Thursday, February 9, 2012

Store is now OPEN!!

I have officially jumped into the world of Etsy with my own storefront called
The Silly Schnauzer

It will hopefully be the next exciting chapter in my sewing and designing children's clothing. Here's a quick preview

Monday, November 29, 2010

Items up for sale at the Clay Corner Studio

I was given the opportunity to make some clothing items to sell.
Here's what has been made so far. All itmes are up for sale at the
Clay Corner Studio in Wausau.

Wristlet Key Chains/fobs

Girls Dress Size 3

Girls Twirl Skirt - Size 3/4

Girls reversable top - Size 6

Girls Jacket - Size 2T
Girls Knit Playdress - Size 4

Girls Jacket and Skirt with ruffle trim - Size 6

Girls Jacket and Skirt - Size 5

Yellow turquoise earrings and necklace

This is a set of earrings and necklace I made the other night. I've had these yellow turquoise beads for over a year and finally was inspired to put it together. The best part - all this stuff has been sitting around for over a year - no new investment involved. So a new set of jewelry to wear with no current out of pocket expense!


Friday, November 12, 2010

Hey, Where's Perry?

With our upcoming trip to Disney this Holiday season I wanted Little Man C to have something special to wear. Princess A has her Princess Aurora costume that she wore for Halloween (I promise to post photos!), but still needed something for him. He adores Perry the Platypus from Pheneas and Ferb, so the hunt was on.
I saw this shirt on-line, but wasn't willing to pay 17 dollars for a screen printed I decided to make my own.
Got my T at Hobby Lobby for 3.99, all the other fabrics were left over's from other projects.
So for 4 dollars (a fraction of the cost) Little Man C now has this shirt to wear at Disney.

This was my first real aplique project, and I think it went pretty well.
I feel inspired to try more, who knows what else I can come up with.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Book/Bible Cover

I'm such a bad blogger, I know I'm gone way too long in between.
But it seems life just gets in the way.
I started going to a bible study in September of this year, and really am enjoying it. I bought a brand new bible (mine was a bit "outdated" - I know hard to say about a book written forever ago!). I didn't want my beautiful bible to get all beat up, and thought I should make a cover for it. I could then include a pocket for pens and such, and add some book marker ribbons -
ever so handy when doing a study.

So here you have it. I just came home this afternoon and tossed it together quick. I was actually amazed it turned out on my first try. It's a bit snug, but being cotton it will stretch. And I just adore this Amy Butler fabric. I have a purse all cut out and ready to be sewn together out of the same stuff.
The sewing never ends.....


Front - pocket empty

Front - pens in pocket.
Flower button & silver beads on the book markers

Inside - pocket for cover is also a
great place to stash notes/papers

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Swing coat by Dear My Kids Easywear

This is the little jacket I made for the Sew-a-Long put on by From an Igloo.
I think it turned out pretty cute. The pattern is by Dear My Kids Easy Wear.
I also purchased 2 other patterns, and am looking forward to giving them a try!
The jacket is a light weight fine cord with a cotton lining.
It does run a big small under the arms, so we might not be keeping this one. But it sure is cute. And Princess A was such a fun little model with her matching phone and leather beaded bracelet (see last post for bracelet).

Front view with sneak peak of lining

Close up of collar and buttons at yoke.

Back view - cute little box pleat.

Side view

Monday, September 27, 2010

Knotted Leather Bracelet

Two more bracelets made from knotted leather and beads.
Again inspired by the bracelets in Garnet Hill - but from an older catalog.
Guess I'm just behind the times.
They consist of 3 strands of leather (or 2 leather and one wire) and then the beads. A simple macramé knot done 2-3 times in-between each bead that is threaded on in the middle. I'll try to work on a tutorial for this soon - when I've got some spare time. HA!