Monday, August 29, 2011

Happy Monday

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I sure did. I got to spend 3 glorious days with some of the BEST ladies around....I believe Florida, Georgia and Alabama were represented this weekend at the Historic Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring, Florida. It was Hilltop Memories's (traveling scrapbook store)Annual Fried Green Tomato Crop. Yep, we had some of the yummmiest fried green tomatoes too. Linda is the best and does so much to make sure we are all well fed and totally comfortable.

I wanted to show you these three tote bags, they sold this weekend to some of my scrapbook buddies. If you like them, I do have more fabric and can recreate if you totally love them too. The one with the Pink Flamingos is going on a cruise this weekend with Kip...I am sure she will have a great time.

Wishing you a fantastic's almost September and Fall is not that far away.


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Antique doilies

I have these antique doilies that I have been itching to use.

Soooo...Put them together with this soft aqua fabric trimmed out with ivory and buttons and VOILA....

The apron is one size fits all and the strings are plenty long.

What do you think???

Fall Tote and matching Fun Purse

Don't you just love these colors???

They both have a bright yellow lining with brown handles.

Both have snap closures.

I have been working hard on my fall watch for posts in the next week or so to see what is "cookin" or should I say "sewin" in Teresa's Creations Studio :-)

Green/black dot

I have been wanting to find time to make this purse for months now. I had a tiny piece of the green batik left from ERIN's purse and wanted to incorporate it in this bag.

It has a snap closure, two inside (open) pockets and one inside zip pocket. It is very lightweight and roomy.

Matching Cell Pouch also available.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

About Me

Not sure why I feel like I should tell you all this today, but here it goes.

I started sewing my doll clothes at a very early age and by 10 years old, I made all my summer clothes. My paternal grandmother and my mother were both seamstresses, so it seemed like the thing to do. I totally enjoyed the creative process and moved on to sewing things for my sisters and other family members.

At the time, I was sewing on my mothers little SINGER featherweight machine built around 1950...what a wonderful machine. A few years ago, I inherited my grandmothers featherweight (it's the machine in the picture with the pin cushions on a previous blog), love it. When I graduated high school, I got a job and decided I needed a brand new Singer. I wore it out..can you believe that? After that I bought another Singer, than a Pfaff, then another Pfaff which is the one I use mostly today. I do have a VIKING but mostly use it for embroidery work. If you sew very much, it's important to get a good machine....a lot less stress that way.

When I was 19 years old I made my first quilt. It is the one pictured here and was totally hand pieced and hand quilted. I love the hand quilting, but not sure I will ever hand piece a quilt again....but I have also learned...never say never :-)

I sewed all my work clothes, then my children's clothes and costumes and also all of our home decorations. Also, in the late 70's my mom and I started a very small upholstery business and did that for a couple, that's back breaking work. One of the coolest things I did was the interior of a 1967 VW Beetle that Wes and I rebuilt.

In the 80's and 90's, the kids were on a dance team and I sewed hundreds and hundreds of dance costumes. I think that is the most rewarding sewing I have ever done. To see the smiling faces and how proud they were on stage was totally awesome.

I was lucky to retire a few years ago and I can happily say that I sew almost every day of my life. I have a wonderful husband that supports and encourages my passion.

A happy day is a creative day is what I always say. I do lots of special orders, but to be honest, I love to be able to be creative and let the fabric and the moment take control.

I didn't realize that so many of you read my blog and miss me when I don't post. I will continue to try to post more, but just know that if I am gone for a few days or even a week or more...I am in here creating lots of fun things to show you.

PS: Watch for posts on facebook for our Second Annual Holiday Gift show. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 10th.

Thanks again....Happy Sunday.

Flower Girls

July was a very busy month for weddings. I did several alterations for bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother of the groom.
I was also asked to make these adorable flower girl dresses for 4 adorable little girls, ranging in age from 18 months to 5 years old. Cute...cute :-)

Birthday Boy

One of the cutest little guys just celebrated his 3rd birthday with a little mini ROCK CONCERT with all his family and friends.
His mommy asked me to make him and his brothers a shirt to resemble the Imagination that's what we did. Even his Daddy had a shirt.

Thank you for inviting us to your special party, Noah :-)