Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dreams and Plans for Fall sewing...

I was hoping to sew this weekend but came down with a cold this week and just didn't feel up to it.  I did however get several pieces of fabric ready to sew.  I pre-washed fabric this weekend out the ying/yang...LOL 
Tote of knit fabric to be pre-washed
and still have a little more to do.  It's a job that sometimes I'm tempted to bypass but have learned better down through the years. BUT, to top it off I just found out my dryer just gave up the ghost, I think the heating element just went out.  I'm so glad I did my regular laundry first.
So, here what I'm planning for fall so far...

I plan on making the 3/4 length top out of these three knit pieces below, unfortunately the colors aren't coming across very well, these are a lot more vibrant in person...

This is another stack that I pre-washed this weekend.  The grey and black on the bottom will be a cardigan and I think I can get a skirt out of it too. The red & black are the same weave design just one is really small and the other a bit larger.  So the larger design red & black pieces will be a cardigan and the piece with the smaller design a skirt and cardigan. The green & black is a light weight knit and will be perfect for a wrap dress.

So to mix and match with these I'll make skirts and tops and probably one cardigan out of this black knit stack below...
 Here are a couple more patterns I plan to use, just have to decide which fabric for which pattern.

Well let's see if I can make some of my dreams come true.  I hope to get back in my sewing room at least by next weekend and make it lease some of IT.

More later,

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I Found my way back...

Hope you all are having a nice weekend, I've been meaning to get this post up since last weekend. I've had problems getting the pictures taken because of my camera remote, then I was dealing with lighting.  So I decided to give it a try in my kitchen and finally got these pictures.  I feel like I've found my way back to my happy sewing place. So, I did get a little sewing in last weekend, but boy am I slow, I've got to get up to speed.  I worked on this top but I cut the top little too large, especially around the neckline and shoulders.
So I made adjustments to how large it was in general but I won't mess with the shoulders and neckline. Here's the top on me...but the picture above is more true to the color.
This was a practice run and I 'll know better next time.  I will wear it for weekend wear.  Another thing I'm not to fond of is that big square (with the little squares) hitting right on my left boob...I really don't need that there...LOL!  The pants (from my last post) came out just fine, so at least I accomplished something.  I've found my sewing to hang on to it.  So, I'll be back with more later.

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back on the wagon..

Ya!  Today I spent some time in my sewing room.  There has been so much going on work wise and other wise...mostly good but just busy. It's truly been far too long and I've been missing it, but just didn't have the MOJO.  I hope I still have readers out there, I've been so neglectful but will be sewing more regular now. Well, it took a little de-cluttering, reorganizing and straightening. I had a few things left cut and ready to sew, only thing is I had to make a decision if I wanted to sew them all.  A couple of the items went in the trash, believe me it's worth it to start over sometime especially on these items. However, back to what I did finish.  So, I had a pair of pants that I drafted using "Sure-fit Designs" kit by Glenda Sparling  Here's a picture of the pants I finished today. I got her kit a long time ago and made a pair of pants quite a while ago so I knew it would be worth it to finish these.
I'll show a picture of me with them on when I make a top to go with them. I used the rest of the day to do some testing doing a video while I sew, hopefully I'll have some videos coming up soon, I've still got to get that down at least so you can tell what I'm doing on the video.  I also took some time to plan what I wanted to spend time working on for the rest of this long weekend.  So, I hope to be back with more soon and see if I can stay on the wagon this time.

Hope you all have a great remainder of the weekend doing what ever you love.

Happy sewing!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

It's My Blogoversary!

OMG, I almost missed my own Blogoversary, I started this blog 6 years ago to share my love of sewing.  However, lately I've strayed from sewing and ventured in exploring other forms of crafting.  But, I've been trying to get my sewing MOJO back, I actually miss sewing but have lacked the oomph I've needed to get back at it.  So, I made an SOS call to one of my sewing friends who has inspired me to get back into the game and I also joined a sewing Meet-Up to get my juices flowing again, (I'll tell you more about that later).  So, tomorrow is Saturday and I will be spending some time in my sewing room getting my self organized and get started on some of my unfinished projects from months ago.  So stay tuned I'll have pictures & maybe a video to share soon.

Happy Sewing!
More Later...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Everyone!  Hope you achieve everything you desire and deserve.  Wishing you good Health & Happiness throughout this new year.  Last but not least...wishing you a year full of creative fun!

I'll be back with more later.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

 Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas. Hope your day is filled with Joy, Peace and Love, remembering the love God gave us through his son Jesus...Our Greatest Gift.
More Later,

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Card I made for 2013...

Before I get started I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed, Healthy & Happy New Year! I haven't posted nearly as much as I'd like to this year but I hope to do much better next year with a variety of craft projects. So, I'll end this year sharing the Christmas Cards I made, I wanted a variety of cards so these are what I made this year.
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Also, here's the YouTube video I did if you want to hear about more detail.

