Thursday, October 28, 2010

Butterfly Costume - Making the Pettiskirt

This year I decided that my little girl would be a butterfly. After ordering the $8 wings from Amazon, I set out to find a simple tutorial to make a pettiskirt since I didn't want to spend $50 on one. Wow, I can see why they cost that much. The amount of chiffon and time put into this was amazing but the tutorial was very clear to follow and resulted in something I think my daughter will be able to use for the next few years at least! Below is a little slide show of the first few steps to get you started. Follow the rest of the steps over here at! I'll post more pics of her in the costume after Halloween. Enjoy!

Sam Jam Creations – The logo

Lately I've been really attaching myself to this sewing thing. I really do enjoy it when I have the time. I like the rewarding feeling of completing a project that isn't half bad. And even more I like the sense if pride I get from giving the finished project to its rightful owner. I haven't kept many projects for myself because frankly I just love the look on people's faces when you give them something and they admire how much work you put into it. It's a feeling like no other.

So comes the inception of SamJam Creations. I decided that since I enjoy doing it, I should start figuring out what I enjoy about it and maybe eventually I can follow the American Dream of doing what I love.

I created a logo and everything… does that make it official? Probably not, but at least it's something to put on the labels?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Office 2010 Real Stories

I’m excited to announce that I will be testing out Microsoft Office 2010 for the next few months. I’ve already been using it for work but haven’t really been able to dig into the features that I would use in my day-to-day personal life. Just having it for a short time, one of the features that I’m really stoked about is the ability to bridge Microsoft Office with my blog. So instead of having to compose and edit my posts online, I can edit them in Windows Live Writer, with all the features like photo editing and inserting videos. I think this will really help me keep on track with the blogging thing, which I’ve obviously been relaxed about lately. One of my goals is to really make this blog something special where I can share all my crafting conquests and defeats. We’ll see. I think this is the start of something good. Smile