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San Antonio, Texas
I am Erica Gonzales, a 24 year old college student attending UTSA, that loves to express myself through writing. Im using this blog as my diary, my escape, and my little paradise. My dream is to become a kinder teacher, just like my mother. I currently have an associate in Arts EC-6th and am a year away from my BA. I'm not afraid of my goals, my dreams, and battling my own deamons. I am thankful for my wonderful family and the friends who believe in me and encourage me to keep sewing.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Made With Love Monday at Sew Chatty

                                       Just joined Made With Love Monday at Sew Chatty :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

First Zippered Pouch

Zippered Pouch

Okay, so I'm starting to get the hang of making a basic zippered pouch.  I had a little trouble sewing the zipper for the first time.  I added lace and a heart button to embellish.
Here she is, more to come soon:)

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First Pair of Pillow Cases

First Pair of Pillow Cases

Yayyy! This was super easy to do! I love this fabric! It was on sale, and super soft.  I'm so glad that I turned it into pretty pillow cases to add to my bed. 
Here they are........

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My First Quilt

My 1st Quilt :)

So.... after months working on my very first quilt, I am pleased to inform you that I have finally finished it! I have to admit that this was a little tough my first time.  Very time consuming, but relaxing for me.  I had this fabric stashed for years and I'm happy that I was finally able to find something beautiful to make with it.  So, here she is, my FIRST quilt!

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Sew Chatty Tutorial for Ruffle Headband

Sew Chatty Tutorial 
Ruffle Headband 

I am so excited to show you my new headbands!  I used Sew Chatty's tutorial to learn how to make these adorable headbands.  I love all her products.  She is so talented and comes up with great ideas.  You can follow her blog at http://sewchatty.blogspot.com/.  I have to admit that I am a headband FREAK! So, these new additions to my collection are perfect.  I purchased my fabric from The Fabric Shop, which has an Etsy shop.  Take a look at their beautiful fabric, http://www.etsy.com/shop/fabricshoppe?ref=pr_shop_more.  It took me about an hour to make each headband.  I made myself a little set up, using my new foldable sewing table that I got on sale for $70 at Joanns Fabrics.  Im happy to finally put it to use.   
Here are some pics of my new headbands :)

Hope you get to check out Sew Chatty's Blog.  Maybe even try her tutorial yourself :)
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sew Chatty: A Handmade Feature and a GIVEAWAY!

Sew Chatty: A Handmade Feature and a GIVEAWAY!: "I love when I get to introduce you to some of my favorite crafty bloggy friends! Kyla from Funky Polka Dot Giraffe and I met on Twitter one ..."

Love this free giveaway!
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