28 January 2015

Holy Guacamole People! I'm back and it's only been about three years. It's been a crazy ride here for my family and my blog kinda fell by the wayside (obviously!) as a result.
I'm back though, and I plan on sticking around this time. As such, I have decided that 2015 is going to be the year I really push myself, both in sewing and in life. I'm going to get out of my comfort zone and take risks and chances I would never have done in the past.
So to kick off this year, I am participating in the Sew Not Perfect Sew Your (Pattern) Stash Link-Up. The goal is to sew up all those patterns you've bought and have left lying around the house that you keep telling yourself "Oh I'll get to it eventually!" and then promptly forget about it. Seriously, I think I have about 40 patterns I have done that with. I think I have an issue. Every month has a theme, which can be found in the Facebook group here. The January Link-Up can be found here at Sew Not Perfect. More information is available to you at Sew Not Perfect and on the Facebook group. Everyone is welcome to join!
January's theme of the month is Women. I am doing two patterns, but only one has been sewn as of tonight. I know, I know, I need to get a move on the second one since it's already the 28th. Been a little bit busy lol.  All joking aside, here is this month's contribution from me.
This is the Blanche Barrel Bag from Swoon Sewing Patterns. Alicia is an amazing designer and extremely helpful! Her patterns are clearly written and go together easily. She has a Facebook group that is extremely active, just search Facebook and you'll find it easily.
Please excuse the horrible pictures, I cannot take a good picture for the life of me!

Stay tuned for the next installment of the Sew Your (Pattern) Stash 2015 link-up!

http://sew-not-perfect.blogspot.com/2014/12/sew-your-pattern-stash-2015.html" target="_blank">Sew Your (Pattern) Stash 2015

13 February 2012

Overwhelmed and Procrastinating

Hello Y'all!

It is a very cold Monday here in Georgia. I'm sitting on my rear end in my room, procrastinating. You see, I'm a college student as well as a wife and mother. Monster Tot is at daycare today (hope he doesn't get sick again. More on that later...) so I should be working on schoolwork while I have the baby-free time. Instead I'm sitting here looking at the list of everything that I need to do for school this week and feeling overwhelmed. I don't even know where to start at the moment. The math quiz that needs to be turned in with my test tomorrow? The IC project for my Biology class due Wednesday? Studying for Bio test 3? History lectures that need to be listened to and notes taken? Or any one of 100 other things that need to be done?

I don't know...Guess it's time to break out the old "draw a name out of the hat" trick. Le sigh.

16 November 2011

It's been a long time!

Long time no see! Life this past year has been hectic to say the least. My husband got out of the Marine Corps in April but Robbie and I came back in March. Chris surprised me when he came home before he said he would lol. It was great and such an amazing surprise! Although he showed up at a not so great time; I was at the barn and as such, very very dirty lol.  He didn't care though!  We've moved twice since coming back to Georgia, but it's worked out for the best in the long run. I started school in August after being out since May of '07 and that was quite the adjustment. It was weird going back to school, but it feels good. I still hate tests though!

I haven't had much time to sew lately due to my class schedule and the kidlets (I babysit my cousin's little girl full-time) but when I have, it's been on a quilt I'm obsessed with. It's still in progress but is *very* close to being done. If I had one day to finish adding the borders and back, quilt, and bind it I'd be in hog heaven! It's for a friend's little girl, but she doesn't know I have a blog or that I'm doing this so I feel safe in posting a few in progress pics. EDIT: Those will have to wait for awhile. I just tried to upload from Facebook and can't because I have the album set to only me. I'll find my Photobucket logins later and edit to upload. This means the rest of my post will have to wait. Sorry guys!

09 January 2011


Long time, no see y'all! Life's been hectic to say the least but I have gotten some sewing done. I have pics but they will have to wait. Facebook is taking forever and it's the baby's bedtime ugh. I'll update soon!

