Wednesday, March 30, 2016

5 Easy Pieces and a Slip

I did it! I completed my Fabricmart Bundle challenge before the deadline! This is huge! Even though I probably won't win the competition, I feel like a winner because I reached a goal I wasn't sure I could reach. Work has been so all encompassing and for so long an excuse for not being creative. Excuse no more! Without further is my collection:

Sunday, March 20, 2016


The skirt is finished. I'm on track to complete my challenge with time to spare. Hopefully this week will not derail my efforts. 
I picked up 4 pairs of leggings at the Lularoe party. They actually are long enough and the fabric is incredibly soft! I don't think I could make them for the price, even if I could find the fabric. That won't stop me from making a pattern though! Going to spend the rest of the evening with my sweetie watching college basketball...regularly scheduled sewing will resume early tomorrow morning.

Heading In

After an awesome day of snowmobiling and hanging with good friends yesterday (we actually got 2 rides in...Tom said we did a our 60 miles!), I'm heading into the studio to sew for a few hours before my friend's Lula Roe party. Then we may go riding again, because the snow is quickly disappearing and opportunities are limited for me. Darn work gets in the way of all my fun! I just started reading Elizabeth Gilbert's book "Big Magic-Creative Living Beyond Fear". It's pretty good so far...more later! Happy First Day of Spring!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Final Push!

I think I'm going to make my deadline for the Fabric Mart Pinterest competition! I have everything cut out with the exception of the white tricot knit that will become a slip! I have a cardigan with a matching magic pencil skirt and a Sewaholic Granville button down to stitch up. Tomorrow is all about snow mobiling...probably one of our last opportunities of this season. Sunday I am going to a Lula Roe party...gotta go see if those leggings are all that. Tom has some work he needs to do next week, so I should have time to sew after work.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Fabric Mart Bundle

Skirt and top made from my Fabric Mart Bundle...stand by for other makes soon!

Sunday, March 13, 2016


We ended up saying home today as Tom is still not feeling 100%. That means I made good progress on my challenge. My skirt is finished and I did some seam finishing on the Granville shirt. I didn't spend the entire day in the studio...I came out to make sure Tom's needs were met and watched the NASCAR race while I hemmed the skirt and did some mending. The dogs get me up early enough that I should get at minimum 30 minutes to sew each morning before work, so I think I will meet my timeline. It feels good to get some projects done. Pictures to follow when I get the top done!

There has been Cutting!

Three garments have been cut out and are ready for construction! I'm heading into the studio to do a few seams before my Honey gets up. Fresh snow on the ground...need to go sledding! Brrrrrrrap! More sewing news later!

Friday, March 11, 2016

The Fabric is Prepped

And that's where I am at right now! The last couple of days at work have been killers, so I haven't got anything cut out yet. Tom comes home from the beach tonight and we got fresh snow on Paulina, so at least one weekend day will be devoted to snowmobiling. Gotta catch the snow while it flies! Maybe I can get some cutting in tonight!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Fabric Mart Bundle

My bundle arrived and I couldn't be happier! I had a clear vision immediately when I saw the fabric, and hopefully my BMV order arrives soon because I have some new patterns in the plan! I made a short video of the unveiling and here it is:
I am so excited to get started on this project and so need the distraction! Stand by for some sewing action!

Ladies...Start your Engines!

My Fabric Mart bundle is scheduled to arrive today, so after work...let the challenge begin! I have picked and prepped a few patterns in anticipation of my bundle, but who knows what I will find in that box of joy? Stand by for a fabric extravaganza!!!

The picture is me on my sled earlier in the season. It is snowing right now, but it is a weak effort! That being said, it will probably dump today!

Monday, March 7, 2016

She's Alive!!!

Wow! Almost another year has passed without a blog entry! It truly is a symptom of my diminished creativity, secondary to a demanding stressful job. Time to address that problem...the missing mojo, that is...the job needs to stay for a while longer. Enter the Fabric Mart Pinterest Bundle challenge. Some of you may know, I love a good fabric bundle from Fabric Mart. Late last month they sent me an email to join their Made from our Fabrics Pinterest board and announced this contest. Less than a month to sew up a mystery bundle? Nothing like a little pressure, so I ordered a bundle. It shook be here Wednesday! As a warm up, I whipped up a Vogue 1250 with a Maggie London ITY from, where else? Fabric Mart! Picture to follow...gotta get ready for work and the ipad is not blogger friendly this morning. Happy Monday!
Update! Happy Wednesday ya'll! Here is Vogue 1250 in all it's glory. The picture does not do the colors justice...they are much more brilliant in person. I wore the dress to work with a black Tahari jacket and received lots of compliments!

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