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Old 12-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #2056
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What a sweet family photo.
Thanks. Wish we were that sweet today. (the teenager is giving me grief

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Thank you so much for the ideas. Great job on all the outfits. I love the minion for your son, the expression on him is great!



Tomorrow is a big day for me. I will hopefully be doing the last step for my conditional job offer by taking my psychological test. As long as I pass, which should be no problem, I should be getting the official offer next week. I'm excited for this to finally come through, as much as I've enjoyed being at home for so long I could really use the job right about now.
Thanks, and good luck with the final job step.

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I love all of these each one more than the next!


Good luck today with the test and the offer, I hope its everything you want/need.
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I love the family picture and the shirts are great! You know my dd will never let me make her anything. But last year when she went to Universal, she wanted me to make her a plain white shirt with "I solemnly swear I am up to no good" embroidered on it. Your son's shirt made me think of that!
I guess we have to be happy that they let us do anything at all for them at this stage of their life.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:09 AM   #2057
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Any one want to play a game?

Back in the old days when we had Project Disboutique (I forget the real name) I thought it would be fun to select one fabric and see what projects people came up with.

Well, this is a variation of that. I saw this red, black and white ornament fabric at Hobby Lobby and it screamed (yes, literallly it screamed, I jumped a foot!) Disney to me. I thought it would be fun to see if any one else bought it and what projects YOU have come up with.

Any contestants for "I Got That!"?

I'd love to see photos of other ways this fabric has been used.

Here's my string backpack. Purposefully understated in its Disneyesqueness.





(I have another fabric in mind, too, so if no one posts for this fabric, I have one more that I'll try before giving up on what is sure to be a runaway best idea for a game ever.)

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Hello All!! I am having embroidery machine envy really quite bad but again I should really learn the basics before I delve much deeper. I am in the middle of preparing for finals but found some fabric I could not resist the impulse to buy when I was walking down the fabric aisle at walmart so I am sharing it here since I am so excited to start on my next project. It is going to be a sleeveless swing top and bloomers for my 16 month old. I just love these fabrics. So here I am sharing

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:34 PM   #2059
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Good luck today with the test and the offer, I hope its everything you want/need.
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I can't wait to see what you come up with for the gift. 14 is a hard age to sew for. I know from personal experience, except my two are girls. They hate everything that I make except for tote bags and purses.

Good luck with the job! I'll be hoping that things work out for you!
I remember you saying your girls only liked purses and totes so that is waht I did for my niece and step niece. As soon as I take pictures I will post everything I have made so far for Christmas.

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Back in the old days when we had Project Disboutique (I forget the real name) I thought it would be fun to select one fabric and see what projects people came up with.

Well, this is a variation of that. I saw this red, black and white ornament fabric at Hobby Lobby and it screamed (yes, literallly it screamed, I jumped a foot!) Disney to me. I thought it would be fun to see if any one else bought it and what projects YOU have come up with.

Any contestants for "I Got That!"?

I'd love to see photos of other ways this fabric has been used.

Here's my string backpack. Purposefully understated in its Disneyesqueness.





(I have another fabric in mind, too, so if no one posts for this fabric, I have one more that I'll try before giving up on what is sure to be a runaway best idea for a game ever.)

What a fun idea. I love that fabric.

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Hello All!! I am having embroidery machine envy really quite bad but again I should really learn the basics before I delve much deeper. I am in the middle of preparing for finals but found some fabric I could not resist the impulse to buy when I was walking down the fabric aisle at walmart so I am sharing it here since I am so excited to start on my next project. It is going to be a sleeveless swing top and bloomers for my 16 month old. I just love these fabrics. So here I am sharing

I love the fabric. Can't wait to see the pictures when you're done.


