Friday, May 25, 2012


I got to test this AWESOME and fun pattern, from Cole's Corner and Creations.  Let me say, I NEVER thought I would sew a swimsuit.  First off, I'm just a beginner sewist.  Or is it sewer?  Anyway, I've really only been doing it for about a year, except for the one or two dresses I made for my daughter when she was 1. So swimsuits were WAY out of my league.  UNTIL I got THIS pattern from Cole.

This pattern makes it so easy!  Well, depending on the fabrics you use...LOL  I went with some flimsier fabrics, and learned along the way that patience is a virtue when sewing with these!  But the pattern itself was so well written, and let me tell you, Cole was right there to help me when I got stuck!   I know I will for sure be making more swimsuits from this darling pattern!! Run get this pattern today!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another dress!

I found this tutorial on Grosgrain, during free pattern month, and just knew I had to try it!  I love the hombre look that is so in right now, so I thought I'd try it in this dress!

Here is the inspiration dress. HERE  This is the called the Neapolitan Dress.

And....... here is my dress.  I did have to grade the pattern up a size, but other than that, it was all by the book!  I love the dress!

It did take me a couple hours to do it, had machine problems, though, so I'd imagine it wouldn't take quite that long next time.  It is a very detailed tute.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

A few things I've sewn...

I haven't been "crafting" lately, but have gotten into sewing again!  I love it!
Here are a few pictures of what I have sewn.

I made this using the Leila and Ben Sweet Lil Dress pattern in sizes 6-10.  I made it a size 7, and it is a very generous size, so I'll be using a size 6 the next time I use this pattern.

The next thing I did was make a nightgown for my daughter, out of the same pattern as above, but out of a flat twin sheet.  I added some lace from a stash I got from my later grandmother.
This was a size 6 in width, but 7 in length, and I was much happier with the way it fit than the above dress.
The next thing I did was make a skirt.  I fell in LOVE LOVE LOVE with this apron from Sawdust and Paperscraps Christmas in July post.   

So, I used her tutorial and made it into a skirt.  The hardest part was the math!  LOL  Here is my skirt:

So, that's what I've ben up to lately!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Diaper cake, anyone?


I was recently invited to a baby shower, and I was stumped about what to bring the mommy-to-be.  It's her first baby, and I wanted something unique, which would be hard to do in this small town!  We have ONE store in 20 miles that would sell baby stuff, and it's Wal-Mart. 

So, I thought and thought....finally!  I decided to make a diaper cake!!  Okay, great idea, now how?  There are a plethora of ways to make one, but the style I liked the best was the “spiral” style.  I prefer to call it a wave, it looks more like a wave to me, but here it is!


Sorry about the low quality pics…they are from my blackberry, which is a hand-me-down as it is, so they’re not the greatest, but you get the idea!

Here’s one more, a little better:


I ended up hot gluing the cute little monkey to the top, since he wouldn’t stay for ANYTHING.  LOL  But I tested it out, and the glue peeled right off, so it was okay.

She loved the cake, and it was a big hit with the other party goers.  For my first one, it was really easy!  I know the ribbons aren’t totally straight, but I love the way it turned out!


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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hello again!! (with free printable!)

I know I've been MIA, (and I know no one probably noticed!  LOL) but I've actually been BUSY crafting!!!

My hubby and I notched out a craft room from a small unused breakfast nook in our house.  We built the cabinets, put the countertop on and viola, a custom made work table!  I'm not finished installing my junk in the room yet, or with all my decor ideas, but I've got my custom track lighting in, so you can finally see all the crap on my table.  LOL  It has become a catch all of sorts, and I caught the kids eating breakfast (cereal with milk!! AGH!!!) on it the other day, but I'm slowly but surely claiming the space as mine.  I'll post pictures soon!

I've also been put in co-charge of decorations for my mom's upcoming wedding!  How exciting and daunting at the same time!  We are finishing up announcements (will post pics!) and a few other crafts and having a lot of fun!  Only 3 weeks until the big day!

This little project was inspired by a song we learned in Primary in our church this year. The song is called, "Stand for the Right," and can be heard here.  (WARNING: This will open a Windows Media Player that will automatically play this song.)

I spent a few hours making a printable, I don't know if anyone actually wants it, but I thought the idea was unique.  I dont' know if I like it with the "dot" in the puzzle space, but eh, it works.  I have a bunch of different colors I did, but am showcasing the green because that is my 7 year old's FAVE right now.  LOL  She actually says FAVE.  LOL

I'm new at uploading printables, so if this doesn't work, let me know *(all 16 of you, most of whom don't even want it!  LOL) =)

Go here, to BoxNet to download the color of your choice!  If I didn't do one you are interested in, let me know, I can whip one up, but I'll warn you, it is a fairly simple creation, you could probably do it yourself. =)

Thanks for visiting justjayma, and have a great day!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Heart Faces Pet Photo Challenge

This is my first I Heart Faces photo challenge...and I just HAD to enter my darling Baxter....I love this photo of him!

 I'm having troubles linking the button, so go here: I Heart Faces

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday!

So I realized just today that I didn't blog about my older son's birthday, which was February 23rd.  The reason behind that is this:  he's 9.  'Nuff said.  LOL  He didn't want anything crafty or cute....and I only got 1 pic of him opening his present.  He didn't feel well that evening either, so we didn't even have any CAKE!  and for any of you that know my son, that is MAJOR!  LOL

So today was R's birthday. He turned 5, and he's been looking forward to it with so much anticipation.  I realized the day was a hit when he said to me, "Mom, this is the best birthday EVER!"  Right on, little dude!!

First, a picture of him with is birthday shirt (which he LOVED!! despite its being not centered and crooked!)

Next, a picture of his football cake...this is what he requested!

Perfect? No.  Perfect to him? YES.

At the end of the day, I can sit and say: I'm not a fabulous baker/decorator.  I'm not an expert t-shirt maker.  I can hardly take a decent picture to save my life!  But I am a mom who loves her kids, and I will do all I can to make them happy.

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