Thursday, November 18, 2010

Crafty Thursday

I have decided to start a new series called "Crafty Thursday". Every thursday I will show a new craft, sewing project, house project or even a new recipe. This will keep me on my toes to keep trying new projects I have saved to do. Sometimes I don't want to try something new because I know it's going to be hard and I probably will make lots of mistakes! But I'll give it a shot. I think it will be fun!

I bought my sewing/embroidery machine when Noah was a few months old. It was my Christmas/birthday/anniversary/Easter/ get the idea-all in one gift! My husband bought it for me thinking it would save him money on me paying for things and in the hopes that I would be good at it and sell things on Etsy to make money to pay for the machine. Unfortunately, it didn't pan out so well. I was not good at anything to do with the machine and gave up before I threw the machine across the room.

But lately I have been determined to learn how to sew, embroider and applique. Thanks to my friends who have been learning as well, I have learned a lot and am finally feeling successful at some things. So if you ever see anything you like on my posts, please feel free to place an order. :o) My husband will thank you if I ever pay off the machine. I will also share the instructions the best I can, so you can try it yourself if you like!

So my first post is a pumpkin applique shirt I made for Naomi. I am NOT good at applique-ing (I have no idea how else to spell that!). So bad that I have given up for about a year and am just now and attempting it again. (Also, I am terrible at hairbow making, but we'll get to that in another post!)

Naomi's shirt was pure success! I loved it! It was so great I decided to make a matching one for Noah, only to fail miserably! I destroyed the shirt. So no matching pics of them!

Unfortunately I don't have pictures of my steps, I was concentrating too hard! But here is my gorgeous little lady in her shirt.

How cute are the matching ribbon socks?? SO easy to make!
I followed this tutorial and only messed up one pair of socks in the process!

The smaller ribbon was not the best size to work with. The ribbon does not stay laying down too well on the socks. The best size ribbon IMO is 1 1/2, or around that.

(I think the match to this one is in the dryer, I hope!)

Lastly, here is a baby shower gift I just recently made for a friend.

 set of 3 burpcloths

I am working today on another order for a similar gift!
Next week, I hope to be finished with some cute outfits for Naomi (with help from my grandma), and matching Mickey and Minnie shirts for my kiddos. Stay tuned
 (Eva-I still owe poor Hosea a Mickey shirt!)  



  1. SOOOOO cute Rebecca! The ribbon sock tutorial is better than the one I found, but after looking at yours and the ones in the tutorial, mine are just fine! Keep up the craftiness!

  2. SUPER cute stuff, and I love that you're gonna have Crafty Thursdays! Can't wait to see all you'll make! :)

  3. you are doing great. glad you are giving it a go again! LOVE Naomis shirt!

  4. All super cute!! Glad for your new series!!