Last week I decided to get started on Christmas presents. I try to not overload myself with sewing obligation each year, but I always have a handful of projects. My kids each give a gift to one of their cousins each year. The first project was for my 17-month old niece. I decided to make her a Peppermint Swirl Dress by Candy Castle Patterns. Since this is
Yesterday my son turned 8 and was baptized a member of our church. Last year when my oldest was going to be baptized, I first developed the Sweet Sunday Bag. I made a test version first and gave that bag to my son. For his own baptism I wanted
I've gone away from my usual knit projects this month and worked entirely with wovens! This means I've spent much more time on muslins and fitting. My body is still shaped differently from my newest baby. The weight is almost all off but the extra inches are very happy where they are! I am about a size larger than before. I also don't have
Announcing my newest sewing pattern, the Sweet Sunday Bag! This is my first sewing pattern in about a year, so I'm quite pleased to finally have it ready to publish. I tried to get it done before my baby was born but he came a few days early and interrupted the testing process. I'm grateful for patient testers!
Well, my baby arrived last month! He was a few days early and thankfully my mom had just come into town. All went well and he was a healthy 8 pounds, 10 ounces. He's super cute and cuddly and my kids all love him.
Surprisingly, I've accomplished quite a few sewing projects
Last winter I cut back on how many clothes I made for my kids. I didn't want to burn myself out and decided to just make them some tops and occasionally something else. So I went to a kid clothing store and bought my kids a bunch of pants. The girls all got
Well, it took over a month, but I finally got my sewing area set up and ready to use! I still need to do a few things, like install my thread racks on the wall and set up my gravity feed iron. I also have a large box full of fabric that I decided I didn't want
I'm 33.5 weeks along and I still fit into a surprising amount of my pre-pregnancy clothes! I decided to do a round-up of my clothes and patterns that still fit, or the ones that fit fairly far into my pregnancy. When possible I'll include a picture of