Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Misc Project Links

Collection of easy sew girls skirts

Twirly Skirt tutorial I think I've linked this one before, but it's a good tutorial!

Part of the Handmade Holidays series.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Twirls for Girls - Toys for Tots

Twirls for Girls is back!!!

Use your talents & some of your stash to give to a child in need! These skirts are adorable and look easy enough to make. I am going to try to make 2 today and see how long it takes.

There is a form and instructions for donating them to "Toys for Tots" so they will know what it is & who it's for.

~Remembering back to our own girlhoods, some of our most cherished gifts were handmade clothes for our beloved dollies. Whether they were made by moms, grandmas, aunts, or even purchased from craft bazaars, they were unique and special, just like the women who created them.~

I can whole heartedly agree with this quote from the website! I still have most of the handmade doll clothing I received or purchased at craft shows. Now my little princess is dressing her dolls (and mine) with them! They are special and usually very well constructed.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sewing Room Re-organization

Well the cooler weather has chased me inside & I am greeted with my disorganized sewing space every day. My Frugal efforts have lead to accumulations of stuff (old clothes, towels, blankets, scraps, bits & pieces, etc) and they are just everywhere.

I broke down and cut squares out of a pile of old t-shirts. I cut up about enough squares to sew 2 twin size quilts. Woohoo! Squares take up far less space than t-shirts. I also cut a pair of shorts for the prince out of an old polo shirt. I cut up 2 old flannel blankets that I was going to cut into rags "SOMEDAY." Well that day finally came! Now I have enough rags to last for a while.

My next step will be to organize my denim collection & then my actual fabric!

I found some help from The Domestic Diva's Disasters and I'm an Organizing Junkie. Lots of creative ideas here for storage of all the STUFF, and links to pictures of REAL studios, that's always a help! Sometimes I see a room & think, yup it'll never look that good again!!!

I'm also purging too, trying to finish some UFOs & generally cleaning the room up! So if ya don't hear from me for a long time, send help, bring shovels!!!