Friday, April 3, 2009

Confessions of an Ex-Scrapbooker #31 - Look what I'm sewing today!

I know... Me? Sewing? Yes....I actually can sew. It's crazy to think that I can sew, but I can. I actually used to have a handmade purse/gift bag company that I did with my friend in California.

So....my inspiring and talented friend here in Florida has me all pumped up to sew our girl's Easter dress and ties for the boys. So today/tonight my sewing adventure begins....

Here's what I'm making...

For the BOYS

image from the purl bee

I'm using this AWESOME tutorial from The Purl Bee

to make those adorable ties!!!


And for the GIRLS we're sewing these....

image from sandi henderson designs

Adorable Peasant dresses from Sandi Henderson Designs

Her patterns and styles are some of my FAVORITES!!!

Wish me luck...Hope to have some pictures to show you...I hope ;O)

13 comments:

Lovin Elly said...

AWESOME!!! I love them!!! I love to sew also...and hope to get my own bag company off the ground www.pinkdaisybagsandtees.blogspot.com baby steps though...can;t wait to see your finished product!!!

Lolli said...

Wow, Tara! I am so impressed! Good luck. I can't wait to see what you create!

debilyn said...

I can sew curtains, blankets, and anything else that pretty much only involves straight lines and no patterns...I'm jealous!

Muthering Heights said...

Those are some adorable projects! :)

Kate said...

Wow you are so talented. I love them. I wish I could sew like that. Have a great weekend.

commoncents said...

I used to live in Tampa when I was stationed at MacDill. The Cove apts and Pavillions at Ballast Pt.

Great blog! Care for a link exchange?

http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Rae said...

Tara!! How wonderful! I am so very impressed!!! Maybe (MAYBE) I'll look into making a tie for JK!

Rae said...

Sorry to bother you! Could you e-mail me the link for the tie tutorial? There was a problem when I clicked on the hyperlink. Thanks Tara!!!!

momof3girls said...

cute, cute, cute!

Heather said...

Ties seem like they'd be difficult. Who am I kidding? I'm not the greatest seamstress, anything is difficult for me, aside from pillow cases! LOL Good luck!

Amy W said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with! I love to sew too, when I have time. Which seems like never these days... :( Show us some pics!!

Debbie said...

Wow. I've never thought of making ties. That looks great.

Monica said...

Hi Tara! I am new to SITS and found you through Chic Chick Media.
I love your blog...and after reading your bio...we have a lot in common...I must have my diet coke too! I also hate laundry...mainly because there is always so much of it!

I bought my daughter a sewing machine for Christmas...I don't sew and the machine is in her closet. I thought maybe when she is out of school for the summer that maybe someone could teach both of us. I know she will be good at it...she is good with crafts and catches onto things quickly.

Anyway...I'll be back to read your blog and I look forward to getting to know you better!