July is such a great month for wearing skirts! They're perfect for summer, easy to throw on after a day at the beach, and they can take you from the pool to date night with a quick accessory change. The lovely ladies at Simple Simon and Co. have an amazing series that they put together … Continue reading 10 Skirt Refashion Tutorials for Skirting the Issue
We're in full-on baby prep mode over here, and I always have a few projects I want to sew before baby arrives. So when Dana of Sew Thrifty invited me to be a part of her Thrifty Baby Celebration, it made perfect sense to participate! I love to upcycle, and baby clothes and accessories are PERFECT for … Continue reading 10 Things to Sew for Baby from a Flannel Sheet
If you've been around the blog lately or following me on Instagram, you know that we're just weeks (days??) away from welcoming baby boy number five. So I've been cooking easy meals and making last minute baby items. Baby pants are among my absolute favorite things to sew for babies, and I decided baby also needs some matching … Continue reading Free Newborn Baby Hat Pattern
With school starting again, your kiddos are probably in need of a place to keep all their school supplies. Even homeschoolers like us need a spot to stash our pencils and markers. Don't have kids in school? This zipper pouch is perfect for make-up, your secret chocolate stash, or even carrying a couple diapers and wipes! … Continue reading 15 Minute Pencil or Make-Up Pouch Tutorial
We're preparing for baby number five over here, and while we have most of the big things, there are a few things I've had on my to-make list. Somewhere along the line, I lost our portable diaper changing mat, and I really missed it with my fourth baby! And since you spend about thirty trillion … Continue reading Preparing for Baby: Portable Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial
The fourth annual Handmade Gifts for Boys series has come to a close! Stacey and I always have so much fun bringing you new ideas for gifts to make your kiddos. Hopefully you've found an idea or two and have been inspired to make your boys (or girls!) some gifts this year. Keep reading through … Continue reading Handmade Gifts for Boys 2015 Giveaway and Wrap-up!
I don't know about your house, but my boys' toys need constant corralling. And what's better than storage that doubles as a place to cozy up and read! This floor cushion has a hidden zipper so that you can fill it with stuffed animals, blankets, or the sweatshirts you can't fit in the dresser. ;) … Continue reading Handmade Gifts for Boys day 4: Floor Cushion Tutorial with hidden storage!
Welcome back to day three of the Handmade Gifts for Boys series! Awhile back, my six-year-old saw a stuffed snake toy at the zoo, and he cannot stop talking about it. He has been begging me to make one for him. So today I have a free pattern so you can make one too! Supplies: … Continue reading Handmade Gifts for Boys Day 3: Snake Stuffie Free Pattern and Tutorial
If you have little ones at home, you probably find yourself looking for things to keep them busy while you're doing something else, like making dinner, folding laundry or helping other kids. It's a bonus when those activities are educational and don't involve a screen! I made this Color Wheel Matching Game for my preschooler and … Continue reading Preschool Color Wheel Matching Game
My absolute favorite thing to make for new babies is a pair of baby pants. Or three. I make my pants using this tutorial of mine, and now I've added a free newborn sized pattern to make it even easier for you! Supplies: 1/4 yard of knit fabric 15 inches of 3/4in. non-roll elastic (you may need … Continue reading Free Newborn Baby Pants Pattern