DIY vintage star wars tee (TAP paper how to)

DIY vintage star wars tee

We are Disney-bound soon. (we love us some Disneyland!) anywho-since Ava and Rory had star wars tees, and then Charlotte got one for her birthday from a friend who knew how much I loved them....Sadie and I just had to join the fray and get some star wars shirts! The bummer thing is, there aren't a lot of cute girl star wars tees. especially for … [Read more...]

flutter sleeve dresses

So Ava needs some new dresses-the hand me downs she has are either getting small, kinda worn out since they've been through two girls already, or, I'm sick of looking at them. haha! probably more of the latter going on if I'm being honest. Who doesn't like something fresh and new to wear once in awhile? It's good for ya. So I wanted to make … [Read more...]

cute and quirky playroom makeover

cute and quirky playroom makeover by craftiness is not optional

I finally am ready to share the playroom makeover with you all! I am so excited about it-it's my new favorite room to hang out in, which is handy, cause the kids kinda like it too. What are the ODDS? I wanted it to be cute and quirky-playful, of course, with a touch of elegance. I had some quirks I had to work with, as this is an add-on sunroom, … [Read more...]

cosi swimsuits galore

cosi swimsuits || sewn by craftiness is not optional

  I am so excited to share these swimsuits with you part of the awesome Cosi swimsuit tour! you may have seen these around blogland already... If you haven't, and have ever thought about sewing a swimsuit, get this pattern, and then sew one! just do it! She's got a 15% discount with code: COSITOUR15 it's actually quite simple, and … [Read more...]

101+ easy birthday gift ideas and FREE printables!

buckets of fun birthday gift idea and free printable  craftiness is not optional

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends! I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! I was all for thinking of fun, inexpensive gifts you could have on hand for a friends birthday. All week long, … [Read more...]

bari j bianca top

bianca top || sewn by craftiness is not optional

On my quest to sew ALL THE THINGS for myself, the Bianca was in my sights-it looked flattering, and fun to sew. And guess what? it is, and was. I chose some lovely Bari J voile (from Fabricworm) which was amazing to sew with! buttery soft but still pretty sturdy. and what a gorgeous print! I love that it's like a grown up floral. it's like … [Read more...]

fourth of july circle skirts

fourth of july circle skirts

Happy Fourth of July to all the Americans out there! Hope you have a safe and awesome holiday! This year I actually remembered to get something together for the girls to wear...(and lately I'm into them matching...what?!) so they got easy peasy circle skirts-out of knit, so no hemming! They literally took about 15 minutes to make, … [Read more...]

knit pajama shorts

knit pj shorts

It's SUMMERTIME! I'm sure you were aware of that, but just in case.... the kids need PJ shorts. It's been a bit dire-especially for Ava. I chopped off the arms and legs of a pair of PJ's the other night because it was SO hot and she didn't have any short sleeved sets. Rory was like "dudette, you need to buy them some shorts". and I was … [Read more...]

essential shorts and some hemlock tees

I am all about comfort in those hot summer  know, lightweight, breathable... I'm also big on shorts and tees, they are kinda my summer uniform. I'm guessing most of you are nodding along with me.... So I'm psyched to share these chambray shorts I made with Make it Perfect's Essential Shorts pattern-they are awesome! I love how comfy … [Read more...]

a trio of union st. tees

I'm so psyched about these tees I have to share with you today. For one, they're awesome (more oh so much more on that later), for (two?)I got to try my friend Adrianna's new pattern, the Union St. Tee, and for three, I made a v neck tee! (confession, I had never done that before now.) I didn't really care for v-neck tees until I read that … [Read more...]