Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
and here is a super fun idea for the drive that I can't wait to get started on http://samstermommy.blogspot.com/2010/06/tutu-drive-superhero-capes.html
Unfortunatly the tutu drive ends this month, but with my kids going back to school I hope to squeeze out enough time to send her off a couple girly pink superhero capes. There is also a ton of fun ideas and tutorials for tutus on her site!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The little owls are a pattern I made that perhaps someday I will get around to
Monday, July 19, 2010
Today though a little package came in the mail that made me want to rush off to my sewing machine...
I LOVE this fabric! It's called Castle Peeps :) I couldn't find it at any of my local quilt shops so I had to buy it online.
Monday, July 12, 2010
So how do I feel about this? Surprisingly good! It is a relief to have it out of my life. Nothing personal against the crib; it's really cute! My mom and I picked it out together before "the boy" (that's his new name, "I" just wasn't working out) was born. But I have decided that the baby years are really just the beginning for many more wonderful things to come. In fact, I much more enjoy having a toddler, or even a preschooler, than a baby. Babies are a lot of work, they only stay babies for a very short time, and the only real reward you get is watching them grow into toddlers. So I guess I am reaping the rewards today by taking down the crib. I now consider C a preschooler, and a great one at that!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Pajama pants are the easiest thing to sew in the entire world! So if you do wait till December 24th to start your Christmas sewing, no worries, these come together in no time at all.
The first thing is picking out your fabric. I chose this darling flannel fabric by Riley Blake Designs called Colorful Christmas. This tutorial is for up to a size 8 kids, any bigger than that and you'll need to buy a lot more fabric. But for little kids you can get away with just buying the length of their legs. So measure your child's legs, add 4 inches for your waist band and bottom seam, and buy that much fabric. For my 6 year old daughter I bought 3/4 of a yard, and for my 8 year old son I bought 1 yard. For my 3 year old (pants not shown, because they are not sewn yet) I bought just 2/3 of a yard!
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