sewing class

I am so excited i’ve decided to start teaching sewing classes. I’m going to be hosting some this summer in Santa Ana at the belly sprout and as soon as i get the details i’ll be sure to share them with you all but until then i’ve hosted one here. We did a beginners sewing class where we stitched up a basic hostess apron.

They turned out so cute! and the girls did a great job!!!!

That brings me to my question what kind of things do you want to learn to sew?



———- UPDATE: For anyone interested in learning to sew the apron above i will be teaching them thursday June 28th @ the belly sprout in Santa Ana, CA —————————-


Stitch Stitch Stitching Away

I am so in love with my new iphone case in fact so in love i’m gonna purchase another cause i have to many ideas in my head of what i coulda done with it. You see its intended for cross stitching! and i got it for $7 on Amazon! How awesome is that!!!

I looked online for inspiration and then scaled down and kinda designed my own image. It was so fun! If you get one yourself i would suggest doing as i did and thining out your embroidery floss and only using a few strands, it will help the silicon from buckling or stretching.

If you had one what image would you put on it?

My 1st crochet pattern!


Who knew i would ever come up with my own pattern for crochet? I’ve designed my own stuff for sewing before but frankly i’m just now a professional crocheter, i’m not even beginner, is there something below beginner? Ok well maybe i’m atleast beginner i have been doing it for like almost 20 years but i’ve never really gotten past basic steps and you’ve all seen my failures of beanies.

Ok let’s not dwell! right? i mean after all i did just design my own bow!!!

Ok here is the pattern if you want to do it yourself…

you can choose any yarn and any hook size you like! My favorite is a J hook and i’m not sure the yarn i used because it was scrap yarn i had and i no longer had the paper on it.

row 1: Chain 20

Row 2: Single stitch into each chain

Row 3: repeat, close off

Row 4: using second yarn single stitch into each previous stitich

Row 5: Single stitch into the backs of each of the previous stitch

Row 6 & 7: close off and swith back to color 1 then repeat rows 4 and 5

Rows 8 & 9: repeat with color 2

Rows 10 & 11 repeat with color 1

Rows 12 & 13:  repeat with color 2

Rows 14 & 15: repeat with color 1

Row 16: i don’t know if this is a legit crochet thing but i chain stitched into each stitch. i liked the look 🙂

and there you have it!

questions ask away! like i said i’m not really much more then a beginner so this may make no sense at all.  I’m ok with the questions you won’t offend me!


Bow Times!

I found this great bow tie tutoraial from Crochet spot. I’m so excited about it! It is so easy and so fun!!! I  mean really look how cute they are….


How could i resist making them? I whipped some up in all black and stitched them to some white shirts for my 3 boys for easter. They were darling!

So darling infact i was inspired to create my own bow pattern for my hair….


Fun huh? want to make one yourself? Check in tomorrow when i share my first ever crochet pattern!!!

Pinterest Party RE-cap

Well a round of colds has hit our home and has circled back around again as march begins. 😦 the down side of so many in one home i guess. Those colds have left me resting in bed cuddling with babies and not really doing much else, so pinterest february didn’t go quite as planned but hey I got a few things done and wanted to share them…

I made the letter T out of some pipe cleaners and yarn for the boys’ alpha wall in their room….

Tutorial Here

pipe cleaner and yarn - love - darling idea for Primary Christmas trees

and I made a charging station for our ipods and iphones….

I also have some lemon peels soaking in Vinegar for a homemade cleaner, & stitched up so,e old diapers for new rags…
We also made some fun pipe cleaner glasses..
Oh & lastly I crocheted up more hearts like i did last year & stitched them on as elbow patches…
(the multi pictures is a result of doing the monthly photo challenges)
February photography challenge - gonna use this as my guide for Project 2012

I also did a lot of pinterest cooking this week…

Thin Mint truffles, Black Bean brownies, & Yogurt dipped fruit.

And over valentines week i put some pinterest gift & date ideas to work as did my hubby during our “I Love you More” week. Which you can read more about here if you want.

Want the tutorial or recipes for the projects I did check out my pin boards.. thing’s I’ve made & Thing’s I’ve cooked.

Pinterest Party- Mustard Cord

I put a too big for me mustard cord skirt to work for me today and finished two pinned crafts…. a pair of toms shoes recovers and a little pocket to keep my journal and calendar together in my diaper bag….

I’m really excited i’ve been wanting to do both for a while and am really glad i took the time to do it today.

This is the tutorial i used for the shoes. I was going to cover just the toes like she did but the grey had faded so badly it was not pretty! so i went with covering the whole shoe instead.

Toms shoes makeover design

and here is the tutorial i used to inspire my little pocket book.

I like this little cloth pocket, i'm thinking it would be good to slip my calender and journal in since i almost always have both in my bag anyway. this way they'd be together.

Pinterest party points for me: 2 for today + 5 from the party = 7 pinterest party points for me!

What about you its the 7th of the month how many points have you earned?

Yarn Along 2/1

Its my first yarn along link up of the year! I have actually done some crocheting this year but keep forgetting to link up for the yarn along. But tonight i remembered! so here i am!! This week i’m finishing up the book Bittersweet (not photoed) and i made significant progress on my blanket that i’ve been working on since early last year. I’m 3/4 of the way through and hoping to finish this month. I think i can I think I can I think i can! Guess i better get working, sorry for the short post but i really want to finish!