Friday, December 16, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner

The Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner is:

Trish said...

I think I like the argyle tie in black, olive, mustard!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Giveaway now closed!!

It's been a long time since I've updated this blog! I started an etsy shop, called Plum Lovelies and wanted to participate in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.

In my shop I'm selling bowties, diaper clutches, onesies, and custom initial tees.

For the giveaway, I am giving away a bowtie from Plum Lovelies. Just visit my shop and then leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite bowtie is. I will randomly choose a winner on December 16th at 5pm PST. I will ship internationally. One entry per person, thanks for stopping
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Tie one on

Well R is getting a little to big for some of the previous ties I made him. I've seen a bunch of bowties online and thought I would try one. I read a few different tutorials and took what I wanted to make my own.

I'll probaly make a few more, tweaking what I did to make it just right!

These are a gift for a friend's one year old. For the elastic ties I used this tutorial, that I've used before because it's really easy, the bowtie onesie is my own pattern.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Baby's Quilt

Well I still haven't been doing too much. But, I have been inspired by many baby related things. When my Mom came to visit aka "check out our new place", we went to look at fabric for the new baby's quilt. I wanted something different. There are so many amazing fabrics out there, that I didn't know about until recently that I knew there would be something out there to catch my eye. And there was...

And I love it!

I scrap pieced the top together, now I just need to get to the post office to mail it out to my Mom! Can't wait til it's finished!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Oh, yum!

Well I know I haven't been around for quite some time. I have good reason, we moved out of state and we found out we are expecting a new baby boy! So after Christmas I wasn't feeling so hot for awhile. Then we had moving stuff to do. Now we are here and I feel like I'm getting back to normal. However I've been enjoying food a little more than I normally do, yikes. These are some of my favorite snacks as of lately...

Milk, strawberries (that's nothing new),
and these muffins (they are terribly delightful)

And this smoothie is really good, try it!

Ingredients (all are approximate):
1/2 banana
1 c ice
1/2 c orange juice
1/4 c blackberries
1/4 c frozen blueberries
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/4 c greek yogurt

Blend and enjoy!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ruffle Jean Skirt

A friend of mine saw a ruffle jean skirt in a store that she really liked for her daughter. But after trying it on, she said it was totally lopsided. So she said "oh Kristine can make a better one for me". So she found some fabric and an old pair of jeans and brought it over.

I just cut it straight across, and added more length to each ruffle.

And of course I had to make a matching hair accessory for it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Through the Closet I Go...

This year as one of my new year's resolutions, I decided that I would go through my closet and try to fix some of the items I like, but don't wear that often because they "just don't fit right". My husband always asked me why I never wear half the stuff in my closet, so through the closet I go.
This gray long sleeved boyfriend cardigan, I love. It's soft and long, but I felt like it just wasn't quite right. And let's just put it out there, after having kids there just isn't much left to fill it out. It is what it is.

It kept shifting around on the top and I'd have to adjust it, and well that got old real fast. So I just grabbed the extra button, measured it according to the others and sewed it on above the top button.

I think it looks much better, and I will actually wear this way more often! It took about 10 minutes and what's even better? My machine sewed the buttonhole and the button on for me!!