children, sewing

Peony Patterns Hyacinth Dress {Release}

I'm so excited to share a gorgeous new dress pattern with you! The Hyacinth Dress is the first pattern by Belinda Abira, the newest designer for Peony Patterns. Belinda is originally from Kenya and Hyacinth is a named after the Water Hyacinth, a plant found in her home town. (Fun fact: shortly after she told… Continue reading Peony Patterns Hyacinth Dress {Release}

children, sewing

Sunflower Seams Dandelion Shorts & Dogwood Tee {Release}

I love spring! Summer is coming!! So, shorts and t-shirts are definitely in order for my kids! Sunflower Seams, a new indie pattern company, have released a t-shirt (with pocket, hood, and color-blocking options), and a pair of shorts (with ruffle option), which are sure to be a hit for your kids' summer wardrobe staples.… Continue reading Sunflower Seams Dandelion Shorts & Dogwood Tee {Release}

children, sewing

Girls’ Spring Capsule – for Fabric Mart!

I'm so excited to be a Fabric Mart Fabricista this year! Given that most of my fabric stash is from their store, it seemed a perfect match! In my first post on their Fabricista blog, I'm sharing a girls' spring mini capsule wardrobe with just 4 of their fabrics and a $50 budget! I really… Continue reading Girls’ Spring Capsule – for Fabric Mart!

accessories, children, sewing

Peony Patterns Daffodil Tee, Powderpuff Pettiskirt & Bluebell Hairbow {Release}

Every girl needs a twirly skirt, and Powderpuff is definitely a hit in our house!! After making this one, I quickly realized I needed a top to go with it, and so the Daffodil Tee was the natural choice! Of course, to top it off, I had to make a Bluebell Hairbow as well! (Bluebell… Continue reading Peony Patterns Daffodil Tee, Powderpuff Pettiskirt & Bluebell Hairbow {Release}

children, sewing

Wolf & Rabbit Eucalyptus Print {New}

I'm excited to share a new Wolf & Rabbit fabric collection with you! This group of TEN new prints includes mushrooms, stripes, moons, eucalyptus leaves, moths, and flowers, all hand painted by Ella Salomea Randall and digitally printed on GOTS Certified Organic European Cotton Lycra. These prints are perfect for your summer and fall sewing… Continue reading Wolf & Rabbit Eucalyptus Print {New}

children, etcetera

RightStart Math Sale & Homeschool Updates

Homeschool friends: Now is a great time to score a new abacus -- and it's a cute one! Also, I thought I'd give you a little snapshot into other things we've been doing over the last little while! Being that it's freezing cold and everything has shut down again, we haven't really been on any field trips, but we've been making fun at home.

children, sewing

Wild Things: Owl Costume

So confession time: YEARS ago, my sweet sister gave me a copy of "Wild Things: funky little clothes to sew" by Kirsty Hartley, and while everything in it was so cute, I was absurdly nervous about trying a pattern that I couldn't find any reviews for. When my youngest was determined to be Hedwig the owl from Harry Potter for Halloween, I remembered that one of the dresses in Wild Things featured an owl tunic, so I decided to give it a whirl!

children, etcetera

Looking Back at our 2020 Homeschool Year

Whew, I can't believe we're at the end of 2020 already! Unfortunately, like most other people, we spent most of the year at home and away from people. The kids... haven't loved it. There have been some bright spots though, and I hope with this last half of the school year, I can make it a bit more fun for them. So, what did we actually do this year?