felt bow free pattern and tutorial

felt bow free pattern and tutorial

Well, you saw that little bow I made for Charlotte... I whipped up a pattern for ya so you can make a bunch of your own! They would be PERFECT stocking stuffers, just sayin'.... I did them assembly line style which worked great!  You'll need: the free pattern wool felt alligator clips glue (I used hot glue) First, cut out the three … [Read more...]

little fox free cross stitch pattern and tutorial

little fox free cross stitch pattern and tutorial

Well you saw her woodland party, now for the party outfit! I had a flash of inspiration a few days before her party and created this cute fox cross stitch top! I can't wait to make more-I think enlarging the stitches gives it a fresh and modern take! PLUS, larger stitches=less stitches.... I only wish I'd made her a size 2T. She's a growing … [Read more...]

gathered nessie pattern hack

I love this pattern hack I did the other week-using the Nessie top pattern, I made this swingy gathered top for little Miss Ava! It was SO easy to do, and I'll show you how below. But first, feast your eyes on way too many pics of Ava. Hey, my blog, my amount of pics.   Plus, this fabric. swoon. I don't know where it's from, but it's … [Read more...]

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...]

fabric triangle headband tutorial-Jo-Ann spring crafts and a coupon

fabric triangle headband tutorial

I'm loving the geometric trend that's a-happening right now. Stylish, hip, and easy to re-create? Sold. I was excited when Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (you may have heard of them...;) invited me to participate in their National Craft Month celebration! ( though really, every month is craft month around here, you feelin' me?) Also, I received … [Read more...]

simple & easy pattern weights

simple and easy pattern weights

I am thrilled to be a part of Simple Simon & Co's prolific series-"What I wish I'd known when I started Sewing". Which is many things, for me. Alas, most of my sewing knowledge was gained due to plentiful mistakes, trial and error, and A LOT of fabulous online tutorials. So...let me share with you my favorite sewing trick/tool. Trool. When … [Read more...]

KNITerview & a knit bow tutorial

I'm psyched to be over at Rae's today as a part of her KNITerviews-a series all about your favorite bloggers & KNITS! Knits are one of my favorite fabric types to sew with-so comfy for kiddos and grown ups alike, and not as hard to sew with as you may think! Also, as you may know I recently came out with my first knit PDF pattern-the Nessie … [Read more...]

KCW: floral and teal corduroy hosh pants

I've already sewn up (and loved!) one of LouBee Clothing's patterns-the Bimaa, so I was dying to take a swing at her Hosh pants after seeing them all over blogland. They are a quick and easy sew-and practically tailor made for my skinny Sadie. I sewed them up for both girls-in this awesome stretch sateen, and some teal corduroy from Hancocks … [Read more...]

knit skirt with pockets: tutorial and free pocket pattern

I bought a comfy knit skirt this summer that I LOVE. It is comfy and has awesome pockets and I want to wear the heck out of it. We all know what this means, right? I had to recreate it! I took some pics for a tutorial just in case you want to make one too. And this would totally translate to a kids skirt, too...I should make one for Sadie sometime! … [Read more...]

reversible wrap top tutorial and free pattern for birch fabrics! (oh, and a giveaway!)

I'm so excited to share this top with you today over on the Birch Fabrics blog! It's a reversible wrap top with cute little flutter sleeves! And as a bonus-I have created a free pattern for you to use! (available in 3 sizes: 12-24 mo, 2/3T, and 4/5...if you do use the pattern, please follow my blog as a courtesy!) I got to play around with the … [Read more...]