Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Princesses Tea

Wow life has been so busy. But it has been fun. The latest event was A Princes Tea, it was so much fun. My job was to dress these wonderful girls, up like Princessess so they could sit at the tables during the Tea and interact with the little girls. They also helped them during craft time. Such a fun event.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Busy with Owl and friends

It has been a long time since I have posted. A lot has happened in that time. I spent a large part of the summer teaching sewing to young girls. It was a fun and rewarding time. But just as that was ending and I had hoped to have some fun family time, my husband was laid-off. As you can imagine this was devastating.There have been other things that too were very upsetting, just not a good August, and September has not been much better.

On a happier note, I have started a Facebook "Like" page. It is "Pam is Always Sewing" . Why you ask? Well it has made it easier for me to share pictures and information about the little zippered bags I have been making.  It is a great for my friends to share my info. It seems to be working well, as I have gotten lots of orders and that makes for grocery money. :-)  Here are some pics of the little guys. They are made in the hoop, on my embroidery machine. The patterns come from Embroidery Garden.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I really enjoy making theses little yo-yo's but the question is always what do I do with them. This spring while working on the costumes for Cinderella I found a place to put some. ^_^ On the hat of the Narrator (she later becomes the Fairy God Mother). Here is a picture of her hat.

But I had not quite got my fill of making Yo-Yo's so I made this:

I know you ask how many bags can this woman make. Obviously one more! 

I used a great pattern for this bag by Rebeka Lambert at Artsy-Crafty Babe It is a free pattern "Pleated Tote" All you bag makers she has some great patterns in her Etsy shop, so please check them out. Also for the non-sewer she has some lovely bags made for you.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quick project!

Ruffle Pillow Case

I really wanted to sew a fun yet quick project. I really do not need to start another new project. So I have  had this fabric set aside to make a pillowcase for my daughter. I really love how it came out. Quick easy and fun!

At least I got something accomplished today!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pinwheel Quilt

Remember last summer when I started this wonderful Pinwheel Quilt? Well I am at the end now. Well....I still have to quilt this HUGE quilt. But it is so wonderful! I can not tell you how happy it makes me. The colors are so wonderfully bright and cheery. There are 88 blocks, on the front and back of this quilt. Each is a different 1930's reproduction print. No two are alike. My dear Aunt Sally has been collecting these prints for a long time, and generously let me cut my quilt from her stash. I would never have been able to make this quilt without her help. Here are a few pictures before the quilting. You can see that Teaga was there to check out this quilt as she does with all the others. ^_^

 Quilt tested doggie approved!

 Front 8 blocks by 10. (12inch blocks)
Back side of quilt


Well 4 kids and 20 years of Homeschooling comes to an end. Our youngest has now graduated. She has been a joy to watch grow up, into a wonderful young woman!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer Sewing Classes

During the summer I am blessed to teach sewing classes at Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater. We have a great time and make all sorts of fun sewing projects. Here are a few pics from last years classes.   No faces for the kids, to protect their privacy. :-)

 They made 2 bags some great Pajama Pants and a pillow case.

I had a few Adults sewers too!

If you would like to join me this year, here is the info:

Learn to sew with Fantasy costume seamstresses Pam Anders & Marie Sexton. The two and one half-hour class meets each day for one week in the costume room of Fantasy.

In BEGINNING (age 10 and up) sewing, you will learn basic sewing skills by constructing a pillowcase, a simple tote bag, and a pair of sleep pants.

In INTERMEDIATE sewing, good knowledge of basic sewing or a previous sewing class is required. You will be making a pillowcase with contrasting band, scrub style pajamas with set in pockets and patch style pockets, and a bag with a zipper.

In ADULT (or Teen) sewing, good knowledge of basic sewing or a previous sewing class is required. You will be making a tote bag and a pair of scrub style pajamas. We will also make a fun project with a zipper.
Learn to make your sewing projects on our sewing machines or bring your own. The instructor will mail you a letter after registering with a list of supplies to bring. Class size is limited so register early!!!

Give Fantasy Playhouse a call at (256) 539-6829 the Summer Schedule is also available on the web site.