One down, one to go, one on the way, three bags total!

As my instagram followers saw, I got my fabric Friday, and I got to work!!  I followed the video, and stopped for a taco bell run, but I finished the bag!  This one is going to my mom, but I’ve been “testing” it.  What, I don’t want to give my mom a bad bag!  I gotta make sure it works good! 😉

So here’s a breakdown (minus taco bell) of my Friday night in pictures.


I was so excited I didn’t even take a picture of it still wrapped up!


The strips sewn together (oh my goodness there’s bras on this bag, lord have mercy!)


What I used for the lining, the pocket and the straps. So vibrant!!! So pretty!!!


All finished! So happy! Oh and there’s me upside down in the door knob.


close up view of the quilting (oh no there’s those bras again!)


Yes, I’ve been rocking this since Saturday. I think I need one for myself.

It was so fun to make!  I did one thing different from the tutorial; I used felt instead of batting.  It was easier to work with and more sturdy. I really like it, and now someone I know is asking for a variation of this for a diaper bag!!  I’m thrilled!  And I have her fabric ordered (Bluebird Park by Kate and Birdie and Aqua blue Kona solid) so now I wait til it comes in!!! (Fabric Friday anyone?!)

Until next time, happy sewing!

Fabric Friday!

Look everyone is always coming up with cute things; WIP Wednesday, tutorial Tuesday, so I’m making it Fabric Friday.

I was really hoping to have my bags at least started by today, but that’s where the postal service gets involved.  I was supposed to have my fabric delivered Wednesday, which would have been great.  But, it didn’t come while I was at lunch, then when I got home after work there it was, the dreaded ‘sorry we missed you!’ card in my mailbox.


So, I took my card yesterday (Thursday) to the post office close by…only to be told I have to go to the other post office.  Okay, I wouldn’t say I have a vendetta against this other post office, but I do hate it a whole lot.  They’re mean, they send all postal notifications in Spanish, they delivered a super suspicious box to me and then gave me an attitude about coming to pick it up.  I mean I’ve emailed the post master general about it.  Yes, I actually did it.  I think it helped, I don’t get nearly as much Spanish mail anymore.

So, today I’m going over to the post office of doom on my lunch break, because they close at 4:30 (what kind of crap is that? 9-4:30?!) and that’s when I get off work.  Then, I can FINALLY get my little jelly roll and stripes and get to work.

Do you have any plans this weekend?  My husband’s bff (do grown men have bffs? I think so) is spending a few days with us starting this weekend, and we have a nephew birthday party!

Happy sewing everyone!

Giveaway Prize in the works!

I’m nearing the 100 likes mark on my Facebook page, and to celebrate I’m going to have a little giveaway.  I’ve thought about what I’m going to give away, and I’ve finally settled!  I’m making a quilted bag that has a breast cancer awareness theme.  My mom was diagnosed and beat breast cancer in 2012, and we lost my mom’s cousin to breast cancer, so it’s something very close to my heart.

I’m taking the pattern from the Missouri Quilt Company but I’m tweaking it so it’s a little smaller.  I’m going to be using this Think Pink collection from Riley Blake Designs for the outside, and a fun stripe pattern for the inside and pockets.  Remember, all you need to do is like my facebook page to get this ball rolling!  I’ve got 83 likes so far, so that’s just 17 more likes and then BAM!  Giveaway time!!!


Until next time, happy sewing everyone!

P.S. I’m actually making 2 bags, one for the giveaway and one for my mom…but don’t tell her! 😉

Time to Bust out Wool Socks and Boots!

It’s snowing in Nashville this morning!  You must understand how much of a shock this is to me.  I’m from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The first time I saw snow I was 7 years old, and I didn’t see it again for over 10 years…once I moved to Greenville, South Carolina.  The first time I saw snow, it was “the blizzard of ’93” and it was magical.  My whole family made snow men.  We even made one that seemed to be 7 feet tall!  Keep in mind, I’m only 5’2″ now as a “fully grown adult” so I may have been only around 3 feet tall at the time…possibly.  Another fun note, it was in January or February when it snowed.  So here we are, it’s the second full week of November, and it’s snowing now?!  Completely ridiculous. *cough cough climate change*

In other news…I have been neglecting my sewing.  YES, I said it!  It’s been one of those out-of-sight-out-of-mind things.  I cleaned up my sewing room before my mom came to town, and now it’s tidy in there…and I know once I get in there it’s just going to be a cluster-cuss of bits of thread and unrecognizable snippets of fabric.  But besides that, I got my Nintendo 3DS…and my husband convinced me to go ahead and play my new Pokemon X game.  Okay, believe it or not it took a lot more convincing than it should have.  Also, my husband and I joined The Y this weekend after much contemplation.  I went last night for my first Zumba class and oh my goodness.  I’ve never felt so rhythmically challenged.  But I muddled my way through it!  And it was a lot of fun!  I plan on going back on Wednesday.  I planned on going home and sewing once I finished Zumba last night, but once I got home I was starving (and sweaty and gross!)….and Jaws was on…so I didn’t really have a choice.  Chili dogs and beans were served.


Ooooh….so shiny!


Yes, tidy.

