Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My little boys...

... keep me hopping.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Burda Top

This is a pattern I had been wanting to try for a while. I just love the sleeve detail. It should have been an easy/quick project, but I had a hard time getting the tension right on my serger after Quinn played with the dials, and that resulted in lots of picking of the stitches and resewing.

Pattern: Burda World of Fashion Jan 2009, style 106B
Fabric: Premium stretch cotton from

In the magazine, the model is wearing this shirt with a wide enamel belt. I love that look, but my black belt was too dressy for this cotton. I am going to make another one with shimmery stretch fabric.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This year I told the kids that they have to come up with their own costumes. After all, our costume box is well stocked, and I didn't want to use my precious sewing time for something I will see once a year. They didn't mind at all, and we had a happy Halloween.

Aunt Trisha brought these cute, and yummy, cup cakes.

This was taken after Trunk-or-Treat. Quinn threw up shortly after this... on me and my kimono. Scott's sister, Karine, reminded me later not to pick up a whiney kid on Halloween. I need to remember that.

I got to host Kai's pre-school party.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Turtle neck and Camisole

I am finally back on my own computer. While my hard drive was being replaced and the OS upgraded, I had more time to create instead of admiring creations of others.

This is the closest to the true color.

turtle neck - premium stretch cotton knit (10% spandex)
camisole - Liberty Tana Lawn

Everyday Girl Clothes from Pattern Label
I graded up to size 130