Thanks for all the thoughts for my test today. It was much less stressfull than I thought it would be. The first one I took was around 700 questions and most were multiple choice. This one was only 300 and all were true or false. Most of the questions were about suicidal thoughts, paranoia questions like do you think you are being followed or someone is out to get you, and do you ever have evil thoughts type of questions. Than had a quick interview about weather I have ever taken drugs, had a mental illness, been on medications for depression. so al in all it was pretty easy and I should know next week weather I get the job or not.
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Back in the old days when we had Project Disboutique (I forget the real name) I thought it would be fun to select one fabric and see what projects people came up with.

Well, this is a variation of that. I saw this red, black and white ornament fabric at Hobby Lobby and it screamed (yes, literallly it screamed, I jumped a foot!) Disney to me. I thought it would be fun to see if any one else bought it and what projects YOU have come up with.

Any contestants for "I Got That!"?

I'd love to see photos of other ways this fabric has been used.

Here's my string backpack. Purposefully understated in its Disneyesqueness.

I don't have that fabric, but I am curious if you have a pattern or a tutorial for the bag. I got all the "ingredients" to make them but I am not smart enough to figure out how to loop the straps through. I did a search for tutorials and they all say to sew the straps on the bottom. I got grommets and the tool to do them, so I would prefer that.

Been SO BUSY lately. Here are a couple of things I just wrapped up. Still have a couple major projects for Christmas, one of which is a lap quilt 60x60 which I finally finished the top and basted it, but have to quilt and bind it. Also, hosting a christmas party for our twin playgroup so I decided to make all the kids (14 total!) gingerbread aprons. I currently have 2 gingerbread men stitched out... the party is in 10 days. Hoping they go quickly to assemble. I am making them from tea towels so they are mostly hemmed and just need the applique and the straps.

Finished 2 more Hulk sweatshirts, one for each of my boys to match their cousin's I posted last week. All 3 shirts came from the same $6 fleece remnant and about $4-5 of green and black. Love the cost of these!


Made this Avengers throw for my comic-obsessed husband. This was (I was told mistakenly) on the remnant shelf at Hancock so it cost about $6.


I picked up two of these fleece throws at Ikea for $3 each, they were the perfect color for these Agent P throws for my boys. I might add their names on them. Haven't decided. BTW having used other designers, I always LOVE going back to HeatherSue's stuff. I love the eyes on this guy, so great. Still need to stitch out one more for the other kid.


One of my learning my serger projects was making these pillowcases for my boys. I picked up the flannel at Joann for 60% off one day doorbuster, and they LOVE them. As you can see they have taken to sharing a bed. One has a recent terrible fear of monsters and the dark, so sleeping with a buddy seems to help. Could have saved so much money on that 2nd bed. (and they are absolutely using one as a pillow and one as a blanket.)


And Finally, the projects I made for our twin birthday parties this week. These for the 4 year olds:

And these, which look much better in person than this terrible photo, for the 3 year old Chicago Bears fans.


I also made 2 shirts for the big give, and as soon as I have confirmed the family has them I will post them. I am thrilled with how they turned out!
Whew! Now back to my aprons and quilt. And a couple more hoodies from fleece remnants...
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I don't have that fabric, but I am curious if you have a pattern or a tutorial for the bag. I got all the "ingredients" to make them but I am not smart enough to figure out how to loop the straps through. I did a search for tutorials and they all say to sew the straps on the bottom. I got grommets and the tool to do them, so I would prefer that.

Been SO BUSY lately. Here are a couple of things I just wrapped up. Still have a couple major projects for Christmas, one of which is a lap quilt 60x60 which I finally finished the top and basted it, but have to quilt and bind it. Also, hosting a christmas party for our twin playgroup so I decided to make all the kids (14 total!) gingerbread aprons. I currently have 2 gingerbread men stitched out... the party is in 10 days. Hoping they go quickly to assemble. I am making them from tea towels so they are mostly hemmed and just need the applique and the straps.

Finished 2 more Hulk sweatshirts, one for each of my boys to match their cousin's I posted last week. All 3 shirts came from the same $6 fleece remnant and about $4-5 of green and black. Love the cost of these!


