FREE Women’s Beanie Hat Pattern

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

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FREE Summer Breezy Shorts Pattern for Boys!

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!

10 Skirt Refashion Tutorials for Skirting the Issue

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

Buffalo Plaid Sweater Pillow Tutorial

I'm going to make a confession: my house isn't decorated for Christmas yet. Usually I'm way ahead of the game, but with a little baby, it just hasn't happened yet. And I love decorating for Christmas! I may have to leave things up a couple extra weeks to make up for it. ;) This year … Continue reading Buffalo Plaid Sweater Pillow Tutorial

10 Things to Sew for Baby from a Flannel Sheet

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

Striped Birthday Tank

Boy number three turned four yesterday. To celebrate, I made him a striped tank. The tank is self-drafted and upcycled from an XL men's tank top. The stripes on this tank are so rad. I love finding t-shirts on clearance to use as fabric, because sometimes you can find some fabulous prints that you can't find … Continue reading Striped Birthday Tank

5 Earth Friendly Sewing Projects

Happy Earth Day! I'll admit it... I'm a pretty crunchy mama. This is probably not surprising to you if you hang around my blog enough ;) I don't like to be wasteful, and I don't like to throw my money away on things that I'm just going to throw away. That is one of the things I love about … Continue reading 5 Earth Friendly Sewing Projects

Study Hall Jacket – Go To Patterns Tour!

When Andrea of Go To Patterns came out with the Study Hall Jacket pattern, I may or may not have squealed out loud. It is so.darn.cuuuuuute. And I bought it right away. Because after sewing up the Casual Lady [three times] and knowing how much I loved it, I knew I was getting a really, really … Continue reading Study Hall Jacket – Go To Patterns Tour!

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

When pajama pants make you feel successful..

I know I'm not alone when I say that getting to my sewing machine these days is work. Sometimes life takes over and babies don't sleep and two-year-olds dump out every box in the cupboard and your sewing table becomes the catch-all for everything. But when days like that come, pajama pants will rescue you. … Continue reading When pajama pants make you feel successful..