Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lucy's Dictionary

Horse- Hoo Hoo Hi
Pillow- Hep Poe
Water Tower- Wata Ball
Piggy Bank- Money Pig
Blankie- May-t May
Popsicle- Ice Pop
Marin- Emin


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I think it can I think it can....

If you have been following me you know that I usually don't share giveaways very often. I usually never enter them because quite frankly, I'm not going to win.
But when it comes to the AMAZING Silhouette machine, I'm all over it like white on rice.
I want this baby so bad, I can even tell you. I have so many ideas that I want to get out, but can't- Not until I get this bad boy. At Christmas they were running a special for $175. I WISH I had bought it then :o(. Right now the big purchase just isn't in the cards, so I am badly trying to win one!

You can try too, just go over to Tatertots and Jello and check it out!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Beach Bag Tutorial

My friend Carrie spent Mothers Day at the Beach this year and fell in love with a beach bag she saw. The bag was made out of a beach towel! She couldn't resist trying to make one. So a few days ago she came with towels in hand.  Since we had no pattern to go by we made 2, the first one was ok. The second one turned out really cute! Silly me took NO pictures! I am officially the worst blogger EVER!
So since I have no pictures, and I also bought a cute little towel, I decided to make one for my cousin who will be here tomorrow.

Good thing I embroidered her name on it because I might have to keep it!

Items Needed:
Towel of choice
wash cloth

1. Fold the towel in half, and cut the sides and top to the size you want. I used a bag that I had as a pattern
2. Fold the tops and hem
3. Once you have hemmed the top of the bag, take your webbing and lay it out on your bag to position how much you need
Then sew the 2 ends together
Then re-position with the sewn part of the webbing in the middle so that it will be at the bottom of the bag. Sew the webbing to the bag. I used 2 straight stitches on each side. If you want to cut time you can do one straight stitch down the middle
Now its time to work on the pocket. Pull out your wash cloth, fold in half and sew at the top wrong side out like a pillow. Turn right side out position to where you want it. With a zig zag stitch sew the bottom and sides
Once you have done that, fold your bag together wrong side out, and sew the sides
Take the bottom corners and make a triangle
The bottom is flat facing up
Sew a straight stitch for the bottom of triangle
Turn your bag right side out and you should have a beautiful bag!

I'll be linking to the parties on the right side of the page!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bucket List?

Little Miss Momma posted her list the other day. It made me realize I too have a list, I just don't think I have ever written them down. I've been thinking a lot about this. Yes.... about the list. If I write it down on this blog, then it is real- out there- and must be achieved. You will see some things scratched off the list because duh! I have done something!

1. Get Married
2. Have children
3. Travel to Europe
4. Jump out of plane
5. Become involved in the community
6. Join a church
7. Meet a celebrity
8. Put my feet in the Pacific Ocean
9. Win a big lottery
10. Write a book
11. Live at the Beach
12. See the United States
13. Grow Hydrangeas
14. Be skinny
15. Meet George W
16. Have my own business
17. Sing
18. Be best friends with my daughter
19. Be part of something good
20. Own a Louis Vuitton Bag
21. Sew- like really sew- like really good
22. Do a back hand spring
23. Go to A Boston Red Sox Game
24. Go to Disney World
25. Visit Hawaii
26. Be on the Today Show
27. Visit NYC
28. Be a part of the Lucille Ball Festival in Jamestown ny
29. Meet a member of Lucy or Desi's Family
30. Go before my Children
31. Rest in Heaven

My list is open- ended which means I will always add to it! Life changes, we make plans and God laughs! Now go make your list! Even if you don't scratch one thing off, live life to the fullest!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sew Sweet Patterns and Pinafore Bloomer Set made for Lucy!

I've been doing a lot of sewing lately ever since I used my first pattern from Sew Sweet Patterns
I've never been able to follow the typical patterns found at sewing shops
The paper is too thin for me to see and follow, so everything I have ever made has been me just winging it!

Enter Sew Sweet Patterns! This Mother Daughter Duo is wonderful! The patterns and instruction are so easy to follow. I am a self taught sewer and my first pinafore turned out better than I ever imagined!

This wonderful company now has their own blog, and as part of their 1 year celebration they are giving away an awesome prize pack! Click here, buy some patterns and follow their blog! 

Here is the picture of Lucy wearing her Reversible Pinafore Bloomer Set I made using the pattern purchased from Sew Sweet Patterns. I think it turned out perfect for Easter. On the other side I embroidered  a red crab with her name. I haven't been able to get a picture of the crab yet.