Made this Avengers throw for my comic-obsessed husband. This was (I was told mistakenly) on the remnant shelf at Hancock so it cost about $6.


I picked up two of these fleece throws at Ikea for $3 each, they were the perfect color for these Agent P throws for my boys. I might add their names on them. Haven't decided. BTW having used other designers, I always LOVE going back to HeatherSue's stuff. I love the eyes on this guy, so great. Still need to stitch out one more for the other kid.


One of my learning my serger projects was making these pillowcases for my boys. I picked up the flannel at Joann for 60% off one day doorbuster, and they LOVE them. As you can see they have taken to sharing a bed. One has a recent terrible fear of monsters and the dark, so sleeping with a buddy seems to help. Could have saved so much money on that 2nd bed. (and they are absolutely using one as a pillow and one as a blanket.)


And Finally, the projects I made for our twin birthday parties this week. These for the 4 year olds:

And these, which look much better in person than this terrible photo, for the 3 year old Chicago Bears fans.


I also made 2 shirts for the big give, and as soon as I have confirmed the family has them I will post them. I am thrilled with how they turned out!
Whew! Now back to my aprons and quilt. And a couple more hoodies from fleece remnants...
I love those hoodies! Please could you post the link to the pattern. I looked for Raglan hoodies on site mentioned before but I could not find any that look like yours. I think I need a link. Or a pm with the link please!

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I love those hoodies! Please could you post the link to the pattern. I looked for Raglan hoodies on site mentioned before but I could not find any that look like yours. I think I need a link. Or a pm with the link please!

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http://www.youcanmakethis.com/produc...ge-raglans.htm They are the Carla C All the Rage Raglan plus hoodie. I haven't made them with anything but fleece so far, but they go together SUPER fast and easy. Literally I can whip one together in about 30 minutes - cutting, assembling, hemming. Once I learn how to hem with my serger maybe even faster!
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Speaking of Fabric

I ordered my first custom fabric from spoonflower.com recently and it came in today's mail. I LOVE IT. Can you just see the adorable bowling shirts I am gonna be making? (The cow and the bandana fabric I already had.)

I love that you can make your own fabric designs, very cool.



It's pricey per yard, but I think I can stretch it out since it is just going to be sleeves and plackets really. SO excited. That project is going to have to wait until after Christmas though.

Just wanted to share my excitement. Sorry for the photo barrage today.
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I just found this thread today and I am in awe of everyone's work.

I haven't sewed in years and now I want to start again. My mom and grandmom made all my clothes growing up. I started getting annoyed in about 6th grade ( I thought everyone else dressed so cool)....that is until I had a child and realized all the love they had for me. Now I miss their talent.

Thank you for inspiring me. I have both their sewing boxes and my mothers machine now. (they both have passed) and I am blessed they gave me this
What a precious thing to have from them. I hope you post some pictures when you have finished a project.

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Shirt #1 in action



Shirt #2 in action

Awesome.

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Back in the old days when we had Project Disboutique (I forget the real name) I thought it would be fun to select one fabric and see what projects people came up with.

Well, this is a variation of that. I saw this red, black and white ornament fabric at Hobby Lobby and it screamed (yes, literallly it screamed, I jumped a foot!) Disney to me. I thought it would be fun to see if any one else bought it and what projects YOU have come up with.

Any contestants for "I Got That!"?

I'd love to see photos of other ways this fabric has been used.

Here's my string backpack. Purposefully understated in its Disneyesqueness.





(I have another fabric in mind, too, so if no one posts for this fabric, I have one more that I'll try before giving up on what is sure to be a runaway best idea for a game ever.)

I haven't been to HL since they opened in September, but that is cool fabric. I see tons of hidden mickey heads

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Hello All!! I am having embroidery machine envy really quite bad but again I should really learn the basics before I delve much deeper. I am in the middle of preparing for finals but found some fabric I could not resist the impulse to buy when I was walking down the fabric aisle at walmart so I am sharing it here since I am so excited to start on my next project. It is going to be a sleeveless swing top and bloomers for my 16 month old. I just love these fabrics. So here I am sharing

Pretty fabric.

