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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Buttons, What would you pick?

We have been snowed in and I have been working on another sweater. The picture above is  what the roads looked like as we were trying to get out for supplies. Yuck! 
It usually takes me one month to complete a cardigan but I am almost done and I started February 16! With that said, I have been spending a lot of time sitting and that is probably not a good idea. Knitting only exercises the mind and fingers.
Here is a picture of my kelly green sweater. I think, I must have been thinking of March, when I picked out the color. Spring is around the corner and I can't wait to start sewing spring time dresses and skirts. The sound of cotton fabric humming under the needle of my sewing machine. I am really ready for spring! Sun come back!!
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Back to the sweater!
Now I am down to the final stages of the knitting pattern and I need to choose the buttons! I want wooden buttons but which ones?? 
Which ones would you choose???
#1
Their ok, just not my favorite.
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#2
These look all natural and they are hand crafted.
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or #3
I think I am leaning toward these. I love the shape and color.
Let me know your thoughts. Or if you have a suggestion please leave a link with your comment post.
Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sew Spoiled Kenna Tote Pattern Free!

Today we are sharing the Sew Spoiled Kenna Tote PDF epattern. The Kenna Tote is a  medium size tote perfect to use for business, school and/or motherhood. The tall exterior pockets on either side of the tote give easy access to all you need to hold close.  As well as, the large storage space inside for all of your things. The exterior is made from duck canvas and the interior is from lightweight cotton. The Kenna Tote sewing pattern shows you how to create a zipper pocket, a slip pocket, make straps, and install a magnet clasp. All of the templates you need for this tote can be printed on 8.5"X11" paper. 
The Templates for this pattern are located below the Scibd instructions.
Materials Needed:
Fabric A- One Yard of Canvas 60"wide
Fabric B- One Yard of cotton
Lightweight Interfacing- One Yard
Fusible Fleece- 2"X 2"
1.5" thick Webbing 12" (for strap)
Magnet Clasp

This ePattern features....
Pages: 35
Color Pictures: 66
Finished Measurements of Kenna Tote: 16" across and 14" tall from the center to the bottom of the tote.
Happy Sewing!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

New 2015 Sewing Patterns

Are you tired of all the same old projects? Looking for something new! Here are a few new patterns that just came out! 
Lisette For Butterick B6168 Sewing Pattern | Shop | Oliver + S
The front of this dress is amazing! I love the folded pleats and the keyhole at the top.
Lisette For Butterick B6183 Sewing Pattern | Shop | Oliver + S
These capri pants would be perfect in the spring!
This pattern looks very simple and flattering! 
Issues  |  Seamwork Magazine by Colette Patterns
This is a magazine, once you subscribe you can download that issue.
B6167 | Misses' Dress | Patterns by Gertie | Butterick Patterns
This is a gorgeous dress! It needs a little cover up for the shoulders.
Super cute!
Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Snow Day!

I love snow days! I feel like a kid waiting for the adults to call school off for one more day of fun. I enjoy waking up to the ground covered in white, hot coffee to sip, as I knit by the toasty fire. 
It feels good to relax. We make homemade chicken noodle soup for lunch. The kids read and work on crafty projects around the house. 
Of course I have to share some embroidery, the girls and I found these cute fleece pullovers for $5 at Walmart. I can't make them for that price. As soon as I got them home, we washed them to get them ready for monograming.  
My youngest loved the Bow Frame from Herrington Designs. The instant download makes it easy to put together in your embroidery software. 
The oldest daughter asked for a sea turtle frame. We found this preppy turtle design at Herrington Designs. It matches her sea turtle earrings for a special field trip this spring, the beach!
Now I just need to find a mommy size fleece pullover for $5.
Stay warm!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Raising Our Voice, Donors Choose Project!

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This school year has been a whirl wind adventure in music teaching. This year is the first year my school has had a full time music teacher and a music room. When I received the Bright Ideas Grant from Wake Electric Coop the children were so excited to find out we were buying music instruments! (12 Xylophones, 3 new sets of Boomwhackers and 25 guitars) 
We didn't stop there! I recorded the fifth grade singing "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" for the Mix 101.5 Christmas chorus competition and our song was played on the radio! Now, I am looking forward to the future! I have started a Donors Choose project called, Raising Our Voice. It is designed to raise money for a new Samson Portable PA sound system. This sound system is for group performances all over campus and in our community. We need everyones help. There is no donation too small. Matter of fact, when you use the promo code SPARK they are double any donation up to $100!!!! This is a limited time offer through February 15, 2015 so please help out today! 
(Share it with your contacts on Facebook or Twitter.)
Thank you for all of your help and support!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Antler Sweaters!


I finished my Antler Sweater by Tin Cat Knits! Yeah! I started the Antler Sweater after Christmas. It was a way to relax after the craziness of Christmas. The buttons are made from coconut shell. 
Knitting is always teaching me lessons like patience and perseverance. I also love that I can socialize with my family and knit. However, it takes so long to complete one work. Even I have a hard time trying to focus on one work for so long. Everyone who has seen the our sweaters asks about the cabling, "Was it hard to do?". The cabling part of this pattern is my favorite part. I like switching up the stitching to create designs.  
The girls Antler Sweaters are finished too! I need a picture of all of us together. I love that they are the same colors as the coats I make them when they were little. They love these colors. 
Now my husband is asking where is his sweater. 
LOL