Did you sew?

Ready for Hooded Towels

Did you sew for an hour yesterday?  I must admit that I did not.  Tuesdays are super hectic and by the time I could sew, I really needed to work on business things.  I promise I will do better today!  I have a huge stack of towels and fabric ready for hooded towels. I was supposed to have them ready by April…not that anyone paid me to have them by April…or paid me at all for that matter. April was just my own goal. Who knows why. But, hey, May is the new April.

(Ack! I get so distracted. This is really what a conversation with me is like. Ask my husband. He has to reign me in all the time.)

Anyway I’ve also be contemplating an outfit for my niece.  I’m so excited that I have another little girl to sew for!  And my cousin is having a baby girl too!!!  YAY! (There I go, down the rabbit hole.) Which one should I do first?

can't wait to make this
can't wait to make this

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29 Responses to “Did you sew?”


  1. 1 Stephanie May 12, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Where are these from? They are sooooo cute!! I love the double-layer looking tunic!

  2. 3 adnohr May 12, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    What she said!

  3. 4 Michelle May 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    The first one. No wait, the second one. No wait, the first one. Oh crap… they’re both cute! If it makes you feel any better I

    1.) Was suppose to have a blanket done for my friends baby shower… last month. I’m still dreading putting on the border. I just hope to have it finished before the baby is born… next week. and

    2.) am constantly going down rabbit holes.

  4. 6 Brenda @ Peek at My Paper May 12, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Hello.
    I am visiting from Sheyb’s blog. I believe I sat by you at lunch at Bloggy Bootcamp! You got that little corner of shade and I was 1/2 in 1/2 out! Glad our silverware wasn’t burning hot. 🙂 That was a fun day. Your fabrics are awesome! Very cool. I will definitely add you to my favs and will be in touch when I need some fabrics!

    • 7 Melanie May 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm

      Yay! Thanks for visiting. Yes, you’re right. We were lucky to not have hot silverware. The waiter said my butter was the only un-melted butter he’d seen….so I was super lucky. LOL

  5. 8 Annik May 12, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Stephanie – that’s the latest edition of Ottobre.

    I just made those capri-length leggings for my daughter and I was surprised at how tight they turned out given that I went a size up. Unusual for Ottobre patterns. That top is on my list, too. So cute!

  6. 10 adnohr May 12, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Oh, nice, I haven’t seen that anywhere. It seems like most toddler girls clothing is either PJ’s or dressy, and my toddler gets into paint and glue and sand and that doesn’t go with dressy! I’ll have to look for this magazine.

  7. 11 Rebecca May 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I LOVE that issue of Ottobre! I have fabric and a pattern picked out for my 5 year old from it!

  8. 13 Becky May 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Love the double layer tunic too…that gets my vote! I went super basic with a tank repurposed as a dress last night (used Patty Reed’s Got Cows? fabric…too cute!), but am hoping to get started on a birthday party outfit for my oh-so-close to 3 year old tonight:)

  9. 15 SewLindaAnn May 12, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Hi, I stopped by from SheyB’s blog and so happy I did. I am subscribed to your feed now and plan on checking out your store. I like the way the site is set up. I’m looking forward to reading thru some of your older posts. Have a great Wednesday! Linda

  10. 17 Sara S. May 12, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I’m here from SheyB. Your talent is amazing. So many beautiful things you’ve sewn. Keep up the excellent work.

    Sara S.

  11. 18 Wendy May 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Okay, that was a toughy, yeah, the first one. I just think it’s a bit different and I’d like to see what you do with it.
    However, I’m on serger-hunt right now. I have just a cheapo overlock by “White”, but I want something that sews too so that I can start buying knit and knit patterns!!!! Tell me what you’re using if you don’t mind 🙂
    Thanks so much!
    -Wendy

    • 19 Melanie May 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm

      Oh Wendy! Did you know that I have an entire blog series of buying/using a serger started…but not finished. Maybe I need to finish those for these upcoming knits! I have a viking….I’ll look up the number for you! 🙂 Get rid of the white. Trust me. you’ll be glad you did 😉 (although your husband might not feel the same way.)

  12. 20 Annonandon May 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I love those! Now, I am off to enjoy the rest of your blog. I made a pillow last night…. 😀 I’m a newbie at sewing, but loving it!

  13. 21 catherine s. May 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Oh boy…talk about distractions…how will I ever get anything done, much less pack, with all this beautiful fabric of yours to look at and all your blog posts to read…ugh. Stopping in from Shey’s blog to say hello and procrastinate…

  14. 22 Sandy a la Mode May 12, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    i was not planning on sewing yesterday.. but i did! i did 15 minutes of sewing and i made a bow for my nephew! basically in the morning, my sis-in-law saw the bow i already made and loved it. she said it would be perfect if she had one for her and her son for their party on friday. my parents were heading back home that evening at 6pm (they live by my brother-in-law) so i came home from work and QUICKLY sewed another matching bow together!! phew! my parents made their flight too!! ok, i’m going to sew an apron now!!!

  15. 23 emtdlb May 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I love your creativity and your use of fabrics. Wish I had the time and energy you do-plus I love the top you did. Will definatly be checking back to see what else you are up to.

  16. 24 Alisa May 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I was just reading through the comments and noticed that you plan to stock Ottobre Magazine. Great!!

  17. 25 Megan Presley May 13, 2010 at 10:25 am

    I came over here from SheyB. I hate those days that I want to sew (and hope to have the time to sew) and then it just doesn’t happen! That seems to happen to me a lot with three young kids running around the house!

  18. 26 Candice May 13, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I think you should do the lime jacket- it’s too cute 🙂 hehe- and btw, I heart the aqua and red fabric in the photo 🙂

  19. 27 kristi May 14, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I came over from SheyB..Im a newbie at sewing and am really starting to like it!!

  20. 28 Sarah B May 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Just found you through SheyB. So glad I found your site!

  21. 29 Ruth May 14, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Whichever you decide to sew first will be delightful, I’m sure. I just love Ottobre designs. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.


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