Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lost tooth

My little boy, who is 5 and just started kindergarten a little over a month ago, lost his first tooth last week. One of my friends had me make a tooth fairy this summer for her 5 year old who had a loose tooth and ever since my son has begged for a tooth fairy pillow of his own. I didn't see any rush in getting it done until he came up to me one day and said, "Mommy, I have a loose tooth. Have you made my tooth fairy pillow?" I didn't believe the loose tooth part until I saw for myself it was really loose and he had a tooth popping up behind it. So, I procrastinated some more until one day last week when he showed me his tooth and it was barely hanging on. That night I stitched up the front and the next day when he came home with the tooth in a plastic bag I stitched up the pillow and let him help me stuff it. Did I mention I knew this was going to be the day? I predicted it when I saw his tooth the day before! Anyway, he was very excited to loose his first tooth and also to help stuff his own pillow. He did a good job stuffing, with just a little extra stuffing from me.

These cute little pillows are going up in my Etsy shop very soon! I'll also be making up a girl version.

My first tooth fairy pillow for my friend's son.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Halloween Black Cat Skirt

I saw this really cute Halloween dress someone posted on Sewforum and fell in love. I remembered I had a remnant of similar fabric, orange with white polka dots, in my fabric stash and thought I could make a skirt out of it. The person who posted the dress also mentioned she got the embroidery from Applique Momma, so I ran over to her website, got the cat and went to town. In my opinion, this little skirt turned out so cute!! I have it available in my Etsy shop, available for custom order if anybody is interested. I can even make a coordinating shirt to go with it if interested.

So, this morning as I'm working on my computer I get an e-mail from somebody through Etsy and found out my little skirt made it to this person's treasury on Etsy. You can view the treasury here, http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c8b8a9d726c8eef9a3deec3/meow?index=0. I've never made it into a treasury on Etsy, so I'm quite excited!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Woohoo!! I received an early birthday present....3 new craft books!!

I spent my morning sewing a dress for a customer who contact me last night and wanted a dress for Sunday. My policy has always been, pay for your order then I sew it up, but since this was a rush order and I knew I had time this morning and maybe not again until Friday, I went ahead and sewed it up. She said she would send payment by 3:00 this afternoon. 3:00 came and went and finally at about 7:00 this evening I get an e-mail telling me she changed her mind. For now on, I stick to my policy!! Now I have a size 8 white pillowcase dress ready to ship if anybody is interested..... http://www.etsy.com/listing/55791883/boutique-pillowcase-dress-size-8-ready

Kids had swimming lessons tonight and they both did so great!! I'm so happy it wasn't the struggle we had this summer when they wouldn't participate unless they were in the same class. Today we had long talks about them being in different classes and I didn't want to hear any whining and it worked!! Woohoo!!

I came home and saw three craft books I've been wanting sitting on the counter. I asked hubby what they were doing there and he said they were the beginnings of my birthday present from my in-laws (more than a month early!! :-))!! Yiippee!! I can't wait to sit down, read through them and make some new things. Here are the books I just received....

Sew & Stow - 31 Fun Sewing Projects to Carry, Hold, and Organize Your Stuff, Your Home and Yourself! by Betty Oppenheimer

Sewing Bits & Pieces - 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps by Sandi Henderson

Sewing Clothes Kids Love (includes 10 full size patterns) by Nancy J.S. Langdon & Sabine Pollehn

Now I need to finish up a couple skirts I started earlier today and maybe move onto some other projects on my long to do list.....probably some Halloween/Fall stuff first!!

Have a wonderful night!!