Sunday, April 17, 2011

So...what have I been up to these past few months????

With the holidays over I have been slowly reorganizing my sewing stuff, knitting, and also trying out some new things.  It's been a nice break, well, that is until I decided to do the Eco Fair 3 days ago!  I've been non-stop this weekend getting ready.  I have to say, though, I feel somewhat organized and have a plan for the rest of the week so I can get everything accomplished.  A few months ago I found some awesome organic fabric.  I had a few ideas, but nothing firm at the time.  I'm so glad I had it or there is no way I'd be able to order fabric in time for the Eco Fair!  Also, I cut more scarves and hats after the holidays, so all I have to do is assemble them.  At least I'll have a jump start on the summer sewing I was planning on doing!

I'll send an update later in the week on what I'll be selling at the Eco Fair, but here are a few things I've done this year so far...

Wow!  That is one clean sewing table (doesn't quite look like that right now...but it's been worse!)

This may be my new go-to present/wrapping paper for people!  It came out so nice.  I made a little care package for a friend doing the Boston Marathon and filled it with all kinds of "running goodies"!

These are the cutest shirts!  I made them for a friends "Pinkalicious" Birthday Party!  Once I made one I just had to make them for all the other girls!

This is an Amy Buttler pattern.  I've never made a really complicated purse before and decided I was up for the challenge.  I LOVE how it came out.  This is gift for my mom (hopefully she doesn't read my blog before she comes this weekend!).

This isn't sewing, but something else kind of cool.  I made red velvet cupcakes for my daughters class for Valentines Day.  Instead of using red food coloring (scary about what you read about food coloring!) I found a recipe using beet juice.  They were super moist and yummy.  Maybe not a deep red as some red velvet cakes, but at least I knew I wasn't loading up on food coloring.


  1. Wow, you've been busy! The new stuff looks amazing. Hope you do well at the fair.

  2. Oooh, I like the beet juice for food coloring idea! Busy girl, you! Great luck at the fair - xo.