13 September 2010


Hey y'all! I finally was able to do some sewing, both Friday night and tonight! You do not even know how psyched I am about that lol! Anyways I made two boppy pillow covers and a diaper pouch from Noodlehead!  Well, one BPC still has to be sewn together but I'm going to do that after I get off here.  

Here are the Boppy pillow covers:
  I love this Pink Panther print! It's actually lime green but my lighting is really awful . Oh, both covers have carry handles! I got tired of toting the baby, his blanket, and the pillow around cuz I always dropped the pillow!
Dino print cover for my best friend.

better pic of both prints!
The diaper pouch, this one was messed up cuz I'm an idiot.
The inside is actually a lighter lavendar gingham. I had to turn the flash off because it was washing the color out. I will be making several more of these as gifts and a couple different fabric patterns for me lol. Again this came from a tutorial over at Noodlehead! Head on over and check her out! She has some awesome stuff over there.

Well I'm going to get off of here and go enjoy what seems like the only free time I have left to sew...
Night y'all!

04 September 2010

Wow, long time, no see!

Hey! I know it's been awhile since I've posted. Life has been crazy lol! Just got back this week from seeing my family in Georgia and am still dealing with a fussy 3.5 month old.  I haven't gotten to do any sewing lately but my husband did get me a dressmaker's form for our anniversary! Been wanting one for ages and he surprised me when I came home. I hope to get to use it here in the next week or so, but seriously doubt I'll be able to. We're moving into base housing here in the next few weeks (hopefully) so I'll be busy packing and cleaning ugh.

Just wanted to give y'all that quick update! Hope to see you soon!

01 July 2010

I'm Back!

Hey y'all! long time, no see! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, but I haven't had much time to do anything since my son was born. He's seven weeks old today, yay! I haven't done any sewing since he was born, but I'm going to Hancock's tomorrow to get the stuff to make him a new diaper bag. The one my mama bought for us split last week. I think I overstuffed it :( Sucks cuz I really liked that diaper bag and I'm not sure it can be fixed. I'm going to try though. I have a long list of things that I want to get done so I need to get busy sewing! Later y'all!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!!

29 March 2010

Just Here...

Okay, this has nothing to do with sewing or crafts whatsoever, but please bear with me. It's been a long couple of weeks. I was diagnosed on the 10th of March with gestational diabetes.  Since then it's been a whirlwind of doctor's appointments (another one Thursday yippee), trying to keep track and control of the GD through diet alone (massive failure), getting put on insulin, and trying to deal with a cranky hubby on top of not being able to do another damned thing in Robbie's room.  I still have plenty of sewing to do, don't get me wrong, but I can't help but feel antsy, like I need to have everything ready for my son's arrival today! I don't even have a diaper bag, darn it! Sorry if this makes no sense whatsoever, I just  needed to vent since my husband is currently asleep but has been infuriating to me the past few days. I dunno why, I guess it's just my body still trying to get used to the changes making me super sensitive.

Later y'all

05 March 2010


Guess What?!

I got an armoire to store all my fabric in! It's gorgeous and huge! I could sit fairly comfortably inside the top part and I'm  27w3d pregnant! I don't have the baskets and bins that I want yet to store the fabric in neatly because we just picked it up last night. Best part is, the armoire only cost us $50! I love LYS!

Here are the few pics I have. Please excuse the mess!

Sorry about it being unorganized but I was too excited to wait on posting pics!

26 February 2010

Random stuff

It's 1230 here in Jax and once again, I'm awake. I'm tired but not sleepy AND I'm hurting really bad right now. My right hip is my enemy right now! Of course, the hubby is passed out but I'm honestly surprised he stayed awake as long as he did. He's been sick for the past few days and is still fighting the cold. The dogs are curled up asleep in the living room, finally being quiet!

I'm working on cloth diapers (for my stash and for a sewing swap on BabyCenter), bibs, and a crayon roll for the same sewing swap but a different person. Well, her daughter actually!

I'm gonna get off here and attempt to get to sleep. Later y'all!