Saturday, July 31, 2010


I've finally set up shop at Etsy! My store "Grace, Faith, and Glory" will be opening soon. I'm currently working on getting goodies ready for the shelves.

I've been wanting to put my sewing to good use and honor the Lord Who gave me this talent. Our church is going through a building project and I'll be donating 75% of the profits of every sale to the building fund.

What happens when the project is over? Well, we'll see what the Lord has in store when that time comes.

What kind of things will I be selling? I hope to load the shop with my Fun and Comfy Skirts from yesterday's post as well as Crayon Wallets, the Origami Handbags, and any other fun thing I may be making at the time. I'll post an announcement when the Grand Opening is officially scheduled.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Comfy and Easy Skirts

If you haven't made yourself a circle skirt yet I highly recommend it! After seeing how cute my daughter's skirts were I wanted one for myself. This morning I set about it and made myself my very own. It is sooooo comfortable and so easy to make. You don't even need to buy a pattern!! It's very easy to make yourself and here are 2 great links to tutorials on making them:

Rosie's Whimsy Circle Skirt Tutorial

Whitney Sews - Tshirt Resize and Tshirt Circle Skirt Video

I foresee many of these making it into my closet and many more trips to the thrift shop and garage sales for graphic tees.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Keep on Sewing

WOW! Has it really been 2 months since I posted last! Goodness. Well, I certainly did not put my sewing machine away. It did sit dormant for a few weeks due to life in general and surprises that the Lord had for us but I've sewn a few things here and there.

I've made 2 crayon wallets one for a birthday present and one as an order. The mother of the girl I gave the 1st one to wanted one to give as a birthday present for her daughter's friend. She wanted a little purse to go with it so I made a matching Origami Handbag to go with it.

Next I made a pillow case for a girlfriend's birthday. It wasn't just any old pillow case though. My friend is a flamingo fanatic! And I wanted it to be special for her as her husband is on deployment.

I had so much fun making this pillow! I had so many ideas and the design changed a million times before I finally settled on what you see here.

I was going to embellish both sides but opted to leave a side plain so that she wouldn't wake up with unsightly stitching lines on her face. lol

Then on Monday I wanted to get out and make my daughter a circle skirt out of knit fabric but after looking at the state of my garage/sewing area I decide to clean instead. I was able to unload 2 large black bags, 2 large boxes, and 1 small box full of fabric that I didn't need/like from my garage. Most had come from a buy sight unseen selection of fabric I picked up at a garage sale. There was plenty for me to keep but a lot I didn't want that was cluttering up the area.

Now that the area was decluttered the creative juices were flowing freely! I picked up my scissors and attacked repurposed a Hersheys Milk Chocolate T-shirt into a circle skirt for my daughter.

I always make things so hard on myself. Instead of a simple 1 hour to make skirt this skirt with it's bits of this and pieces of that took W-A-Y too long. But it sure is fun!

This entire skirt was made from repurposed fabric. Three t-shirts and some leftover floral fabric from an earlier project went into this skirt. There are white shorts sewn in as well to keep her modest when playing. =)

After the Hershey's Skirt was complete I whipped out this pink skirt in one hour. Oh if only I had made this one first like she wanted. lol My little girl loves all things pink and when given her choice she'd pick this skirt over the one mommy spent so much time slaving over making for her. ;)

This one also has shorts sewn in.

Now that she has 2 new skirts I may make one for myself tomorrow! They are sooooo easy to make! I've got to keep repeating to myself "Keep it simple! Keep it simple!" I tend to go overboard with the design of my little creations that I don't get done nearly what I should.

To anyone who actually read this and made it all the way to the bottom, Thank you! Thanks for sticking with it and waiting for me to finally post again.