Casual Comfort: Sewing for Kindergarten

This year, my oldest started kindergarten. [cue the mama tears!] Yes, we are homeschooling... but that doesn't make it any less "my baby is growing up too fast!!" But since I have a kindergartener this year, I get to be a part of the Sewing for Kindergarten series - hosted by Sewing Like Mad!   … Continue reading Casual Comfort: Sewing for Kindergarten

Summer Brights [part of the Knock it Off series!]

Today I'm super excited to be part of the Knock it Off series at Elegance and Elephants. I'll admit, I have a hard time shopping for regular priced clothes for my kids. Not only do kids outgrow their clothes ridiculously fast, but seriously... $25 for a pair of shorts that they're going to get mud … Continue reading Summer Brights [part of the Knock it Off series!]

Upcycled Elephant Costume Tutorial

Have you made your kids' Halloween costumes yet?! I'm usually such a procrastinator. I probably would still be sewing if not for Andrea's fabulous Handmade Costume Series. [check it out - over 65 costume tutorials between this year and last!] Today I'm bringing home my upcycled elephant costume tutorial, originally posted as part of her … Continue reading Upcycled Elephant Costume Tutorial

Handmade Costume Series – an Upcycled Elephant Tutorial!

Last year, I had the privilege of being part of Andrea's Handmade Costume series. It was so much fun [you can see my tutorial from last year here]. I'm so happy to be over there again this year, sharing another costume tutorial! So come on over to The Train to Crazy and check out my tutorial, … Continue reading Handmade Costume Series – an Upcycled Elephant Tutorial!

Kids Clothes Week Challenge – It’s Back!

Elsie Marley is back with her bi-annual Kids Clothes Week Challenge, starting next week! I've participated the past three years, and I am always happy I did. Even if I kind of wimp out toward the end of the week. Or get super frustrated that none of my sewing is producing anything worthwhile. And I almost … Continue reading Kids Clothes Week Challenge – It’s Back!

KCWC – take two!

This will be the second year I'm participating in the Kid's Clothing Week Challenge over at Elsie Marley.  The idea is that for an hour each day you sew clothing for your kids.  I have been slacking in the clothing-making department, so I need this challenge!  My boys desperately need some summer clothes.  And hopefully … Continue reading KCWC – take two!

I should never buy clothes again (AKA: I actually made something awesome)

I am digging Kids' Clothing Week Challenge.  I have had so many projects in my head, but I needed a swift kick in the pants to get started and actually try some of them. I made my first shirt (based off Dana's 90 minute shirt , but with a regular neckline) - and finally got my … Continue reading I should never buy clothes again (AKA: I actually made something awesome)