May 19, 2013

Sweet Shoppe

 I put together a trio of two cards and a tag with the adorable Sweet Shoppe line by lilybee design.

I used Mojo Monday #293 for my jumping off point.

The bright crisp colors remind me that summer is just around the corner.

I will be sharing the how to and supply list in class on Tuesday, 6/4/2013 over at Hearts N Crafts.

If you're free, I'd love to have you join me.


May 9, 2013

teaching paper crafts

I have been teaching paper crafts and mixed media at my local scrapbook store Hearts n Crafts for a couple of months now and I love it.

It has been slow going trying to establish myself and my style as a teacher but I am willing to be patient and know if I just keep doing what I love I will begin to build that core group that likes what I'm doing, too.

This latest group of cards were with paper that Leeza Gibbons designed for Prima Marketing.  I love the color combo and the bold graphics.

It was fun teaching the ladies how to sew on paper.  I think they all feel brave enough to give it a try on their own even the ones who don't sew.

My next class will a mixed media layout on Saturday, May 18, 2013. 

I have been cleaning out my studio for a couple of days now and somehow it looks worse than when I started.  Isn't that always the way!


Apr 15, 2013

back again...

I can't believe it's been nearly a year since I posted on this site.  It's not that I haven't been in my studio as I certainly have been. 

In fact, I have been feeling more free creatively than ever.  I think it's more that I wasn't sure I needed a second blog to keep up with and I wasn't sure what direction I wanted this blog to go in.

Not that I'm totally sure now, but I think I have come to a place creatively that I want to journal it through pictures on a daily basis.  Kind of a way to keep accountable if only to myself that I will be in my studio creating something every day.  It is where I am most true to myself. 

I also hope to share more of the nuts and bolts of what I do and what products I'm loving.

If you still have me on your google reader, you can help me keep accountable, too. 


papers - Authentique, Grace collection
class info here
kit availability pending

May 21, 2012

in the sewing room again...

I've been spending a lot of time in my sewing room again and it feels wonderful.  I will be opening my Etsy shop on June 1st and have been busy making things to stock the shelves.

This little party dress is from an Izzy & Ivy pattern called Macy giggles and it went together like a dream.

I used more of my favorite Riley Blake fabrics and added a cute yo-yo pin embellishment.  The dress has been professionally finished and will last a long time.

I am giving one away at my Cottage Home blog.  So head on over and leave a comment if you'd like a chance to win.

Thanks for stopping by.


Feb 20, 2012

new dresses...

I finally cut out and sewed a couple of sweet little dresses from some Riley Blake fabric I've had since last summer.

Both were simple peasant style dresses so they went together simply and just left the fun of embellishing to finish them off.

This long sleeved one is Simplicity pattern #2348.  The only change I made to it was adding the rolled flower to the band.  I think it would make a cute Easter dress for a lucky little girl.  This one went was sent to my local fabric shop for display.

The short sleeved one is one I make all the time.  The pattern is also Simplicity #5695.  I added the band at the bottom, rick-rack, and the gathered bands.

 Of course, I couldn't resist a covered button just to finish it off.  This one if for my sweet little Emily.

I have new fabric and a couple of new patterns to get busy on just as soon as I finish some covered notebooks for my bible study ladies.  I am anxious to show you a quick little tutorial on them.  I think they turned out adorable.

Have a wonderfully, creative week.  Patty