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!

Monday, April 23, 2012

KCWC: day 1

I have to say I am preety predictable with my sewing patterns! Ugh! I need to stretch myself a little more. I have a hard time straying from the patterns I know and love though. Although it's technically spring here in Idaho, long sleeves still are needed regularly.

Refashioned from 2 thrift store knit shirts, LBB Hoodie pattern. Mr is not a fan of hoods (or rather doesn't like his sister putting his hood on all day) so I opted to just do a regular ribbed neck.
This boy drools like crazy! I am continually amazed by the amount of drool one little body can produce. Love him to pieces anyway!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

crazy sleepless sewing

All three kids have RSV and are in different stages of being sick. Moo came down with it about a week ago, and she is just now beginning to feel a little better. Both girls are off oxygen during the day, and only Bug needs it at night. Mr has been fine in that regard, but he coughs so hard he pukes. So keeping him hydrated has been a chore! All three still spike fevers now and then so I have to be on top of that all day and night too. Ugh.
Some how in my sleep-deprived state Bug convinced me to sew some clothes for her Barbies. She is an amazing sweet talker, because I said yes. So, inbetween breathing treatments, tylenol doses, oxygen saturation checks and Pedialyte, I got some done!
I used Jess's tutorials for all but the pink dress, for that I was just winging it, and it totally looks like it! Ha! I have a couple more in the works, but not sure I have enough energy to complete them!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's spring again...

and that means KCWC! Bring it on, I'm ready!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bento lunch

I had to work this whole weekend, so I surprised my girls and made bento lunches for when I am gone. I need to do it more often! Then I know they are eating healthier than cup 'o noodles, lol.
This lunch is peanut butter & honey, a granola bar, fiber veggie wheat thins, raisins & chocolate covered pretzels. At the last minute she wanted fruit leather, so i used mini cookie cutters on top of the lunch punch ice cream cutters.
The girls both got Everest lunch boxes for Christmas and I have to say I really love the design!

Sunday, January 29, 2012


I seem to find myself doing most of my knitting during the winter. This green hat is one of my favorites, and Bug loves it too!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Once again...

I say this every year- I can't believe my big Bug is getting so old! 5!!! She requested a special crown for preschool tomorrow so I spent my evening whipping up this "lemonade" crown for her. It was nice to get a little fun sewing done!

Friday, January 6, 2012

owl for my big girl

Somehow in the Christmas craziness I was able to make a couple dresses for my girls. I used LBB's new A-line dress pattern and love it! The owl shirt was not long enough on its own, so the black was a nice lengthener. I am amazed I get anything done some days, my sweet {almost} 9 month old does not nap for me. I am super pleased with a half hour nap once! Usually he will sleep for about twenty minutes for me, and I swear this boy waits for his daddy to come home & cuddle him to sleep! He is snoozing within minutes of when his dad gets home.