Category Archives: Refashion

Calling All Dreamers

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Good morning lovely people,

I’m coming to you live from Indianapolis, here on the Westside, at my job, at my desk…Yep, it’s as boring as it sounds, lol. Such a shame that I’m here in the middle of my work day, daydreaming about what I want to be when I grow up. Yes, never mind the fact that I’m 41 years old, I have two almost adult children, I’ve been married and divorced, and I work a full-time job as a pharmacy technician. But that’s not my dream job, I mean it pays the bills, barely, but I have a dream of being my own boss one day. Seriously, I know that sounds like most Americans, but really folks, I think I deserve it after all of these years. I mean considering that I didn’t finish college and I’ve been a single mom for years before I got married. I have worked hard all my adult life starting at 14 and I’ve been in so many different lines of work I can’t even count all of the jobs I’ve had. I mean I could try but it would be hilarious and a bit embarrassing. Too bad I couldn’t get college credit for every different job I’ve had. I’ve worked as a waitress, in clothing stores, in hospitals, in drugstores, in the manufacturing field (making airplane engines and the automobile industry believe or not). I mean, I’m not flighty or unable to hold down a job, but I’m a jack-of-all-trades, really, if you teach me something once, I’ll pick it up quickly and I’ll be the best at it. But, with being a single mom for so many years, I went wherever the best paying job with the best health insurance would have me.

So with that being said, I’ve learned over the years, that I’m very creative and I can learn just about anything. I would like to take that gift and use it to my own advantage. I love baking, sewing, and quilting, and I would love to own my own rustic little shop where I can do all of these things all day and get paid for it. Sounds great!!! One day, I’ll make it happen. Don’t mind me, just rambling on, hoping and wishing, and dreaming.

You all have a great day,

#GodFirstAllGoodThingsWillFollow

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:9, 10 ESV)

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Weekend projects

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Good Morning lovely people,

I hope that everyone is having a truly splendid day! I have a couple of things to show you from this past weekend that I was able to bust out on my faithful sewing machine. I had a wonderfully productive weekend, even through a lazy Saturday, a sad attempt at playing softball on Sunday and a splendid migraine on Monday. But I persevered and I made 5 children’s aprons, made from old blue jeans that I found in my closet that I had been holding on to for dear life and hoping that I would be able to fit into again one day. But, don’t dismay, I haven’t given up the fight. The weather here in Indy will settle down one day and Spring will be here permanently soon. Or knowing Indiana weather it will probably go straight to summer, from 30 to 90 degrees in one day. Either way it makes for very unpredictable wardrobe changes, but I digress. I’ll be out in the great weather and working on my fitness, very soon. NO MORE EXCUSES!!!

So I did some alterations for some coworkers. I hemmed a blouse that was too long for a friend and I turned some boot-legged jeans into skinny jeans for another friend.

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They turned out great. And then I busted out those aprons, from my fabric stash and old jeans:

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Then I promised another coworker I would make her baby a quilt (she’s on Baby #3). It was made from fabric leftover from my pinwheel quilt that I made for last month and some white fur fabric that I found at Value World. Don’t worry I pre-washed that furry fabric AND washed the quilt after I was done. It turned out pretty cute. It wasn’t too extravagant, just some 4 inch blocks and some 2.5 inch x WOF strips along the outside to make it a little bigger. And instead of making additional binding, I just wrapped the furry fabric over the edge to the top and used that as binding. I also added a ribbon and added a little furry toy that I bought (brand new from Target) for the baby to play with or Mommie could use the loop to hang the blanket on something. I was surprised how super easy it is in making a much smaller quilt than the one I made last month and I was able to quilt the whole thing on my sewing machine (no quilting as I go, this time).

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So, I’m hoping to learn different techniques as I go. I would also like to bust out more quilts. I have found a ton of quilts I would like to try on http://www.modabakeshop.com. I LOVE THAT SITE!!!

So I’m keeping with the 1 quilt a month so far, but I’m terrified to try that tie quilt. I’m still bouncing around some ideas for the blocks that won’t be too difficult.

Anywho, have a super blessed day!!

And if you’re here in Indy, stay out of the rain, snow, sleet, heat, flood, or whatever it is for the day

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13:1, 2 ESV)