Wednesday, May 16, 2018

One Thimble blog Tour issue 19

Today is my day for the One Thimble issue 19 tour.  I was one of the testers for this cute pattern Pixel Pullover by Sew Jennuine Design.




It is a fun pattern with different options. I made the one with the shawl collar. I used blizzard fleece for the jacket and some knit fabric that I had in my stash.



I have another one or two cut out and I am putting a good on one and think I  may do the shawl collar, again, only I will use a bit heavier fabric for the neckband, waistband and cuffs.



This is not a hard pattern to do. The instructions are well written.  The hardest part was getting good pictures. This little guy would not stay still.   But he seems to like it, and that, my friends is why I like to sew.


Please check out the other bloggers to see some of the fun things they have made. I think I need to buy this issue.


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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Boys in Summer blog hop

Today is my day for the Boys in Summer blog hop. I currently sew for 6 grandkids, 3 of which are boys.  I love it.


This blog hop is being hosted by Made for Little Gents.  I am excited to be a part of her tour.

The pattern I am featuring today is a new one by Pickle Toes Patterns (http://pickletoespatterns.com?aff=71). It is the snail hunters and so fun to make and easy. It has a side panel that you can do some fun things with.

I needed to look through my stash to see what I had for boys. I found some fabric that looked like denim, then I found this fun piece with sail boats. Perfect.




As I continued going through fabrics, I found some more to use for the panels. Oh, grandma is getting excited. Because I have found the perfect fabrics. I really didn't have anything with spiders, but I have tractors,  specifically John Deere. I have construction vehicle fabrics. They will make perfect shorts for these guys.



This is the fitting of the shorts. We had a family activity, so I took the shorts for them to try on. Then I had them stand against the wall. There must be a connection with cousins, as these two had not said anything, but one started doing funny poses, and the other just started doing the same thing. And to hear stories their mothers share when these two get together.





I love sewing for my grandsons.  Really for all of my grandkids. Yes, I could go and buy, but I get a better fit, I can do fun things, and the joy that I see when I make them new things is awesome. Don't forget that you can find the pattern here.
Boys in Summer Blog Tour: Part of the Sewing Blue Blog Tour series hosted by Made for Little Gents Looking for more summer boy inspiration? Follow along on the Boys in Summer Blog Tour hosted by Made by Little Gents by clicking through the links below. Fri. May 4 Made for Little Gents (Intro to Boys in Summer Blog Tour) Mon. May 7 Elli & Nels in Stitches Tues. May 8 Our Play Palace | Made by Laura! | Beri Bee Designs Wed. May 9 Made for Little Gents | Momma Newey's Makes Thurs. May 10 Phat Quarters | Dreams & Stitches Fri. May 11 Stylin' Stacy | Tenille's Thread Mon. May 14 Paisley Roots | Fabulous Home Sewn Tues. May 15 Seams Like Style | Kathy's Kwilts and More Wed. May 16 Sewing with D | Auschick Sews | Seams Sew Lo Thurs. May 17 My Sewing Roots | Sewing à la Carte | Middle River Studio Fri. May 18 Lunatiek | Needles to Say | Manning The Machine

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mommy and me blog hop

Hi readers,

Today is my stop on the Mommy and Me Mother's day  blog hop. This hop is hosted by Lo over at www.seamssewlo.com.  I am honored to be a part of this.

Disclaimer: my blog may contain affiliate links in which I may get a comission.

The pattern I chose to share is the Lulu Dolman by https://petitestitchery.com/?promo_rep=43.  I love this pattern and it comes in women's, girls, and baby sizes.  This is such a fun and easy pattern to sew.



The fabric I used is a cotton lycra from www.elevatedfashionfabrics.com.  I really love this fabric and others that I have bought from them.

I chose to make these 2 tops for my daughter and granddaughter. My grandkids love the things I make for them, which makes me want to sew all the more.




