I’m Back

Wow! When I mentioned I might be taking a small break back in September, I had no idea that it would turn into two months. We had such a crazy summer that went straight into a very busy September with my sister-in-law's wedding and my ladies retreat back to back. I didn't realize how much I needed to get my life and routines back in order until I actually did. As a mama of two little ones,I only get small snippets of time each day to work on things that require mental energy. So where before … [Read more...]

Fun at Whipstitch

Before the boys were born, Phillip and I lived in a tiny loft apartment in the West Midtown part of Atlanta, back when it was still "up and coming". It has finally "came" and now there are many cool shops and restaurants in that area. We were driving through a few months ago, and I just about caused Philip to wreck when I shrieked in excitement as we drove past a new fabric store called Whipstitch.    So last week, when my good friend Laura asked if I would like to accompany her to a … [Read more...]

Handmade Christmas Gifts

I made some Christmas gifts for a few friends and family members, but I couldn't post about them until after Christmas because most of them read this blog. I found the tutorial for this gathered clutch on the Sew, Mama, Sew! Handmade Holiday Master List 2010. I loved making these! After I made my first one, I started adding a few things of my own, like the wrist strap and scrappy flower. It was my first time sewing in a zipper. It was much easier than I thought. I don't know what I was … [Read more...]

Quilted Laptop Sleeve

I took the handmade pledge and decided to start buying handmade gifts for others or making them myself if possible. We have a lot of family birthdays during the summer months. My husband's sister just had a birthday and is headed to college this fall. She purchased a new laptop and I thought it would be cool to make her a padded laptop case to go inside her messenger bag. She is a pretty eclectic girl like myself, so I knew I could have fun with it. I had purchased some quilt squares from Fabric … [Read more...]