As mentioned, I am fond of dressers. I wanted to do E.'s first room in pale colors and antiques and this dresser became a beautiful focal point in the room. The photographer who took E.'s two-year pictures thought it would make a great prop. I think she was right.
It's over 3,000 miles from here to there. We'll be flying to our new destination in just one week. I can't believe it. Well, yes I can. Mm, no I can't. I don't know. This is all too much at once. We will be flying to North Carolina instead of our usual road trip. Thank God for corporate relocation. The only bummer is that I won't have my usual several days on the road to process the fact that I'm moving. Or talk radio. J. and I love our talk radio.
I eeked out these luggage tags for E. and I during the last few days I had with my sewing machine before I had to pack it up. I don't want to suffer the same pick-it-up-put-it-back-down dance with everyone's luggage that I went through on my last trip. I made these solely as a decorative way to identify our luggage, but you can easily make this a "true" luggage tag with a piece of clear vinyl.
It's a super easy project to make, so I thought I'd share:
After posting Nana's christmas gift, I promised someone a tut. Here you are (click link at bottom)! I have provided templates for both a child-sized and adult-sized oven mitt. Trace as instructed on the template if you have preferences for fabric placement (for instance, I wanted the red fabric to be on "top").
During the deployment, I hosted several Sew Domestic Friday nights with other military wives - a sort of "crafting as therapy" for war. A couple of these evenings were just for aprons, and I miss it - not the deployment, mind you - but the whole camaraderie of venting-while-apron-making. It was on one such evening that I realized my newfound respect for my Nana and Grandpa, who endured a similar (well, more difficult, really) separation during the Korean War.
This past Christmas I made Nana this reversible apron and oven mitt set. She loved it and put it on as soon as she opened it. She was adorable and I regret not having a picture of how proudly she wore it.
Continue reading this post (click on link below) for a tutorial outlining my take on making a half apron. There are endless ways to modify this. If you have favorite links to apron inspiration or other apron tutorials, please share!
As promised, here it is - a simple drawstring bag tutorial; email me if you have questions. This is a really great first sewing project; they're easy, practical AND versatile - as recycle-able gift bags, travel accessory bags, storage...The ones pictured above are going to two little boys for their craft-things.
The sun is finally out today...I'm off to take a sunny drive with E.
Here it is: a first booty bag tutorial. There are several ways to make these, and if you're going to use jeans, more than likely you will not line it (nor will you really need to). So this first tutorial is the most basic version of a booty bag: an unlined version. I will add instructions for a lined version after doing enough such projects to get some pictures.