A few Geraniums and a Pierrot

Friday, October 18, 2013

The past week or so I've been doing a little sewing for my girl.  I haven't gotten quite as much done as I'd like but a certain almost two year old has decided to nap only about every other day.  I'm hoping to get a few t-shirts and leggings done next week using some of the patterns that were included in the Sew Fab bundle I got here. I'm just waiting on an order of fabric so I can start those.

The Geranium and Pierrot are both from Made by Rae.  I made all the Geraniums as tops so she can wear them with jeans or leggings for fall and winter and layer a cardigan over them.

Geranium Top using Nani Iro (this one is a little longer as I decided to use the selvage and not hem it)

Geranium using Lush Uptown

Geranium using Acacia

Geranium using Acacia

Pierrot using Gauze and Lace (from Joanns)

Sewing for a boy

Monday, October 7, 2013

Back in August my husband told me we were invited to one of his co-workers son's first birthday.  We've had dinner with them a few times so I knew that his wife loves handmade goods.  I saw this as a perfect opportunity to sew something up for him.  This was right around the time that Lush Uptown came out and I thought it was just perfect for a boy.  I used the patterns from Anna Maria Horner's All Set collection.  I think they turned out pretty nicely.

Jacket front

Jacket back

Shorts back

Shorts front

I did have some leftovers and made my daughter a Geranium blouse.  I'll have to take a picture of that for next time.  I have been busy busy sewing but not posting.  I'll try and get better about posting :)

Quilt for a friend

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Last week I made this little lap quilt for a friend. She's battling breast cancer and had a major surgery. I wanted to send her something a little different than flowers. She's a great knitter who makes things for all of her nieces and nephews. I also sent along one of my favorite knitting books so she can knit something for herself. I hope she likes it. 

Scrappy Trip

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


So I made this quilt back in January when it was crazy all over Instagram. I love it. It's so fast and easy to put together. I'm posting about it because I'm making another one. Pretty much the same fabrics but I think I'll play around with the layout. I'm thinking a huge offset diamond. My husband has to go away for work next week so I have a million and one projects lined up to keep me busy after the little one goes to sleep. 

Summer wardrobe

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I think my girl is about set for the summer. Aside from the coat which I made back in February, I sewed these tops last week. All Oliver + S patterns except for the coat which is from Anna Maria Horner's book, Handmade Beginnings. All she needs now is a few basics and a bathing suit.

A dress for me

Saturday, May 4, 2013

So I made four new tops for my daughter which I still need to photograph and post about. After that though I made a dress for me. It's the staple dress pattern from April Rhodes. It's so easy. It was my first time shirring too. I used a linen that I got on sale a Joann's. I'm pretty happy with the results. I may do one more row of shirring to bring the top in a little more. I have a ton of the linen left over. I used a bit to make some bubble shorts for my daughter.


Friday, May 3, 2013

I have been doing a lot of sewing lately.  Like a ton.  I will share everything over the next few days.  Probably my favorite is this dresden plate that I started about a week ago. This project has been so much fun.  I used only Tula Pink fabrics - most from The Birds and the Bees but there is one print from Saltwater and one from Prints Charming.  I'm using Kona medium grey for the background and I *think* I'll use a shot cotton for the center circles.  I have all 16 plates sewn together and now I have started hand stitching them down.  I had never done this before but I really am enjoying it.  Its nice to slow down and do some hand stitching every now and again don't you think?

Spring dresses

Sunday, April 14, 2013

So I've been meaning to start blogging for a while now but it seems to always be left by the wayside at the end of the day. I'm Corri, a wife and a stay at home mom of a sweet girl. I enjoy all things domestic particularly knitting, sewing, and cooking. I'm hoping this blog will be a journal of sorts to keep track of my crafty endeavors.

What I've been working on recently is a spring and summer wardrobe for my daughter you can see above. For these few I've used Oliver + S patterns which I can't recommend enough. The patterns are clearly written and have tons of useful tips. I plan on making a few tops out of the patterns too. As soon as I learn how to link and whatnot I'll provide links where you can purchase the patterns. Until then they are the family reunion dress, roller skate dress, and school photo dress.

I'm hoping to become better at this blogging stuff as I go. For now it's nice to have a little space of my own to share.