Felt Strawberry Tutorial

Start with about 3" circle. I used a ribbon reel. The two circles you see here will make 4 strawberries.

Cut the 2 circles in half.

Sew your "seeds" with embroidery thread. I used 4 strands. When I make more I think I will try to get
all my "seeds" to go the same direction. I have looked at pictures of strawberries & couldn't decide on whether to use yellow thresad or black thread for the seeds. My husband decided that I needed to use black. I might try it with yellow to see what is looks like. :)

Fold the piece in half (right sides together) sew up the straight side. When your done
turn the right side out.

I failed to take the next picture when you put your polyfil in. oops!
After you have filled the inside sew up the top using the embroidery thread.

Next cut out a top from green felt.

And sew it on! Your all done! yayy they are so cute.

Working with felt is so much fun & I hope to have other tutorials in the future!



If you are interested in a printed picture please let me know. :)

I was looking through some photos that I took this year & forgot all about..........

These have got to be some of the coolest mushrooms I have seen in along time.

All photos are property of alisha_bowman_photography


Frontier Vest

I wanted to try my hand at a frontier vest. I found this on the blog MADE. She has really great tutorials! So this is nothing like Dana's but I can't say that I didn't try. :)

First you start with felt by the yard.  I used the brown for the vest body. I bought 1/2 yard & it was plenty! I can probably make 2 or 3 more out of 1/2 yard. I ended up not using the light brown for this vest. I also picked up 1 sheet of felt (was like $.25) of a golden color for the star.

next cut out your pieces

next I pinned (right sides) together


What in the world was I thinking!!! I sewed the arm holes shut!!!
Made me laugh anyways.

So here comes the seam ripper!

After I got all that figured out I cut a red, & another brown piece of felt to go around the bottom of the vest for the fringe. This will vary depending on how long you are wanting the fringe to be.
Before I put the trim on I tried the vest on my little guy to see where the vest hit.
I did have to trim about 1 1/2 inches off.

 Sew your fringe on but I recommend not cutting the slits in it until you have it attached to your vest!
Next cut a trim piece long enough to go along the front openings of the vest. I cut this 1" wide.

I went online & printed a star outline. Use whatever color you would like for the star "badge". Sew directly on the front of the vest. Make sure your ONLY sewing on the front piece.

You would be done by now but since I messed up the arm holes by sewing them together I decided to go ahead & put trim around them also.

Well here it is all finished!! Yay I am so proud of myself. For all you really great sewers out there DON'T LAUGH!

I had fun making this & hope to make more!
If you use the printable pattern on the MADE
website & your little one is over 12 months. I would suggest making your pattern bigger!
Have fun! :)


Help! Any Ideas?

So for some reason I have really been getting into sewing. There are tons & tons of blogs with handmade shirts & skirts so on & so on.............
Thinking I am getting in deep when I want to start making myself ANY article of clothing. So, I thought it would be fun to post of pic of some of the fabric that I already have. Most of the fabic is 100% polyester which I had purchased A LONG time ago with the same intentions that I am having now. haha :) You see how far I got with that the last time! I really want to make an effort this time & finally get something made. The only bad part is I dont have any patterns,& no ideas on what to do so I am pretty much stuck right now. :(
Thats why I have made a post on this. I need help!! Any great ideas out there would be appreciated.
Here is a photo of the poly fabric that I do have. Who knows I may not be able to do anything with it but I would like to give it a try.

I have to say most of these fabrics are not really wintery but if I get started now I may have them done for spring/summer!!


David & Megan Maternity 2011

I had my first go at maternity photos just a couple months ago. David & Megan are good friends of ours & were expecting their first little one in July. Thank goodness they decided to take the photos when they did because she had a beautiful little boy less than a week later! :) I would like to take a minute to say "Thank You" to David & Megan for letting me take their photos & making it so much fun. We had a great time & enjoyed alittle pizza afterwards! So here are a few.......


Welcome blog land!

Alright, so I am going to give it a go at this blogging thing. I have been contemplating for a long time whether or not I wanted to get started with my own blog. To tell you the truth I am not absolutely sure I am going to be all that great at posting frequently. But hey, you never know until you try right? I have made my title what it is for one reason......and of course you know what that is........ I really enjoy taking photos! :) Photography has been something that I have been interested in since I was little. Yes, I have picked a very expensive hobby & no I don't have all the latest & greatest equipment. But in all honesty you don't have to have all the greatest to take wonderful pictures. Being able to capture a special moment for someone is a great feeling.
Trust me I have had an experience with a horrible photographer (hint....my wedding) & I guess thats why when I take someones photos I try to get every possible thing I can. Even though my blog is "photography" related I do not want to just make the whole thing about photos. I also have many many other interests such as..... sewing, knitting, & couponing to find those "good deals". I really like to try any kind of craft.......knowing that they might not always come out the way they should! ;) 

You will soon realize that I am horrible at proper english! haha sorry, its true. I really just want to have a good time with this blogging thing & have no expectations as to how it will turn out.
Wish me luck!