Monday, February 28, 2011

Favorite sewing books

I have shared that I love the book Sewing Bits and pieces

But here are 2 more that I consider must haves in my collection.

Oliver & S Little Things To Sew

This is perfect for Moms of Boys and Girls alike. A tutu, a penguin backpack and an explorers vest are on my children's list of things for me to sew for them. They had a great time looking through and marking pages.

and this book is an absolute must have for me. It is fairly new on the market and I really debated on buying it seeing that I have so many other sewing books.

Stitch By Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time

The projects are pretty useful items but what it really does is show you project by project how to sew. It really builds on what you did with the first project and teaches something new with each progressive item. It is also a fun read. She has a great sense of humor. I made a skirt for my 2 y/o from this book I will have to take a picture to share. It is pretty big. The skirt is a size 3 but it is really a 3/4 and she is in a 2/3. Since it is a longer skirt it will last her the next 3 years. I love it so much I bought fabric to make another on (smaller this time). So if you are wanting to learn to sew, are rusting sewing or want to learn so new techniques, this book is fabulous.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

sewing like a madwoman

Spring is in the air here in the south. So I have been sewing pretty little skirts for my 2 year old for the coming warm weather. Here are two I have recently finished.

This one uses a PDF pattern by Ginger Louise

and this one uses a pattern from the book Little Girls Big Style

I recommend the pattern. It was super easy to follow. No pattern pieces, just measure and rip and sew :) It only took about an hour.

I love this book and highly recommend it. It gave clear, easy to follow directions and it was also finished in an hour.

I have a few more books to recommend that I will share in a coming post.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I can't leave without a picture of my youngest Valentine :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

a little Core share

I have been having fun scrapping this week. Here is a layout I did with Core Essentials, Vintage Core. I paired it with some Echo Park patterned paper.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CHA shares

For those that don't live, eat, and breath scrapbooking, CHA is the Crafts and Hobby Association. Twice a year they have a convention that showcases all the upcoming products for store owners to see and purchase. I am blessed to be on the design team for Core'dinations Cardstock. Here are the projects I did for the show.

This layout used Core essentials and Gemstones.

These next 3 use the new pearl cardstock.

This one uses the vintage line.