liberty of london Knot Necklace

liberty-knot-necklace---craftiness-is-not-optional

I'm so pleased as punch to share this project with you today, and to be working with Liberty of London on this project! It's easy, cute, and really lets you show off your fave fabric! Hop over there for the full tutorial!   … [Read more...]

aster cardigan and a skater dress

aster cardigan and a skater dress \\ craftiness is not optional

Since I had the Aster cardigan pattern sitting on my cutting table just begging to be sewn up-I decided to give in to it. It did not let me down. I sewed up a size 5-figured the girls could share it, and it fits little C with room to grow! I used a mens t shirt that I had grabbed from walmart awhile ago. (I know! Not the color I expected in the … [Read more...]

5 and 10 designs dainty floral dress

I had some of this amazing (buttery soft) fabric in my stash, asking to be made into a vintage-esque little dress for Ava! I wanted the dress to have a peter pan collar in the same fabric-so I turned to the 5&10 Designs e-book for the pattern! This one is Heidi's design-and I love it. I sewed up a 2T knowing it would be a bit big on her, … [Read more...]

glass onion floral top

glass onion floral top \\ craftiness is not optional

the second I saw Shauna's new adorable pattern in my feed, I knew I had to make one! (or more..we'll see ;) She graciously sent over the pattern, and I cut out one for Ava-I thought she could use a new top and the blog was a little Ava-dry lately anyways. lol. Then it sat on my cutting table while I had a little sewing dry spell. Wasn't in the … [Read more...]

Pediatric Cancer awareness month

I'll get back to sewing later this week....I have an important thing to talk about today though... September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. We NEED to be more aware. You may remember my post about Jennifer. (LOVE4JLK) writing this post has me in tears again. It's been half a year since she passed away. Sadie and I talk about her … [Read more...]

lulu top hack (mini tutorial)

lulu top hack \\ craftiness is not optional

I was lazing sitting around in my sewing room one day thinking about my next project and spotted this thrifted turtleneck shirt that I have had for years...I always loved the pattern but for some reason never cut it up to make anything. WELL, that was about to end! I had my Lulu pattern printed off and on my cutting table, so I quickly sewed up … [Read more...]

cotton and steel dress

I (like most of blogland) am in love with the new Cotton and Steel fabric. I had to get my hands on some-and then of course it was burning a hole in my shelf...I don't even think it made it on my shelf, actually.... I also had a copy of the Fawn Lily dress pattern calling to me... fate. I think fate worked out just dandy! this little miss … [Read more...]

frozen birthday party

frozen party

Sadie has preeetty much had her 6th birthday party theme picked out since we saw the movie Frozen last December. You may have heard of it...lil Disney hit? popular with kids? totally sing-able songs? ha ha ha. It was a super fun party to plan-but I am glad to have my summer parties out of the way! Her invite! Designed it myself-I love the … [Read more...]

gold feathered Nessie top-made with my new silhouette cameo!

I have a new baby guys! Ok, a totally electronic baby, but it's so awesome and makes goo goo ga ga sounds. just kiddin. The lovely folks over at Silhouette send me a Cameo to play with, and having had the SD for years, I knew I'd be a fan. aaaand...I am. I'll admit I was a little intimidated and it didn't come out of the box for a little while, … [Read more...]

coral triangles and chambray Lulu dress

I know I say this a lot....Sadie seriously seems to sprout up out of her clothes quite regularly. Especially dresses! She was in need of a few play dresses, so I whipped up this Lulu that I've been wanting to make ever since seeing this Lulu one of my amazing testers, The Graceful Rose, made. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, … [Read more...]