Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I got a new toy & I made something pretty for it!

Hi friends! Thanks so much to all who shopped at Sew Chatty on Cyber Monday! It was a fun day and your pretties are on their way!
I took advantage of Cyber Monday myself! I got a pattern for a new product coming soon to the shop…my first “softie”. It’s adorbs. You’re going to love it. I’ll be stitching up a sample for show and tell next week!
Annnnnnnnd….I got a new camera!!! FINALLY. I’ve been wanting one FOREVER and am now the proud owner of a DSLR. I feel so fancy. I got the Canon Rebel EOS T3 and a smokin’ deal. It’s their most basic camera. I’ll mostly be using it for the shop and blog and for general family fun so I didn’t need anything too big time. Here she is! More on the slipcover in a minute…
Camera Strap Slipcover
I’m told I need a 55mm lens and I’d like a tripod at some point. All in good time I guess!
Here are a few of the pics I’ve snapped so far…These are really random so I apologize. Just trying to figure this thing out.
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So un-ladylike. She does this ALL.THE.TIME.
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Pretty new fabric waiting to be washed.
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Basket o’ quilty goodness. All handmade by my grandma, mom, and myself…except that mint Sunggie.
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Little man who fell asleep reading his Bible. How CUTE is that???!
Like I said…randoms, but I’m having fun! I took an AWESOME shot of the laundry basket on my dining room table, but I don’t think showing you a picture of my husbands underwear would be appropriate!
Now for the crafty part of this post…
My new camera DEFINITELY needed a pretty strap slipcover so I did some Googling and came across a really great tutorial from The Cottage Home on how to make a nice gathered one.
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Fabrics I chose…pink, gray, cherry blossoms, polka dots…happy.
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I mostly followed her directions, but I ended up not using the ribbon as trim down the middle and just pulling out the gathering stitch. I love it! Once I finished it I tried to take a few pictures for WIWW….this is the best one. Yikes.
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Camera strap slipcover: Made by me {TUTORIAL HERE}
Cardi: Target
Dress: Kohl’s
Jeans: Target
…and I’m wearing gray TOMS, but I cut off me feet. I’m learning alright!
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Click! 
I think I’m going to have fun this! Do you have any beginner photog tips for me? If so leave them in comments. I have no idea how to use this thing!
Have  a Happy Day!
Elizabeth

I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy & Momma Go Round!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Made With Love 53...& CYBER MONDAY!



Hey there! Happy CYBER MONDAY! I've stocked THE SHOP with brand new handmade pretties just for you! It's full of...
 Pocket Clutches
Pleated Pouches
 Shabby Blossoms {yes they're back...FINALLY! Now in pretty solids!}
Glasses/Sunglasses Cases
Gathered Clutches
 Pieced Clutches

...and LOTS of coffee cuffs for stocking stuffers!  

Because I'm still in the thick of the local boutique season, the shop will only be open through tomorrow! So if you have your eye on something, get it now before it's gone! Use the discount code CYBERMONDAY for 15% off your purchase through Monday!
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Alright party people...are you ready for this weeks link up??? Let’s get to it! I'll be featuring my favorite links on the Facebook Fan Page throughout the week! Are you a fan?

{Just a few party guidelines}
  • To link up, I would first love for you to follow my blog. I like followers. The more the merrier. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
  • Link up your crafts, recipes, home decor....anything that has been made by you! {Multiple links to different posts are fine}
  • Link back here by grabbing the super cute button on my sidebar and posting it either in your post or somewhere on your blog to let others know you've joined the party!
  • If you see something you like, click on it and go leave them a comment. Everyone loves comments!
  • Lastly, feel free to help me spread the word about Made with Love Monday! Follow me on Twitter {just click on my little Twitter button} and use this tweet "I linked up my craftiness to @sewchatty's Made with Love http://sewchatty.blogspot.com Check it out and link up your craftiness too!"
Thanks for stopping by! Now go link up something crafty! 
Elizabeth :)
 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

{new stuff…get EXCITED!!!}

I am so excited to be sharing with you some of the fun new things coming to Sew Chatty in the very near future! This boutique season has been very good to me so I have been able to buy lots of pretty new fabric and patterns and I CAN NOT WAIT to get going on the new designs!

