Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pajama Pants in Brown and Red

More pajama pants? 
Although I truly enjoy the creative process of sewing, my main concern is that my kids get what they need because I rarely (and I mean VERY rarely) go purchase items that my children need. I don't do a lot of "shopping around" when they are lacking the essential clothing items, instead I dig into my stash and make the items. Which is probably why I spent my daily sewing time, aka naptime, sewing a doggie diaper yesterday. It was the LAST thing I wanted to be sewing, but it was the first thing our family needed right now. So I done did it.  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Maternity Dress in Floral

I told myself that this pregnancy would be different. That this time around, with my increased skills and determination I would make maternity clothing for myself ... and here I am, 29 weeks pregnant and posting the first maternity item. I will say, this isn't the first item I've sewn, but instead the first real success. Something I can and WILL wear. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Betty Skirt by The Shaffer Sisters

I'm excited to be able to share a pattern I tested for the super sweet Shaffer Sisters today. These ladies have always been so kind to me as I've guest posted for them during their "Make For Mom" series. They've also shared many kind words and plenty of likes through our Instagram feeds and I happily got the chance to work with them again on their very first pattern  - The Betty Skirt. 
Congratulations ladies, and thank you for the opportunity to be a part of this journey!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Giveaway Winner !

This season on Project Run and Play has been a doozy. Not only did I sew along, but my good friend Karly from Paisley Roots was asked to be a REAL contestant! I was over the moon for her! 

Then, to top it all off, she won

You can imagine the excitement I held for her. I mean, we've both been following the competition as sew-a-longers for many seasons and have really bonded over our mutual love to sew. I simply cannot describe how proud I am of her talent and heart. Each week we'd see the looks go up and I would be rooting her on and oggling all of her work. 

To be a part of her "Thank You Giveaway" was a really fun way to end the PR&P season! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pajama Pants & Thrift Shop Finds

I was absent last week from the blog so the projects I was working on have accrued in a nice little "to-do list" for blog-writing that I keep on my kitchen table. I totally get that consistent posting is good, but enjoying each and every day is a huge priority for me. So, when we have sunshine, I push my computer aside and take my kids to the zoo or the library or somewhere we can get OUT and move. It tends to mess with my blog posts, but my children (and I) are so much happier! I'm sure anyone else living in a climate where winters are cold and icky can understand. 

Plus it leaves this week with lots of new posts, which is pretty fun.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sewing for Baby - Stripes + Red

With just three months of time before our newest addition is scheduled to arrive, I'm moving along well with little baby items to welcome him or her into our lives. Just because we aren't finding out the sex, doesn't mean the sewing has to wait. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Project Run & Play Wk.3 Signature Style

This week's challenge was to produce a signature look and while I would love to be making my girl an entire outfit, I don't have quite that much time for fun sewing. Instead I chose to pick a dress that fits my style best. The pattern is The Caroline Party Dress by Mouse House Creations& you can purchase it by VISITING HER SHOP. (affiliate link) I last created a layered holiday dress for my daughter using it and she still calls it her "fanciest dress."