Dancer pattern (Skirt)

This link, Ellie Inspired Blog, is to Laura Johnson’s blog, a lovely lady that I know from www.sewforum.com.  She has several wonderful children’s patterns available on her site.  I am planning on making up her “Dancer” pattern for Ms. Diva.  What colors should I use for this skirt?  Decisions, decisions, LOL!

Prepping for "Pup in the Park"

All projects have been put on hold while I prepare for our first craft show of the season.  The “Pup in the Park” is the 3rd annual fundraising event for the Elgin Human Society.  We will be donating 10% of all sales (including custom orders paid for at the show) to the Elgin Human Society. Pup in the Park Information

These wonderful folks do not receive funding from the city or county to provide for their rescues.

Spunky Diva will have Stay-Put Towel (sets and singles), Tissue Cozies, and Burp Cloths available for you.  All of these items will make a wonderful (and appreciated) gifts for the mothers in your life!  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th, 2010.

Here is Colton’s “puppy” all grown up.  We brought him home in January of 2009 from the Elgin Humane Society.

Special order for "U"

Here is an in progress photo of stay-put towels being made for an anniversary gift by special request. 

Special requests take about one week to complete after the order and payment are received.

UT Coffee Sleeve

Here is a special request item completed for a birthday gift.  What do you give your sports loving, coffee drinking guy?  A UT Coffee Sleeve!  Send me an e-mail (spunkydiva@live.com) if you have a special request.

UT/A&M, Dog and Cat Fabrics

On my trip to Joann’s, to get thread for the girls gifts, I managed to find these fabrics that just had to come home with me.  Stay posted for newly completed projects using these fabrics!

 

April Challenge Completed!!!!

One month down… Here is my completed lined zipper pouch.  

Putting in the zipper was easier than I thought it would be.  The tutorial I used (link in earlier post) was very easy to follow, and I am happy with the end result.  The layer of felt, I added by sewing it to the outside fabric before piecing together, gives this pouch a nice substantial feel.  Unfortunately, my guesstimate measurements did not create a pouch big enough for a paperback.  Oh well, it adds one more matching piece to my purse set, and holds lots of odds and ends.  

As was my hope when signing up for this challenge I learned more about sewing, and used more features of my sewing machine than I have yet.

Gifts for Nieces!

Whew!  We are back from a speed trip to Nebraska.  Friday we went up, Saturday we came back.  On Tuesday I decided that I wanted to have something to give my nieces, and finalized the designs I wanted to use on tote bags I had found earlier this year at Target.  It is very easy to create a truly unique and personalized gift.  
Thread and ribbon can be used to match or to create accent colors.  I chose chocolate brown for the plain blue bag, since the chocolate/blue combo is popular.  The other two bags already had an accent color used for the contrasting straps.  So, I just made sure to pick thread (which required a trip to Joanne’s of course) to match the straps as closely as possible.  I also picked up ribbon (at 50 cents a spool, why not?) in case I wanted to add more decoration to the bags.  I used the Chunky Curlz Applique font for 4×4 hoop (Chunky-Curlz-Embroidery-Font) from 8 Claws and A Paw Embroidery.  I also used the Swirls font for the second “R” on the blue bag (Spiral-Outline-Embroidery-Font).  

I used my machine’s fonts for the bag tags and for the buttons.  I put the buttons for my two oldest nieces on jumbo paperclips so that they could used them a paperclips, and I put the youngest’s button on a chain so it could be used to identify any item her mom wants.  Each of the bag tag fobs are on key rings so that they can be attached to any bag the girls are using on a regular basis, and they can also be used as zipper pulls (as with the blue bag).  So here are some pictures of the finished bags.  I did add a chocolate and blue bow to the blue bag after these pictures were taken to make it more feminine. 

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I'm Kimberlee, the owner/creater of 'The Spunky Diva'. Here is a little about me... In addition to my love of blogging I adore all crafts, sewing, quilting, improving my non-existent cooking skills, and playing with my two girls. We have a 'collection' of animals around the place to keep us busy; two 'huge' dogs, a cat, kittens, several horses, and assorted wildlife. We live east of Austin, Texas, in the middle of farm country. Here at 'The Spunky Diva' blog I get to share daily life moments, fun crafts, sewing and quilting progress/finishes, and brag about my 'Babies'. Thank you for visiting and sharing some of your day with me!

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