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Category Archives: Pie’s Sewing

A Little Dancing Pizza and a Sweet Blog Award!

Yay! Today is the first day I am posting from my new laptop!  I have been inching along on a 7-year-old laptop for years and our PC is not far behind it, so when my laptop finally died two weeks ago we started shopping for a new one.  Last night we finally got one!

First order of business! I was awarded a lovely and sweet blog award recently and was very honored that I have someone outside of personal friends and family that even look at this mess of creativity.   Thank you Lisa from My Scrap Nook!   The award is the Liebster Award – which is German for “Dearest”.   Paying it forward I am going to honor a new and fun blog buddy from my favorite part of my state (Wine Country) Lee Lee Cards.  She has so much energy and life and I wish I could meet her in person someday… and we may just find a way to pull that off.  I think you will enjoy her wit and sass and the fact she is a beautiful newly made VERY young grandma! 🙂

 

During the time we were in computer limbo, I have been keeping busy with many craft focused projects.  This project was for my 4 year old’s first dance recital and we had to make a pizza costume out of a felt piece.  So heading to my Cricut cart inventory, I found a pizza shape from Simply Charmed and used that as a stencil.  I cut it at 8 inches and used buttons, ric-rack, baker’s twine and tons of glitter and stickles.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

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Thanks for having a piece of “dancing pizza pie fun” with me!

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Easy as Pie Trick or Treat Bag!

I am taking a quick break  from party prep!  Here is one of my Halloween projects I just wrapped up.  I made this for a dear friend’s daughter.  I mixed the paint I used with glow in the dark paint, which I tested and it really glows in the dark!  I was unsure it was going to work, so I was pleasantly surprised!  This was a pretty easy bag to make, only took about an hour or so. It was all no sew since I picked up the bag at Michael’s for $1.50 and then me and the glue gun had a hot date (literally)!  I promised my girls they will have one next year! 🙂 

Now back to the pre-party madness!  I will post pictures on Monday of the fun event and the fruit of all the hard work these past weeks… one hiccup today though!  I rented white child chairs and paid for them in advance to have this weekend and when I went to pick them up they only had green!  It really does not go with my ghost theme, but I will make due, especially since they were so apologetic and refunded me all the money for their mistake.  

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4th of July Pillow Case Dresses

This was my first ever attempt to make clothing and believe it or not I surprised myself on how easy these were.  Don’t ge me wrong, the  first dress took me three hours, but  then the second dress only took my about an hour and a half and trust me I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SEW!  I am self- learning and I will say the worst part of the whole thing was trying to figure out the pattern – I felt that passing the Civil Service Exam would have been easier. 🙂

They turned out really cute and my girls loved wearing them in the local Push and Pull’em Parade on the 4th.

Pattern:  Simplicity

Material: Jo-Ann’s novelty material that was 50% off (I got 2.5 yards)

Ribbon: Satin 2.5 inch wide  (I got 4.5 yards)

Each dress cost $6.50  including the pattern.