To get this fun, easy to sew pattern, you can go to this link  https://petitestitchery.com/?promo_rep=43
Please join me again on Thursday, May 10th as I share another mommy and me project.

Also, in the next few weeks, I will be changing my blog around. I will be doing a separate blog for my clothing projects and keeping this one for my quilting. The new sewing blog will be Sew cute couture by Kathy.   I will also be doing some tutorials to share with you.  Please make sure you follow me, so you don't miss anything.

Thanks for joining me today.


Thank you for joining us in the Mommy and Me Sewing Mother's Day Blog Tour.  Please visit all the wonderful bloggers on the blog tour:
            
  1. May 1st: Seams Sew Lo (Intro)
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  3. May 2nd: Tenille's Thread
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  5. May 3rd: Seams Sew Lo
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  7. May 4th: Aurora Designs Fabric
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  9. May 6th: Kathy's Kwilts and More
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  11. May 7th: Our Play Place
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  13. May 8th: My Sewing Roots
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  15. May 9th: Auschick Sews
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  17. May 10th: Kathy's Kwilts and More
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  19. May 11th: My Crazy Beautiful Life
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  21. May 12th: Sew Haute Blog

Sunday, April 22, 2018

It's Gonna Be May blog tour

Welcome to my stop on the It's Gonna Be May blog hop by Petite Stitchery and Co and sponsored by www.southernbellefabrics.com.  Thank you to petite Stitchery for providing the patterns to us.

Today, I am sharing a raglan top that I have made.  I love making these raglans. Yes, i know it is almost May and I know it is warming up, but long sleeve raglan still come in handy, in that the grandkids these were made for, the families love to go into the mountains.


These are so easy to whip up. I am making more of these.   Especially in blue, as the little guy wearing this one, has requested more in blue.




 When I first gave this to him, he did not want to take it off. In fact  he tried to argue the point with his mommy that it was so soft it could be pajamas. Mommy told him that he could wear it the next day, if he  could get pajamas on. Now, the little guy wore it for like 3 days straight. How? The first day he put it on the right way, the next day, hmmm, this side is dirty, so I just turn it around, and then, I just turn it wrong side out.


 This is the  one for babies, and it can be turned into a onesie. I need to make more of these as this little girl is definitely outgrowing  this.

You can buy both of these patterns here, https://petitestitchery.com/?promo_rep=43

This grandma is pleased that the grandkids love the things I make for them. 

I am hoping in the next few days to share with you another make from Petite Stitchery.




Please be sure to visit all the other bloggers on this tour. There are some fun projects. April 22nd: Sewjourns Kathy's Kwilts Naadjesendraadjes Diskordia's Curvy Sewing Sewing Adventures in the Attick Sewing Southern Belle April 23rd: Margarita on the Ross Our Play Palace The Scatty Sewer Rebel and Malice My Heart Will Sew On Sewing With D April 24th: Sea of Estrogen Seams Like Style That's Sew Amy Mahlica Designs Leslie J's Sewing Shack Miss Marah Sewn April 25th: Liviality Lime Leaves My Sewing Roots Tales From a Southern Mom Jot Designs USA Seams Sew Lo The Needle and The Belle April 26th: Candi Couture Designs Momma Sew Savvy Blooming Skies  and make sure to enter the giveaway. 

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Spring Fling Island Batik Ambassador Alumni

Hi!!!! Thanks for joining me on the spring fling Island Batik Ambassador Alumni challenge.  Our theme is use it up. I have a few pieces of batiks to use up.

As I got looking through things, I found that I had some projects started.  So, I am going to share those.

First is this one, where I had been learning paper piecing. I designed the pattern myself. It is supposed to represent kites, but I had forgotten to get some ribbon to use for the tail. And just as I am sitting right here, writing this post, I realized I could have made a tail. Oh well, I will do that after work.


This next one is made based on the squiggles quilt by Christa Watson. I laid it out a bit differently.  I have not had time to get this one quilted.  I hope to quilt it this weekend.



