Sunday, June 16, 2013

Summer Update!

Time flies whether you're having fun or not!  I can not honestly believe that I've not updated this blog since February.  Wow!  Much has happenned since then.  I got busy with the end of the school year which included my 4th and 5th grade production of the musical, Annie!  Now I'm sewing costumes for our summer musical camp, called SMACK, which is doing The Music Man this year.  We have 200 kids for camp this year and registration filled up with a long waiting list within an hour of opening it.  I'm so proud of this camp.  We've been producing a summer children's musical with amazing shows for 7 years now and the community just eats it up!  I coordinate the costumes and direct all of the music.  If you're interested in the camp, you can see photos and get information at  
As far as quilting goes, I finished this baby quilt for a sweet addition to a friend's family.  This was for baby number 6 in that family. (I don't know how she does it as I have a strict policy about the kids not outnumbering the adults in my family.)  The fabric is from the Out to Sea fabric line which is still available but you have to search for it!


 I don't seem to have a finished photo of this baby quilt but it was my absolute favorite.  The blues and greens were so lovely and I backed and bound it with a navy and white stripe fabric.  I'm having a little love affair with navy right now....not sure why.

This plus quilt was made for an auction to raise funds for my son's fine arts ministry group.  I think it brought in $185 for their summer trip to Orlando.  I love the grey chevron backing!  Sorry the finished photo is so dark.  This is also a glimpse of my #honestcraftroom which is terminally untidy.  I do love the recent addition of this wire clip line from ikea.  I can put all of my works-in-progress up there and out of the way!  

These are costumes for the smallest girls in our Music Man musical.  I've made 18 of these jumpers this week!  The littles will be bringing in the Wells Fargo Wagon in their red and white check jumpers with white blouses and red string ties.  The boys are in knickers, white shirts, red suspenders, and red kerchiefs around their necks!  Can't wait to see them.  These are the campers that are from 6-8 years old.

And last but not least, I drank the Koolaid and made my version of The Staple Dress.  I had to change it up a bit and I learned a lot but I think I may make some modifications and sew it up again.  It's not extremely flattering for us buxom gals but I think it could be with a few changes.  It was a very simple pattern to follow and it has POCKETS!  Every dress should have pockets.
I hope you all have a lovely summer!  Let's see if I can update sooner than 4 months from now.