Friday, June 18, 2010

Blog Hop Station Number 19

Welcome to my little piece of the Jessicasprague.com FIRST EVER BLOGHOP!

Here is the preview of my Quick Page created just for you:


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(Please note that it will only be available from 
Friday, 10pm EST until Sunday, 10pm EST)

When you are ready to head to the next whistle stop on our train, 
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If you came to my blog first and are a bit turned around,
click HERE to start at the beginning and work your way through all
33 (yes, you read that right) FREEBIES! 

Then, hop back to jessicasprague.com and register for the FREE 
card class that starts the 28th of this month. 

Thanks for playing...come back and visit anytime!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

BECAUSE I AM CHEAP...AND LAZY...AND MAYBE A BIT CREATIVE

I am so excited about these cutie jammies I made this week. They are made of recycled T-shirts and mark an epoch in my sewing journey...first reverse applique! The best thing...it was quick (can I get an amen?!).

My tip for easy sewing of quick things for kiddos? Use an existing hem! I REALLY hate hemming, especially knits. They always seem puckery and not professional looking. So...I cheat (yes. this is definitely a draw in the repurposing-old-clothing-into-new kick that I am currently on.)
See the photo below...I cut the pieces out by laying the edges that would need to be hemmed on the already hemmed edge of the old shirt that I am using for the fabric. Then all that remains to be done is to sew up the side seams and stitch ribbing around the arm/neck holes (on a shirt) or add elastic in a casing to the waist (in shorts).



Then your munchkin can run around outside in the newly completed jammies! Yes, they did eventually make it to bedtime, but hey...it's hard to get a good photo in near darkness! Incidentally, the dress that big sis is wearing is a refashion too--a men's shirt turned into dress that is super comfy and cute.


Happy lazy day sewing!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

IT'S A PARTY!





As a Creative Team Member at Jessicasprague.com, I have the privilege to invite anyone interested to hop on over for the 3rd birthday celebration going on there throughout the month of June.  Here is a little taste of what is to come: 

SALE: Now through Monday, June 21st, all digi products and self-paced classes currently available will be on sale for 20% off!

FREE CLASS: Announcing a BRAND NEW class, Computer Tricks for Cardmaking! And guess what? IT'S FREE! Registration for this FREE class will run June 14th-28th with class starting on the 28th





GO TO THE ZOO!!

We are so blessed to have an amazing children's zoo so close to us. A few weeks ago we went with family and had a great time. It was HOT!! Let's just say that the African Adventure felt like Africa.

But we got to feed the giraffe! It was amazing to offer the lettuce and watch it reach out and grab it...it was RIGHT there!

 Did you know that giraffes have extremely long tongues that they wrap around their food to grasp it and pull it into their mouths? I don't think the kids (or me either) will ever forget that!