Come see what this Dad and his Princess have been up to.
You might get to see some of my sewing projects, as well as a tutorial here and there to help you out.
I might even work up to a few give aways along the way!
Hold on tight! This could be a bumpy ride!

April 22, 2009

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

Thank you all for your kind comments! It really gives me the confindence to keep sewing and continue to do what I really like to do.

Today is the day! I used to generate my random number for the drawing, and the winner is:

This was the comment:

Silly Tom...of course we are still following! Love the precious dresses and Leighanna looks just beautiful in them! Happy Easter!

This was a wonderful comment from Cathy!

Please e-mail me at, and you can let me know what size and style you would like!

April 18, 2009

Can it get even more "Precious"?

I tell you I have gone crazy for this pattern!

I have now made about 6 versions of this dress, and today I made another.

This time I left off the sleeves, and Leighanna liked it alot!

She studied my fabric stash and picked out her favorite. Littlest Pet Shop of course!

Sorry for the squinty, wind-blown, photos! We were in a hurry to get going and enjoy the day.
I took my girls shopping in Columbus, and everywhere we went, people commented on her pretty dress. Even in some of the what I call "hoity-toity" boutiques. My wife even said that in the bathroom a little girl told Leighanna that she loved her dress. Leighanna of course said "Thank You, my Daddy made it for me!" My wife said the little girl looked at her in disbelief and shook her head and said, "I wish he was MY DADDY!"
I just had to laugh!

Remember, you have until Wednesday. April 22nd to enter my drawing. Leave a comment and I will randomly pick the winner! Good luck!

April 11, 2009

Mamma' got a new bag!

Yep! I made Angie a bag to match Leighanna's Easter dress. She hasn't seen it yet, so I might fill it up with Easter goodies and use it as a basket.
I used the Simple and Chic pattern from YCMT. Although, I would call this one a little Shabby and Chic ;)
I took the basic pattern and make a few adjustments. I made the exterior flap a little wider, the original one just seemed a little too skimpy. I also made the handles 1/2 inch wider. The skinnier straps I figured would not be sturdy enough.
I machine quilted the whole exterior of the bag. I like to do this because it seems to make the bag stronger and last longer. I also added an interior zippered pocket. Angie says that a girl has to have some secrets in her bag!

Anyway, the "girls" will look cute in their matching Easter attire. I might have to find a shirt in my closet to coordinate also. Hopefully I can get a photo of us all together to use in my next post.
Easter is supposed to be sunny and warmer, so it should be a wonderful day!

Remember, you have until the 22nd to add a comment to win my giveaway! I can't believe the comments I have received so far! Thank you all!

Have a great Easter!

April 8, 2009

Hippity, Hoppity.... Easter's on it's way! And a giveaway to boot!

Leighanna has playing Here Comes Peter Cottontail all week, so this song has been stuck in my head.

I know I haven't posted anything is such a long time. So if any of you are still following me, I will try to post more often!

I have been sewing lots of things lately. It tends to keep me out of the refrigerator and help me stay on track of leading a healthier lifestyle. So far about 40 lbs. gone, several more to go!

I got the EXTREME honor of testing a new pattern for YouCanMakeThis dot com.

CarlaC is just amazing at pattern writing, and she has a winner with this one!

To show my appreciation of being selected to test this pattern, I am having a give away!

Leave me a comment and you will be entered to win a handmade, super duper, wonderful, exciting, Precious dress from me! This pattern ranges in sizes from 6 mos. to ten years. I will handpick the fabric from my wonderful stash.

This will also let me know if anyone is still reading, and if I should still continue to blog!

What?.... you don't have a daughter? Leave me a comment anyway, and I can make a boys lounge set for you.

I will randomly pick a winner on April 22nd. That will give you two weeks to enter.

If you blog, and mention this, I will give you a second entry!

Anyway, good luck!

Here are a few example of what I have made so far:

The last picture shows my "baby" in her first pair of heels! Thump! That was me falling off my chair!