Wednesday, October 23, 2013

KCW Day 3: Big Bad Wolf Felt Mask + Tail

This was by far my least productive day of KCW thus far. 
Kids didn't nap at the same time and we caught up on our sit down lesson during the only real free time I could have had. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

KCW Day 2: Big Bad Wolf Sweatshirt& Pants

Day 2 has wrapped up and I got much more done than I had expected. 
As usual there were many interruptions but my children napped together (WHAA? yes we are all shocked) for a good 2 hours. 
It was bliss. 

KCW Day 1 : Wolf Pants

Between homeschool, visiting Great Grandma Levina, a meeting with our supervising teacher and many other obstacles... I managed to cut and begin sewing Lily's pants to her Big Bad Wolf costume. 

The french terry knit cotton I'm using is a bit stretchier than expected so I'll need to take them in a little more, but I'm successfully not buying fabric for this costume and that makes me happy. Plus, it's thick & that is key when Trick-Or-Treating in the bitter cold of Iowa fall/winter weather. We always hope that there won't be snow. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Costumes of Halloween Past


Can you guys believe that Halloween is almost here? 
It really creeped up on me this year (no pun intended haha). 

So, until I'm able to share this year's costume with you, I'll take a moment to look back at past Halloween DIY's. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Instagram Update : A day late and a dollar short

A day late and a dollar short. 
It could be my life theme right now. 
Welp, I'm dealing with it and moving forward the best I can. There has been so many big things happening at our house that I realize there's no good way to keep up with it all. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Plaid Prepster Pullover

So it seems that with how busy I've been lately that I've solidly been making just {one} garment each week. Honestly, I'm ok with that. It's letting me relax a bit but I still feel like I'm making some progress on the kids fall wardrobe. I have a sneaking suspicion that Lily's Halloween costume is going to be a stress though, since it's quickly approaching and one piece a week just won't cover it. 
Until then, I'm not letting myself focus on that and instead I'm really proud & excited about how my Prepster Pullover turned out. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Conscious Living Wk. 3: Gardening and Canning

In our house my husband has the green thumb. He enjoys keeping varieties of plants in every room and though I appreciate them, I also have nothing to do with keeping them alive. So when this year our goal was to start a garden (without using any fertilizers/pesticides) and to learn canning basics for said veggies, I was unsure about how well I'd succeed. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fall Jumper in Polka Dots

I'm popping in for a quick project created this last week for my daughters fall wardrobe. 
I'm so happy to say that this project cost me all of