Monday, January 21, 2013

My First YouTube Video!

Hi all, this my first YouTube Video it's not perfect but it's a start I hope you'll also join me on YouTube and  subscribe to my YouTube videos.  I also plan to post some how to's & tutorials my projects both in sewing and paper crafting so check back often.  Also stay tuned for my new combined paper crafting and sewing blog site.  I hope to have it ready real soon.

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I wish everyone a Happy New Year!   It's time for a brand new beginning.  This is when we usually reflect over the past year and think about new ways to improve our future.  Be it changes to improve our health, finances or spiritual growth a new year give us the motivation to change.  I too am working on changes for my future.  Over the next few months I'll share some of the changes I'm making for my future.  My first change will be the combining of of my blogs Sewhooked & Treasured Expressions into one blog sharing all my creative interests so please stay tuned and look for that announcement  very soon and please follow me to my new site location.  I hope you too are contemplating a new direction for your life whatever form that change might take.  I wish each and everyone a Blessed, Healthy, Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!  Stay tuned!  

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I'm still here...

First let me say that my thoughts and prayers are going out to everyone affected by the storm Sandy along the east coast.  My heart really goes out to New Jersey & New York I pray for a quick recovery from this disaster.  I've talked to a few friends & family along the coast and over all everyone is safe, some without power but safe.  Yes, I still here alive and well, the Washington, DC area got hit but nothing like the east coast. 
I know it seems that I've deserted my blog but I haven't really, I actually been missing the connections, (I know it's my fault).  However lately I just haven't had a bit of sewing Mojo.  Where it went I don't know.  There is a light at the end of this tunnel though, thanks to talking with a wonderful friend who reached out and due to the recent storm Sandy we touched base tonight just to see how each other was doing.  My friend Alethia at Kassmin's Creations have sparked a bit of motivation in me.  I've actually been doing other crafts lately and she encouraged me to post about it here, so I will.  I've been doing paper crafting and loving it.  Somehow it's been so relaxing and easier to share with my non-sewing friends. Here's just a peek at what I've been up to other than sewing...
Birthday Card for Friend

Birthday Card for a friend's mother
Another birthday card for a friend.
A card for a friend who had breast cancer

 I'll post more from time to time but I really think my mojo might be finding it's way back thanks to my talk with Alethia.   If you'd like to follow my paper crafting blog click this link...
So, back to sewing, I recently bought over $100 worth of fabric thinking it would spark my mojo but it didn't.  The spark I needed was that little chat with Alethia, some laughs and knowing that all is well was just the kick I needed.  Thanks for the kick Alethia!!  LOL!

More later...

Happy crafting,

Saturday, April 7, 2012


What a joyous day...Praises to our Risen King!
I hope everyone have a happy and blessed Easter!

More soon...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

OMG, I've Been MIA.....

Yes, I've been a really bad blogger and sewer lately.  I haven't been sewing, I've been so busy lately.  I'm hoping to get something done sewing wise soon.  I have a few things cut out and ready to sew, so I think I'll start with these UFO's.  I even have another blogoversary coming up soon, so I've got to do something to celebrate that and get myself in gear.  So, stay tuned...don't give up on me.
More later.....

Happy Sewing!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and enjoying our brand new year.  I have been sooooo MIA lately on the sewing scene.  I have lost my sewing MOJO somewhere and desperately looking for it.   I've been trying to catch up with everyone's sewing blogs and I'm getting some sparks of sewing energy so, I hope I can get that MOJO workin' soon.  Maybe I can plan to get some things done during the long weekend of MLK this month and President's day next month.  In the mean time I'll be dropping by your blogs for some much needed inspiration!!

More later...

Happy Sewing!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tunic Top from last post

Sorry it's taken me so long to get a pic posted of me wearing this top.   It's been a little crazy on my end lately but here it is.  Also please overlook the headless make-up understand, LOL.

 Until next time...

Edit: Huh!! What is that finger pointing thing I was doing?...LOL!

Happy Sewing Everyone!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Back on the wagon...

(Vogue - 8668)  Front
I got a chance to sew a while today...Ya!  I'm almost done with the top I've been working on.  I just made a couple adjustments.  The sleeves are a little shorter than planned but it still looks good.  I don't know what happen but they came out really uneven (front piece to back piece).  So, I just evened them up making them shorter.   Since the fabric is chiffon I wanted to line it without changing the nice drape the fabric has so I lined it with black chiffon which worked out really great.
Inside, lined with enclosed seams


Chiffon isn't the easiest fabric to work with but I think it all worked out.  All I have left to do is hem the bottom and the sleeves and add the buttons.

Next I need to get back to getting some pants done amongst other things.  I have a jean style jacket already cut out in a stretch cotton zebra print.   Do you see a theme here, LOL!  Yes, I like animal print and haven't used any in awhile but have come across these that I really like so I'm going for it.   More later...

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