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Been SO BUSY lately. Here are a couple of things I just wrapped up. Still have a couple major projects for Christmas, one of which is a lap quilt 60x60 which I finally finished the top and basted it, but have to quilt and bind it. Also, hosting a christmas party for our twin playgroup so I decided to make all the kids (14 total!) gingerbread aprons. I currently have 2 gingerbread men stitched out... the party is in 10 days. Hoping they go quickly to assemble. I am making them from tea towels so they are mostly hemmed and just need the applique and the straps.

Finished 2 more Hulk sweatshirts, one for each of my boys to match their cousin's I posted last week. All 3 shirts came from the same $6 fleece remnant and about $4-5 of green and black. Love the cost of these!


Made this Avengers throw for my comic-obsessed husband. This was (I was told mistakenly) on the remnant shelf at Hancock so it cost about $6.


I picked up two of these fleece throws at Ikea for $3 each, they were the perfect color for these Agent P throws for my boys. I might add their names on them. Haven't decided. BTW having used other designers, I always LOVE going back to HeatherSue's stuff. I love the eyes on this guy, so great. Still need to stitch out one more for the other kid.


One of my learning my serger projects was making these pillowcases for my boys. I picked up the flannel at Joann for 60% off one day doorbuster, and they LOVE them. As you can see they have taken to sharing a bed. One has a recent terrible fear of monsters and the dark, so sleeping with a buddy seems to help. Could have saved so much money on that 2nd bed. (and they are absolutely using one as a pillow and one as a blanket.)


And Finally, the projects I made for our twin birthday parties this week. These for the 4 year olds:

And these, which look much better in person than this terrible photo, for the 3 year old Chicago Bears fans.


I also made 2 shirts for the big give, and as soon as I have confirmed the family has them I will post them. I am thrilled with how they turned out!
Whew! Now back to my aprons and quilt. And a couple more hoodies from fleece remnants...
WOW you have been busy.

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I ordered my first custom fabric from spoonflower.com recently and it came in today's mail. I LOVE IT. Can you just see the adorable bowling shirts I am gonna be making? (The cow and the bandana fabric I already had.)

I love that you can make your own fabric designs, very cool.



It's pricey per yard, but I think I can stretch it out since it is just going to be sleeves and plackets really. SO excited. That project is going to have to wait until after Christmas though.

Just wanted to share my excitement. Sorry for the photo barrage today.
That is awesome...but can't imagine who has fabric like that




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Maybe if you tried mixing the wet with the dry it would last longer.
We tried the dry again and he won't touch it in a bowl, but if he is begging for a treat I give it to him and he eats it So now we have a four pound bag of cat treats The really good news is he will no longer touch the dry food that our other cat eats, and our cat won't touch the wet food, so we don't have to separate them while dining.

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Here are the 4 of us on said trip.


IMG_0789 by tricialee22, on Flickr




IMG_8844 by tricialee22, on Flickr
Great family photo! It's so nice to see everyone The only other pic I remember seeing of you is the one in your Halloween skirt. And we love Jeff Dunham -- dh and I saw him last year.

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And as long as I have this and Flickr open I may as well post some other stuff I have made lately.

Christmas outfits for siblings.


IMG_8838 by tricialee22, on Flickr


IMG_8841 by tricialee22, on Flickr

Co-ordinating shirts and dress for a big Give.


IMG_8784 by tricialee22, on Flickr


IMG_8804 by tricialee22, on Flickr

Hello Kitty Shirt, skirt and apron for a little one's 6th BDay party.


IMG_8808 by tricialee22, on Flickr

Dress for a launch


IMG_8770tlb by tricialee22, on Flickr
Everything is awesome but the Hello Kitty skirt has to be my favorite -- I love the colors and fabrics you used.

