We usually have a church Trunk or Treat around a week before Halloween, so I had a deadline for finishing my kids’ costumes. But first, before the Trunk or Treat, we had a fun Harry Potter festival to attend with my in-laws. I made my kids’ costumes a few years ago, but I’ll still post
After my latest pattern release, the Round the World Purse, I got started on my handmade stocking side of my business. I didn’t sell stockings last Christmas, but thankfully still had a several half finished from the season before, so I was able to whip up a bunch quickly. If you want
It’s been a busy year for me! My baby turns 1 in a few days and I decided this past year to take some time off from my handmade and pattern business and just enjoy life with a baby, three older kids, and no part-time preschool job. A few weeks ago my older three kids all started school and that made it much easier to finish up my most recent pattern
It’s still in the high 70s or 80s each day, so my kids haven’t needed any of the fall clothes I’ve sewn them so far, but I have lots of sewing plans in the next few months, so I tried to get all the fall sewing out of the way. My kids are pretty good for tops. All they needed was
Summer is not my favorite time of year. I like my personal space and solitude and having so much family togetherness wears on me! I'm looking forward to the end of the month when three of my kiddos are in school full-day. No more noon preschool pickups for the first time in years!
I did get a lot of sewing done amid the summer fun and craziness.
April continued to be an industrious month for me, sewing-wise. It seems I've shrugged off the winter doldrums and am being much more productive. I finished a valance for my son, a bunch of new tops and cardigans for myself, and lots of shorts for my daughters. Plus I even made some baby items.
This is part three of my floor cushion and ottoman project. Part One discussed the foam and covering them. Part Two gave step by step instructions on making removable covers. Part Three discusses the ottoman cover I sewed to store all the cushions.
This is a continuation of my floor cushion/ottoman project. Part One discussed cutting foam, covering them with batting, and making a cover for each. This post will show my process step-by-step of making the removable covers. Part Three will discuss
If you've seen my recent curtain post, you saw my fairly empty family room. We have blue couches, a tv, and now curtains! My kids, even with the large sectional, will often choose to sit on the floor so they can stretch out. My sister recently sewed her kids some stuffed floor cushions that they love, plus she used old foam
At the end of March I did a Very Big Project, which I'll be sharing over 2-3 blog posts. But I also had some other projects in February and March that I want to share, and since almost all of those were kid clothes, I will share them first and then write about the big project.
First, rain coats. I made each of my daughters raincoats from