April 24, 2012


I love spring and all the color it brings. 

Bright green grass.


Oh, the flowers!

Our drive to church is amazing!!!
I can't take my eyes off the scenery around us.
There are fields drenched in solid yellow, stretching for miles.
I hope I will be able to get a picture of it someday. 

Even the weeds are pretty!

Country roads.
 Herzog finally sat still for me! I love this picture.

I hope you have enjoyed a little peek of what spring is like in my corner of the world.
Even though this is primarily a sewing/crafting/creating blog I would like to share some personal snippets now and then.

Do y'all like the new blog design? I wanted something a tad more springy than what I had before. There are still a few things that I want to add such as a background and social media buttons. (Playing around in Photoshop is so. much. fun!)

A big thank you to all who read my blog and continue to comment. It always makes my day. :)

April 23, 2012

Crinkle taggy blanket for baby

Babies love anything that makes noise and like to play with with chip bags, wipe packages etc. Why not do a little recycling and make a toy that is more baby friendly but still has that delicious crinkle?!

We went to a baby shower recently and this is one of the gifts I made for the little man. I saved four individual sized chip bags, washed them and zig-zagged them together for the middle layer of the crinkle taggy blanket.

The other side.

If you would like to make a Crinkle Taggy Blanket you can follow this tutorial.

April 6, 2012

Sunset stripes tee

This is my first entry for the Spring Top Sewalong over at Made by Rae.

 I made this top out of a lightweight knit that is uber comfortable and will be nice to wear in
our hot Texas weather. 

I used this free pattern for my top: 1 Piece Kimono Tee. It's an extremely easy pattern and I just love how well it turned out. I owe this result to my new double needle. If you sew with knits and don't have a double needle you don't know what you're missing out on. It is truly amazing! It's placed in your machine just like a normal needle, but since there are two needles on the post it creates two rows of stitching. On the back it makes a kind of zig zag which allows the whole seam to stretch, something that is essential when sewing with knits. Sewing with a double needle made my hemming go so much smoother. It is no longer a nightmare to hem knits, but a delight! You can buy a double needle for under ten dollars so what are you waiting for? ;)

A close up of the stitching.

It's always a lot of fun to see all the tops that have been entered! You can find them here.