Sew... my wonderful big sister got herself a Bernina recently, it's an embroidery machine, but also a sewing machine. She has let me borrow her sewing machince, since she can sew on her Bernina. I really, really, REALLY could never thank her enough. I really think I would lose my mind if I had to go without sewing for as long as I know it will take me to get my machine fixed, or get a new one!
I have been very busy cleaning my garage and getting things together for a consignment sale, among other things. But it's finally out of the way and I sat down to sew again yesterday. I finished the girls outfits first. Lexi is my biggest critic. She said she's glad she has to wear a uniform to school so she wouldn't have to wear this outfit! She did say to her sister later that she never said she doesn't like it (but she also never said she did). She just kept saying she thought it was weird, and silly. I guess I'm going to have to start consulting her before I make her clothes from now on! On a side note- she wrote me this little fill in the blank poem thing at school for Mother's Day, and the 3rd thing she put was that she loves me because I can sew! :) Anyways... Demi loves the outfits.
Also, the tops are a bit big. Especially Lexi's. I used a pattern, but I took these shirts in A LOT. And they are still too big. I will probably take them in more later. The pattern was really easy, and I will definitely make them several more of these for the summer. Will just have to work on the sizing. And sorry for the pictures. TJ kept grabbing at the camera and these pics are the best ones I ended up with!
Then I made these shorts for TJ. Still a little longer than I meant to make them. But this length does look cute on him! Now I just have to find a shirt to match!
I also ran across a much needed craft on dollarstorecrafts.com Our mousepad is so faded and the picture part has been falling off. This past week, it seems every time I get on the computer the mouse is sticking, and it's because of the mousepad. Sew... Here's a picture of our mousepad before...
And here it is now!!! I have no fray check, so it's already got some strings. If I don't get some soon enough, I'll just recover it again when I do!