You’ll still be seeing the canvas and linen and denim, but mixed with some fun new fabric like…

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Heirloom by Joel Dewberry

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Lark by Amy Butler

I am also working with a new pattern design company called Keyka Lou. If you have not seen her patterns yet…hang on to your hats and glasses because THEY ARE FABULOUS! Here is a sneaky peak at a few of the bag, clutch, and wallet patterns I have chosen for Sew Chatty…

{images below are via Keyka Lou}

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Dewdrop Bag

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Box Clutch {I’ll be adding a wrist strap}

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Curvy Clutch

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Pocket Clutch

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Wallet {I will be adding a coordinating wristlet key fob to these as well!}

Well…what do you think??? I’m so excited to play around with these patterns and add my own flair to them. I will do my best to get crackin’ on some new things in time for Christmas purchases!

Have a happy day :)

Elizabeth

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

{winner winner…turkey dinner?}

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Hi friends! The winner of the Lil Noodle Bug giveaway is….
Cheryl @ Sew Can Do!
Congrats Cheryl! I’ll be contacting you shortly!
Lil Noodle Bug is full of all kinds of felt cuteness that will make great Christmas gifts! Head on over and give Courtney some love!
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Have a Happy Day!
Elizabeth

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Made With Love #52


Happy Sunday friends! Today has been the perfect Sunday. Let me recap for you... great message and time of worship at church, Mac & Cheese from Panera for lunch, worship team practice with our fun band, home now with rain outside, an Italian pot roast in the crock pot, Our Best Bites garlic rolls rising on the stove, fire in the fireplace, the boys playing Mario Kart, I get to blog {and Pin stuff!}, and we get to have a house full of church friends over for dinner...this girl is blessed! Hope your Sunday is just as magical!
 
Alright party people...are you ready for this weeks link up??? Let’s get to it! I'll be featuring my favorite links on the Facebook Fan Page throughout the week! Are you a fan?

{Just a few party guidelines}
  • To link up, I would first love for you to follow my blog. I like followers. The more the merrier. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
  • Link up your crafts, recipes, home decor....anything that has been made by you! {Multiple links to different posts are fine}
  • Link back here by grabbing the super cute button on my sidebar and posting it either in your post or somewhere on your blog to let others know you've joined the party!
  • If you see something you like, click on it and go leave them a comment. Everyone loves comments!
  • Lastly, feel free to help me spread the word about Made with Love Monday! Follow me on Twitter {just click on my little Twitter button} and use this tweet "I linked up my craftiness to @sewchatty's Made with Love http://sewchatty.blogspot.com Check it out and link up your craftiness too!"
Thanks for stopping by! Now go link up something crafty! 
 
Elizabeth :)
 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Stitches Buttons And Bows…InstaFriday style!

Hi friends! We had such a great time at Stitches Buttons & Bows last night! This is my second annual home boutique! I can’t wait for round two tomorrow! Here are some pics I snapped on my phone for your viewing pleasure!

 

My booth display. I love my new banner! I feel so official now!

Some Sew Chatty Pretties. I only have 2 of those cutie pie wallets left! They blew outta here! Guess I’ll be making more!

My friend Sheila with Clippity Do Da makes darling hairclips for little girls!

Another friend Gretchen, is here with her lavender heat packs. They are pretty and smell amazing! So cozy!

I have two other vendors selling vintage button rings and Christmas d├ęcor too!

If you are local to the LA/OC area, I’d love to see you tomorrow! Stop by for some shopping with several great handmade vendors and some cookies and apple cider too! Good girly fun!

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See you tomorrow!

Elizabeth

Monday, November 14, 2011

Made With Love #51


Hey there :) 

I apologize for the delay in getting the party started! Lots of colds, and kidney stones, and boutique prep going on around here! 

I've been sewing and crocheting like mad lady and I'm so excited to reveal a few of the goodies that will be available at my upcoming shows! I'll give you a sneaky peek later in the week!

Alright party people...are you ready for this weeks link up??? Let’s get to it! I'll be featuring my favorite links on the Facebook Fan Page throughout the week! Are you a fan?

