Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sewing Swap & Vacation Haul

Hello all!! I'm back from the beach with a tan and recharged batteries.  I thought I'd share a few pictures of my trip along with the sewing goodies I brought back with me.  First though I want to share what I got in Kestrel's Spring Sewing Swap.  This is the 3rd swap Kestrel has hosted and the 2nd I've participated in.  I would like to thank Kestrel for hosting these swaps.  It's so much fun to get to shop for someone else when sewing notions are involved!  It's also fun meeting new peeps.  Thanks so much Kestrel!!

I was paired with Kristin of Sew Classic.  I really enjoyed shopping for her because we seemed to have the same tastes and I was right, we both got each other beautiful floral fabric!  If you would like to see what I got her take a looksie here.

sewing swap

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tilly and the Buttons: The Mimi Blouse

I've been thoroughly enjoying myself here in Florida. So far we have done lots of shopping and lots of eating, even spotted a couple alligators! Tomorrow on the agenda is laying on the beach. I will finally get to test out my Bombshell. Saving vintage Simplicity 5644, Jiffy Bikini for another day. While I have some down time I thought I'd real quickly share my recent post for the Fabric Mart blog here (they should have it up on their site in a few days.) Warning!! Some rather goofy pics ahead. I was in the process of packing for my trip so I was in a really good mood. :)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

Grainline Studios Maritime Shorts ~ Version 2

I've completed my second pair of Maritime shorts, this time in a floral linen.  You can see my first version, the Rambo pants (that I've worn nearly everyday!!!), here.  For my second pair I opted for a more feminine version.  Floral pants seemed to have made their second go around this Spring/Summer.  I never got on board that floral train last year.  I'm usually a year or two behind with trends so I found it fitting that when I spotted this floral linen at Joann's I instantly thought summer shorts.


Monday, June 30, 2014

The Rambo Project: This Pug's Leaving No Treats Behind!

Wheee I've got something fun to start off your Monday!  I hope you've all been following along with The Rambo Project if not you've totally missed out so allow me to catch you up.  The Rambo Project is the brainchild of the smart & super crafty SeamstressErin.  You see she's got connections, the kind of connections that gets you the goods.  And what exactly are these goods?...

Only a whole lotta fabric used in the movie RAMBO III!!!!   

Photo Source: SeamstressErin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vintage Simplicity 5644 ~ Super Jiffy Bikini


I hope you all remember this little hidden gem I found thrifting several weeks ago.  If not you can revisit my post here.  I'm going to Florida in a few weeks so I was in a mad rush to get this cutie sewn up in time.  I have about 4 other items in my sewing queue for the trip.  We leave July you think I can get it all done!?

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