Saturday, April 23, 2011

On the LK-150

Well I've started another project, not like there isn't enough unfinished projects I should be finishing! Next Saturday I will be teaching an intro to Garment Designer class at Newton's Spring Fling, and I only thought it fitting that I should be wearing something I knit.

It's not going to be cold enough for scarves, and the last skirt that I knit is very brown, wintery colors. So I've decided to knit another skirt. I figure that will knit up the fastest and have more of likelihood of being finished.

So I've knit a swatch for my gauge, going to punch in the gauge into Garment Designer and figure out the skirt design, print myself out some directions and hopefully start knitting tomorrow. A nice relaxing activity for an Easter Sunday.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Life has been crazy around here, I figure the least I can do is put up a Wordless wednesday. I hope you enjoy my pics, the focus around the house has been the little kitten, she seems to be the only one doing anything interesting around here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Car Cozy Video Tutorial

Well here I am about 3 hours away from my Sewing Group and I'm just now testing the pattern and sewing directions that have only been in my head up till now. So I decided to video tape it. About a month ago I bought a cute Kodak Mini Video Camera. Ignore my fuzzy head of hair, and I hope the audio is ok, it's the first time I try this. I know there are several examples of this and a couple of Tutorials. The reason I decided to show my version, is that for some reason it really bugs me that when the Pouches are made to the same size as the backing, the backing will not lay flat when the the cars are in the pouches.  The video wouldn't upload correctly so It's on YouTube instead.

Car Cozy:

You will need:
1/4 yard of a cute pattern fabric
1/4 yard of a matching solid color fabric
1/4 yard of iron on batting or interfacing
and a 40" piece of ribbon

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Another Large Barbie House

Well Lexi's Barbie Doll house is finally finished! My husband Randy built another house I'm truly glad that this one didn't fall on the floor, I don't think poor Lexi could have handled another delay in the building process. She would walk into the garage and say "Tio Randy this is my house" I guess she wanted to make it clear that he wasn't going to sell this one out from under her!!

Barbie doll house pattern now available click here to visit the blog post with more info.

My husband is great with wood but not so great with color, painting and decorating. So that was my job. There was a lot of painting, and taping off and repainting....

Then I decided to use the cardboard images from the Barbie doll furniture packaging. I carefully cut out the windows, some tile from the bathroom set, the dressers, and the china hutch and clock from the dinning room set.

And then with my trusty E6000 glue I glued them to the walls.

Top bedroom:

Bathroom (I loved this bathroom set so much I didn't let my husband carve out the toilet, tub and his little toilet paper like before, There was a large argument about it, but like all good me he gave up).

2nd floor bedroom:

Kitchen (I did let him carve out the Kitchen Appliances, I was running short on cash).

Living Room (neither Toy's R Us nor Target had a living room set, I looked online and it was $70, wow! So I had to borrow the living room set from my daughter Stephanie's Doll house)

Look out the window. Never in a million years could I have planned for the kitten to peek into the window. I didn't eve notice it until I edited the photo.

So Lexi is now enjoying her Barbie Doll house. Her little brother helps her, and she needs a stool to play on the 3rd floor. She will grow into it. My daughter Stephanie at one point had over 20 Barbies and played with the house until I finally took it away at 13 (story for another time). Every Girl in the neighborhood loved coming over to play with her. I really hope that Lexi will get the same enjoyment out of her Barbie Doll house.

The kitten took advantage that Lexi pulled out the kitchen table!


Friday, April 8, 2011

Tot.FUL MEM.O.RIES Giveaway Winner

And the winner is: Jana

Please contact  Tania   on Etsy and tell her which $25 package you would like and the rest of this information (if you don't need it soon contact her anyways and tell her when she can expect to make your package):

One Party Package of Choice. 25$ Value.


You will receive a PRINTABLE digital pdf file for printing at home or uploading to a professional printer.

Please note you will not receive any printed products, all orders will be sent via email to the address associated with your Etsy account within within 2-3 business days. Rush orders available for an additional fee.

After placing your order please send all party info to (I removed her email have her give it to you when you Convo her on Etsy.)



Personalized items:
1. Invitation 
2. Banner (name & age)
3. 2" Party Circles (name, age, photo(1))
4. Cake centerpieces/Room decor (photo & name)
5. Welcome Sign
6. Shirt Transfer Design
7. Food Labels/Place cards (12)



-Birthday Banner 
-Banner Spacers
-2" Party Circles/Cupcake Toppers 
-Favor Tags 
-Cake Centerpieces/Room Decor 
-Party Hats
-Patterned Papers
-Cupcake Wrappers
-Pinwheel Template and Instructions
-Pennant Banner
-Mini "I am __age___" Pennant Banner
-Placecard/Food Labels 
-Water Bottle Labels 
-Welcome Sign
-Party Signs (i.e. presents, food, drinks)
-Shirt Transfer Design
-Invitations (5x7)
-Thank You Notes 
-Instructions & more!



Basic crafting supplies are required for assembly. All pages are formatted to be printed on 8.5"x11" papers.

-PDF reader or Adobe Acrobat (a free download at
-white 8½ x 11” paper (I recommend photo paper or cardstock)
-vinyl/waterproof adhesive paper for water bottle wraps (but regular bright white paper will do just fine)
-2” circle punch (recommended, but not necessary)
-ribbon for banner
-lollipop sticks for cupcake toppers (found at most craft stores in the candy/cake decorating aisle)
-exacto knife or hole punch 



You may use this file for your personal use. Mass production, file sharing and commercial use of this PDF file is not allowed. You may not use this file or printed materials from this file for use in your business. All rights remain with totful memories.




Colors may vary between online viewing and your actual printed product. All monitors display color differently; please take this into consideration when placing your order.

Please note these designs are for PERSONAL use only and may not be used commercially or resold under any circumstances.

View more designs and printable products at:

© 2010 tot.ful mem.o.ries

Friday, April 1, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Welcome! I am Sonia Barton - I write about my all over the place life as an all over the place crafter. I have yet to meet a crafter that only does one craft, or a crafter that doesn't like to learn other crafts.

I have a degree in Fashion Design with which I started a business doing Modest Bridalwear. I also lead a monthly sewing group, So there are a lot of sewing posts. Showing my work and the work of others.

My Sister Monica and I have an Etsy shop were we put up for sale some of the stuff we sew. I also have an Etsy shop where I sell patterns that I have created for beginning sewer's, fully illustrated. I will be doing 2 Etsy Shop Feature/Review/Giveaways a month. Email me if you would like to be included.

I also Knit, Scrapbook, Bead & Quilt. I have returned to school to get a BA in Arts. I am Married to a crafty husband, he is retired US Navy, I have a 26 year old son who is in the Army, a 22 year old son who works on an oil rig in OK and a 19 year old daughter who is a Sophomore at the local Community college.

Feel free to look around, I hope the Navigation bar makes it easier to find things and feel free to enter my current Etsy shop Feature and Giveaway to Tot.Ful Mem.o.ries


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