Monday, May 24, 2010

Prom 2010

Here are a few pictures of prom from this weekend. It was a fun but hectic saturday.This was the dress that she bought in England last year. It was strapless But I hemmed it and added the strap/sleeve at the top. I have a previous post showing the dress before.
Our Baby Girl looked stunning . Her prom date was voted prom king this year.She's not a senior so wasn't tvoted prom Queen . But She is the Queen in our eyes They looked so good together.
anyway forgive me for being a proud Mom .I just had too share.

It's all about the accessories the theme was masquerade so she made her mask. I made her a clutch bag to match and she found a glass ring that matched exactly too . She also made her necklace and Earrings

these shoes originally had just a few clear gems on them . So she changed them out and added more gems to match the gems on her dress.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Great donation to the cause.Thanks Old Trail Fabrics

So I went to a local store here called Old Trail fabric today and told them about our write it out cause and they donated 50 27x27 fabric squares! That is an over $65 dollar value
This is so wonderful and generous of them to do so. Thanks Gary ( the manager)and Carol for helping count them out today.
So be sure to check them out online
I love this store as they Know I am always stopping buy to see what new samples and fabrics and great bargains they have. Some of this wonderful fabric  will be used to mail to the write it out project and some to start our local version of this project.
These fabric squares are great for So many uses ( there will be a list at the end of this post)

Or Check them out locally at
Old Trail fabric
3314 N old Trail ste 10
Shamokin Dam PA 17876
if going south on 11/ 15 Turn Left at Aldis then right on old trail then one block down

They have the best button table back with the fabric sample squares my kids loved playing with these and finding buttons for me when they were younger. Well they are 17 and 19 and they still like it LOL. 

These fabric squares are so great I have made purses, tree skirts, book covers ,cushions,table runners, throws
they do sell online and free shipping on some items Or all you local girls be sure to check them out.You will be finding yourself just addicted to finding another project to use these for . they also sell some great fabrics by the yard at great prices drapery, canvas, Vinyl, Upholstery, Foam .
Webbing, notions so much fun stuff.

Here's a list of the uses for thee wonderful fabrics this list was given to me from Old trail but I'm sure there are many more uses
Alternate Upholstery Fabric Uses
A: anything that can be covered, carried, bagged, appliance cover, art*
B: backpack, banner*, bookcover*
C: caddy, café curtain, cat bed, cat tepee/tent, cell phone holder, Christmas stocking, Civil War era costume, computer bag, coupon holder, crafts, craft bag, credit card holder
D: diaper bag, dining room chair seat cover, display board, dog bed, doll house furnishings*, doilies*, draft blockers, duffel bag.
E: eyeglass case
F: fanny pack, floor cushion, folding screen*, furoshiki*
G: Greeting cards*, grocery bags
H: Halloween costumes, headboard*, holiday decorations*, hot pads
I: Interesting projects
J: jacket, jewelry pouch/roll, journal cover
K: knitting needle/crochet hook case
L: lampshades*, lumbar support
M: makeup case/bag, messenger bag, memo pad cover
N: notebook cover
O: ottoman
P: pencil/pen holder* place mats, plant pad*, portifolio
Q: quilted ??
R: refrigerator magnets*, Renaissance era costumes, rugs*
S: satchels, shams, shoe organizer, shoe tote, shopping bag, shower curtain
T: table runner, table skirt, throws, throw pillows, tote, travel bag
U: Unbelievable values
V: valance, vanity skirt, vest, visor organizer
W: walker caddy, wall hangings, wall paper*, window seat cover
Y: yo-yo’s
Z: zippered ??
*non-sew ideas

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Write it out project progress so far

So here are pictures of the journals I have made so far. I also have some covers waiting for Composition books and a few more cut ready to sew and and ton of fabric ready to cut Anyone want to join me?

 17 finished journals ( well I have to put paper covering the insides of the books.
Then I have 3 covers sewn ( ran out of books) then I will add buttons and ribbon
and about seven cut ready to sew and a ton of fabric pulled out These are so addicting and Easy to make even a beginner can make these . Be sure to check out my previous posts for the link to the tutorial its a great tutorial with picture instructions.