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I just found this thread today and I am in awe of everyone's work.

I haven't sewed in years and now I want to start again. My mom and grandmom made all my clothes growing up. I started getting annoyed in about 6th grade ( I thought everyone else dressed so cool)....that is until I had a child and realized all the love they had for me. Now I miss their talent.

Thank you for inspiring me. I have both their sewing boxes and my mothers machine now. (they both have passed) and I am blessed they gave me this
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Shirt #1 in action



Shirt #2 in action

The shirts look great on! I keep wanting to get that pattern for myself, but I never have timee to finish the oodles of things I have started for my dd.

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Back in the old days when we had Project Disboutique (I forget the real name) I thought it would be fun to select one fabric and see what projects people came up with.

Well, this is a variation of that. I saw this red, black and white ornament fabric at Hobby Lobby and it screamed (yes, literallly it screamed, I jumped a foot!) Disney to me. I thought it would be fun to see if any one else bought it and what projects YOU have come up with.

Any contestants for "I Got That!"?

I'd love to see photos of other ways this fabric has been used.

Here's my string backpack. Purposefully understated in its Disneyesqueness.





(I have another fabric in mind, too, so if no one posts for this fabric, I have one more that I'll try before giving up on what is sure to be a runaway best idea for a game ever.)

Lovely work Cheryl We don't have a Hobby Lobby so I have never seen that fabric

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I don't have that fabric, but I am curious if you have a pattern or a tutorial for the bag. I got all the "ingredients" to make them but I am not smart enough to figure out how to loop the straps through. I did a search for tutorials and they all say to sew the straps on the bottom. I got grommets and the tool to do them, so I would prefer that.

Been SO BUSY lately. Here are a couple of things I just wrapped up. Still have a couple major projects for Christmas, one of which is a lap quilt 60x60 which I finally finished the top and basted it, but have to quilt and bind it. Also, hosting a christmas party for our twin playgroup so I decided to make all the kids (14 total!) gingerbread aprons. I currently have 2 gingerbread men stitched out... the party is in 10 days. Hoping they go quickly to assemble. I am making them from tea towels so they are mostly hemmed and just need the applique and the straps.

Finished 2 more Hulk sweatshirts, one for each of my boys to match their cousin's I posted last week. All 3 shirts came from the same $6 fleece remnant and about $4-5 of green and black. Love the cost of these!




I picked up two of these fleece throws at Ikea for $3 each, they were the perfect color for these Agent P throws for my boys. I might add their names on them. Haven't decided. BTW having used other designers, I always LOVE going back to HeatherSue's stuff. I love the eyes on this guy, so great. Still need to stitch out one more for the other kid.


One of my learning my serger projects was making these pillowcases for my boys. I picked up the flannel at Joann for 60% off one day doorbuster, and they LOVE them. As you can see they have taken to sharing a bed. One has a recent terrible fear of monsters and the dark, so sleeping with a buddy seems to help. Could have saved so much money on that 2nd bed. (and they are absolutely using one as a pillow and one as a blanket.)


And Finally, the projects I made for our twin birthday parties this week. These for the 4 year olds:

And these, which look much better in person than this terrible photo, for the 3 year old Chicago Bears fans.


I also made 2 shirts for the big give, and as soon as I have confirmed the family has them I will post them. I am thrilled with how they turned out!
Whew! Now back to my aprons and quilt. And a couple more hoodies from fleece remnants...
Everything looks great! I love the sleeping boys.
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Not sure if I posted about our old cat on here -- he is 17 y/o and started losing weight and vomiting more than the usual a lot he always has. He is hyperthyroid. Vet is treating with food first but 3 days into the diet he completely stopped eating so we all became very worried. I ran out and got some wet food and he gobbled that up (He's never eaten wet in his life) so we had to buy cans of food that are over $2 each after having spent $25 on a bag of dry

