10.28.2008

Update

The halloween costumes are still underway. The knit I am trying to sew has proved to be a lot less moody than the stuff for my sister's wedding. Finished product is coming soon (It better be. Right? Halloween is on Friday!)

Speaking of giveaways ...

Check these out:

Lands End Diaper Bag Review and Giveaway: Please tell me I am not the only Mom in the world that doesn't have a fabulous diaper bag. I need one. Bad.

Old Navy gift certificate: Need I say more?

Mother/Daughter Sterling Silver Bracelets: How is it that having a girl has turned me into even more of a girly girl than I already was?

Crayon Apron: I love that this is for a boy.

BabySNAZZ legwarmer giveaway: I totally know how to make these, but getting them for free would be even cooler!


Can you tell I am going for the law of probability? Is that really a law? I don't know. Whatever. Anyway. In all of my blogging days I have never won a giveaway. (cue sad violin music) I am crossing my fingers and toes for any one of these!

Oh yeah, and check out Bloggy Giveaways for LOTS more free stuff, if you are lucky enough to win!

10.24.2008

Someday I will win a giveaway ...

... and if this is the one, I would be so SUPER excited! Kathleen at GROSGRAIN is so uber-talented. I want to win!

Tackling Knit


Back in June my younger sister got married. The material she picked for the bridesmaids dresses was a brown knit. It was perfect for the dress. Totally and completely UN-perfect for my sewing machine. I ended up having to take it to California with me and my mom finished it the night before the wedding. Bless her heart.

So here I am. It's a week before Halloween. I just bought the material for Busy Boy's costume. It's knit. I'm crazy.

Before I throw the timing off on my sewing machine again and tear out all of my hair I thought I had better do a bit of research. Here is what I found.

Because of what I found here I will be sure to lay some tissue paper down underneath the material when I go to layout and cut out the pattern pieces.

This article tells me to be sure to use polyester or nylon thread. I might be going back to the store ...

Amy Hester tells me that I need a sharp needle. And then I find here that they recommend a ball point needle. Hmmm ...

This is probably my favorite article/site pre-sewing.

After I have tried out this tips I will let you know if I have tamed the beast!

10.16.2008

Toodles' Future

I have been thinking alot about my sweet little shop. I want so much to get it launched and going, but do you know what? It takes money to make money. Such a shame. Also, I have been wondering when I want to do my grand opening. I mean, at what point to I decide it is "up and running?" So, here is the conclusion that I have come to. Little bit by little bit I will add inventory. My goal is to get to 15 items. Once I have 15 items I will have my grand opening. Stay tuned ... I have a few projects up my sleeves right this minute!

Allie Brown Giveaway

Have you ever wanted a custom made blog layout? Me too. It would be cool. That is why I am entering this giveaway. You should too, even though it will lessen my chances to win.

10.12.2008

Costume Time!


I am working away on my kid's costumes. Well, kind of. Baby girl's is finished, minus a zipper and a hem. Busy boy's is still just in my mind. This picture is from last year. Don't they make the cutest Peter Pan and Tinkerbell ever?

10.07.2008