Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Tree Skirt

I finally finished quilting my tree skirt that I first started in 2001. Yes, 8 years ago. I bought the fabric at an after Christmas clearance sale. I bought a few more fabrics in the ensuing 6 years. I bought enough fabric that I decided to make it a reversible tree skirt. Then my sister Erin also wanted to make one so we decided that we would finish them during that holiday season (2006). We would talk each Sunday to discuss our progress and we would be held accountable to accomplish this task. I spent hours and hours laying it out going for that random, but coordinated look. I pieced together each side although one side required a lot more piecing.

Two years later, I unboxed it and decided to finish it. I stitched along the major seam lines with creme colored cotton crosheen. It turned out pretty cute and I even put it on and spun around just like we used to do when we were little.

I am about out of projects that I've started and never completed. I mean I have boxes of projects that I've never started, but my 1/2 finished projects are almost completely finished.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Ryan and I love to shop the after the holiday clearance sales. Madre taught me this is the best time to buy for the next year.
So we went to Walmart after Halloween and I made this cute little craft for $1.18! The broom cost $.68 and the bow $.50. Gotta love those 75% off deals!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


I buy clearance fabric sometimes without knowing what I want to make. I usually buy it if I like it or I think I might have an idea of what to make. But mostly, I just love a bargain.

I had this fabric for a year or so and I felt the urge to sew. I decided to make a jumper out of this slightly stretchy fabric. It matched my deep red sweater which also matched my cute red shoes I inherited from my sister Crescent. I finished it in time to wear it to my sister-in-law's wedding.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Brocade dress

I first made a brocade shirt a few years back. I loved the look, but brocade was so expensive and hard to sew on. I found some on clearance and an idea for a dress.

It was an experiment, I was happy with how it turned out, not perfect, but I was content with it.