Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Make and Take Craft Weekend January Tshirt Quilt Weekend

We just wrapped up our first T-shirt Quilt Weekend and it was such a blast! All of our guest left with a finished rag T-shirt quilt and they were all spectacular!

We started off our Friday night with a very delicious dinner and then it was time to start cutting out the T-shirts. We figured out what size everyone was going to cut their squares and they were busy cutting all their shirts into squares. We provided the batting and cotton backing if they wanted to use that or they could choose to use the backs of their T-shirts. It was a late night and everyone got all their squares pinned together with the batting and backing.

Joette cutting her daughter's high school T-shirt

Kristen cutting out Race for the Cure shirts.

Kim did an all sports quilt: Mizzou, Cardinals, Rams and Blues.
Saturday morning was a yummy breakfast then it was off to start sewing their blocks together. They then laid their blocks out to figure out their layout. Once they had their layout then it was back to sewing the quilt together. Taking a break for lunch and snacks, they sewed all the blocks together and then it was on to snipping to make the the rag quilt.

Kristen used pink binding to finish her quilt to add that pop of color.

Such a fun weekend with good food, great friends and 3 finished T-shirt quilts! Also we had our first guests take the Amtrak train from St. Louis to Washington.

We are thinking of having another one but it's soon. February 7, 2014 at 5pm until February 8 at 5pm. The T-shirt Quilt night includes lodging for Friday night, 3 meals, snacks and drinks, supplies to make your quilt all for $225.. All you have to bring is your overnight items, your T-shirts and be ready to have a great time! Go here to register.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Frozen Inspired

I'm just gonna say it, "I pretty much stink at this blogging thing!" I have all the intentions of writing up different posts but then I find myself wanting to create things instead of documenting every little thing I do! So this will be a random posting schedule until I can figure some thing out and I just decided to start selling children's clothing that I make. I'm starting out small with just a Facebook page called A LOT of ATTITUDE! So I have been busy with that as well and have already had a few orders which is so exciting!

I don't know about you but we have seen the movie Frozen, twice and my kids are running around the house singing the soundtrack so I thought I'd better whip them up some play dresses! Anna's dress was easy, I just followed the colors and made it a peasant style so it's easy on and off for them. Elsa's was a little harder because it looks sheer and that my friends is not something I wanted to mess with for dress up clothes! I found the blue lace on sale at Hancock's and thought that would be a great overlay. I should have used a silver ribbon on the bodice but I used what I had, sometimes you just need to use what you got! I thought they turned out great! Easy on and off, no glitter of any kind and I bet they last much longer than the ones you buy at the stores!


Friday, January 10, 2014

Handmade Holidays 2

Since I have so many gifts to show and thought it crazy to make a post for each one, I've divided the gifts given by families to cut down on the amount of posts!

These handmade goodies were made for some of the nieces and nephews on my husband's side.

The vest/tie onesies were from a pattern I drafted myself based on the onesies I had on hand. I used my favorite sewing tool, aisle runner from the bridal department, to trace the shape of the neck line and sleeves, then drafted my pattern from that. What's cuter than a baby in a onesie that looks like a suit?! The material used was from Jo-Ann's and I used Steam 2 Steam to iron the vest/tie onto the onesie then sewed around the edges. Some I used a zig zag stitch and others I just used a straight stitch. I added the buttons after that.

This dress was made for P who has a lot of spunk in her! All the material used was from Ace Hardware and the shirt was from Target. This is a modified version of CKC Cosettes knit and woven dress pattern. Instead of making my own bodice piece I used an existing t-shirt but my sash is still attached to the dress. I had already cut out my woven pieces when I realized my sash was in pieces so I worked some sewing magic and had to figure out a way to sew it on.

This top is made for my niece F, using fabric from Ace Hardware again! I do love this top pattern, how cute will it look with a pair of leggings! This is CKC Maisy's ruffle top pattern, made with 3/4 length sleeves. For all the nieces I paired their outfits with a necklace from Cookie Crumb Couture, I actually had the necklaces first and then found material to match them!

Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow to check out more handmade gifts!
Sew Much Ado

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Handmade Holidays

Now that the holiday's are over and my kids are finally back to school after this crazy blizzard Missouri had last week I can maybe get some things finished! I love my kid's but a routine is the way to go and we all needed things to get back to a routine!

This is going to be a series on everything I made for Christmas gifts this year. I tried to make most of my gifts since I tend to hoard fabric like crazy and needed to work on getting rid of some of it. So every day I will post a picture of something I made for a gift.

First up, I have a ton of nieces and nephews on my husband's side and instead of getting them all toys I made them a piece of clothing. I hope they know how much love goes into making someone else clothing. When I make things for others I tend to over think the fabric selection and what pattern I will be using!

This is the outfits I made for my beautiful niece, H, who we don't get to see as often as I would like to! I hope she enjoyed her Christmas outfit and a little dress I made her for their vacation to Hawaii!

This Christmas outfit was used with corduroy fabric I found at Hancock Fabric's. The black and red have little Scottie dogs on it and then there's the black and white houndstooth. The pattern for the skirt is CKC's Amanda's triple ruffle skirt. I love this skirt, it's so cute and you can change it up so many ways using 1 to 4 different fabrics. The turtle neck I picked up at our local Wal-Mart and I found the little Scottie iron on at our Ace Hardware, that carries fabric. I sent this with a pair of red tights for her to wear for Christmas.

This dress I made because they are going to Hawaii and I've had this fabric sitting in my stash forever! I picked it up at our local resale shop, I think it was 4 yards for $2, it was a light weight cotton that I thought would make nice summer dresses. I think it looks very tropical and perfect for a Hawaii beach day! I used the CKC Lorelai's pattern but modified the skirt part omitting the ruffles and using just one fabric. The bodice material I picked up at our Ace Hardware and it's sort of a camo print but it matched the flower fabric prefect.

Check back tomorrow for my next handmade gift tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!