Easter dresses, shirts, and scares etc

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Easter was weird. I’ll just start with that. We started off normal, feeling positive and excited. Little easter baskets left out for the kids, fresh clothes to wear to church. (I’ll round up all the info on the patterns/fabric at the bottom of the post) Hawthorne couldn’t stop taking over the world with his cuteness […]

Small World Blog Tour


Hey guys! I’m popping up to the surface to write a blog post! As a fan of a soft corduroy, I was pretty excited about the release of Small World by Cloud9 organics. And the only thing better than adorable Organic corduroy, is free adorable organic corduroy. My friend Rae (aka Made By Rae) actually […]

Around Here

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There’s a part of me that really needs/wants to use my blog as a writing outlet once a week. Just to purge some thoughts and see our week in retrospect. But I never seem to get around to it. Writing a blog post and dealing with technology can be time consuming and tedious, and in […]

Pretty Birds Book review and giveaway

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    You could say that we’re “bird people” around here. I’ve got this thing for Charley Harper and all of his bird art, and I’ve been putting nature in front of my kids to feast on as they see fit. Up above, my daughter is perusing a set of Sibley backyard bird cards to […]

Fancy mint and cream Birthday party dress

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Someone is feeling the fancy vibes pretty hard. I sewed up this super fancy mint and cream birthday dress for my newly 6 year old girl, and it even has a zip and a silk bodice. Totally legit, right? (fabric and dress pattern details will be rounded up at the end of the post) A […]

CraftingCon – Princess Peach and Yoshi outfits

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Today I’ve got a post up on the CraftingCon site. The ladies over there host a competition and sew along every month based on a geeky theme. This month I’m joining up and doing Mario! You’ve gotta go check it out. My kids are bringing the cute. But I can’t just leave all the cute […]

Sew in Tune – Beat It

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Hawthorne is hiding something under his hat….. He wants to show you what his mama made him for the Sew In Tune series…. In case you needed a tiny back-story on this – Sew In Tune is a series hosted by Melly Sews and Boy oh Boy oh Boy The gist is that each person […]

Kids Clothes Week – Bill Murray upcycle tee

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Kids Clothes week strikes again! Time for some more sketchy photos of a kid wearing mom made clothes. This time another Oliver and S Field Trip raglan made of old mama tees. BTW, is anyone experiencing an unusual level of CRAY with their little ones this week? I’m thinking I’ll take a vacation from my […]

Kids Clothes Week – Winter 2015 day 1.5 (and a photo life dump at the end)

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ICE!! Clover is getting her Elsa on in her new upcycled tee. This season’s theme for Kids Clothes Week is “Upcycled” which works for me, because I love reusing unwanted clothing items to make kid stuff. “Um, Clover did you see that the collar is Elsa blue. It’s basically a frozen shirt….” *Clover gasps* *Clover […]

Valentines day heart templates


Hey, just in case you’re looking for some Valentines heart craft inspiration, I wanted to point out my post from last Valentine’s Day. There’s a stencil for an anatomical heart, and an embroidery pattern for a different version of the heart. Plus some vintage shots of my kids, which I can’t believe were taken a […]