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Inspiration time

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Hey guys, 

Sorry again for the lack of inactivity, we have been pretty busy here in this home. Getting ready to move into our first little house! Hoping the winter is great there, as we could potentially buy in spring or summer and become official home owners! Hellllloooo Pinterest! Hahaha. Another deal breaker was a little room just off our bedroom will make a perfect sewing area!! Finally I can say goodbye to my kitchen table for sewing! The boyfriend will not have to growl at the fact that my serger or machine and fabric is all over the place!! Excitteddd! So with all that going on, I am sad to say that my internet may not be available to possibly September or October, so my posts (as slack as they are now) may become even less– but no worries, I will definitely be more organized and better able to document projects to come back with 🙂 

Alrighty– so wanted to do my inspiration post up first. So here we go

Today’s first stop is at Blue Susan Makes —http://bluesusanmakes.blogspot.ca/

Lots of fun and a great place to stop in for a cup of tea and a drool bib– seriously though, great content. She has a post in June on a little superhero party– it was amazing and looks like the kids had a great time training!! This is a great one to save if you have little boys! 

Next visit was with We Lived Happily Ever After http://www.welivedhappilyeverafter.com/2013/02/despicable-me-stuffed-minion-tutorial.html  

I loved this tutorial it was cute and straight forward! Sad to say however, I also bookmarked this one for myself lol. I loved this movie so much that I had to go to get a Happy Meal just for the toys! Shhhhhh we will keep that between us!  And the Recipes! Woahhhhhh Yum. Tried the Royal Icing — never going back– this one is truly a keeper. Beautiful blog 🙂

The last one I checked out today and am still caught up in reading is Claire from Fellow Fellow @ http://fellowfellow.com/   It just makes you warm and fuzzy looking at her DIY menu http://fellowfellow.com/category/diy/  WOW. All I can say is WOW

 

Hope you get to take some time to check out these lovely sites! I guarantee, not a second will have been wasted! 

Take Care and remember to stay Silly

Chels

Thinking about Thursday

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Hey again, I am determined to be a bit more devoted to staying updated on here! So far it has been a good run don’t you think? Well today is one of those days that I have not been able to get my serger or sewing machine out so . . . when I have gotten a few moments to myself I have been flipping through my Make it yourself  magazine 🙂 This is  my second one this year . . . I have fallen in love.  Getting some good ideas from it for future projects.

Here are a few shots I took to refer to in the future. This issues cover

Well this is too cute, and the right size for your smartphone and necessities. I think when I make one I will be adding a couple card slots inside for the cards I Need when I am just out for a small time :)

Well this is too cute, and the right size for your smartphone and necessities. I think when I make one I will be adding a couple card slots inside for the cards I Need when I am just out for a small time 🙂

Is this not cute for just a little digital camera :) My case right now is kind of big and bulky for my little Sony.

Is this not cute for just a little digital camera 🙂 My case right now is kind of big and bulky for my little Sony.

I love this, My youngest will have his first birthday in September and already I am dreaming of what decorations I will be doing. This will fit as it is a Woodlands theme <3

I love this, My youngest will have his first birthday in September and already I am dreaming of what decorations I will be doing. This will fit as it is a Woodlands theme ❤

I WANT this book!! With my birthday coming up in a months time-- perhaps if I hint hint hint!!!

I WANT this book!! With my birthday coming up in a months time– perhaps if I hint hint hint!!!

What are your inspirations for your next projects?  I love this magazine and stuff like this cause when I look around my home, I see how much I have made for other homes and get a little saddened, as I don’t seem to really take the time and use my stash for around here.

I will also be starting my son’s birthday gift very shortly so it will have no excuse for not being done in time. Doing a quilt made from my favorite creepers that he wore throughout his first year!! Lots to chose from!!

By the Way before I leave this post, I would like to also bring attention to a couple Give Aways that this magazine has shared. Please check out the links and try out for them.

First one is from Elmer’s Craft It:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=521608264543462&set=a.344959018875055.73763.320894531281504&type=1&theater

The second one is from Make it yourself’s facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=432355930194728&set=a.334316803331975.75257.318071724956483&type=1&theater

Hope you get to try out for it too! Good luck if you do (although I secretly hope I am chosen, but will be delighted if you win too haha!  Stay Silly Guys and feel free to post some of your inspiration too! Stay Silly

Chels

My My`s growing wardrobe :)

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Hi so I am going to be documenting my first attempt as serging My My`s second pair of home sewn pants 🙂 I chose a really fun `Cows` t-shirt that does not fit his father anymore, I have them started but will have to wait till tomorrow to run out and grab some more matching thread, I will finish off my steps on here as I complete them, also I would like to credit the tutorial as it is so great and easy to follow and I love it, My My is growing non-stop at this point and jammies are hard to keep, he also is on the move so I love gym pants for him as they are wonderfully comfortable right!!  Please stay tuned into this blog as I will be updating this project as I mentioned above, and it is so easy and fun to do, that you could change the style from pair to pair :

Tutorial can be found at http://seekatesew.blogspot.com/2010/11/pants-week-day-2-upcycled-t-shirts.html

Will hopefully get this completed in the next day or so, been having a war with the serger, and I do not want to take the easy way and just zig zag, so hoping the war ends soon and I can get this finished, this project should be quick and painless!!

I apologize for the lack of new projects being posted, I have come to a realization that we are a lot closer to the 4th of February then I had thought– I am not so great with dates since I have been staying at home 😦  So I am trying to race to get things done before my deadline. The Wonderland Party I am hosting with my boyfriend Jay, is just around the corner and I still have things I need to get finished. Currently my list entails, but not limited to: Finish Christine`s Queen costume (trying to do a corset top), Jay and I still need a costume :o, Table Cloth, Chair Cover (we just got a big wicker chair with a gigantic cushion that has a couple little stains, some more  tissue paper flowers, some more softie mushrooms, party favors and prizes, and a couple games and wall decor.  Almost feels like the Holidays again, rushing to beat time, but that is OK cause sometimes I do better when pressured a bit 😛

I am also trying to get my ducks in order as I have decided to go ahead and enroll in a distance course for sewing and dressmaking. If I will be staying home, I might as well make the best of it. Sewing is very theraputic for my, so I was thinking it may be a career choice that I could really fall in love with. And you can never learn too much right? PEI is not really full of schools that offer sewing programs, so a  distance program will suit me just fine I think, and also I have applied at a few alteration businesses, being turned down because of my age and the fact that I am self taught. I understand the hesitation, but it disappoints all the same. So instead of losing focus of what I want, which is typically me in a nutshell, I have decided, that I can afford to overcome that flaw and right my own wrongs and do something productive for myself.  Solutions are the answer (pun so intended)!

Now with the party prep in session on overtime, I am also determined to finish My My’s new pants as well, (they are not serged as my serger is still on a leave of absence) I have settled for zig zag stitching, that can be fixed at a later time 🙂 The finished pants will make their debut in my post titled “My My’s growing wardrobe” Which is quite fitting as he is growing and growing without a standstill in between!!! Please bear with me and after the party date, I will post the Wonderland Material and then resume new projects as promised.

Also please feel free to throw me any suggestions for material to post or projects to try, or even better, leave your link, I would love to visit your blog and see what you have been up too, that is honestly where the bulk of inspiration comes from. Seeing projects that others start and finish, makes me want to kick my own butt!!!   Also in mid to late March I would love to get a swap going, would love to hear some ideas 🙂

❤ Chels