Thursday, March 17, 2011

Needle and thread Thursday, a giveaway, and a fabulous house number sign

Hi gals! I KNOW I promised the baby sling tutorial today, but my great niece (little Lulu) is here this week. This is what I’ve been doing in all my free time:


Sorry for the cruddy pic… I had 2 toddlers and baby! Whew! I have finished a couple of projects lately and have one that I want to share. Introducing my new house number sign:



I had been thinking about painting a cool sign until one night THIS idea hit me. I had painted this frame to use for my front door, but all of a sudden I saw it with this monogrammed house number in it! My monogramming machine was in the sewing machine hospital last week (that dropcloth slipcover pushed it over the edge), so I was beside myself until it came home Monday afternoon. I didn’t get around to it until Tuesday, but it was so worth the wait!

I just wrapped the monogrammed drop cloth around a piece of cardboard I cut to fit the frame. I cut some upholstery webbing in half , stapled it to the back , and hung it from a screw. I LOVE how different and “springy” it is. I am in LOVE with the turquoise and red on this porch. How many times have I used LOVE in this post? LOL


I think this design would also make a great pillow. I have some fun “porch pillow” ideas to come.

Here’s a view by my door:


Next week I WILL be posting the tutorial for the baby sling. I PROMISE. I will also be featuring a fun skirt set I just made for the girls. This is my favorite go to skirt pattern, and the girls love it. Wait until you see the fabric! I’m going to show you how I embellished the top too! FUN FUN FUN! Beginning sewers DO NOT be afraid of this pattern. It’s really simple to make, and I’ll give you all my tips. Trust me. EASY!

Now for the giveaways! (These can be mailed anywhere in the USA)

To get everyone ready for next week my friend Terri from Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops is giving this Sew Sensible pattern to one of my readers. It’s a twirl skort and perfect for little girls who like to run, jump, hang upside down, AND twirl. :)

Sew Pattern Twirl Skirt Twirl SKORT - PDF ePattern

I’m also going to monogram a house number for one reader as well. I’ll let you choose your color and will send it ready for you to frame!

For a chance to win just:

Leave a comment.

Post on facebook and let me know in another comment.

Blog about it, and let me know in another comment.

That’s 3 chances peeps! Let’s get sewing!

I will announce the winners Wednesday night at 7:00.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Adorable Loulou! I see your great niece is enjoying your creations, too! Great idea to do the house number. I have a frame with a fabric piece already to be used for something. It was supposed to have a vinyl monogram on the glass {a gift} and I broke the glass. So now I have a frame and a fabric covered back. I've been trying to think what I could do with it; maybe stencil right on the fabric - thinking, thinking. : )

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I would LOVE to win! Thanks for the chance! :)

Joy said...

I love your front porch!!! Mine needs a facelift also but it is still winter here but just looking at yours makes me think of spring and wish that it were here already!! I have a couple of sewing projcts that I need to get done but yours always turn out so cute and I love to see your ideas:)

Marianne said...

I just love the house number in the frame, especially with the upholstery webbing for the hanger. The porch looks great and so inviting. I just love your posts, you have the best ideas. Thanks! Marianne

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That skirt is just precious!! I'd love to beef my sewing skills up enough to give it a try. :) The framed house numbers are awesome! What a neat idea. :)

Bethany said...

Adorable!!! I would love to win the skirt pattern! My fiesty little girl would love it!! :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Love your house number! Too cute!! Would love to win!

High Street Cottage said...

LouLou, this is a wonderful giveaway, the skirt is darling, and best of all one of your house numbers! I love your projects, I've advertised it on my sidebar, and posted about it, xoxo tami

Ally said...

What an adorable idea for a house number!!! Love love love it!!!

The Frosted Gardner said...

I am a follower and would love love love to win this!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

That house number is gorgeous! What a great idea!!

ps - I'm your newest follower :)

mary.mimi said...

Oh my. Just found you..what cute ideas...Would love to make these cuties for my cuties. Thanx for the chance. Mimi.Mary


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