Purses, Mittens and a Turkey on Toast




The makeup bag is sewn completely by hand. I love my new machine but sewing by hand has become a favorite pastime.

There were no mitten patterns, knit or crochet that I liked so I made up my own.

The best turkey sandwich is white meat, mustard, mayo and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce on toast(I made that up too.)

Feeling productive.


Sewing Fits

Can’t decide…cap or elasticized sleeves?


See this sweet girl:




She throws hellacious tantrums! I kind of think it has something to do with technology. She can find every preschool educational video on the YouTube App and can turn a computer on, open browsers then proceed to play on her favorite kid friendly sites. She’s 2 years and 4 months old! I’m sure that is the culprit but what’s the answer, take electronics away? What if she has a God Given Gift for technology? I don’t want to forbid her if it’s something she could make a career out of one day!

I AM proud of her but I could sure do without the meltdowns 🙂

Misadventures in Sewing

I really thought I’d made my own pants pattern before, I guess only in my mind. Below are scenes from an upcycle project, I used freezer paper for the pattern so it could be ironed on instead of pinned. I ended up adding a panel above the waist because I didn’t realize just how much fabric it took to accommodate a diaper.

I’m a pro at quilt shop quality cottons but knits, yeah they’re harder. Jenna is approaching two and I can’t seem to get her to cooperate for photos, most are her crying or blurry but I did get a couple. I’m hot and sweaty and my back hurts(I cussed some)but I learned a lot and I always feel accomplished. It’s always a success when a project escapes the trash can!

Thank you to Paige for providing the dress for this project. She feels as strongly as I do about not letting clothes hang around in closet being unworn. Our motto is donate or repurpose .

*The dress had ruffles so I avoided them when cutting for the exception of one side.










Proverbs 19:15 NKJV
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.