I only have two of the possibly now 9 dog shirts done. I will hopefully get two more done today and then post pics. I wish people would be more gracious about rsvp'ing in a timely matter. One girl could not come and dd had two on her waiting list. Sent an invite to her #1 choice on the waiting list and the #2 girl came up to me and asked why she wasn't invited. She was so sad. Never mind I asked dd not to discuss her party at school!!! In all fairness, the girls who got the invites may have been the ones talking about it. Anyway, I told dh and dh is a former colleague of the girl's mother so he said to invite her. I already ran out and picked up a 9th Webkinz but need to run out and get a 9th shirt. And stupid me volunteered to help dd's teacher with Advent calendars today. Why do I always over extend myself?

It's St Nicholas' Day? Does anyone celebrate? We grew up with the tradition but I think we are the only ones in our area now that do it. My dd has a Christmas report to do on Germany so it works out to be a good tradition for us to do.
I am sorry to hear about your cat's situation. I hope you can get the shirts done in time and then take a nice long break and perhaps actually make yourself something!

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We are definitely feeling blessed right now. And it seems like some other health issues my husband has had for the last few months might be related to this as well. He's had terrible foot pain and it turns out that it may be related to his thyroid issues. Isn't that crazy!

They have changed the surgery date AGAIN! Now it is going to be this Tuesday. You all know that I am such a planner. So having the date changed 4 times is making me crazy!!!!!

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Has anybody ever added a sailor collar to an existing dress pattern? I am thinking of giving it a try and I did find a couple of tutorials. But I thought I'd check to see if anybody has any real life experience with trying this. TIA!
I was thinking about your family today and wondering if the surgery will impact on Hanukkah celebrations. I am a planner too and having the date changed this many times will drive me crazy too. I don't have any suggestions on the adding a collar, but hopefully someone else will!


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Here are a couple of the shirts my boys let me make for them lately. Here is Liam with "well if you HAVE to take a picture I will made a weird face". He asked me for a plain white shirt with Hakuna Matata in big black lettering.


23915_416017088452515_1929769668_n by tricialee22, on Flickr

We went to Universal Studios in October and I offered to make Tyler any shirt he wanted for the trip. Here are the 4 of us on said trip.


IMG_0789 by tricialee22, on Flickr

And I made this for Tyler this week. If you haven't seen Jeff Dunham it will not mean much to you, but Ty loves it.


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It's neat to see what you make for older boys. I really like that family picture.

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And as long as I have this and Flickr open I may as well post some other stuff I have made lately.

Christmas outfits for siblings.


IMG_8838 by tricialee22, on Flickr


IMG_8841 by tricialee22, on Flickr

Co-ordinating shirts and dress for a big Give.


IMG_8784 by tricialee22, on Flickr


IMG_8804 by tricialee22, on Flickr

Hello Kitty Shirt, skirt and apron for a little one's 6th BDay party.


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Dress for a launch


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Everything look great. I like how you upcycled the t-shirts.

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I just found this thread today and I am in awe of everyone's work.

I haven't sewed in years and now I want to start again. My mom and grandmom made all my clothes growing up. I started getting annoyed in about 6th grade ( I thought everyone else dressed so cool)....that is until I had a child and realized all the love they had for me. Now I miss their talent.

Thank you for inspiring me. I have both their sewing boxes and my mothers machine now. (they both have passed) and I am blessed they gave me this
Welcome! This is the nicest group of people you'll find on the boards. Please post pictures of your creations.

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Shirt #1 in action



Shirt #2 in action

Both shirts look fantastic on you! Thank you for sharing the pictures!

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Back in the old days when we had Project Disboutique (I forget the real name) I thought it would be fun to select one fabric and see what projects people came up with.

Well, this is a variation of that. I saw this red, black and white ornament fabric at Hobby Lobby and it screamed (yes, literallly it screamed, I jumped a foot!) Disney to me. I thought it would be fun to see if any one else bought it and what projects YOU have come up with.

