I’m so excited that my kids are starting to read the Harry Potter books! While I have the series in a combo of paperback and hardcover - and some British, some Australian, and some US editions - we’ve been borrowing the e-audiobooks from the library and listening to them instead. And of course, one of the best outcomes from getting my kids into HP, is that my daughter picked out this HP inspired fabric from the current pre-order round at MK*Designs!
As I mentioned in my last post, my 3 year old is Owl obsessed. She is constantly hooting, flapping, requesting to watch videos on owl pellets, demands owl books when we visit the library each week, and has been gradually amassing a collection of cute, stuffed owls. She was over the moon when I showed… Continue reading Misusu Dia Tunic & Boo! Leggings
The latest fabric collection from Wolf & Rabbit is available for preorder through tonight and it definitely doesn't fail to disappoint! I've been looking forward to this fabric round ever since Ella (the designer) started sharing sneaks of the animal paintings she had been coming up with for it. Yes! You read that right --… Continue reading Phat Quarters Bixby Creek Pullover
I've been busy this week trying to use up all the yardage I received from MK*Designs! The yoga knit I was sent has certainly proven to be very versatile - with some of the leftovers from my daughter's workout outfit, I was able to whip up a pair of paints and accents on a t-shirt for my son, and a dress for my youngest daughter. It's fun to have them matchy matchy ;-). These are all staple patterns in my collection - ones that I've made before and get plenty of loving from my kiddos!
I've been on a legging kick lately! Naturally, I fully intended to make leggings for me... but when it comes to doing strike-off sews... well my kids always win out! I think I need some leggings in this Stitch print though - but just as an accent - I'm not quite brave enough to go to the gym with Stitch all over me, LOL. Read more...
Because I need to have a million things on my plate at any one time, a couple of weeks ago I decided to sign up to test the new Simple Life Pattern Company Aria Dress for dolls! I already own the girls version of this dress and just KNEW my eldest would LOVE to match her doll with this one! Keep reading to see what I came up with!
Sometimes on social media, there's a pattern you often see and just fall in love more every single time! The Pearlie by Peach Patterns is one such garment for me! Every time I see this dress, I think, "I really need to get that pattern!" Finally I pulled the trigger this week and just grabbed… Continue reading The Pearlie Dress
As I've mentioned before, my husband's first name means "dragon" so whenever I have the opportunity to sew up some dragon fabric, I usually jump on it! Affordable Fabrics & More sent me some dragon yardage, a coordinate and a panel this week, so it was a nice opportunity to finally make something for my son! I'm hoping this keeps him from feeling jealous of his sisters for at least a couple of weeks, haha! Read more...
MK*Designs recently sent me this adorable panel with Stitch dressed up as various Winnie the Pooh characters on a bee background. The panel was too big for my 3 year old so I decided to use it for my 7 year old instead. The A.A. Milne quote, "The things that make me different are the things that make me," describes my daughter to a T, so this really was perfect for her! (Read More)
Have you ever stared at a pattern and a fabric collection and struggled with visualizing how it will come together? Often when I'm planning out a "strike off" project with custom fabric, I do quick draft in Photoshop first. I use Photoshop because I've owned it for years, but there are some free or cheap… Continue reading How I plan a sewing project in Photoshop