Anyone is welcome to join us tonight at my home as we make more. If you really don't sew Donations are being accepted for Composition books ($1 at Big lots right now ) or money towards postage, Fabric, buttons. and don't forget the giveaway over on Jocelyn blog Make your pledge and make those journals then you can be entered into a great giveaway. Click on the service Boot camp button below for details

Friday, May 14, 2010

Service project and great Giveaway

My wonderful friend Jocelyn is offering a great giveaway in connection to Write it out service project This is a wonderful way to serve others
be sure to hop on over to her Blog and check it out

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fun sewing site

I was just blog hopping around tonight and saw this great site she does a lot of repurposing of old clothes and kids clothes and has some really cute projects. I'm all for saving money and reusing old clothes to look like new .And they look cute too check it out
she has some great tutorials

The write it out journal project

Here is the direct link to the write it out journal project.
This story really touched my heart  she is reaching out to those in need while still greiving the loss of her own soldier.

Journals for a good cause

I just wanted to share something from One of my great friends Blogs. She is encouraging all us sewers to sew for a good cause. I will be helping anyone else?
as you know being a wife of a retired airforce guy and the mom of a soldier this is very close to my heart and I like to help families and spouses of the military where ever I can.
here is a quote from her blog
"My friend over at "I Make Stuff" is an Iraq War widow. Earlier this year, on the three-year-anniversary of her husband's death, she decided to start making journals to send to other women who have lost spouses in the war, to help them work through the grieving process.

She calls her cause the "Write It Out Project" and she currently needs help filling a request for 50 journals.

The journals are relatively inexpensive (the notebooks cost about one dollar)  , they are very easy to make. This is a great first sewing project, so dust off that sewing machine you got for Christmas...and let's GO!"
So click on the link below and check it out this is a great beginners sewing project and its for a great cause.

Prom sewing Daughter Beckys dress

This year  at least Ididn't have to make any dresses from scratch, just alterations.
This is my Daughters dress she bought it in England last year, because she wanted something no one else would have. The theme for prom this year is Masquerade so she made a really cool mask to go with this dress and one for her date ( I will show pictures) The front of the dress is encrusted with gem stones I will take some more close up pictures next week at prom.

For modesty reasons she didn't want it strapless . so the hem was way too long so It was great that we could use the fabric and make wide strap /sleeve with it. Can't wait till the 22nd to see it all come together shoes, makeup hair etc.

This was the front before alterations It's a deeper red in real life.

Back of dress before alterations
Front of dress after adding straps. in the pictures they are kind of bunched up on the hanger so it will look so much better when Becky is wearing it

Back of dress after

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Challenge swap

I was involved in a challenge swap on the Cricut Message Board there were 6 Different groups with different thmes . We make 10 of the same for each group then they are sent to the hostess to swap out and you then receive 10 assorted Items very fun to do You could do anything from page embellishments, die cuts, Bookmarks, tags, journal boxes,

Vacation/travel paper was K&co UR here was cut with graphically speaking cartridge

Holiday group I chose Easter as I wanted to use this stamp that I have never used colored with watercolor technique
Ocean/beach group. This page embellishment is cut with graphically speaking cartridge, the catch a wave lettering is actually Blue glitter card stock I just put them in the bags with the white card stock for mailing purposes they are not attached to the white card stock

Animal group Pink poodles Bookmarks  are cut with the paper pups cartridge Of course My favorite color scheme Black, white and Pink.
Birthday group Cupcake and cherry were cut with the Home decor cartridge love this cup cake the cherry is cut twice once with green then with shiny Red then I cut the stem off the red.
Anything goes group I made these tags because I was tidying up my scrap area and had a ton of scraps of this great USA Paper left from The military ball decorations I made so I thought I would use them up on these. USA was cut with the Stand and Salute cartridge thought they could be used on a Fourth of July page.

Now that I have finished these up I am really Not doing as many swaps as I used too have to get caught up on some of my albums and start using some of these great elements I have received. . I will still do the ATC's now and then as they are fun and a great way to connect with other crafty friends.