Friday, August 23, 2013

Summer is over!

I can't believe how fast summer went.  It was fun, but I have to say, I'm very disappointed I didn't have more time to craft and blog.  Classes are back up in full gear, so I won't be crafting again until winter break :(  I planned on packing some things to knit, but just didn't have the space (and probably won't have the time)

I did have one week where I had some time to knit, so I made my first baby sweater!  It was a lot easier to make than I thought it would be, and went together fairly quickly.  (straight knitting though, nothing fancy)  I am a very tight knitter though, and should have kept checking my gauge, but didn't.  It turned out a little narrower than the pattern called for, but I think it will be fine :)  It's just a slightly smaller size than intended, but the correct length haha.

Anyways, I loved making this so much, that Hubby picked out an ivory color (in the same yarn) and I made another one!  The ivory one just needs the hood and buttons stitched on.  That will have to wait until winter break.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Fabric & Yarn ideas?

Any ideas for projects with this beautiful fabric my parents brought me from Hawaii?  I think it's 1.5 yards or so?

OR, ideas for any of this yarn?  A store was closing... I couldn't turn down a good sale.  Not much yardage on most of these.  Some are wool.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Old towel = New heating pad

I got some cute scrub tops on sale this weekend, but have yet to sew the tops that I bought fabric for.  Today I cut a pattern (based on a top that fits me well) and fabric for one top.  Here's hoping it goes together nicely :)
The weekend went quick, but I did fit a little sewing in... making a rice heating pad for my Mom.  My Grandma has hers right now, and I just thought it'd be crazy to run to the store to buy another one... when they're really easy to make (and MUCH cheaper to DIY).
I folded an old hand towel in half lengthwise and stitched it into a tube.  I then added handles on each side, leaving a small opening on one end to add rice into the newly formed pouch.
After the rice was added, I stitched up the hole.  That was that!  I think it turned out kind of cute, especially for recycling old household items :)
Started another knitting project since I bought MORE yarn this weekend, lol.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shadowing & up next

I've been job shadowing almost full time the last few weeks.  It's a great experience, and I'm learning a lot, but I wish I had more time to sew!  All my free time right now is going into catching up on chores, and slowly unpacking.

But, I did get some fun fabrics to make scrub tops (so I don't have to do laundry as often) so hopefully I'll get at least one made this weekend.  I hope to post about it soon! 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Craft Cupboard Organization!

I LOVE organizing.  Before I can figure out a system that works for me, I have to move things around several, lol.  Poor Hubby never knows where things are!
Here is my current organization system for craft cupboard #1 (of 2 at the moment... not counting the spare bedroom walk-in closet :) )
I store a large pot (strictly for dying fabric) on top, and sometime whatever current project I'm working on that there isn't space for inside the cupboard.
 Top shelf = Paint supplies & larger glue bottles/adhesives
 2nd shelf from top = Kids crafts (things are slightly out of order :) )
The blue box on the left is full of random things for making quiet books!

3rd shelf from top = Felt & Quiet book supplies!  (I LOVE making quiet book pages & have several duplicate pages ready to be put together in those containers)
 Bottom shelf = Scrap booking paper & books
My larger scrap booking papers are in a special carrying case that is tucked between this craft cupboard and the wall.  More of the delicate scrap booking supplies are in another cupboard.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Something Blue!

Last weekend my beautiful friend got married!  It was an absolutely gorgeous wedding.
I had the honor of being a bridesmaid, and while we were waiting before the ceremony, the Bride asked me if I'd sew the wedding date in blue into the lining of her dress!  This was her "something blue"  I thought that was such a neat idea, and it was so special that she trusted me enough to do this.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Garden is in!

It's been raining here, but we still managed to build and plant the garden!
I've read the you can use newspaper as weed mats, so gave it a try.  I just lined the bottom of the garden with it and added top soil, then garden soil.  Hopefully it works!  We'll see :)  I probably should have put more layers of it down... I just used what we had.

Finished getting it ready in the dark.  The dogs had a lot of fun running through it... eek! Just what I feared.

I planted the garden this morning, and we added a little fence... hoping to keep the dogs out.  We have mostly tomatoes, jalapenos, and bell peppers planted (Hubby was thinking salsa).  It's a bit over crowded right now, but I'll hopefully be transplanting some of the plants next week.  I didn't have room to plant the seeds we picked out... still brain storming on that :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I'm finally back from school, after a roughly 29 hour adventure.  Today I'm catching up on housework and LOTS of laundry.  Slowly unpacking... all that fun stuff.
I can't wait to get started back at sewing, but I have a couple things to take care of first.  Such as starting a garden!  We've tried gardening before with not much luck, and it's later in the season than I would have ideally started. So, we're doing a small raised garden bed, and only starting a couple things from seed.
I'm pretty excited to get everything set up (hopefully tonight!) and hopefully my ever so helpful dogs won't find this garden to be a play zone.  We're putting up a knee high fencing around it, but they'll need some training to stay out!

If this year of gardening is a success, we'll probably add another area next year, but that's getting ahead of myself :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Summer & Twitter!

I'm almost done with my semester!  I've been so deprived of sewing and all things crafty while away.  (while, I suppose I'm being crafty in different ways... you have to be when everything for school had to fit into 2 suitcases & a carry on)

I'll be back in 2 1/2 weeks, and posting lots of projects this summer!  I just signed up for Twitter, yes, I am behind the times, so if you want updates on new postings, follow me at @SeWhatHappening  Yup, had to ditch a couple of letters to make the name fit (so it isn't a typo, I combined the two "w"s and got rid of the "s" )

Projects I'm planning on right away are more t-shirt reconstructions!  Also, I'll probably post about the baby projects and quiet books.  Fun stuff :)

Now, I just have to get through my 8 remaining finals first....

Monday, January 7, 2013

break from blog

I'm heading back to school in a few days!  Originally, I planned on blogging during the semester but instead will put this one on hold until summer.  No new content for awhile, but I'll still be around, so feel free to contact me.

For family and friends who are interested in my adventures at school, I will be doing a private blog about that.  Let me know your gmail info, so I can add you to the reader list :)