Friday, September 27, 2013

Book bag in paisley pink and floral.

Made this floppy book bag satchel the other day.

You can see my full review at

simplicity 4391 view B- closed flap pink paisley and florals

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sneak Peak- mini fey dolls

A little sneak peak at a project that is still in progress. It's mostly hand sewing which I've never really done. Figured would give me a good little project i could practice on while I'm watching streams online or t.v.

Still working on a name for them, let me know if you have any ideas. I've considered poppet dolls, mini fey, Thimble dolls (decided they aren't small enough for this one) 

Doll pattern ready to cut

oh look a cute little couple

Dolls cut out, painted and ready to be sewn and stuffed.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Review of Skirt in soft knit, pretty colors

Originally submitted at WomanWithin

The extra panels give you lots of feminine sweep, freedom of movement. The colors coordinate with our knit tops and sweaters. The thick elastic waist lets you slip into it easily and allows for a custom, comfort fit. Our plus size skirt is easy, colorful...

Soft Beautful Skirt

By Angel from Orem, Utah on 2/29/2012


5out of 5

Fit: Feels true to size

Waist: Feels true to size

Length: Feels true to length

Pros: Nice Color, Wrinkle Resistant, Nice Fabric, Easy Care, Washes Well, Figure Flattering

Best Uses: Date Night/Night Out, Wear to School, Casual Wear, Wear To Work

Describe Yourself: Classic Dresser

Comfort vs Style: Comfort Driven

Was this a gift?: No

I ordered this skirt in a 1x and it fits perfectly. I have a 42" waist and 46" hips. The fabric is a nice thickness and isn't see through at all. The skirt is very soft and super comfortable. I adore the pockets in the seams. It's nicely long i'm 5'4" and it goes low on my ankles. As you walk it has a gorgeous swing to it. I seriously love this skirt. I want it in the other colors now.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sneak Peak- Vogue V2902

So I've been really interested in vintage style patterns recently. Unfortunately thanks to being on the plump side and having ginormous knockers non of the real vintage patterns are remotely close to my size. Luckily vogue and butterick have recently re-released some of their vintage patterns with updated sizes.
I saw this one and just fell in love with it.

I've actually finished the dress already but haven't got pictures of it worn yet. Hopefully i can get those up soon. I did modify it a bit.
This is a cute plaid fabric i had a ton of and the bodice is lined in a purple satin.
Until i get some picture here are two of the during progress pictures.

Build a Bear bunny and dress

This is the build-a-bear bunny i had made in a fun trip i went on with my sister in law. She collect these dolls and has an amazing huge collection. Well once i was there i couldn't resist. She's melody rabbit from the hello kitty brand. The clothes there are kind of expensive for them but very cute. I decided instead to bring her home and make my own dress for her.

This was a pink fabric leftover from a dress i made for my cousin and a stretchy binding for the sash. I drafted a little pattern for her first and then pinned it on her to make sure it would fit.

11cm obitsu doll body aka Thumbelina

So I saw these released and was so excited to see them in person. It's an obitsu body fully poseable and jointed like my 27cm one (barbie size) but this one is super tiny. It's 11cm which is the approximate same size as a little kelly doll (barbies littlest sister).

I got without magnets in the feet but even without them it is very well balanced and can stand on its own. My only complaint is the arms hands and feet are super loose and tend to fall out while dressing it. The pieces are so small I'm worried about losing them.
Well since they don't come with a head you have to buy those separately for customizing or find one you like on a similar sized doll. My hubby got me this super cute tiny "fancy nancy" doll.
I took her head off and put it on the obitsu body. She really looks great on her new articulated body. I love her little dress that came with her and it fit the body perfectly.
The shoes were only barely too small to fit on her feet so i slipped them on and kind of faked it. Her heel isn't actually all the way in.
Isn't she cute? What do you think?
I've decided to name her Thumbelina. I want to get some dollhouse furniture or house for her to use. She'd look so cute and she's the perfect size for traditional dollhouse scale.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birthday Utah Jazz Blanket

Awhile ago was my mother in laws birthday. She's a humongous fan of the Utah Jazz and doesn't miss watching a single game of theirs. When her birthday came I really wanted to make something personal for her instead of just buying another Jazz mug or t-shirt. I saw this awesome soft fleece at Walmart and decided it must be a blanket.
It's monogrammed using my Brother's monogramming feature and it turned out quite lovely as a bit of personalization. I ended up not using any interfacing to do the embroidery cause i didn't want a weird stiff part on such a soft blanket. I just made sure to pull the fleece very tight over the frame. It worked perfectly and I'm really glad i didn't interface that part.

The binding is a satin blanket binding. It was my first time doing mitered corners and I was a bit daunted by it. I think they turned out pretty good and the feeling and look with the blanket edging makes the blanket much nicer.
I enjoyed this so much and she seemed to adore it. I was so happy to see how she liked it. I think this year all family members are getting a personalized blanket. That way they all have something I made for them. I saw some really cute disney fleece panels on that are tempting me.

note: this blanket took 2 yards of fleece and 2 packages of blanket binding. For those interested in making similar. blanket was a nice full lap sized blanket that was more then big enough to cover me while sitting down on the couch.