Friday, October 31, 2008


It's all over!
The costumes were ready for them to wear to school this morning...Of course, all did not go smoothly.

Click on the pattern numbers to see my Pattern Reviews for the details...

Simplicity 3997

Simplicity 3663

Time to get a little sewing done for myself before I have to start on Christmas gifts for them...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What have I gotten myself into??

I'm working on my daughters' Halloween costumes. The soldier costume is almost finished. My daughter just needs to try it on so I can hem the sleeves and pant legs and do the buttons.

The bluejay costume, on the other hand, is turning into a nightmare. Part of it is my own fault for procratinating and now being in a rush to finish. The silky fleece I'm using is crazy making. I have shiny blue fluff all over everything in the house because it sheds when you cut it, or touch it for that matter. Then the sewing. It's slippery!! And to top it off, I sewed the wrong pant legs together and had to rip the seam out - one stitch at a time. Of course, my thread was a perfect match and my eyes aren't what they used to be...

I did have a bit of an a-ha moment this morning...maybe my walking foot will help with the slippery sewing?...I hope so!

Did I mention that the girls have a Sparks meeting tomorrow night and they are supposed to wear their costumes?! And I have to take them to a birthday party this afternoon?

Wish me luck...

Saturday, October 18, 2008


My daughters' hair looks great! They had VERY long hair and I had a good three inches cut off the back, and gave them back some bangs. My stylist did a great job, as always, and the girls were very well behaved (not always the All night long they kept talking about much they loved their hair, and how nice the stylist was ...I'm so relieved. And it didn't cost that much more than those chain "chop shops".

Friday, October 17, 2008

Where does the time go?

Here it is October 17th already and I haven't started the Halloween costumes yet... Remember how I was going to get a head start on these?? Why do I do this to myself? And I just realized that the costumes probably need to be ready on October 27 because my daughters are in Sparks (Girl Guides) and will probably be having a Halloween party that night. My goal for Sunday is to get a GOOD start on these by getting them both cut out, and get some actual sewing done.

I'm taking my daughters to have their haircut tonight. They have only had 2 or 3 professional haircuts in their entire lives (I usually just cut their bangs myself), but their hair is down to their butts and really needs a good trim. They have also been attempting to grow their bangs out for the past several months, but it's just not working out. Their hair is always in their faces. I figure it's time for a good haircut, so I'm taking them to my stylist. Hopefully she won't charge as much for them as she does for me!

Monday, October 6, 2008

It's cut!

I finally cut out my coat yesterday. I still haven't puchased my lining fabric and am hoping to do that today. I want to get something a little flashy rather than just a plain fabric but we'll see what they have.

Today I'm planning to serge all the pieces and maybe start putting it together. Tomorrow night is the last class...

Tonight I'm going out with my daughters Sparks troop to sell Girl Guide cookies door to door... We'll need to dress warmly - it's getting cold here in the evenings.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Win a free handbag

Thanks to Sheila for pointing this out. Who doesn't love a new handbag? Especially when it's free!
Check it out here.