Monday, March 31, 2014

Girls Dress

This dress is for my grand daughter and was so much fun to make.

The fabric I used is from Michael Miller.  I made a self-covered button and put in the middle of gathered fabric for the embellishment.

In this picture you can see closeup of the button/flower.
The gathering on the shoulders is sweet also.

On the back I used two self covered buttons with the large loops included in pattern.

The buttons on the bodice can be moved closer to the edge or farther for different sizes as she grows.

The band on the bottom is double, so I will be able to let the length out as she gets taller.  She is already 4 years old!
I believe I'll be coming up with more fabric combinations for this one! :)


Friday, March 21, 2014

Wooden Cross Jewelry Hanger

 I made this wooden cross for my daughter for her jewelry at college.  She collects crosses and I thought this would be a nice addition to her collection.
She wants to have a wall in her home someday that is covered in artistic crosses.  I too love the idea.

 I bought the cross at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off.  I sprayed painted it the turquoise color.
The knobs and hooks were 50% off too.  I simply drilled holes where I wanted to place them and inserted screws to adhere them to the cross.  We added a hook on the back to hang.
Here is picture with her jewelry added.

I hope this encourages you to make a jewelry holder.
This would make a lovely Easter gift!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014


My Mom is the State Regent of Arkansas for the DAR.  I made a bunch of scarves to donate for raising money for projects.  
She asked me to just put ASDAR on them, but I wanted to make them a little fancier.  
ASDAR could stand for Arizona too.
I added the State embroidery and I think it really helped pop the design.  The ladies needed scarves to wear when they are standing outside waiting for soldiers to be returned and also to wear at
 graveside events.

One of their projects is finding unmarked graves and marking them.
I feel this was a great project to support.

Are you or anyone in your family interested in genealogy? 
I am a member of Pioneers and Colonial Danes as well.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Embroider It

I bought a file from Embroidery Library that I couldn't resist.  
If you embroider you will feel the same way.  I have been told that all beginners feel this way,
"If It Stand Still Embroider It."

I still have this sitting in its hoop.  The embroidery was close to 40,000 stitches!  I am going to put it in a frame and hang in my studio.  The stitch out took over an hour.  There were 16 color changes.  I think I am beginning to like appliqué embroidery more. Laugh out loud!!!

If any are interested my Facebook page is
Its SEW Jodie

I used colors that I had rather than follow the chart.  I highly recommend this, because the stitch out is fabulous.