Sew Much More

June 27, 2008


Filed under: being crafty — by michellew @ 1:58 pm

We just finished up a great week of Vacation Bible School this afternoon. Caleb was hesitant to leave me in the beginning of the week and was absolutely loving it, in his quiet way, by the end. He loved all the crafts he got to make and the different activities. Alice was in the nursery while I helped with the jewelry shop. We were pretending all week that we lived by the Sea of Galilee during Bible times. So we were supposed to dress up as such and the kids were allowed to dress up too. So you can see how into dressing up Caleb and Alice were. They had a blast getting to play dress up out of the house. I couldn’t resist sewing a little sign for the jewelry shop as you see below. I borrowed most of these pictures below from Alli.

my sign jewelry shop


jewelry shop 2 Caleb makes a boat

Caleb makes a bracelet. beads

Caleb makes a braceletCaleb makes a bracelet.Caleb makes a bracelet.


June 26, 2008

Casey’s Doll Quilt

Filed under: crafty gifts — by michellew @ 6:26 pm

I’ve been pretty much of a slacker in posting on my blog lately, as you may have noticed. So I need to play catch up in recording some things I’ve made in the last few months. I’ve not been up to a whole lot sewing wise but I did manage to make my niece a doll quilt and pillow for her birthday in April. I used super soft baby flannel that I had on hand from making Hannah’s quilt. I used tie quilting to quilt this little number using a stitch on the machine. I like how fluffy and soft that tie quilting ends up feeling. Not to mention its a lot faster and easier to do than “real” quilting! I used the same tie method on baby Brown’s quilt. I hope Casey is getting lots of snuggly sleepy baby doll playing in with her cute little quilt and pillow! Happy Birthday big girl, can’t believe you’re 6!

June 19, 2008

Fabric Sale Saturday!

Filed under: being crafty — by michellew @ 9:10 am

I heard from a friend that the Chattanooga Theatre Center is having this incredible fabric sale Saturday morning.  (that’s Sat.  June 21st from 9am – 1pm)  They are selling off yards and yards of vintage and new fabric all for $1 a pound!  They are also selling over 1,000 patterns, $2 each or 3 for $5.  Its being held in the lobby of the Theatre Center.  I called over there (596-4934) and talked to the guy in charge.  He said their previous seamstress just retired after 30 years and they are cleaning out all of the fabric she stashed over the years.  He said theres tons of vintage fabrics some dating back to the 20s!  Ok, needless to say, I’m pumped.  Anyone want to come with me?  Bob says I have to set a budget, of course I will, but I’m sure it’ll be so much fun.  Leave a comment or email me if you want to come along.

June 3, 2008

Nature walk

Filed under: uncraftiness — by michellew @ 1:33 pm

I’ve begun to feel a little less tired as I enter my 2nd trimester and figure I should update my blog again! And I’m still holding out hope the nausea will start to get better, but 12 weeks has never been my magic number for ceasing to throw up. Hopefully it won’t last too much longer.

I have a few things I’d like to write about, but for now here’s some pictures from some fun time spent with my little boy last night. We went on a nature walk together while daddy took Alice to a lookouts game. We walked a pretty long walk for little toddler legs. Caleb wanted to go “really far away” and on our way back he agreed that we had. We both had plastic bags in which to put all of the natural treasures we could find. I loved the things he chose to put in his bag and the flowers and rocks he’d see that I didn’t. We stopped at a mulberry tree and picked a bunch of berries too. So when we got home we ate tons of berries, fun fun. Caleb layed out all of his findings in such a pleasing way. I didn’t help him one bit with the balance of color or placement. He just took his time taking each item out and placing it where he thought it should go. There were a few times I’d have the urge to move something over to change the spacing, and just as I held back from doing it he’d move the exact flower I wanted to into the spot I wanted it. VERY strange. I guess he gets his eye for color and composition from me! Yeah, I know every parent thinks their kid is incredibly gifted in some way, and well I think he does have a gift for things like this. I just don’t know many 3 1/2 year olds who would take the time to make something look so beautiful. Ok, I’ll stop now! Enjoy the pictures.

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