Sowing not Sewing

Well I will have to make this short and sweet because that is what my Summer here looks like.

Family reunions, house reconstruction from flooding waters, garden to big for my busy life, and lots of Prayers.

Family Reunion Texas ❤

GARDEN TIME~ Lots of berries, cantaloupe, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, brussels, corn, onions, and so many good things in the herb gardens, not to mention what seemed to be endless strawberries at the beginning of the wet cooler days of early summer. Started dehydrating and I really enjoy it.

Sewing is a closed subject literally shut it down for the summer. I am so happy with that decision that I plan on doing it every summer. Mending and repair work only.

Stated a Bibke Study prayer board.

Well. I said short and sweet and it has been thus far for us here in northwest Missouri. Thank you for reading. Shalom


FEBRUARY Denim Theme

Hello Everyone,

Denim is a favorite of ours. Living on our farm and even now on our one acre homesite in town. I can’t begin to tell you how many denim jumpers, overalls, and bags I have enjoyed making. Writing about this new project is very exciting to me as I made both of my items from some green chambray yardage I picked up at my very favorite small town, Mission Possible Thrift Store. They are so good to me always practically giving me the fabric and this time was no different . Two 3 yard pieces, I was beyond excited at my find. I had my heart set on a big pocketed jumper.

Here She is the new project.

This was the only money I spent on top of the 2.00 fabric purchase which included the pattern I used for the toddler romper.

These are the people that make Mission Possible so fun to visit. Right now they are working on a much needed new building.
This would become the second project out of the Green Chambray.

I was reminded of the importance of proper needles very soon into the large pocketed jumper as the many layers were demanding.

My Bernadette 38 was a gift from my Mother. Her name is Bunny and we get along swell. She did a great job with all the thicknesses but again I feel its always wise to use proper needles when using denim.


Now for the sweet little jumpsuit for my grand daughter Iyanah. I happened upon this pattern and remembered using it with my 9 girls and was thrilled to see it again. We have 11 children only 2 are boys. Working on 26 grandchildren and recently 2 great grand boys. Maybe things are changing.

Her are a few pictures of the toddler jumpsuit.

Thank you all at Sewcialists for the opportunity to share in this months February theme Denim.


MeMade2019 · sewing fun

Bunny Ear Teething Rings

These are a few of the ones I made. I did not use wood for the ring. I used plastic shower curtain rings. I covered them with fabric sleeves and hand sewed them where the ring locks together. Then I addedthe bunny ears per the directions.
This is the link to the Word Press site where I got the idea and directions.

Thank you so much American Felt and Craft for the awesome tutorial.

#memade #sewhappybychistie #babymine


I had someone order a custom diaper bag. It is for 3 very Sweet Special Needs children. All of them in diapers. This bag is made of dark gray canvas fabric with a darker gray water shedding sport fabric.

The front two pockets are large enough to hold a clip board each, for paper work needed for Dr. visits.
This is the back side of the bag, there are 2 large elastic pockets. Notice the jacket zipper, the bag totally opens up.
On the inside are 8 pockets 6 of them diaper size. There are side pockets as well one with a clasp for keys.
There are two phone pockets on the front sides. One has a place for a pen and lip gloss.

I am happy with the design I choose. One thing I am not real happy about is the weight , it is heavy and its empty. I need to find ways to make it lighter yet still durable.

Thank you for stopping by, if you are looking for a special needs bag let me know. We can work together and come up with the right design for you.

#sewhappybychristie #memade #diaperbags #specialneeds #sewsocialist

Crafty · ME · sewing fun

TShirt Quilt (not really)

I wanted to make my grandson Isaac a tshirt quilt from his old tee’s. But truth is they were not in the best shape. My thoughts were why would you use beautiful new fabric and those funky old tee shirts. So, I purchased new fabric bought the screen designs and had them put on the pre cut fabrics with the fusible interfacing already ironed on them. NICE says it ALL!

Here is one of the squares made from the white medium weight Jersey fabric I bought from Joann’s Fabric.
Here you can see several they are so fresh, crisp, and clean. They also iron extremely well to the fusable pelon.
The completed quilt was the easiest one I have ever had quilted it literally came out perfect according to my quilting friend Mary Kay of Allendale. (she had alot to do with that as she is awesome) For the backing I ended up using a black flat fitted queen size sheet.
You can see it on display here in the background of the Graduation party decorations.
This is my amazing Grandson Isaac Alarcon. He will be playing football for Graceland University. They are blessed for sure to have him. Not only a great athlete but an awesome young man of integrity and compassion.

##tshirtquilt, #sewhappybychristie, #memade, #graduation,


Let the SunShine (visor)

Can’t seem to make enough of these. Garden, Biking, Walking, and extra protection on brighter days driving. My favorite is the linen. I made one to match a linen dress I made recently. I will post a picture need to get my main man to take a picture of it on me.

Great gifts too!

Thanks for stopping by.