I hope you have been enjoying this blog hop.

Check with the other Alumni to see what they did to use up their scraps.  

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spring into spring with Pickle Toes Patterns - A Mini capsule wardrobe

Today I am excited to be joining Pickle Toes Patterns for their spring into spring tour.  My original plan was to do a mini capsule wardrobe,  but my ideas are sometimes bigger than the time I have. Also I have had some health issues and have not had the energy to sew. However, all is not lost. I just adjusted my plans.


Welcome to Sew into Spring with Pickle Toes Patterns. Join us for 5 days of sewing our patterns as we prep for the transition from winter to spring. We were lucky enough to have 10 bloggers join us sewing up lovely creations and to have Evelyn at Seweird Fabric sponsor our bloggers and offer us a store credit for one of our lovely readers. You can find Evelyn on Facebook here. At the end of the tour join us for a rafflecopter giveaway featuring a $20 credit from Seweird and a $20 shop credit from us.

I am going to share some of my favorite Sews from Pickle Toes Patterns.

First up is this cute dress called Pickled Tink.  I love it. I made this one for my youngest granddaughter.   This dress is so cute and versatile. It can be worn with or without a bolero. I have seen a double ruffle on the bottom and a sash around it.



Next is the Taylor Tee.  Another pattern with options. It can be color blocked,  or done plain. I like it plain because it Sews together fast. I like fast. Even color blocking it goes fast.   This pattern is available for Men, Women, husky size, children and babies. Yes, you need this one for those family reunions to keep track of your family. And those wonderful family pictures. This pattern makes it great for matching the whole group.



Next up are the Grasshoppers.   These are so cute for girls. They have an elastic waist, different lengths, shorts, Bermuda  (knee), capri and pants. They are a great year round pattern. You can have a little slit on the bottom at the sides and do a cute bow.



Next up are the polliwogs leggings for children then you have the tadpoles for babies. I need to buy the tadpoles patterns.



My granddaughter loves these polliwogs leggings.  I don't always know what fabrics I use, as I sometimes buy them as flat folds from one of my local stores, but I know these back ones are made from dbp, double brushed polyester, and they are soft. My granddaughter loves them.



I love these Pickle Toes Patterns,  and they have lots more. Some of which I am currently working on. If you purchase any of these patterns, I would love it, if you would use my affiliate link. There is no extra charge, but I do earn a small commission. www.pickletoespatterns.com?aff=71

 To see what the other bloggers have done this week, please go to the pickle toes patterns blog https://pickletoespatterns.com/blogs/ptp-  updates and be sure to enter the contest.


As a thank you for joining us for our Sew into Spring with PTP, make sure to enter the Giveaway

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens bloghop

Welcome to my day on the Quilt Qwazy Queens blog tour. It was suggested we share some UFO's.  Well, I can definitely do that. I have a bunch of UFO's. One of these days I will be so organized I won't have this issue.


I appreciate Marian at www.seamstobesew.com for putting this blog hop together  and finding the sponsors to offer these great prizes. A special thank you to all the sponsors.



So, I am just going to share a couple of the quilts I am working on.

This one is one that I started when I did a book review for Christa Watson.  You can read that review here..  This is her squiggles quilt pattern. I am using some batiks from Island Batik for this quilt. I made a pillow sham and a throw pillow to match.
This is the quilt I am currently working on.

This is the throw pillow that I made.   I took the little pieces that you will cut off to use as a border.


The next quilt I would like to share is one by www.sewkindofwonderful.com.   This one is also being done with batiks from Island Batik. 



I know that what I really need to do, is make a list of my ufos and just get them finished. Maybe I need to set some deadlines. Maybe I should say, I need to finish quilting one and piecing one, before I start a new one.

I hope that throughout this blog hop you have been inspired to get some of your ufos finished. I know I have been.

Be sure to enter the giveaway. Just make sure you read the rules first.



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