Friday, September 3, 2010

Kid playing drums

Is this kid good ? I'd say so !!!

Kid playing drums , posted with vodpod

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

One GREAT purse Sewing Pattern

News Letter From Indygo junction

Featuring the Grids & Gromment Bag

One pattern....... SO many different looks.

Be sure to look at my pattern review & tutorial by clicking here. :-)

Grids & Grommets Galore!

Grommet purses have been the top selling patterns for Indygo Junction this year. It is truly been a fashion trend that is great for beginners to experts. Check out these great grommet bags created by customers and store owners across the country. Click their names to visit their websites or blogs.

The Grids & Grommets Bag is a versatile bag offered in two styles. Make the large version as a tote or the smaller bag as an attractive purse. It incorporates grommets for closing and an easy technique to create a comfortable handle. Construct it from a plain fabric using an interesting quilting pattern or piece the bag incorporating your favorite jelly roll fabric (2 1/2" wide strips) coordinates. Double the straps over your shoulder or convert it to a single strap across your body for security and convenience. Small jelly roll bag 10 "H x 12" W x 4” D. Large quilted bag 14" H x 13" W x 7" D. Pattern also includes instructions for small quilted bag 8" x 8" x 9" and large slightly narrower jelly roll bag. The large tote uses the Large Dritz Grommets (1 5/8"). The smaller purse uses the Medium Dritz Grommets (1").

Click here to view all of our grommet designs.

Created by Maxine R.

Created by Crissy B.

Created by Glenna (above)

Created by Quilted Treasures

Created by Cherrywood Fabrics

Created by Linda T.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sew a Diaper wipe case and Matching changing pad

Diapers to Go! This little pouch holds a couple disposable diapers, baby wipes, and a matching changing pad.

Scroll down to see the matching Diaper Bag which doubles as a purse....or a purse which doubles as a diaper bag!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Grommet Diaper bag sewn with Amy Butler Love Fabric

Momma has a brand new bag! Lindsay is getting ready for baby Elle Adeline to arrive on the scene (May 2010) and a functional diaper bag is high on the priority list.

This one was custom made with Momma and baby girl in mind.......using the Grids & Grommets Bag pattern by Indygo Junction.

  • I modified the interior pockets to hold bottles & toddler cups

  • The nice feature about this purse/ bag pattern is the straps.
Woven in & out of the grommets the single continuous circle of strap makes it versatile. It can be worn as two straps over the shoulder or pull the strap into one single length and wear it over the chest to free up Momma's hands!

More information on sewing this bag can be seen
when you click on the pattern review link.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I'd rather be Sewing! I hate paperwork!

My Goal - My Mission - My duty - to get my bookkeeping in order for filing taxes.

As God is my witness, it is not going to lick me. I'm going to live through this and when it's all over, I'll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. As God is my witness, I'll never let paperwork pile up again!

Friday, February 12, 2010

West Virginia Winter Snow and Tribute to Dad

Today I dedicate this blog post to my Father, Jim Miller, who died at home during what would be one of the largest snowfall in decades. April 14,1923 - Feb. 6, 2010

His frail heart couldn't take walking to the garage in 2 foot of freshly fallen snow.

Rest in Peace Dad.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Modkid Kyoko dress was quick to sew!

Honestly, I was hesitant in sewing the Kyoko pattern from Modkid because of the bias binding. This was silly of me because it isn't a huge time consuming process to attach the binding.

I used ready-made 1/2 inch double fold bias tape, but you can make your own.

The Modkid pattern Kyoko by designer Patty Young includes a wonderful instruction booklet. If you are like me, you will appreciate the photo instructions in the booklet.

This above picture is of a size 6 made into the provided optional dress length.

From what I can tell, this pattern is roomy and the obi (sash) is wonderful for custom fitting. The fabrics used for this dress are from the LOVE collection by designer Amy Butler.
  • Will I make this pattern again? YES
  • Skills required : Basic sewing skills. Understanding the concept for the sleeves & attaching the bias binding. The sleeves are set in prior to the side seams being sewn and do not require gathering. No zippers, or button holes required on this top!! Sweet!
  • The instruction booklet provides excellent directions for making your own binding......or you may wish to use ready-made bias tape.
  • Fitting: Personally I think the fit is very forgiving on this top/dress. The Obi-sash is separate from the top. It wraps around the child's waist,criss-crosses in the back and ties in the front. The sash pulls the dress in at the waist for a great fit.
  • Design: the design in itself allows for creative mixing & matching fabrics by using two fabrics for the skirt panels. One could easily opt to go with the classic look of making the bodice and the skirt panels from the same fabric.
buy pattern

matching 18" doll dress pattern sold separtely