were ordered from Jetpens
The markers are on left. I love them! I also got the pencil like frixion gel pens..Love writing with these! and I had to get a single blue clicker pen , frixion also.. and the writing markers, they are post its like tabs and of course...they are doggies!
Does anyone know a stateside shop to order goodies like stickers and posties from?

I'll be getting back to my sewing soon.. I NEED to as my Etsy shop is bare!! 
Well anyways... Please follow from Bloglovin or some other sort of way you follow!! Pretty please!???
OHHH forgot.. you can follow me on Instagram!!! 

Have a good weekend !!


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

New things for me!

I can't find the time to sew but I can find time to shop!! HA!
Been a busy week and really had lots planned to sew.. Zoey's summer clothes will be winter before I start on them!!!

I went shopping today and Hobby Lobby has a big sale on all paper punches and stickers and washi type tape and and and and LOTS.. I kept myself on a budget though.. I bought all this..
I also got some things in the $1 bin at Joann's.
No I don't do smash books or scrapbooking.. I will use these in my planner. I might as well be scrapbooking.. my planner looks like one anymore...
I bought the punches to use to make stickers from my decorative tape..I call it decorative tape as it isn't really washi tape but might as well be .. love it.
I found a tutorial HERE I have to try out!

I did make some simple stickers the other day..

I took some round white avery labels and marked all over them with highlighters and TA DA!
My pink stickers are for my Zoey days.. and I have green for doctors, red is important and yellow are Dougs work days.. I will do a full post on my layout soon.. I made my weekly pages too! 

I ordered new page dividers from Sachiko over on Filofax Love. I love her stuff she makes!! I hope I spelled her name right....
I can't wait to get them and pretty up my planner!! I'm using a Franklin Covey binder again.. but more on that later...


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June Lovely Year Of Finishes !!!!

Oh LOOKY! I'm actually going to enter this month's LYOF!!!! YAY!!!

I had my wallet pattern/ tutorial on my desk forever and been working on it last month so this is a good project for me to FINISH!!! 
Since I posted the sample pictures last post, I made a lot of changes!! I can't wait to make one!! 

Here are some of the fabric choices lined up for my final wallet.
Oh .. I noticed the brown I took out already! HA!! I switched it to some pink..
You know I need a name for this wallet.....

Have a good week!


Sunday, June 2, 2013

I need help.

You remember my loyalty card wallet I promised a tutorial on?? 

Well the first was trashed.. I didn't like the clear vinyl I used for the pockets and I had a mess in my purse one day with all of them falling out! LOL
 I thought ok to the drawing board again..

When I begin something it bugs me until I get it right.. and I think I have it now, by George! 
( where did that saying come from?)

I used some old fabric for my practice.. its actually not that bad and its Red White and Blue!!!

I like the feel of this wallet.. As I like books and it reminds me of my little Pocket Holborn Filofax I carry =))) 
size wise I mean..

Don't look of the fabrics just the design LOL

Opened up first page.. I put a long deep pocket for coupons on inside front..or receipts too.
on next flap are 4 card slots.

Next page with it opened flat.. 4 more card slots on left and on right are 12 card slots for those little key ring loyalty cards. I use them more then the bigger cards.. 

opened next page is 4 MORE card slots and a back pocket on back flap. I have a checkbook inside.
I figured I could fold some cash bills inside one of the card slots or deeper pocket.

With it closed I noticed with all the cards inside it doesn't line up even.
I am going to add a little bit more to each side of the pattern. then leave the card page the same size.
I didn't use interfacing at all , didn't want to waste it.. I will use medium weight for the outer fabric only. It feels good without interfacing on the card slots. that way it won't bulk it up.

Ok my help question.. I want a flap closure.. or do I?? What kind? or leave it without???
The cards are tight enough that they wont fall out.. again lol
Any suggestions to add anything?? 
This is actually fast and easy project! Only thing that took time were the card slot pockets to sew each down.
I have some ideas for the fronts! 