So since I am not going to work out today, I am determined to go into that sewing room and not come out until I finish up my little Superman quilt!  It is literally stitches away from being finished and it is so precious.  And it’s going to such a precious little guy, I need to get it finished already!  I spent a good portion of the day looking up “sewing inspiration” on Pinterest.  I wish it would have worked a little better…but I’m going to get in there tonight and get to business.  Heck maybe I’ll even get started on my Facebook Giveaway goody.  I have it in my head, I just need to get it going.


Finish me please.

AND! (Yes even more news!)  I’m going to my first quilting guild meeting this weekend.  Is there anything I should be prepared to do or be prepared for?  Should I bring something?  They have a show and tell, but I’m nervous.  I’m generally nervous about going to new places and meeting new people.  Also I’m going to need to actually finish something up if I want to bring something to show and tell. *GASP* finish something?!  who does that?!

By the way, once I reach 100 likes on my Facebook page I’m having a giveaway, so if you don’t like it already, go ahead and get in the mix!

Until next time, happy sewing everyone!

Happenings in the Cute Fluffin Stitch world!

I think it was last Thursday I saw a blog post about the Modern Quilt Guild coming to Nashville.  Well I’ve always seen these things but they’re usually in some place that isn’t convenient to me…so I was like yes!  I could go to that!  Then I saw it was $600 to go…boo..and that’s because I’m a local!  If I were coming from out of town and wanted a room alone it’d be $1200!!!! (Ho-Lee CRAP!)  But then I saw that if you were a quilting guild then it was like $120 less….so I was like well I guess I need to join in one of these guilds.

The first thing I think of, is World of Warcraft.  I couldn’t get into WoW because the way my husband tried to teach me to play was not fun at all.  That and I don’t play well with others.  I am a solo-gamer type.  That’s why I like games like the Sims.  No one is barging in and saying “hey you need to put an extra bathroom between the kids’ bedrooms” or…whatever they would say.  But none the less, my husband was trapped in the World of Warcraft for a while.  While in there, he was in a few different guilds from time to time, and he’d tell me about guild drama, and I would get so tickled.  Who are these people…playing this online game, joining groups to pick fights with other people…just silly.  So I’ve taken a look at the Modern Quilt Guild in the Nashville area and they don’t seem like the type to cause ruckuses.  And it’ll give me something to get out of the house and meet people.

So, besides my guild joining, my mom came to visit me this weekend!  My mom’s been trying for over a month to come visit me.  I know, it shouldn’t be that hard to plan a trip, but it is.  We had some plans to work on this weekend.  Namely, doll clothes.  And my mom wanted me to show her how to sew and stuff…and I’m the best daughter so… 😀


My mom saw all these listings on eBay for (in her words) crappy doll clothes going for big money.  And I looked at them, and I did agree, they were not exactly top quality doll clothes, and she said we could do better than that.  So she went on the search for the doll/model.  I found a American Girl dress form, and she found a doll which…needs a little TLC but she’ll be a great model.  It’s also really cool because when I was in elementary school I wanted one of these dolls (okay not one but all of them because they were so cool) but I didn’t get one because they were like, $75 for JUST the doll and everything else was like….a billionty dollars.  And now they’re like $120 or something, which is just crazy if you ask me.  So I’m glad I didn’t get one when I was younger because I would have played with her for like, a month or so, then moved on to something else, then she would be sitting in a box somewhere being unloved.

I got us a seemingly easy pattern for these American Girl doll clothes off Etsy for like, $5 or something and printed it out and took it home for us this weekend.  And we also made a trip over to Hobby Lobby (my preferred shopping destination) and ended up with a McCall’s pattern….packet…envelope? Thingy.  I told my mom we need to practice, so we’re going to get “junk fabric” and test out with one, and we’ll go from there.  We also got some real steals from the remnants bin. (there was OVER A YARD of yellow and white CHEVRON COTTON!!!!)


Well I learned my mom and me are exactly the same and we don’t want to practice and “waste time” and we want to do the whole shebang and it’ll be perfect.  Well, I talked her into at least doing ONE practice dress.  And she kept asking “do you really need to iron it again?” and I said “yes, as a matter of fact I wrote an entire blog post about this.”  I also told her we were going to use a thread that REALLY stood out from our fabric so we could see any mistakes easily so we could correct them for next time.


So after we did our “easy practice dress” my mom thought this other pattern seemed to look “much simpler” which…I knew couldn’t be true but we gave it an honest effort anyhow.  I think it turned out pretty well, even with our last minute decision to ditch the sleeves.  (they were a disaster.)  My mom then said “well that was harder than it looked” to which I said mmmhmm…(which means yea I know! I knew that already!) but it was all very fun.  My mom also said it would probably be easier to make real people clothes because doll clothes were so small and had such tedious pieces.  I’m sitting there thinking well why do you think I make blankets ‘n stuff!?


But I digress.  It was very fun and it was a great learning experience.  And now I have little doll clothes patterns to play with and possibly make a little cash with.  I’m very happy my mommy came to visit me, all the way up here in Nashville.  I’m also happy we got to spend time together just having fun and playing around with sewing stuff.  And we must have not done so bad.  I mean even my husband said “that looks really great, you could actually sell this” which, he almost never says!  So I was pretty excited about that too.