Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Blessings of my Crafty Heart


My little girl has wanted to take Ballet for a few years. After moving back home to Texas, we decided now was the right time. She attended her first Ballet Recital on Saturday June 9th.

She practiced her little heart out and was so beautiful dancing along with all of the other little girls in her class. Her Dad and I are so very proud of her!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Mother of ALL Sewing Machines

I am so in love with my new sewing machine! I chose the Husqavarna Viking Sapphire 835. I 💜love💜 this machine so far.

I recently finished a baby blanket using fleece and minky material. The machine I owned previously made sewing through fleece less than desirable. I wouldn't have even dared the attempt to sew through minky. My Sapphire however goes through fleece like its nothing and the blanket turned out beautiful!

I am still learning all that I am able to do with it but I am having so much fun using it.

I am now working on an apron for my little girl. I can't wait to finish it.

Happy Crafting!
Amber ~Crafty At Heart~

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Gimme Your Pants!!

Strange title, I know! But it does hold a purpose.

All of us decide to get rid of our clothing for one reason or another. My crafting and love for my Mother In-law has led me to a new craft group called Sisters In Christ.

Each week we meet with our group for our craft session. A few weeks ago one of the ladies taught us how to make an apron out of our jeans.

We have moved back home to Texas so any of the jeans I would have used are still packed and in storage.

But of course I was able to get my hands on a pair of my Husbands ACU pants!

We were to use the backside of the pants (back pockets). Sew a hem around the bottom and make a belt with another pretty material. You leave the waist and belt loops so that you have a place to slip your belt through.

I love this idea for a couple of reasons; I can get a lot of use out of a pair of jeans even after I can't wear them anymore. I can stop worrying about the holes in the knees!! And best of all, I can keep the apron simple and make a few different belts to go with all of the Holidays that we celebrate. Or I can decorate the apron as much as I want.

I have cut out my pants and picked a fabric but that is as far as I have gotten with it. I was waiting to purchase my new sewing machine and then realized that when I would be able to finally get my sewing machine, I would need to get started on another, very important project that I have been planning on making for several months.

So, the apron is to be continued!