Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photo Fun

I am still learning how to use my new camera, and when I came across this challenge I knew it would be the perfect thing to get me motivated to learn a little more. I'll be linking up in the flickr group!

Friday, May 27, 2011

6 weeks!

I can hardly believe my sweet Little Mister is 6 weeks old already! I am more in love every day! I love watching how all three kids interact, and I love watching my hubby come home from work and drop everything to cuddle them all together. Makes me rediculously happy.
This blanket measures 28x32 and quickly became our go-to blanket for outings & floor time. The animal print side is minky and I found this great stripe to match for the top. No batting, I just did straight line stitching on the blue stripes, and it cuddles in around him great in the carseat and stroller.
 I felt ready to go back to work (mentally) after a month with both girls, but I am just not feeling it this time. I want to stay home with my kiddos all day. Unfortunately, financially it is not possible right now. Next week is going to be a hard transition for all 5 of us!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sweet Pinafore

We are headed to my niece's first birthday party this afternoon, so I made this pinafore for her. I used Heidi and Finn's Sweet Pinafore pattern- another great go-to pattern I have made before for my girls. I hope she loves it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kids Clothing Week: Day 6/7- dubble bubble

I have to admit I lost a little steam by the end of the week, and just finished this today. Day 6 I spent over an hour just staring at the fabric deciding what to put together, and Day 7 was spent cutting and sewing. It seems silly that this dress took me three days when I got the cupcake dress for Bug put together start to finish in under an hour, but that's how it goes with 3 kids underfoot sometimes.
I am happy that Moo loves it too!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Kids Clothing Week: Day 5- beautiful butterfly

I am super excited for spring to come... so I dug through my refashion pile and found a tank with this great print. I chopped off the top, made a casing for the elastic, did a couple rows of shirring with elastic thread, and was done in no time! Hooray for super cute easy projects!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Kids Clothing Week: Day 4- Sienna cupcake dress

I am still so in love with the Sienna Dress Pattern from LilBlueBoo. I have made 20+ of these dresses and they are absolutely a staple in my girls wardrobe. I have been hanging onto the cupcake shirt for a loooong time waiting for the perfect fabric combination to strike... it took a while, but I absolutely love it. After I took this pic, I had her try it on and it was super long, so I took off three inches and did an exposed serged hem.
 Thank goodness for warm weather! Indoor clothing pics are just not nearly as fun!

I am also glad I waited because suddenly she has outgrown the majority of her clothing and I had to go up a size for this dress. Apparently she loves it too because she insisted Olivia get a dress to match.
Our outdoor photo shoot quickly was abandoned for a much-needed hour at the park. So glad the snow from Monday did not stay long!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kids Clothing Week: Day 3- Itty Bitty Baby Dress

My sister had a baby girl just three weeks after I had Mr. This week of sewing gave me the perfect excuese to try out Rae's Itty Bitty Baby Dress pattern! I had some Amy Butler fabric in my stash, and it was just the perfect amount to make this dress. I love it when it works out like that!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kids Clothing Week: Day2: Round two, Daisy Tunic

As soon as Moo saw me sewing this morning, she began begging for her own dress. Since Bug had Joy School today, I snuck in a little extra sewing while she was gone and I only had two kids at home. Little Mister slept peacefully and Moo played Pet Shops  by me so I was able to sew with not too much interruption. I used this tutorial at Celebrate the Madness to make the tunic. It was intended to be a dress, but I cut it a little short and had a "make it work" moment. I love how it turned out, and so does Moo.
Love the booty shot.
I had her try it on when I had the body put together and she refused to take it off. Refused. Eventually she gave into the granola bar bribe and took it off so I could finish all the openings. I am glad she likes it!

Kids Clothing Week- Day 2: Summer Dress

I finally cut into this Amy Butler Midwest Modern print I have been hoarding for quite some time! I had just enough to make this awesome summer dress for Bug. Now if only it weren't snowing outside... Seriously. "Spring" in Idaho is a little crazy. Because of the snow she insisted on wearing jeans in the pictures- I envisioned some cream leggings, but jeans works too.
I used the top of this pattern (again) and added two additional tiers at the bottom to make it longer. I only used the triangle top pieces, I just guessed on the measurements for the three tiers.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Kids Clothing Week: Day 1 - Octopus shirt

I am really excited to be working on some boy clothes this week! Inspired by the great shirts at Mini Boden, I did a super simple applique on a shirt for Mr. I found at a secondhand shop and it turned out perfect for this project.
I would love to try another applique on a shirt using Dana's 90 minute shirt tutorial - maybe later this week if I get time!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


For this next week!
The weather is {almost} nice and it's time for spring clothes!
{you can join up with elsie marley's kids clothing week challenge on her blog}

Monday, May 2, 2011

jungle monkey

I sat down at my sewing machine the other day - it had been 2 1/2 weeks since I had last sewn! I have to admit, I have loved the cuddle time with all my kids, but it really felt good to accomplish a project.
I never really have used bibs much, I use burp cloths under their chin while eating instead. They measure about 8x17" and have terry cloth on the other side. Moo picked out the 'jungle monkey' fabric for me, it's almost starting to be fun sewing with boy colors!