Sunday, November 21, 2010

newest additions to my etsy store!

Ok I'm gearing up for a two day craft show in Dec. as well as Christmas shopping. Here are some new bags I have just recently done. Enjoy...

Sister Tattoo!!

So as me and my sister were growing up I always had an obsession with polar bears and she with giraffes! So for each holiday we would get each other our fav animals! So I thought it be appropriate to honor our "sisterhood" with a tattoo! :)

My sister Audry and Me (adria)!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My sewing Mojo...

So ya...kinda funny actually that after I get a huge tattoo of a vintage sewing machine I loose my sewing mojo. I actually felt guilty looking at it day after day and put it away in my closet! so sad. But finally yesterday had a moment where I felt motivated and ready to go. I started working on a T-shirt quilt for a friend that had ordered it over the summer and I never got around to it. But since I am planning a trip (hopefully) next month I could use the extra cash! Once I started going on that I realized that I have a huge 2 day craft show coming up and I better get motivated! So I finished up 2 purses that have been sitting around and then got to work on about 25 reversable headbands and 20 doggie bananas! I still have 3 more purses to sew and I really need to finish up that quilt (after I buy more interfacing). So it looks like this is weekend will be a crafty one indeed! I feel so much better when I am creating new projects! Anyone else ever lost there mojo for a while?

Here are the two purses I finished up!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What $10 will get you!

So as you know I am completely addicted to craigslist especially the arts & crafts section. I've got a sewing machine off there for 15 bucks and now fabric! and look at all I got for 10 bucks! I couldn't believe it!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Yup I Did It!!

I've really been wanting a tattoo for years...never knowing what to quite get. One day it came to me that I should get a sewing I found an amazing tattoo artist and starting discussing my tattoo. I knew it would be my first piece and I thought that if I got a tattoo I wanted to go all out and get a large piece. Yes it is addicting and I do plan to do a half sleeve of all sewing related things! It took 5 hours and man was it painful! haha! Smiley

Monday, August 30, 2010

Lake Panorama

So my family rented a glorious cabin off lake panorama which is only 45 minutes from the great ole city of Des Moines, Iowa which was nice because not only did I get to go on vacation but not have to drive far at all. My sister and her husband also came up for one night to get away but left early because my sister has just started her second year of vet school and is rather stressed out. Here is a glimpse of the cabin. The cabins on this lake were very over the top. Most of them as just summer homes for most people, which makes me wonder what their everyday homes looked like! wow.

Not really what you call "rustic" but it was so nice to have a real bed to sleep in and air conditioning when you got hot out on the lake. There were some killer stairs to get down to the docks and boat when you wanted to do a little swimming but the workout came welcomed after all the food I ate! We referred the stairs as the "gauntlet"! haha.

Other wise we just swam, boated, and enjoyed the woodsy outdoor life for the trip! Mcgruff really enjoyed his time outdoors!! He also got to swim in a lake for the first time ever. He was not too happy with me after that haha.

The brother in law and the boyfriend getting ready to walk down the steps of doom to go tubing!

Me and my mom out on the boat just soaking up some sun!

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Sewing Machine

as I was cruising craigslist I came across this and I knew that I had to have it! I got it for 15 bucks! what a deal and its so amazing! Its super heavy! but it comes with different feet, a petal, bobbins, and scissors!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Huge Sale!!

So great news....drum roll please.....

I get my doggie Mcgruff back!!! So I moved to the city 6 months ago and I had to leave my doggie behind with my dad because my townhouse I am renting didn't allow doggies BUT now they are letting us have pets! So I get to go pick him up this weekend! :):)

So I am going to offer 10% off anything in my etsy store! Just send me a message on etsy using the code 515 and if you blog about my sale let me know and I'll give you 15% off anything!

Here are some example of stuff in my store! :)


Quilted Cuffs!

Tampon Wallets
Table Topper/Wall Hanging
Frenchy Handbags/shoulder bags!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Urban Circus Quilt

So this is the second quilt I've made from the bundle of fabric I won in a giveaway! I love these fabrics soooo much! :) I pieced the backing from leftover scraps as well as the batting so the only thing I paid for was the white sashing! I literally have 6 bucks into this quilt! how awesome is that!?! Let me know what you think! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Madi's Quilt

So my boyfriends little cousin is having a birthday soon and she is sooo darling! I wanted to make her something handmade for her birthday and I received these fabrics in a give-a-way! I hope she loves it!! :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Blog Winner!

I am happy to announce the my first blog giveaway winner!

and the winner is...drum roll please.............................

sewful artistic creations

congrats! please send me an email with you address! thanks!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


So this is my FIRST giveaway and after winning a giveaway finally, I decided to go ahead and have one of my own. I have so MUCH fabric and so after cutting this bundle up I set it aside and haven't worked on it in quite a while! I decided I just don't have time to sew this bundle up so heres your chance to win this fabric! I will pick winners this weekend! :) yay!

You can enter 2x by either
a.) Leaving a comment by how you will use it or...
b.) Blogging about my giveaway!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I am so excited to post this! I finally won something!! woot! haha! I never win anything but I guess my luck changed today and I won a bundle from Look at my goodies!!! I can't wait to start working with it!

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Purses for Market Day

Hey everyone just completed some new purses for Market Day in Des Moines on July 31st! I have three left to sew up! I wanna keep all of them!! Anyways here they are! If you fall in love with them then you can also purchase them at my etsy store

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Etsy Sale

Hey All!

I am having a huge sale on Etsy! I have lowered all my quilt prices! I am trying to move some of my quilts to help pay for my car repairs! So help me out and buy one!! :):)

Thanks so much everyone!! :):)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Custom Robot Quilt

So I got contacted on etsy to do a custom quilt for a little guy named Jack who loves pirates, digger trucks and robots! He also love primary colors! His momma on the other hand likes the more "modern" type looks of things so I combined the two of their tastes to create Jack a masterpiece! So here it is! :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Quilted Cuffs

So as Market day slowly approaches I wanted to whip something else up to sell! So I present the quilted cuff! I love em! So let me know what you think! I need to figure out what to price them at...I'm thinking $6?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Frenchy Bags Preview

So Here is a preview of the bags I will be selling (hopefully) at market day...if not then they will be listed on Etsy! I made a total of 8 bags which I hope will be enough. I enjoyed making these and love all the fabrics! I am thinking of keeping one for myself! lol