Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Caitrin's Costume

Fabric remnants for Caitrin's costume.
 I was sitting outside yesterday enjoying the last day of our warm weather, reminiscing about trick-or-treats gone by. I was thinking about all the Halloween costumes I've made over the years. For Elizabeth I've made a puppy, a bunny and Dorothy; for Auston I've made blue Power Ranger and Charmander (that was awesome); and for Mikaela I've made a lamb and Winnie the Pooh to name a few. Then I started thinking about the costumes I've made for Caitrin -- a few princesses, a rock star ...

The skirt.


Oh no, trick-or-treating is this Saturday!! And I hadn't even started on her costume.

I don't know how I pulled it off, but I sewed my fingers off last night and voila!

Caitrin's witch costume.
She picked out all the remnants and the pattern. I love it when I can find great remnants. It's like digging for treasure! I'm not really crazy about the silver, but she insisted.

She woke up this morning to find it all finished and she said it looks awesome! She didn't have time to try it on yet, but I will definitely be posting pictures of her with in on after trick-or-treating.

Now on to make Kaden's costume. I'm going to take that lamb costume pattern that I used for Mikaela and turn it into "Saun the Seep" (Shaun the Sheep). He's so excited. I'll be posting pictures of him too.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Helpers

Caitrin and Kaden in a photo shoot.

Taking a second to take Kaden's picture.
These are my little helpers behind the scenes of Sew Endless.

Caitrin, 7, models my children's bags for me and she's such a natural. Kaden, 4, is my QC. Everytime I show him a bag he grabs it, checks it over and says, "Oh wow Mom. Is so purfect!"

Kaden loves the camera. When I get it out to take pictures of my bags, I have to take one of him too.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New in my Shop

Children's Chalkboard Bag in Love to Rock fabric

For the last few weeks I've been working on Children's Chalkboard Activity Bags. It took me a few tries, but I have them just the way I want them.

These bags make awesome gifts. The chalkboard surface is sewn right into the flap with pockets for four pieces of chalk and an eraser on the front. They keep kids busy in the doctor's office and restaurants or anywhere they have to wait. For small spaces like in the car, the flap flips over to the back. They are just the right size to hold coloring books, library books and there is an inside pocket for a box of crayons or other small toys.