Any contestants for "I Got That!"?

I'd love to see photos of other ways this fabric has been used.

Here's my string backpack. Purposefully understated in its Disneyesqueness.





(I have another fabric in mind, too, so if no one posts for this fabric, I have one more that I'll try before giving up on what is sure to be a runaway best idea for a game ever.)

Thankfully I don't have access to the same fabric or else my overflowing stash will have more fabric. However, I do have some of that "Epcot Christmas" fabric I bought when I was down in So Cal last February (it was deeply discounted). I am not sure what to do with it, my guess is that it will end up on outfits for the Gives one of these years.

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Hello All!! I am having embroidery machine envy really quite bad but again I should really learn the basics before I delve much deeper. I am in the middle of preparing for finals but found some fabric I could not resist the impulse to buy when I was walking down the fabric aisle at walmart so I am sharing it here since I am so excited to start on my next project. It is going to be a sleeveless swing top and bloomers for my 16 month old. I just love these fabrics. So here I am sharing

The ladybug fabric looks cute! I can't wait to see your finished product!

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I am glad the testing went well today. I hope you will have a positive answer next week!

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Been SO BUSY lately. Here are a couple of things I just wrapped up. Still have a couple major projects for Christmas, one of which is a lap quilt 60x60 which I finally finished the top and basted it, but have to quilt and bind it. Also, hosting a christmas party for our twin playgroup so I decided to make all the kids (14 total!) gingerbread aprons. I currently have 2 gingerbread men stitched out... the party is in 10 days. Hoping they go quickly to assemble. I am making them from tea towels so they are mostly hemmed and just need the applique and the straps.

Finished 2 more Hulk sweatshirts, one for each of my boys to match their cousin's I posted last week. All 3 shirts came from the same $6 fleece remnant and about $4-5 of green and black. Love the cost of these!


Made this Avengers throw for my comic-obsessed husband. This was (I was told mistakenly) on the remnant shelf at Hancock so it cost about $6.


I picked up two of these fleece throws at Ikea for $3 each, they were the perfect color for these Agent P throws for my boys. I might add their names on them. Haven't decided. BTW having used other designers, I always LOVE going back to HeatherSue's stuff. I love the eyes on this guy, so great. Still need to stitch out one more for the other kid.


One of my learning my serger projects was making these pillowcases for my boys. I picked up the flannel at Joann for 60% off one day doorbuster, and they LOVE them. As you can see they have taken to sharing a bed. One has a recent terrible fear of monsters and the dark, so sleeping with a buddy seems to help. Could have saved so much money on that 2nd bed. (and they are absolutely using one as a pillow and one as a blanket.)


And Finally, the projects I made for our twin birthday parties this week. These for the 4 year olds:

And these, which look much better in person than this terrible photo, for the 3 year old Chicago Bears fans.


I also made 2 shirts for the big give, and as soon as I have confirmed the family has them I will post them. I am thrilled with how they turned out!
Whew! Now back to my aprons and quilt. And a couple more hoodies from fleece remnants...
Great job on the Hulk set - you certainly can't beat the price for that fabric! I like the fleece blankets too. It looks like you have been very busy sewing. The picture of your boys is just too cute.

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I ordered my first custom fabric from spoonflower.com recently and it came in today's mail. I LOVE IT. Can you just see the adorable bowling shirts I am gonna be making? (The cow and the bandana fabric I already had.)

I love that you can make your own fabric designs, very cool.



It's pricey per yard, but I think I can stretch it out since it is just going to be sleeves and plackets really. SO excited. That project is going to have to wait until after Christmas though.

