Baby dresses, burp cloths, baskets, and a burlap bag purse

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Hi ya'll! I've been busy on several sewing projects.A friend just got a new grand daughter so I sewed up 3 itty bitty dresses with a matching burp cloth. They are not too time consuming and so cute. This one is my favorite. I love the mint green and coral.

This one is Janets favorite.Love all the pink and gold I've been seeing for baby girls.It's such a pretty combo.

Love the shabby chic look of this last one.

I sewed up some burlap storage baskets for my Etsy shop. These are made from burlap coffee bean bags and I just love them. They ship 150 pounds of coffee and always show where they originated and where they're going. Some just have wording but some have the coolest pictures. Both sides of these storage baskets have graphics.  
Just a few hours ago I completed another burlap coffee bean bag purse. I love the recycled look, the wood curtain rings, the size of the bag, and the 4 large outer pockets, inside zippered pocket, divided pocket and magnetic closure. I've sold every one of these I've made so I'd like to keep one or two made for my shop.

Etsy is updating the look of our shops so now it will look similar to our FB wall page with a banner photo and a smaller profile photo. Does this pic make it clear I love to sew and am selling handmade,unique, lovely things? I hope so!

I love sewing to sell,sewing for gifts, and yes occasionally, some selfish sewing.
Blessings, Gina

our new flooring, gallery wall, and a little sewing

Thursday, March 17, 2016

 Our new flooring is in and we couldn't be happier with it! It's Vinyl Plank Flooring,100%Waterproof, very durable, looks like wood and feels nice on the feet because of the thick backing. We can't get over how much nicer our home looks and the difference the flooring makes.

Here's the before and afters-

 The difference in how our home looks is just amazing! Here's the rest of the transformation-

 We had to endure a lot of noise, mainly saws and continuous pounding, and our stuff was strewn all over the place. We did take out two nights in a row and had fun sitting in our chairs in all the mess the first evening all excited about the days progress and looking forward to the next day  when we thought it would be done. It was except for the base board being cut and installed which of course made a huge difference as well.No complaints here about them coming out a 3rd day. Here's some of the not so pretty pics!

 I've been wanting to do a gallery wall in our entryway and this updating motivated me to git r done. Everything on this wall has personal meaning to us. Expressions of our faith, a photo taken right after we got married, the custom S I had made for our reception for guests to sign. A cute sign I found at Hobby Lobby that goes perfect with a 6.00 lovely wood thrifted frame hubby put chicken wire in so I could hang photos in it. We took our first cruise ever, together,then two more, and we love an adventure! There's still so many places we want to go and see and so many things we want to do.

 Chris and I took a few burlap coffee bean bags and staple gunned them to thrifted canvas pieces and I painted over the existing art with brown paint. They weren't exactly Monets if ya know what I mean.

 I did get a little sewing done. Some contoured  burp cloths and some kitchen towels that a toddler can't pull off the fridge or oven door. I shared both of those tutorials and where I found them on Instagram.I hope you'll follow me there as I share lots of sewing links, projects, and every day things there that don't get shared here. I even shared some pics and videos of Bagpipe bands at the Scottish Fest and a reenactment in St. Augustine in the historic area during the Lions Seafood Festival. I finally got around to making myself a coffee bean bag purse in the pattern I love that has the 4 pockets in front. I finally got over my fear of zippers quite a while ago so I did a zipper pocket inside and a magnetic snap for closure. I picked up some cool coffee bags and plan on making some of these and listing them in my Etsy shop and I'll share them on Instagram as well.

 That's it for now. Have a blessed day!