Friday, March 28, 2014

My New Blouse

A little something about me that you didn’t know -  I used to live in North Carolina and I used to sew all my clothes (Except Jeans – I never had the desire to go there!)  Well, back then I always wore dresses – I just like dresses and they were cooler, I liked the breeze on my legs.  So then I moved to Italy – and you know what?   I couldn’t find very many clothes that I could wear – so I continued to make my own clothes and clothes for my daughters. 
Then I moved back to the States – land of the malls and sales!  And I found quilting and life was good. 

 Recently, however, I’ve been itching to be stitching up some clothes.  Only this time I thought I would try making my own pattern.  Oh what fun!

I wore this to work and received so many compliments.  I do like the fabric.  It's a simple blouse but I'm really happy to have made it with my own pattern. 

 Oh it's not the best picture - but my dear husband took it and I'm just happy that he did as he was super busy that day.  
Thanks for all your suggestions for Rosanna's Etsy store - she decided on RoxyRose Art.
So now I'm off to find more fabric for another blouse. Maybe this time I'll make cap sleeves.
Happy Stitching,

Friday, March 14, 2014

Your Opinions Wanted!

Well, since I haven’t been sewing.  I’ve got to post about something!  And here’s what’s been happening in my life.

y daughter is going to open an ESTY shop.  She plans to sell painting and a few other craft items.  I did tell her I would ask  ya’ll about the name. 
Here are some that she thought of – which one(s) to you like.  Or maybe you have a better name?
1.       Don’t Drive my Art Around

2.       Pretty in Paint

3.       Cross my Art

4.       Straight from the Art

5.       Art over Mind

6.       You will be in my Art

7.       Painting the Roses Red

8.       RoxyRose Art

 So here is the picture of Liliana.  (Don’t even bother to groan - You knew I was going to  post one!)

 And another one - Wait! Hold that groan - it's worth it
Am I  right?  This picture is worth it!  I'm going to go visit Liliana tomorrow.  Can't wait!

Okay everyone back to sewing now.

Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Odds & Ends

With the birth of Lily - it's about all we think about.
Lily - sleeping, Grandma (that's me!) and Grandpa
Funny how that happens - such a little thing and yet she sure can make the world revolve around her!
I haven't been working on any quilts or other sewing projects.
Although I did find another one to start - no surprise there. Right?
But check this out - isn't this so cute?  I don't really know how to crochet. I mean I learned when I was a kid.  So I think I can do it. 

I think it's adorable.  Here's the link to it on Craft Passion's site.  Really you'll want to check out her site she has plenty of other great things to make on there too.
And really did you think I would let you go without looking at one more picture of Lily?
Lily - 2 weeks old
Happy Stitching,