Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pattern Stalking Stocking

Is it just me, or is it a little bit weird to be seeing me back in the blogging world from THIS particular blog?  Well, I must admit that I have let this blog fall by the wayside (some would argue I let the other one slip too...but I digress).  I could make excuses & such, but I won't.
To be perfectly honest, the onliest reason I am writing this tonight is because of the picture you see above. stocking.  See, I am trying to enter a contest over at & I can't figure out how to get this photo into the contest.  You see, by reason of deduction, I have figured out that I have to put a URL in the blank so they can see my photo.  I think.   Annnnnnnnd.....I THINK it has to link up to my blog.  SOOOOOO.....this is my feeble attempt at trying to be a computer genius.
Anyway, doncha just love my retro/kitschy stocking?  I really like the colors, they make me happy.  It has class and spunk.  Like me :).
The point of the contest is to make a stocking that reflects a favorite pattern or pattern designer, and I have fashioned this one after pattern designer Pink Fig's Cuppy Cake Dress.  I have made that little dress many times & it is fun to make & looks adorable. 
I did make 9 other stockings, too.  See, after 4 years, I finally got to feeling terrible that we didn't all have a stocking...not a big problem until this time of the year.  In fact, the ones we did have were generic red & white ones that Santa had to safety pin paper with names on them to so the recipients would know what was theirs.  Pitiful.
And I sew.
...and embroider.
I'm a loser.
I tried to take pictures of the other 9, but it's dark. 
And this was the only one that was being entered into the contest.
I'm selfish.
....annnnnd embarrassed.
I am now beginning to think I may not even NEED a stocking.  Looks like coal for me.
Hey...Santa.....could you please put that coal in a baggie so it won't get my pretty fabric dirty? 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Back to School-With Style

Daughter number two is a senior this year!


Just last week I was wondering if she would ever walk normally because she thought she was a horse & therefore GALLOPED every where she went. 

That WAS last week, right???

Maybe not. 

Well what DID happen last week is that she started her Senior year of high school. She & I are on the same page when it comes to wanting cooler accessories than everyone else. HA!!  So,
she wanted me to make her a new tote bag & it had to have a reference to her status (hey! It was hard earned!!). 

After some collaboration & some surfing & some shopping, here is what we came up with. 

I personally am DONE with keeping calm, but the teens....not so much. She loves it. 

I do think it turned out really cute & this bag is so multi-functional & easy to embellish in any way you can think of. 

I have made these as:

Diaper bags

Dolly diaper bags (much smaller)

Bible bag

Multi-purpose tote bag

School bag

Dance class bag

Whatever you need a bag for...I can make it. 

I can also add multiple colors of fabric on the outside, as well as pockets inside & out. 

I can embroider large designs like this one as well as something as simple as a monogram. 

Need a bag? 

 Let me know!

Email me at:
Diayoung (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
And we can get the ball rolling on your customized tote bag. 

OH!  Christmas will be here before you know it!!!  These make AWESOME gifts.