Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

I sure dressed up a lot this year :) i wore something different every day! I work with kids, they love it!

50s Girl


Puss in Boots!

Pumpkin and farmer

Pumpkin :)

Did you dress up this year? How do you celebrate?

Happy Haunting!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Weekend Fun

I am loving the crisp fall weather we are having! I enjoy watching the leaves change, sitting out by the campfire roasting marshmallows and drinking apple cider. It's such a fun family oriented time of year.

PB and I don't have too much going on this weekend, so we decided to go on a little day trip! We are headed to IKEA and the FABRIC SHACK!

I am so excited for this fun fall adventure! I'll let you know how it goes when we get back!

Enjoy Fall!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mail Call!

Look what goodies came in the mail for me recently... I love soft packages :)

{Received} From PatriciaBStudio
in the Fall Fabric Postcard Swap
{Received} Fall Postcard Swap
{Received} Fall Postcard Swap

{Received} From EdyB1
in the Halloween Fabric Postcard Swap
(And she included some extra fun goodies)
{Received} Halloween Postcard Swap
{Received} Halloween Postcard Swap
{Received} Halloween Postcard Swap

{Received} From Chocolate_Is_The_Best_Medicine
in the Summer Color Fabric Postcard Swap
{Received} Color Inspired postcard from ChocolateIsTheBestMedicine

Thank you all! They are quite lovely :)

Happy Sewing!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Buttons Galore!

I was just playing around with my favorite fabric and some buttons. And here's what I came up with
Buttons Galore
Buttons Galore 2
Buttons Galore

Happy Sunday!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

{Tutorial} Pumpkin Onsie

Many of you know that my sister, Jill, had her first baby in June. His name is Coen and he is the cutest, smiliest baby ever!

Since Halloween is coming and every baby gets dressed up in the silliest outfits for every holiday for their first year (or more, sometimes!) What better way to celebrate than with a Pumpkin

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Pumpkin Onsie Tutorial by Blue-J Cottage

Pumpkin Onsie Tutorial

-Orange onsie {or any other item you wish to make into a pumpkin.... Ex: T-Shirt, Quilt, Blanket, Burp cloth, etc.}
-Pumpkin face print out {I had to print several to get the size I wanted for my onsie. I used photoshop to edit the image size.}
-Heat 'n Bond Lite {or something similar **make sure it's sewable**}
-Tear away stabilizer
-Scrap of black fabric {I used a fun spiderweb print}
-Scrap of green fabric {I ended up not using this, was going to put a leaf and a little embellishment around the collar. This would be cute...if you want to still do it :) }
-Sewing machine and other basic sewing supplies

Step 1:
Trace Pumpkin Face onto Heat 'n Bond
{**please note that the face will be Mirrored when you cut it if you need the face to go a certain way flip the print out over and trace it that way.**}

Step 2:
Fussy cut the face out
Place wrong side up! onto the fabric
Iron on
And cut out

Step 3:
Peel off paper backing of each face piece and place into place.
{**if it is difficult, score with a pin, then peel**}

Step 4:
Unbutton snaps

Step 5:
Put tear away stabilizer inside the onsie under the pumpkin face
{where you will be sewing}
Pin in place

Step 6:
Slide onsie onto sewing machine, making sure you only have one layer under the needle
Pivot around each corner of the pieces
{the onsie may get all bunched up....just go slow and pay attention}

Step 7:
Peel/tear tear away stabilizer off.
{be careful not to pull stitches out! Just go slow and if you get stuck move to a different spot.}

Step 8:
Turn it right side out and you are done! Yeah! You did it!
Do you know the Pumpkin Man?

And look how cute it will be on your little pumpkin!
This is Coen wearing his pumpkin onsie!!

If you make this onsie {or blanket, burp cloth, bag, etc}, please come back and post a link to your final project, would love to see it!!

Happy Sewing!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Guest Posted at 'All The Live Long Day'

I guest posted for Annika over at All the Live Long Day while she was on vacation. My topic? Vacation spots of course. My choice.....CHICAGO!

Hop on over and check it out!