Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pink for Spring

For Bug's birthday last year, she got spoiled with McKenna, the American Girl Doll of the Year. She has been a wonderful addition to our family, as Olivia needed a big sister. My girls spend hours every day playing with their dolls so it has been a good purchase! She loves to pick out outfits then have me help set up photo shoots for her dolls, much inspired by Super Inky and Pleasant Piper. Love that silly girl of mine!
We have been working hard on McKenna's Spring wardrobe these past few weeks. Bug has informed me that Pink is the best color to wear in the spring... and she has kept true to that trend as she has designed clothes for me to make.

I used a Liberty Jane pattern for the pants, the fabric is from a pair of thrift store jeans. It has a bit of shimmer which is perfect for a 6 year old. Everything's better with a little shimmer. I mixed a couple patterns together for the top, and it could have been a bit more successful, but I'll take what I can get sometimes. Bug is happy, so I am happy.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lunch with a bit of luck

The girls are always asking for "fancy lunches" and, in the holiday spirit, I went for it today. Happy St. Patricks day!
Peanut butter & jam sandwich, chocolate coins, rainbow fruit, pretzels & pickles!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bitty Baby Love

Every couple days (yes, DAYS!) Bug comes to me and requests that I make one of her American Girl dolls a gift for the doll's birthday. Sometimes I have time, others... it's a doll for crying out loud. However, recently I had time so I went for it. This one turned out pretty cute. She is loving designing them herself & she's getting pretty darn good!
Doll clothes seems to be the bulk of the sewing that I do lately, you might just be seeing more soon!

Friday, April 27, 2012

KCWC: day 5

I have been anxious to sew with a new pattern and branch out a little, and {this pattern} was super adorable, so I went for it. It is super easy sewing but seemed to take me FOREVER! I have to admit, gathering is not something I excel at!

KCWC: day 4

I got this one done late last night after the kids went to sleep, but I did get one finished nontheless! I cut out a size 5 from {this pattern} not knowing which kid it would fit :) I sized the straps to Bug last night because she was still up waaaaaay past bedtime... but it seems to also fit Moo this morning, ha!

I think another one is in order, the fabric is so light and airy and I think both girls will love this one through the summer.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

KCWC: day 3

My family has a bit of an obsession with Phineas and Ferb -
so when I saw this shirt at the thrift store
I snatched it up for a refashion.
Again with the LBB hoodie pattern,
this time I made it short sleeved
I love him in navy... mostly because it hides the drool!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

KCWC: day 2

anchors away

I have used this Leilaandben pattern before,
and love it every time.
I opted to do a freezer paper stencil,
inspired by {this}

feeling super ambitious, I made this tank dress too

No pattern, I was just winging it
The shoulders are a bit wider than I want
and I wish the skirt seam wasn't in the back
but Bug doesn't seem to mind
so I guess it's a hit too!