Hey I added a few things to my Etsy shop! go check them out !!

pst my birthday is tomorrow..My hubby is going to give me money.. he doesn't know that yet, but anywho.. I will have to show you later what goodies I have in mind to buy!!!!
 I was going to do something fun on here but maybe you can just wish me a happy one! LOL 


Monday, May 27, 2013

Its been a while...

First I want to say Thank You to all the Veteran's past , present and future..

Its been a while since last post.. but I have been sewing!

I'll throw some pictures up for ya..

I made a little guitar pick holder.. I saw this on Pinterest or some web site and just wanted to try it out.. My son , brother and youngest sister all play guitars.. I'm not musically talented. I tried in school but wasn't for me..

I am making a few iPhone case pouch's for Etsy.. I have some cut
out and hoping to get those finished later in the week..I made this
black one with fusible fleece and thought it would be too thick since my friend that wanted it has a cover on her phone.. IT FIT! so she took it.. and also took the second one lol

                                                                 This second one was made with just heavy  interfacing. ( forgot to sew the clasp on top so its hanging down but its been fixed! )
 I have this one next to sew.. The kids like the zebra pattern's and of course in pink!!!  If you like your own pattern for this you can get it here at ProjectsbyJane ! ( or if you want me to make you a custom one I can do that too! lol)
I will have some loaded on Etsy soon...

 I made a bag! FOR ME! My birthday   is coming up soon and I made this for myself.. I wanted to take a pic outside but by time I got home this afternoon it was raining.. I will take better ones soon! I love this bag! Its a pattern by Bari J. You can find her patterns HERE .

 Ok remember the pencil pouchs from the giveaway? I made a few more.. I was playing around with sizes and the blue one made from Sew Stitchy is a bit skinner then the other two.. I didn't like it so went back to regular size..

I have time for one more photo..
My precious Zoey Bug.. she is modeling a dress I made her in some of her favorite fabric I been hoarding just for her..If my memory is correct this is Out to Sea by Michael Miller.. I'm very bad with remember fabric lines and names.. 
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend !!! 
Hoping to get some more sewing done this week!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day and some cute wallets!

I worked on my Etsy shop today!!! 

I had some phone/cash wallets made up for like FOOOORRREVVER!!! I finally opened my Etsy back up and got these wallets put on.

These will hold any phone up to size 6" x 4.25" x 1" So they are perfect for your iphone or Android Razr or other same sized phones..
It has room for your cash bills , or receipts and there are two vertical slots for cards!
I use my phone to take pictures and I had to dig out my little phone and stick in there..

The best thing about these wallets ??? I am using my new labels!! =0)
Would you like to see more details? Click on the Etsy shop on the right side!! 
I'm going to try .. and I mean TRY with a capital T to get my shop going again!!

If you are new to reading my blog ,you will find out I love to  make wallets, bags, and little cute things! 
I promised myself I will make me a couple of summer tops soon too!
I don't mind making clothes.. just not for me! My body is all wonky and I'm very short and its very hard to find clothes that fit a lumpy bag of tators! LOL 

To all the Mothers out there have a wonderful Mothers day!!! We love you all!!! ..
and Mom I know you read this.. so I want to tell you that I love you alot and love all the times we go shopping together and laugh and have fun!!! If it wasn't for you I wouldn't have my sewing passion that I have!!! ...Did you eat that HUGE piece of coconut cream pie yet?? LOL 


Friday, May 10, 2013



I did a give away without my comments numbered!!! OH MY GOSH HAHA!
but......I did it.. I let pick for me then,,,,,,,yes I went and counted each entry.. wasn't too bad..but lets get this thing finished and I'm headed to bed....!!! =0)

I emailed the winners and hope to hear from them so these goodies will be shipped off Monday!!!

The winner of the first set with the cute pouch and Sewline set is...
Michelle Olsen!!! 

And the second pouch paper /pen set goes to...

Tina C.

Thanks sooo much for entering and for you new followers thanks double!! 

This was fun and probably will do it again!!!
I hope I win some goodies!! hehehe
Good luck to you all in the other give aways!!!

