We moved earlier this year because we were really outgrowing our old house. My husband and I had wanted to buy a play kitchen for years, but we just couldn't figure out where it could go without one really being in the way due to the layout of the old house + what we already … Continue reading An Apron for Sweet Pea
I wrote this post for the Vacation Time Blog Tour hosted and sponsored by Pickle Toes Patterns. I received the Grasshoppers pattern as compensation for this post and there is a giveaway at the end. Summer is hot but playground equipment is even hotter! I started looking around for Bermuda shorts patterns right about the same … Continue reading Adorable Summer Shorts
Who doesn't love the classic look of a nice, pleated skirt? It's timeless and adorable. I made this Get Your Craft Together Tally Skirt* from basic suiting fabric and some whimsical wooden butterfly buttons, both from JoAnn's. The back contains elastic for fitting and the front lays flat. It's a fairly quick and easy sew, … Continue reading A New Summer Skirt!
Several months ago I became a member of Sewing Portfolios and not too long after that I had the privilege of working with Michael Miller Fabrics as an Ambassador. That's when I "met" Candice who so wonderfully created a business so at-home hobby sewists like myself could showcase our talents. Now she's branched off into … Continue reading Introducing Candice Ayala Patterns!
One day my little Sweet Pea will cringe at the idea of wearing the same shirt as her Mommy but fortunately we aren't there yet. For now I get to use up some scraps and create adorable outfits. Several weeks ago I made a Sinclair Patterns Sofia Sweater that Sweet Pea loved because the fabric … Continue reading Mommy and Me Shawl Collar Sweaters for the Holidays
The Cottage Mama has an ADORABLE (and free!) pattern and tutorial for Halloween Trick or Treat bags. I made one for Sweet Pea last year and had a few requests for some this year. They're so easy to make! I used my Cricut to cut a ghost to stitch onto the front. You could also … Continue reading Trick or Treat!
I am SEW excited (just ask the people who were near me in the produce department when I read the email!) about this opportunity to be an ambassador for the new Prints Charming line from Michael Miller Fabrics that begins shipping out on October 15. Full upfront disclosure: I received this free sneak peak of fabric … Continue reading Just Some Frogs on a Log
The big 2017 solar eclipse is coming up next week and we live fairly close to the band of totality so we should be getting a roughly 97% eclipse. I can't let the occasion pass without making a shirt for Sweet Pea! I personally love, love, love the Mya tunic* as a great all purpose … Continue reading The Great 2017 Solar Eclipse
Welcome to my second Dress Up This Town post! I've already made one dress for myself for this month so I decided to take the theme in a different direction this time around and make a princess dress up costume for Sweet Pea. Do you remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned how my … Continue reading Dress Up This Town: A Perfectly Cute Princess Costume
To quote Scottish poet Robert Burns (in modern English) "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men go often askew". Yes I know it's currently July 6th but that means it's only two days late! We were fortunate that our little sweet pea had a great vacation and enjoyed herself but all good things must … Continue reading Happy [belated] 4th of July