I just realized that I had not share this project with you yet!
So better late than never (it seems that I say that a lot) haha sorry I know one day I’ll be good with this blog and update often. Someday.
I made this clutch a few months ago for my friend’s birthday. I met her in college, she’s super smart! We took chemistry classes together and had fun a lot. We actually shared an apartment for a few months. She’s now studying in Indiana so I have not seen her for a while!
Anywho, when her birthday was coming up, I kinda freaked out a little. I wasn’t sure what to give her. This is why I love to sew! Handmade gift are so personal, you can make anything and it’s going to be special! Anywho, I found the tutorial online and decided that this would be a great gift for her!
I used 3 different prints of fabrics here. The top part is from a fat quarter from JoAnn, the main part is Birds and Clouds Blue — Ipanema by Birch Fabrics, and the corner triangles are from Barcelona Sky City Map — Zen Chic by Moda. I got lucky that I had these fabrics in hand because I feel that they go along together very well! Mind you, I’m not very good with mix and match-ing, so this was a big accomplishment for me.
When my friend received it, she told me that she couldn’t believe that I had made it for her! That just made my day. I should sew gifts more often :)
If you want to make a fold over clutch just like this one, head to Flamingo Toes: DIY Simple Fold Over Clutch Tutorial.
Hello there guys!
As you’ve found out, I’ve been lazy… The last post was posted a month ago. I’m not sure why, but I just haven’t been motivated to blog lately. Perhaps it’s the nice weather that we have been having? Haha it makes me to just want to be outside and not be on the computer. Idk though, I feel like I still spend way too much time on the computer!
With the warmer weather here, I’ve been liking popsicles a lot more than usual. They just seem to be more tasty (or is it tastier? someone enlighten me please). Anywho, I thought it’d be fun to feature some popsicles in the calendar printable! I usually use the patterns I get from being a Roost Tribe member, but these popsicles are pretty simple shapes so I was able to make it myself using Adobe Illustrator. I feel a little proud, I’m not good at Illustrator yet but I feel like I am doing better!
I hope you’ll enjoy it!
For personal use only.
It’s been a while! I’m a little embarrassed about that… There are actually some posts that I can write but I have been super lazy. You know how some people say “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today”? Well, I feel like I have just been living in “If you can do it tomorrow, why do it today?” kind of mindset.
Anywho, I decided that I will write this today! Hopefully I will start choosing not to procrastinate.
So, this last Saturday my husband had a day off! What fun it was, he hadn’t had saturdays off for a long time. We decided we should celebrate it by doing something fun! The weather forecast said that the weather should be nice and sunny so we decided we should go up on a little hike!
We decided to go to Snoqualmie Pass as there is a Pacific Crest trailhead right over there and it’s only about 40 minutes away from home. The Pacific Crest trail is actually a very long trail that goes from US-Mexico border to US-Canada border.
The trail went over where the skiing and snowboarding area would be in the winter so it was pretty cool to walk under the ski lifts.
The weather actually wasn’t as nice as they forecasted it to be, so we didn’t hike for too long because it was windy up there and I was cold.
Fortunately, we were able to take some pics!
Okay, so I have sewn a dress and didn’t write anything for a long time. Oops. Anywho, so I bought the pattern a looooong time ago. Pretty sure I bought it sometime in the mid 2013. Jo Ann was having $5 for 5 patterns so I thought I’d get some! I bought pattern for shirts, skirts, and a dress. I then bought a few yards of blue flower fabric that was on sale and a zipper for the dress. Anywho, after I bought all these I realized that the biggest size on the McCall’s M6504 pattern is size 14. Well let me just say that when I measured myself, the measurement for my waist is bigger than that on the size 14 of the pattern. So I was hopeful that my waist line would go smaller and then I would fit into the dress. You guessed it, my size didn’t change. I then took a leap of faith and just started sewing anyway!
So I made the C style because I wanted to have sleeves for the dress. The only modification I made was to make the dress 2 inches longer so that it would cover my knees. I wanted to modify the neckline so it wouldn’t be as low but since the front part of the dress consist of different panels, I wasn’t sure how to do it. So I just left it be, I’ll just have to wear a camisole underneath the dress!
The pattern states “EASY” on it, and I’d say it’s pretty true. There are just more seams than I thought so it took a little longer than what I had expected. What took the longest to do was of course hand sewing the invisible hem on the bottom of the dress–it’s pretty big circumference!
The result was a nice, flowy dress that’s just perfect for spring! I’ve worn it to church a couple times, I love this dress! Okay, so I didn’t have anyone to take a picture of me so I just put my camera on the tripod and took some selfies. I couldn’t figure out how to put my camera in the burst settings so I just put it in 10 s timer and go back and forth from the camera to where I should be! It’s quite fun but kinda awkward at the same time… I’m just not used to taking pics of myself!
My next project is a blouse or a summer cardigan. We will see which one comes first. I bought this super cute looking blue watercolor print fabric. So excited!
It’s almost June! Another month, another calendar printable! This month’s organization printables features Found Flora Pattern Collection of Bonnie Christine. I got it because I’m a member of the Roost Tribe! You should totally sign up, for $5/month you get repeating patterns, a vegan recipe, an illustrator video tutorial, etc. To find out more on what you get as a Roost Tribe member and how to sign up to be a member, visit Going Home To Roost. (I know I sound like a sales person now, but I seriously love and enjoy being a part of the Roost Tribe!)
Anywho, here is this months printable!
For personal use only.
Happy Friday everyone!
I sure had fun being a part of Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day! It’s such a great way to find out other quilting and sewing blogs while hoping to win something hehe :)
I’d like to say thank you so much for all of you who have visited this blog, leaving a comment, and following me through various ways! It’s so great to hear what plans you have for summer! I hope things will go as you plan it to be. I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to reply all of your comments, I have just started a new job this week and I turned out to be busier than I had though I might be.
So, who is the lucky winner of the very first Buzz of the Bees Giveaway???
And the winner is…….
Terri Ann Swallow !!!!
If you are Terri, please check your email so that I can get your address :)
Thanks again everyone! Giveaways are a lot of fun! I should perhaps host more hehe!
Well, hello! This is my first time participating in Sew Mama Sew giveaway day! Actually, this will be my very first giveaway! Woohoo :) Buzz of the Bees is where I share! I really enjoy sewing so I like to share that here! I mostly share about the projects I’ve done, though occasionally I would share some tutorials too! I also would bake or cook sometimes and then I will share recipes too! So for this giveaway, I will be giving away some fabric! This includes: 3.5″ x 5″ Rectangle charms of 22 fabrics
7″ x 44″Getaway Floral in Sandstone/Melon
5″ x 44″Trendy Ogee Strawberry
1/8 yard of Getaway Floral Sandstone 3/4 yard of Floral dots
Here’s how to enter:
I use Gleam to help me with the giveaway. You have to click this link Sew Mama Sew Giveaway at Buzz of the Bees to make sure that your entry will be recorded. Gleam helps me to count the entry, makes sure that I have a way to contact you, and picks a winner with a random number generator.
1. Leave a comment on this post. Tell me, what is your plan for summer? Comment will have to be approved, so don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away(1 entry, required)
2.For extra entries, you may like Buzz of the Bees on Facebook, follow Buzz of the Bees via bloglovin’ or email, follow Buzz of the Bees on Twitter, and follow Buzz of the Bees on Pinterest. All the links are available in the gleam app (1 entry for each action)
Make sure to go to this link to have your entries recorded.
This giveaway is open until Friday, May 16th at 5 pm PST. I will ship to anywhere in the US!