Hey friends! It's been awhile since I've posted! Life has gotten busy, with homeschooling, the craziness of having five kids (and a climbing toddler - oy!), and all the things of life. I meant to share this women's beanie pattern months ago, but blogging and sewing took a back seat to life. So I'm back … Continue reading FREE Women’s Beanie Hat Pattern
For many of you, summer is starting to wind down. Here in Wisconsin, though, this is the time of year that keeps us going all winter long. So we are living it up outside as much as we can! My boys have been pretty rough on their wardrobes this summer - and have grown a … Continue reading FREE Summer Breezy Shorts Pattern for Boys!
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
If you come to my house on any given day, most likely you'll find me in jeans and a T-shirt, with a cardigan thrown over top in cold weather. I spend most of my days chasing after my four ever-moving boys, plus homeschooling, so I need to be comfy. Back in my teaching days, I … Continue reading Momiform MAKEover – elevating the handmade mom uniform
If you've been following me on Instagram at all this month, you've probably noticed a trend. Along with many other sewing friends, I embraced the challenge of Me Made May: wear handmade clothes every day of May. And then take a slew of awkward selfies and let the world see just how dirty your mirrors … Continue reading The Honest Truth of a Handmade Wardrobe
In late September, my family decided we were going to take a camping trip. The weather forecast was predicting amazing fall weather - in the 70s - but being that we live in Wisconsin, it was still going to fall into the 50s at night. Since we were tent camping, I started thinking about how to … Continue reading DIY: Turn a blanket into a wearable sleeping bag for baby
I've always been one of those moms who coordinates her kids' outfits. I love putting my boys all in plaid button downs or blazers. But I've never done any coordinating with them myself. Well this officially ends that! Enter Stacey at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts and her super fun Match With Me series … Continue reading Match With Me: coordinating mother-son looks!
We are headed to my lovely sister-in-law's wedding this weekend. As I was gathering clothing for the boys and putting together outfits, I quickly realized that the baby had NO pants that didn't have holes in the knees (hello, fourth child) or that were wedding appropriate. Bonus: it's Kids Clothes Week and I actually sewed … Continue reading Wedding pants for the baby (and my first TESTER call!)
Today I'm joining up with my friend Alyson and bringing you an awesome fall giveaway. Fall is definitely my favorite season. Between my birthday and boot-scarf-cardigan-wearing weather and the changing of the leaves, I'm one happy girl. Just don't ask me how I feel about winter, okay? ;) Take a look at all the amazing … Continue reading Fall Favorites Giveaway!
If you've been around here for awhile, you know my love of all things Pattern Anthology. Four of my favorite designers put out a collection of patterns together for a limited time discount, then the patterns go to their individual shops at regular retail price. Every single time a new Pattern Anthology collection comes out, … Continue reading Striped Neptune Tee