Wednesday, January 27, 2010


So today I thought I would post these purses I made a while back. I made them out of shorts and I got each of them on clearance for $1-$4 so not bad for purses. I gave most of them away but have a few for myself. I cant wait for more summer clearance shorts!!! P.S. If anyone would like quick instructions on how to make these I would be more than happy to let you know. You could always make them out of pants too.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I was thinkin

So here are some old projects that I can show you. My camera sucks so I hate taking pics but here are some old ones I have on my computer. Now mind you I havnt been sewing for that long and this stuff is some of the first things I made we all have to start somewhere right? So the pic above is capes I made my boys from an old t shirt. I always imagined I would put a batman symbol on them but never did.
These are capris I made from threadbangers video on haw to make shorts from a t shirt. I lve these VERY compy and stay up better than any store bought that I own. But next time I will use an unstained shirt. I used an old work shirt of my husbands for these.

My sisters b day thong (she is an underware aholic) LOL

I took an old tank I had that had funky boob pads that always folded in the wash and I could never get them strait and turned it in to a little nighty set but have never actually worn but whatever.

These are some funky little shorts I made for my boys (they have never worn them either other than for the pics) I think they would be better suited for little girls. But anyway learning processes right.

Off to shoes I have very Fat feet and It almost impossible to find dress shoes that fit so I made my own. I made tha pink with ribbon but will someday substitute with elastic like the brown and black pair fits and feels much better. Oh and they only cost about 5 bucks a pair!!!!

And now we have the first purse I ever made A jeans recon and of course I used a pair of my old jeans so its like book bag size I did change the belt strap and then gave it to my mom but it would also be a good size for a diaper bag.

I hope you enjoyed some of my earlier creations and like I said we all have to start somewhere right?

Saturday, January 23, 2010


So yesterday after I made my post I did do something other than clean I baked!! I was craving peanut butter so peanut butter cookies were the answer and when I went to my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe ( I stumbled across this recipe( and oh boy Im in LOVE!!! They are sooooo good and I love that I can make as many or as little as I want. I made 8 yesterday and NOT enough they were gone yesterday. I didnt dip them in the chocolate I just poured it on top and trust me easier and still delish!!!! So today I should have been working on the coveralls for the school or a project I have been working on for another friend but instead I made a nighty and thong from a sheet I got at the thrift store. I am very excited and lets hope when my husband gets home next week he will be too LOL ;) . I think a friend of mine is coming over tomarrow for a play date of sorts so I dont know how Im going to finish these projects I was supposed to get done this weekend. Well I hope that who ever might read this is having a good day!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Just blah

Today I feel pretty weird Im not in a very good mood yet I have been cleaning all day. How weird is that? I dont know whats up with me today. I havnt sewn anything yet today but I was cleaning up my fabric pile a little and came across some heating things I made a while ago which was pretty cool I need to get those fixed up so I can use them(and find a good place to keep them). I DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH STORAGE IN MY HOUSE!!! My house is just too small but you get what you can pay for right? Maby someday I will be able to get a bigger house. Well when I started this blog the other day I did it to talk about sewing and give some tutes not that I have ever done that but I want to help other people with their love of sewing. I thought I would throw in some of the other things I like doing like cooking and maby as I find other things I enjoy doing talk about those as well but for know no one has read this so I guess I might use it as a journal kinda as well hopefully not too personal I highly doubt anyone want to hear about those kinds of things. Well anyway I think Im really lonely today too. Gosh what to do? Back to cleaning. Fun fun.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Coveralls for the school

I was asked by one of my boys teachers if I could make little micanic coverall s for the kids dramatic play area. I said sure and started them today. My first one came out pretty big but otherwise Im pretty happy with it I put snaps on for the first time and the sleaves came out really good which is awsome because its only the second time I have done sleaves and the first time I didnt have to re ajust them after putting them in Yay Me. If you cant tell Im rather excited. Once my camera starts working again I will get pics and post them.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

First post

Hi I'm Christina I am a mother of two little boys, a wife, a homemaker and a sew aholic. I love cooking, HATE cleaning, love my family and I am obsessed with sewing. I have never actually used a pattern I learn and get ideas online and seeing in person when I go to walmart i will spot a pattern and think I can make that so rather than buy the pattern I go home and try(that is if walmart has the type of fabric I need its the only fabric shop in town other than a quilting shop but its more expensive and only carries quilting fabric). I started this blog because I love getting ideas from other people and thought maby I could give some ideas. I would love to help someone the way some blogs and websites have helped me. Please if there is ever a comment you would like to make feel free to do so.