Monday, December 26, 2011

It's a Blanket with Sleeves!

It has been way too long since my last post! The past few weeks I have been preparing for a family trip to Kansas, and that included sewing a few things for my boys. =] I thought I'd stop in and share a few pictures. Here we go!

First, I'll show you a few pics of what I have recently sewn. The kids needed a blanket with sleeves! Ha ha! Super easy to make...

Great for keeping warm on the couch and eating popcorn.

Or, playing video games! (No judging my untidy house please. =] )
My older boys needed a wallet to hold all of their Club Penguin Card Jitsu cards in, so they could take the fun with them on our trip.
This card wallet has 4 good sized pockets. It holds plenty of cards.
I also made my youngest son a car wallet for his Hot Wheels but I have not photoed it, and the internet in this small town is sloooooow. So, that will be for another time.  =] 

I will leave you all with a couple pictures from around the town. (As I said slow internet here!) Such a great little town with a lot of history!

Stay warm friends!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

It Starts Today!

My BIG SALE! is up and running! Please check it out. Lots of fun items that will make great gifts! Discounts on every item from 10%-40%!! Here are just a few of the great items available...

Friday, December 9, 2011

Goosie Girl for Good Auction Fundraiser

I am pleased to announce that there are still many kind-hearted people in the world! People who love others, and want to help them through hard times. The other day a friend of mine told me about a fundraiser to help a family who is at risk of being evicted this winter/holiday season. They are in need of simple items that most of us take for granted everyday.

I am happy that I was able to donate 4 items to this fundraiser to help this dear family. And, MANY others donated their great items too! Please go to Goosie Girl's Facebook page and check out the auction that is going on now. ALL monies raised will go to the family. Each item has free shipping. If you can't bid on an item please consider spreading the word about the auction. maybe someone you know can bid.

The Lord calls His people to be His hands and feet. We are called to help the fatherless, the widowed, the poor, the needy. This is one way we can do just that.

I will leave you with a few of the pictures of the items that are up for bid. So many wonderful items, from fabulous designers!

Please check it out!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Big Sale! Sneak Peek...

Next week I am having a Big Sale! on my website! It'll be a great time to get some deals on gifts, or just stuff for yourself! Every item will be at a low price. You won't want to miss it! I'm going to leave you all with a few photos of some of the wonderful items that will be up for sale.

Butterfly Girly Tote

Butterfly Notepad Holder
Ladybug Girly Tote

Smash! Notepad Holder
 I hope to see you at the sale!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Super Fun!

A totally super set for the super hero in any little boy. In this case, specifically a heroic little boy named Jonah! I had a lot of fun creating these items. I had 3 mighty fabrics to work with. I mixed and matched, and I think it all turned out pretty fabulous!!

The tote has a piece of printable cotton on the front, featuring Jonah's name with some pretty terrific super heroes. It was printed from Marvel's Super Hero Squad website.

Here are the finished items...

Complete Super Hero Set

Super Hero Accessory Set

Super Hero Tote

Notepad Holder

Inside View of the Notepad Holder

Pencil Pouch

Captain America Kids Wallet

Inside view of the kids wallet

Great gifts for the super hero in any little boy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Finally A Name

So, if you remember several posts back I was trying to think of a name for my Notepad Holder/Wallet Combo's, because that is a mouthful! Today, I am happy to announce that it has finally been named! Nothing fancy. Actually, it's quite simple really.


Yup, that's it. Why did it take me so long to name it? I have no idea. I am just happy to say it is finally named. 

Speaking of Combo's, here are a few new ones I whipped up over the past few days. Both of these were custom requests.

Want one? You can have one too! Just send me an email at  toteallyblessed [at] gmail [dot] com . I just need some specifics, like, color preferences and pattern preferences (large/small floral, stripes, circles, etc). Then, I'll send you some fabric choices. It's that easy, not to mention fun and exciting!!! These make fabulous gifts as well!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks

Sing praises to our Lord and Saviour for He alone is good! Through Him alone all blessings flow!

I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fun with Denim

The other day I realized that I had no purse! Seriously. Sure, I have totes, large ones that are great for when you have a lot of stuff to carry around. But, I don't usually carry around a lot of stuff. I've got my Combo, keys, cell phone, camera, lip balm, and that's pretty much it. I'm a low maintenance kind of girl. ; )

Baby girl has her own cute little diaper tote but it was time for me to have something of my own! I let my boys choose the fabric I would use. Not totally liberally here. I gave them 2 to choose from. Chocolate mint, or a pink/brown. They chose the chocolate mint. (Which is a favorite of mine! And, probably goes with a lot of what I wear anyway.) I really wanted to use denim on the inside. So, I found an old jean skirt and got the scissors.

Before actually cutting the fabric, I kept in mind that keeping the back pockets intact would be beneficial. They would make great pockets inside my purse. I probably could have figured out how to keep the front pockets too, but I only had nap time to work on this project. So, I'll save that for another day. I wanted to make my purse similar to the pleated totes I make but on a smaller scale. I cut 2 pieces from the denim, and 2 from my fabric pieces, so it would have a nice curvy shaped bottom.

Next I added the pleats! I only pleated the fabric for the outer part of my bag.

This means that I'm going to have to re-cut my denim to fit. Oops! Now I know better, and will wait to cut my denim until AFTER I have pleated the outer bag. No big deal really.

Now that I have 4 pieces, all cut the same size, I can sew it all together. Of course, I still needed to make the straps. Since this purse was for me, I didn't do my usual straps. I kind of just folded and sewed them together. So, they aren't super pretty finished but I like them all the same. =]

I think it turned out pretty great! I like how I have the back pockets inside my bag. They hold my camera and cell phone nicely. It can also be carried reversible, which is always a nice option. One purse, 2 looks!

I liked how my purse came out so much, that I decided I wanted to see what else I could make with some old denim I had lying around. I thought some notepad holders would be cute!

What do you think? I made these for 3 of my sweet nieces. I plan to make more though because I like them so much!

Do you have any favorite ways to re-use old denim?


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