Bird nesting. 

No, this is not a cute Colorado girl post about lovely birds. Although I really wish it was. Bird nesting is when your sewing machine decides to eat what you’re sewing. Google Bird nesting image

ARGHHHHH! I had cut out 17 bibs to sew tonight. I got through 2 and my machine did this 😰😱😡Now I have no way to finish my projects. I’m sure there is an easy fix but I’m a beginner, and don’t really know that much about how my machine works, so I’m going to take it to a professional fixer! Finding a sewing machine technician in a small mountain town isn’t that easy. Stay tuned and see how far I end up driving! And please send good vibes to my machine 😜

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Playing Tetris. 

Whenever I cut the pattern for the baby shoes I make I feel like I’m playing Tetris. I want certain parts of the fabric to face/read a certain way but there is a lot of patterns in a little space!  It takes a lot of coordination between my husband and I for me to have time to myself on the weekends and we finally did it! Since he was so wonderful and took the children away and here is what I accomplished while they were gone! 

Newborn shoes (2 pairs)


0-3 mo-1pair


6-9mo-2 pairs

This pair is for E

 

And this is the last pair I made  tonight. 


Notice a repeat in the fabric? I am hoping to sell them at a local store and wanted them to look more uniform. But if you like what you see head on over to Sewsewcute4baby Etsy shop

A place for me {and all my junk!}

Our house here in Colorado is an upside down house. No, it’s not literally upside down. It means the bedrooms are on the first level and the living room and kitchen are on the second level. Apparently this is very normal here in CB because it keeps the heat in common areas and allows everyone to have some mountain view. I do not enjoy this layout. But, my point is, our master is upstairs and it’s the whole length of the house! Huge (please say in a Donald Trump voice). There was one weird thing though. At one end of the room there was a 3 ft recess in the wall. We originally wanted it push through and make it a closet for the living room but then we saw the base board heater and realized we didn’t want to deal with moving that. Sew, I mean, so, my hubby decided to make me a sewing desk! He’s pretty handy ☺️. He finished it Monday night and I used it for the first time last night. Love it!!

Here is the beautiful finished picture!

I forgot to take an empty before pic but this is the finished space!

Here’s baby E trying to eat all my sewing stuff from its ‘home’ for the last year. 

All put away and organized!

First project,  cubbies baby bib for some friends

Late night sewing of a dress for my 4 year old. It’s half an old tee+1/2 a yard of fabric. Super simple! Stay tuned to see what craziness comes out of my little corner and what fun ways I plan on decorating it! 

Ps. If you want any info on how to make your own desk, leave a message and I’ll have Hubby write a post about it! 

Long time/Busy time

mom pic 2

It has been about 5 months since my last post! I have found that as a parent life flies by. I used to call my grams every day and if I missed a day I would always say “I’ve been really busy. I don’t know with what, but I’m busy”. I feel like that is my life lately. A big part of that is probably because I work 3 part-time jobs, am married, and have 2 kids. THINGS COMING AT ME FROM EVERYWHERE! In the midst of this busyness I have tried to start an Etsy shop sewsewcute4baby I really thought that I would put these designs on Etsy and people would start buying them. Boy was I wrong. I am lucky enough to have friends who are supporting the business but I’m struggling on how to appeal/sell to people I don’t know. A big thing that might help is having 3 extra hours in the day when my kids are asleep and I can work, hahahaha! mom joke! Seriously though, a big help is that my husband has been so supportive and is building me a sewing desk in our room so I’ll have my own space (I’ve been working at the kitchen table). With this new space I hope to really learn to make “work” time for myself, maybe 5 hours a week to start with. I’m hoping by doing this I can take the time I really need to finish my products, promote my shop and design new products, #lifegoals. Hopefully I will figure out this work, kids, work, marriage, work, self, work, balance and start to really succeed 🙂

Booties, booties, booties, booties rockin everywhere! 

When my daughter was born my friend Jess made her the cutest baby booties ever! Perfect for her tiny feet and reversible.  That was three years ago(!) and now with the arrival of baby boy I decided to try and make them on my own. My friend Jess had moved away so I was on the search for a pattern of my own. I immediately went to Pinterest. There are lots of options so I tried to find the ones that looked the most like my daughters shoes and that also had easy in he title. The first type I made was very easy but not reversible and had visible seams sticking out. I did some more searching and found the reversible pattern. It is a little intimidating and I am still working on it but here is the first pair I made…

Step 1: cut out pattern.
Step 2: cut out fabric, 4 of each= 2 shoes.
Use this thing

Ta-Da!

(Please excuse the messy background!)

I was so excited to have found this new pattern that I called one of my friends, who runs a local children’s clothing shop, and asked her if she would be interested in selling the booties. She loves the booties and that they are reversible! She suggested I also make a baby bib to coordinate with the shoes and we can sell them as a set. 

Today I got one pair done and am looking forward to making the five next pairs with matching bibs. Let’s see if between teaching ballet, working at a preschool, having a newborn, having a threenager, and being a wife I can finish these five more booties and six bibs!