OH wanted to share what I made for my Zoey.. she saw the pouches and did a UH!! I want one!! so of course gramma made her one! its smaller sized =0) 


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Tuesday, May 7, 2013


I'm shocked so many people are signing up for my give away and its awesome!! I thank you , thank you , thank you!!! And a big THANK YOU if you are new to following me!!
I am going through all the comments and reading each and every one! I will answer each one, I promise!! 

I love to sew about anything.. my passion is bags, wallets,pouches..,etc... and little items.. I sew clothes for my 3 year old grand daughter, Zoey. She loves Gramma making her things!
And as a matter of fact I finally finished a fleece jacket she wanted sooooooooooo much and it HAD to be Spongebob "Kool Kants" !!!! I had some trouble with the collar and ended up doing it my way and threw the pattern instructions down LOL.. 
here is the jacket...
It looks big here but its a 3-4T  

I like the back.. I put some elastic through the back .

The one thing she wanted special was "secret pockets" and she said it in a whisper lol So I added one on each inside behind the front pockets..
We are still having some cool mornings and evening.. (Indiana) and I made this a little big so she will be able to wear it a couple of years!

I cut out the fabrics for the second pencil pouch I promised to make to go with the pencil set in the Give Away!

My next bigger projects are summer clothes for Zoey.... I hope I get them done before summer is over!! 


Monday, May 6, 2013

Give away time! -- closed!----

 I am participating in Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!!
 I have different followers.. not all of you do crafts I'm thinking so to make it fair I want to do TWO give away's! You can only enter one set though.. sorry , I want to make this fair for all! I hope that sounds fair???
Heres the deal.. tell me in the comment below which set you want.. 
And PLEASE PLEASE tell me your name and email.. PLEASE!!! because if you are a no reply blogger how will I know where to send your email to you telling you won!!! We can't have that!!! 
I will draw one and if it says the sewing kit , then the next draw I will draw until it says the Paper/pen kit.. sound good? 
Ok on to the goodies!!!!
First the sewing kit.. ( I gave a sneaky peek yesterday)
I made this skinny pencil pouch the other day and thought oh I must put this in the give away.. so it wasn't planned.. and worked well with what I giving away! I used what I had handy.. 
and look at the cute little strawberry! cute! 

wow I just noticed everything is pink LOL Also included is a Sewline Fabric Pencil... I love these pencils.. It includes a set of pink and yellow marking refills. I use the pink alot and white.. I thought the yellow would be different.. 
Oh I made cute little magnets too!

Ok now for the paper/pen set..
First of all I want to say I am making another fabric pencil case to go with this set!! I have not finished it yet but by time the week is up I will post a pic to new post! It will be in different colors too.

***** UPDATE*******
I finished the pouch that will go with the pencil/ art set below!!!

what is included in this ..

2 post it note pads...
1 removable label pad 
4 sheets of white Avery round labels.. (I stamped on a few to show that they are stickers.. thats how I use them in  my Filofax planner,) 
A GOB of paper clips and binder clips..
A pack of 2 Easytouch Pilot retractable Pens. black ink.
1 Rolly Pentel 4 color pen .7mm (refillable)
1 red ink Deluxe Micro uni ball pen
2 BIC mechanical pencils
1 little pen (Staples brand) 
plus a fabric case not shown...

OK now for the rules..
This is open to anyone!
There are two chances to win to win one set!
  • As I said PLEASE include your name and email if you are a no comment blogger.

  • I will pick by random draw.
  • Please tell me what set you want!!! If you don't give me a preference I will have to redraw a name !

  • For a second chance !!! Let me know what project you are working on and if you have a blog let me know and share it here! I love inspiration!!! 

  • If you follow my blog already thank you so much! If you like to (but don't have to) you may follow me through RSS feed or Face book or any of the other buttons I have on top of the post here!
This give away is open from today May 6 until May 10 at 5 p.m  PST!  I will pick a winner by random on May 11th and post it here! (and email the winner )

If you like to join in other give aways and there are TONS to enter!! Go HERE to Sew Mama Sew

! Good luck!! and have fun!!!

------------UPDATE>. this give away is now closed. thank you!---------------