{Just a few party guidelines}
  • To link up, I would first love for you to follow my blog. I like followers. The more the merrier. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy!
  • Link up your crafts, recipes, home decor....anything that has been made by you! {Multiple links to different posts are fine}
  • Link back here by grabbing the super cute button on my sidebar and posting it either in your post or somewhere on your blog to let others know you've joined the party!
  • If you see something you like, click on it and go leave them a comment. Everyone loves comments!
  • Lastly, feel free to help me spread the word about Made with Love Monday! Follow me on Twitter {just click on my little Twitter button} and use this tweet "I linked up my craftiness to @sewchatty's Made with Love http://sewchatty.blogspot.com Check it out and link up your craftiness too!"
Thanks for stopping by! Now go link up something crafty!
Elizabeth :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

{PinterTEST Kitchen}

Hi there and happy Wednesday to you all! I hosted Bunco at my house last night and tested out a cookie recipe I found on Pinterest!

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In an effort to “pin less and do more” I actually MADE something I pinned! Yayee me!

RECIPE HERE

Y’all…these cookies are AMAZING! Everyone loved them! I intended to sprinkle with powdered sugar like the recipe stated, but I was out. Boo. They are super easy to make. The only irritating factor was unwrapping like a thousand Rolos. I will definitely be making them again!

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I’m linking up with Jess!

What have you pinned and actually made lately??? Was it a success or major fail???

Have a happy day!

Elizabeth

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

{when I’m sad…}

Hi there :) Times have been tough around here the last few weeks. The little man is REALLY struggling and it’s breaking my heart. It’s not bad everyday, but when it’s bad it’s BAD. I cherish the good days and super wish the bad days would go away.

Anyhow, when I’m down it really helps me to dress cute. Is that weird? If I get get going early and put a little effort into my appearance, I just feel better. Like I’m ready to face the day.

Today is a sad day. But I feel cute so it’s helping!

Urban Turban: Made by Me

Favorite Gray Sweater: Forever 21

Flowy Tank: Target

Leggings: Walmart

Boots: Ross

If you’re feeling down…dress up a little. It helps. So does chocolate. And coffee.

Hope you have a happy day. I am testing a recipe I found on Pinterest (yes it contains chocolate) so I will post a review tomorrow! Stay tuned!

Elizabeth

Friday, November 4, 2011

{InstaFriday} a week of real life in phone pictures


I'm linking up with Jeanette for InstaFriday again this week! So many fun things to catch you up on!
 
life rearranged
 
1. Made one of my go to large group dinners! French Dip Sammies. 4 Ingredients...3 lb raost, bottle of beer, can of beef broth, can of french onion soup. Toss everything in the crock pot and cook on low for 7-9 hours. Serve on french rolls with salad and sweet potato fries...YUM. Everyone loves it!
2. Lots of boutique prep going on around here. Designed a new clutch with a gathered front and they are ADORABLE.
3. Got a new candle! I love fally candles! Got this butter pecan pie one at Walmart for like $5 and it smells so tasty. I'd like to eat it.
4. LOTS of Coffee Cuffs were made for the boutique. You're coffee is going to be so cute!
5. Lots of crocheting Urban Turbans too while I wait in the car for the little man to do OT.
6. Because there has been LOTS of sewing...there has also been LOTS of Legos.

1. "Dark Vader" with his "Light Saver" all ready for Trick or Treating. Adorbs.
2. Me and my Momma all dressed up for Dancing With The Stars! We had a blast. Got super blessed with GREAT seats and made it on TV 3 times.
3. Guy out front of the studio renting chairs and selling water. If you've ever waited all day for a show taping, you know this is BRILLZ.
4. Momma and I in line. We were first! Really not sure how that happened!
5. The fountain at The Grove. SO lovely. Made me want to go to the Belagio in Vegas.
6. We had dinner at the LA Farmers Market after the show taping. Went to Magee's for Corned Beef and Cabbage...got a side of Mac too :) Yummy.
7. Went running the next day to work of said Mac and Cheese and it was SO windy a tree actually fell down on the running trail!

We had a great week! Hope you did too! Go link up with Jeanette!

~Elizabeth

 
 

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