I have not been great about keeping up with my blog, It's been over a year since I've posted anything. I'm sad that I have gotten away from it, I really enjoyed creating and sharing things with people. I have had a lot of things going on, all good thankfully. I now have seven children. We welcomed our baby boy twins on November 20th. They have been a huge blessing in our lives, like all our children have. It was hard for a bit finding time to get away to create, if I were an octopus I'd have one arm for each child and another for my sewing machine. More recently I find myself having time and not only the time but the interest. I have all these ideas I am wanting to try and hopefully I will be able to share them all here.
My latest sewing adventure is with leather moccasins. They are pretty popular right now and I wanted a pair for my boys. I just bought a new heavy duty sewing machine that makes sewing leather so much easier. I love the way they look on little ones, so soft and cozy.
I decided to make the moccasins more Eco-friendly by using recycled leather. I have had so much fun making them I decided to put some up in my etsy shop. Many are one of a kind, it just depends on what leather is available to me. But I do take custom orders and can make many sizes.
I hope I'm going to be around more often with new things to share, it will be a new priority of mine :) See you soon.
I know that pallets have been a big thing lately but I am just discovering them for myself. I have a lot of upcoming projects that have to do with them, I'm having so much fun coming up with ideas. One of my favorite things about them is that they are free. Wood can be costly and it's always nice to be able to save when you can. Most of my pallets came from Craigslist or from my Dad. I also love the rustic feel they have.
The first idea I had was to make some toy boxes for my boys. I'm redecorating their room and I thought it would be nice for them to have their own toy box. Luckily for me my dad offered to make them. Somehow I thought I would be able to do it on my own, I like to think big! After watching my dad I know that it would have been a little more...okay a lot more than I could have done. I did serve as his assistant though and I learned a lot from watching him.
I won't reveal the finished product yet, I'll wait until I'm done with the boys room. Pallet wood makes a big appearance in there :) I did give woodwork a try, I needed a small table to put between the boys beds. It had to be narrow since there was not a lot of space between them.
I am pleased with the way it turned out and it was a lot of fun to build! I used a vinegar and steel wool stain. (Place steel wool in a glass jar with vinegar and let sit overnight and you get a beautiful aged stain for wood) Next time I will try maybe a larger project for myself. Soon I will have the boys room ready as well as a few other spaces I have been working on in my home. Until next time... Leslie
Hello everyone! I've had a lot of emails about the Anthro knock-off purse pattern I made. I'm glad so many of you like it! There was a problem with the downloadable pattern, but I have now made it so you can just click on the picture and print right from there. It will fill up an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. If you have anymore questions please feel free to ask. And I'd love to see the purse you all have made!!
I have a small hallway off of my garage and I felt like it was a wasted space and not being used to its fullest advantage.
I found five really nice hooks at Goodwill for $3.99 each. Which is perfect, one for each of my kids! My husband put up a 1x6 board and attached my hooks to it. I added stenciled numbers above each hook.
It's going to be so nice to have a space to hang the kids jackets or backpacks. Anything that helps keep me organized, I love!
It's not a huge transformation, but it's a helpful one!
I have been doing a lot these past few weeks getting ready for our new little one to arrive. We have about 8 more weeks to go before she gets here. I have been wanting to make so many cute things for her but haven't had a lot of time for that. I finally sat down and made a few knitted baby hats for her. I love them and can't wait to put them on her tiny little head.
I first made the sock monkey hat and all my kids loved it and now want one. I made one for my 3 year old and now I have 3 more to go. I made a snowman with a bow to add a girly touch to it and a cute little cupcake. I'm having so much fun making them, I'm trying to come up with other ideas for more hats!
My next project is to knit a baby blanket, better get started soon!