Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fuzzy Monster Oxford

This fabric is just adorable. These little colorful fuzzy monsters tossed around waiting for someone to take a closer look. Ha! So, naturally I make them into an oxford shirt for my son.

Aww! So handsome. There is nothing like a little boy in a button up shirt.

They're so fuzzy! 
Who says oxfords need to be plain, or boring? Nope. Pick out some super fun fabric and get to sewing. The results will be absolutely adorable.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Super Words Oxford

The things I do for my kids. I make them things. Love them. Take care of them. Teach them things. Prepare them for a lifetime of decision making. And what do I get in return? Hugs, smiles, and a full heart. Well, the last thing will come when they are completely grown up, I hope, and enter the world on their own as upstanding members of society. For right now, I'll take the hugs and smiles all day long!

I made my boy an oxford shirt fitting for his love of super heroes.

Nothing brings a smile to a boys face like super heroes, and comic books. When I saw this fabric with super hero comic books words on it, how could I not buy it and make something for the boy? He's so handsome.

This was one of my first attempts at making an oxford shirt, so it is far from perfect. But that is ok. That is what trying new things is all about. Making mistakes and improving on them the next time.

Super kid!

Oh, the busyness of life. Loving every minute of it. Hope you are staying dry and warm. The rain is never ending in the south, but we might see some sunshine over the next couple of days. *fingers crossed*

Monday, October 26, 2015

Super Hero Oxford

First post of many to come, since I took an unplanned break from blogging. It's going to be interesting to see how I get myself back into the routine of writing and posting. 

Here we go!

First up is a shirt I made for my son over the summer. I love this super hero boys fabric from Anne Kelle. Love the girl line, too. So cute! Most boy fabrics I find are too juvenile for kids above toddler age, but this fabric is perfect for all boy ages: baby, toddler, and kids.

Look at how big he is getting! Stop growing, son! :)

Super cute super heroes for a super cute boy!

I used the Classic Oxford pattern from Peek A Boo pattern shop. I've made a few oxfords, and while they look daunting, after the first one it gets easier. Amy does a great job of writing out the steps in an easy to follow fashion. Maybe one day I will tackle the long sleeve version. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MIA: It's been so long

I know, I know. Life got busy. But I promise to return with some projects I have recently made. I have so much to share and I can not wait to have some time to write posts about it. So much!! :)

See you soon!

Saturday, August 1, 2015


We did this today.

It was a good break for the summer. School starts in 16 days! Both kids will be in school. Both...of...them. It's hard for me to believe. Time is moving very fast. Things are changing. 

Sewing is occurring, if I can only get the kids to wear the outfits and do a photo shoot I'd be all set to share, but we are trying to enjoy the remaining summer time. I'll get to it, I promise. 

Enjoy summer everyone!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Simplicity 1793 with a modification

I love this pattern. It always makes the cutest outfit no matter what! I just love this whole outfit! The inspiration came from a photo I found on Pinterest and the moment I saw it I knew I had to make for my girl. But...I wanted to do something a little different.

Instead of button holes for the straps to tie, I wanted to make it a halter top and have it tie at the back of the neck. I extended the piece in the back for the bodice, sewed a casing for the elastic to cinch the top up, and presto! An easy modification for a great summer look. 

I had a friend do the embroidery for me. I couldn't find the perfect lime fabric to go with the rest of the outfit, so I decided to do white, but it needed something extra. 

Now, I am totally not one of those people who puts their kids' name/monogram/initials on every stitch of clothing. (Friend, you know who you are. :) ) But I have to say, it was the perfect decision for this project, and I kinda like it.

It's summery....it's sassy...it's adorable. It completely works for my little sassy girl. 

I do love this Simplicity pattern. 1793 has three options for different looks...dress, shorts, pants, top, even and apron add-on. It's a great little pattern and a must-have for anyone sewing for a girly girl.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A Boy and his Stuffed Puppy: Matching PJ's

My son has this stuffed dog. He LOVES this toy. He got it from someone, I want to say between the ages of 18 months and 2 years old. When we asked him what he was going to name the toy he said, "Woof woof". And the name has stuck ever since. 

One day he asked me to make Woof woof some pajamas, because he wanted them to match at bedtime. Aww, how cute.

So I got to work. I had the perfect fabric, and the perfect pattern to make the boy and stuffed toy matching pajamas. I used the Monster's Rock fabric from the winter pj's, cut out the smallest baby size pattern for the puppy, and a larger size for the boy for growing room. Alex and Anna summer PJ's to the rescue from the Peek-A-Boo pattern shop.

When I finished the pj's the boy was asleep so I quietly went into his room and took out Woof woof and put his pajamas on him and put him back in bed with his boy. The boy was all smiles when he woke up, not the happiest to know that Woof woof left his room though. The next night he asked what he was going to wear to bed and I mentioned the matching set of summer pj's and I got the biggest smile out of that boy. He raced to put on his pj's that night instead of being his usual pokey self. A refreshing change from the usual bedtime routine.

They look so cute together!