Just wanted to share my excitement. Sorry for the photo barrage today.
Very cool. I can't wait to see what you make with it!
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http://www.youcanmakethis.com/produc...ge-raglans.htm They are the Carla C All the Rage Raglan plus hoodie. I haven't made them with anything but fleece so far, but they go together SUPER fast and easy. Literally I can whip one together in about 30 minutes - cutting, assembling, hemming. Once I learn how to hem with my serger maybe even faster!
Thank you so much! I have some monster fleece I want to make a hoodie out of and I love your fleeces. My 8 year old loves the avenger fleece so this will be great for him too

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Grr I am totally annoyed! I put my marathon thread order out on Friday morning of the 30th. I got a notice that it shipped yesterday. Really it took 7 days to process and get ready to ship? sigh I'm now going to have to go buy other embroidery thread for the designs I need to do before it gets here.
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I guess we have to be happy that they let us do anything at all for them at this stage of their life.
That is definitely true! My SIL keeps asking me why I don't make stuff for my kids. She doesn't believe that they don't like any of what I make.

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Well, this is a variation of that. I saw this red, black and white ornament fabric at Hobby Lobby and it screamed (yes, literallly it screamed, I jumped a foot!) Disney to me. I thought it would be fun to see if any one else bought it and what projects YOU have come up with.

Any contestants for "I Got That!"?

I'd love to see photos of other ways this fabric has been used.

Here's my string backpack. Purposefully understated in its Disneyesqueness.

Love your bag! We don't have any Hobby Lobby stores near here so I've never seen that fabric. I don't tend to buy too much Christmas fabric either. LOL!

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That is some very cute fabric. I'm sure the outfit will turn out adorable!

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Thanks for all the thoughts for my test today. It was much less stressfull than I thought it would be. The first one I took was around 700 questions and most were multiple choice. This one was only 300 and all were true or false. Most of the questions were about suicidal thoughts, paranoia questions like do you think you are being followed or someone is out to get you, and do you ever have evil thoughts type of questions. Than had a quick interview about weather I have ever taken drugs, had a mental illness, been on medications for depression. so al in all it was pretty easy and I should know next week weather I get the job or not.
I am glad that the test was less stressful than you expected. I hope that you get the job offer this week.

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Been SO BUSY lately. Here are a couple of things I just wrapped up. Still have a couple major projects for Christmas, one of which is a lap quilt 60x60 which I finally finished the top and basted it, but have to quilt and bind it. Also, hosting a christmas party for our twin playgroup so I decided to make all the kids (14 total!) gingerbread aprons. I currently have 2 gingerbread men stitched out... the party is in 10 days. Hoping they go quickly to assemble. I am making them from tea towels so they are mostly hemmed and just need the applique and the straps.













Wow! You have been super busy! Everything looks terrific! I love how your raglan hoodies turned out. Did you decorate the zippered hoodies or did you sew the whole thing? I've never sewn anything with a zippered front. In fact, I have avoided zippers where at all possible. LOL! Your little guys sleeping in bed together are so cute. My girls never wanted to sleep together. In fact, they hate sleeping in the same bed because my younger daughter is such a restless sleeper. How are you doing on the aprons? Several years ago I made 20 aprons and mob caps for my older dd's colonial tea party birthday. I figured out that if I bought extra wide, white bias tape, I could use that as the top band and tie for the aprons and they came together super fast after that.

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I ordered my first custom fabric from spoonflower.com recently and it came in today's mail. I LOVE IT. Can you just see the adorable bowling shirts I am gonna be making? (The cow and the bandana fabric I already had.)

I love that you can make your own fabric designs, very cool.


Gee I can't imagine what you are planning to make with those fabrics! I've heard of spoonflower but I'm purposely staying away. I HAVE to use up some of the fabrics that I already have!!!!

Flora- I missed getting your quote, but Chanukah does start tonight. DH will have to stay overnight in the hospital so I told the kids that we'd just wait until daddy comes home to open those presents.
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So question, i am trying to figure out what to copy over to my USB drive from an embroidery design I have downloaded. For instance, say Heathersue's mickey head with a santa hat. I have it downloaded. but when I opened the file there is so much there I don't know what to do or if i have unzipped it?

All I did was save the file to my computer hard drive.

Help lol
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