Sunday, October 22, 2017

I am a SewingPortfolios Ambassador

The Fabric Whisperer Strikes Again!!!

So, It's been a long while since I blogged and it's time for a post! 

If you didn't already know, I am a SewingPortfolios.com Ambassador. (See the badge right there) What is that you say? Well, I am a member of an organization where people are available for sewing and business collaborations! The members are stellar, very talented and are from around the globe!!  If you are/have a business and you need pattern testers, sample makers, designers - ANYTHING SEWING BUSINESS - This is the place for you. Becomig a member is free and can jump start that business relationshiop you are hunting for! The talent pool is Ka-razy!! Our fearless leader Candace Ayala is leading this venture to new heights!! Come join us - I'll holla atcha!

Pink Flower                             Pebbles                                Bell Flower
 Pink Flower     Bell Flower

SewingPorftolios.com coloborated with Michael Miller Fabrics for a great campaign. As an Ambassador, I received MM fabric to create and showcase as I wish. When I saw the prints I thought "little girl" (like everyone else) but, I don't have any tiny ladies in my life right now! So, it took a while to figure out what to make, as I am an apparel sewer and the pieces were a bit smaller than what I'm used to. Since I was sent a total of three yards (1yd per print), I needed to have a "make it work for me" moment.  Not only were these fabrics beautiful and fun, they quality is unmatched! The cotton is super soft and the colors are soooo vibrant! The line is appropriately called "How Does Your Garden Grow".

FYI - I had two other Michael Miller Fabrics in my stash, one is already a summer dress and the other is so pretty I don't want to cut into it!  ROFL!! I just like to unfold it on my cutting table pet and drool on it. Then I put it back! (HA!)

Here is this Garden Growing in all my Glory! This top, and it sewed like buddah!!




Some detail pics for your viewing enjoyment!! The top is Butterick 6416
 

 

Let me know what you think and this is Michael Miller Fabrics folks - There's a ton to pick from and I suggest you hurry up! I'm the Fabric Whisperer and I'll clean them out before you get there!!! All this cottony goodness!


Talk Soon Carol

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Junior Prom 2017

My sweetie pops went to Prom!


Here is my submission for Faye's Tops that Pop Sew-A-Long!

During the challenge I was inundated with KC's prom project. I shopped for and altered his suit, changed the buttons on the suit, made his pocket square, ascot and his dress shirt (i.e. Pop'n Top!) In this past two weeks I think I heard the word "Mommy" so many times, I'm hearing it in my sleep! (or am I woke?) I made a HUGE boo boo and had to start the shirt completely over (thank God I had extra fabric). After that rude awakening, I knew I wouldn't make this challenge with all the work that needed to be completed before prom so, I asked Ms. Faye would KC's shirt work for the challenge and to my surprise she said yes! Here are some pics of KC's Pop'n Top and that Pop'n Top in ACTION!

McCall's 6044 Custom Sized for KC
My TNT for him!
Shirt details: Collar, Ascot, Pocket Square and Cuff with Monogram
KC Picked all the fabrics and notions!

Pics with our baby!! Time sure flies!


Look how handsome!

I'm so proud of the young man he has become and can't wait for him to grow into the wonderful man I know he will be! Sewing for him is my secret pleasure! Now that Top Pops!



How CUTE do they look and age appropriate I might add!

Click to watch their send off! Prom 2017


Talk Soon Carol

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

After 17 Years!

The Hubby!


My Husband, my DDH, my life partner, my keep it real, my rock, my pain, my frustration, my everything!

Hey Y'all - Long time since my last post! Well anyway, Hubby has sparked a blog post. (I think he is sleeping and I hope it stays that way until I get done!) After I post, there's nothing he can do! (chuckle)  Anywhooooo, you think you know your spouse until you let them have the floor. 

I have been sewing non-stop for the last 16 years.  I have sewn for profit, proms, magazines, retail stores and professionally for businesses. (although I don't profit sew anymore) I pull all-nighter's, plan outfits for EVERY occasion, mentor newbies on social media, I'm a sew sista, I swim/live and LOVE fabric, I love to see my fellow sewistas from all over the world post what they are sewing, knitting, crocheting. The online fabric community gives me chills and when I have that urge, some enabler posts sales and I run to the store and buy patterns to ease the savage beast. (My pattern stash is ridiculous!) I CREATE!

Why does he think I am the only one with this problem passion?  Well watch as you see my husband be faced with an ugly truth.  HE WAS WRONG ABOUT ME! I am not the only one!

I love my sew sista's and the sewing community off and online! What a great bunch of women you are to share my passions! Feel free to share with your significant other! If you can get him to sit down long enough to entertain my Pink Web Page! ROFLMAO!




Uh Oh! He's Woke!
Back to sewing!

Talk Soon Carol

Monday, February 6, 2017

Carol's Sewing Corner - Facebook Group



Hello Everyone!  Thanks for visiting my blog as I have some "New" news!


I have created a Facebook Group! My personal FB page was being infiltrated by my sewing peeps! That's a good thing, but lots of my peeps don't sew! So, I decided from this point on I would have a home for sewing peeps and my regular and old skool peeps would have a place on my regular page!

 (But really tho, oil and water just don't mix!) 

Okay! If you Sew, Crochet (which I'm trying to teach myself)
Craft and enjoy my blog, come on over and join my sewing group!
How cute is this 'lil Crocheted Sewing Machine!

I'm not quite sure what's in store yet because this baby is so new, but I can tell you this, we share tips and projects and have fun posting. When you join, come on in and introduce yourself and let us know what your craft passion is and what you are up to! Follow me on Facebook above and I hope to see you there! If you already belong - Thanks for joining!!
No Pressure, just fun and I hope you learn something too! (I plan to!)

I've been sewing! My mojo is on go but not off the chain (which is fine with me). Here's what's on my table! How long its going to be there has yet to be determined! ROFL!!!



Talk Soon Carol

Monday, January 9, 2017

I'm Called The Fabric Whisperer!

Follow Me On Periscope!

Here is a Periscope broadcast I did Sunday evening!  Enjoy!  Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think.  Pardon the every now and then word slips! Who's perfect? Now, I think I can go and take my Christmas tree down.  It's time! Feel free to send me any fabric you want me to research as well!!  ROFL!!!




I forgot some info so I added Part 2!  




Thanks for following me!
Talk Soon Carol