Sunday, July 31, 2011

Busy day with lots of projects

Today, we had a VERY busy day! I embroidered several more shirts for Cecilia, 2 backpacks for our friends, John Michael and Sam, and helped Jesse start to build our new composting bin. Whew, I'm tired! Here's a look at what I embroidered today. I am hopeful that I can finish Cecilia's fall wardrobe this week so that she can have a completed ensemble BEFORE her first day of school!

Monday, July 25, 2011

School Started ALREADY??!!

I can hardly believe that today was my first day back at work after a VERY short summer! Today, I started my 4th year as a high school guidance counselor. I love my job but I very much LOVE my sleep! The alarm went off at 5:35am and I confess that the snooze button was definitely my friend! After a few hours of visiting co-workers I haven't seen in two months, I got caught up on emails from parents and spoke to several students who were attending summer school (still in progress). Although there are still 3 weeks until school starts, we are back into the swing of things. I am looking forward to learning our brand new computer system and in turn, hoping to be able to plan more programming for my kids since the new system is "supposed to be" more efficient! 

Hopefully, I will have a chance to sew again in the next few days. Keeping up the blog is motivation to sew more often! 

Love and best stitches,

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Reversible Birthday Dress Complete!

Today, I completed the birthday dress for a friend of a friend's little girl! I am super pleased with the way that it turned out. The dress is fully lined in between the layers and is completely reversible! One side is the birthday cupcake applique and the second side is her 3-letter monogram. See pictures below. Contact me if you have an interest in me creating an outfit for your little one's special day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ballerinas and birthdays

Today, I was blessed with spending some time with a college sorority sister who recently moved back to Birmingham! Since my previous business sewing partner is moving to Memphis next month, I was excited to spend time with this old friend! I created a ballerina t-shirt for Cecilia, who will begin her first year of dance this fall! Together, my friend and I chose a patter, cut out and embroidered a birthday dress for one of her closest friends. I have to say, even though the dress is not completed yet, it is going to be SUPER cute! See pictures below:

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beach blankets and more!!!

Today, insomnia struck me. Since I was up at 3:30am, I decided to sew! I was a busy bee and was able to complete 4 beach towels that had been purchased by my friend, Brooke. I also sewed on bows as embellishments to two of the shirts I embroidered yesterday. In addition to the 11 shirts I intended to embroider or applique for Cecilia, I found 2 more blank shirts and 1 dress while I was putting up laundry last night. Added to the stack, I am hoping I can get them all complete before going back to school!

I sewed on a cute orange and yellow bow and then made one to match for Cecilia!

I added purple and pink bows on the shoulder and then made a hair bow for Cecilia!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Cecilia's New Wardrobe for Summer/Fall

So, today, I spent the better half of the day appliqueing my child's wardrobe for the rest of the summer and the upcoming school year. I went to Wal-Mart a couple of weeks ago and bought one shirt or tank in every color they had available. Since I have an abundance of SUPER CUTE embroidery designs, I decided to try them all out on my daughter's clothing. Embroidery/Applique is an easy way for me to personalize and make her clothing unique so that she doesn't look like she walked out of Wal-Mart, Target or Children's Place with all of the clothing on their racks! Oh and I got these cute designs from Applique Alley and from Planet Applique. I LOVE these two sites and have to admit that I stalk them periodically and purchase almost every new design they post. Hopefully, I can post some pictures of Cecilia actually wearing the designs! I will update again tomorrow with the rest of the shirts-Just to keep you hanging!

 Five Little Fishies
 Five Little Flowers
 Olivia the Octopus
 Olivia the Octopus
 Rainy Day Umbrella
 Rainy Day Umbrella
 3 Surfboards Beach Bum
 3 Surfboards Beach Bum
 Sweet Tweet Chick
Sweet Tweet Chick

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Burp Cloths for baby gifts

Below, I am attaching pictures of burp cloths I have made over the past year. These were all gifts for baby showers. I LOVE the way they turned out!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Baby gifts, burp cloths and onesies-Oh My!

Here are some of the super cute baby gifts, burp cloths and onesies that I have embroidered recently! Enjoy!

 Applique burp cloth (above)

 Applique Burp cloth and onesie gift set (above)

 Applique Onesie with matching applique burp cloth (above)

 Bloomers with applique (above)

 Applique onesie that matches bloomers (above)

 Applique onesie (above)

 3-Letter Monogram bloomers (above)

 Linen hand towel with 3-letter monogram and customized wording (above)

 Linen hand towel with 3-letter monogram and customized wording (above)

 Applique onesie (above)

Applique onesie (above)