aqua and orange geranium dress

aqua and orange geranium dress

I feel like it's been forever, folks. It really has. Sorry about that! I promise I'm not gone! I haven't quit blogging! It's just this pregnancy took a serious hit on my sewing mojo. and energy. and errything else. ha! this boy is already SO different from the girls. But I have been sewing a little bit for him! Check out my instagram for more … [Read more...]

stripes plus coral (plus gender reveal!)

stripes plus coral

Sorry about that radio silence. I didn't mean to take an extended break from blogging, but this baby has sucked the energy out of me like no other. Because it IS like no other I've had...it's a BOY!!! We are thrilled to say the least! and tired. but mostly thrilled. So the sewing has been at a bit of a stand still....but I still have this … [Read more...]

four corners 5&10 designs dress

four corners 5&10 designs dress

Two fabric tours in one week! Lucky me! I was thrilled to be invited to sew up something in the new line by the Simple Simon gals-Four Corners. (Also by Riley Blake!) This fantastic mustard cross print was calling to me (on a yellow kick I guess), and I knew it had to be something for Sadie. She needed a few longer dresses (she keeps sprouting … [Read more...]

coral zebra 5&10 basic dress

coral zebra 5&10 basic dress

Coral+zebras+ b&w=a winner. amiright? Let's start with my inspiration-you probably have seen this adorable dress by the talented Emma&Mona around blogland......I instinctively go to pin it every time I see it in my Pinterest feed. ha! (I would give almost anything to get some of that mustard zebra fabric tho) So when I came across this … [Read more...]

navy floral kensington dress

navy floral kensington dress

I had gotten my hands on some of this adorable Riley Blake knit, and I was picturing sewing it into a simple knit dress, and then I remembered I had printed out the Kensington pattern awhile ago, but never cut anything out for some reason...so it was the perfect pattern for this! I cut out and sewed up a size 5 and just eeked that out of a yard of … [Read more...]

baby girl DIY gifts

baby girl DIY gifts

My friend Alexis is having her second girl, and if you know me at all, you know I love making girly things. (it's kind of my life) So I started off with some felt flower & elastic headbands! tutorials for them here, here, and here! The top peach flower tutorial is coming soon. :) Of course, a Bapron! I made it with the remnants of fabric … [Read more...]

kraken dress

kraken dress

It was high time my kraken got a kraken dress, right? The second I saw the cotton & steel octopi fabric, I knew it was meant to be. I'm kind of a creature of ease-if I have a pattern cut out on my table already, more often than not I'll just use it again. So this is the same tute I used for this dress...it worked with the one yard of … [Read more...]

teal cotton & steel geranium dress

teal cotton & steel geranium dress

AAAAND one more dress to round out my dresses-for-Ava Spree! I went back to my patterned stuff pretty quickly, eh? lol I'm loving the simplicity of this Geranium dress-and the colors are some of my all time faves! The fabric is cotton lawn from Cotton & Steel via Fabricworm and it is LUSCIOUS. Definitely planning on adding more of their … [Read more...]

KCW: polka dot chambray peasant dress

I was talking to my best friend the other day about how I don't like sewing with solids/basic patterned fabric. But in the end, they are usually my favorite pieces since they're so simple and versatile. I think the problem is that I have an obsession with prints...and especially sewing with them. It makes it more fun when it's with a brightly … [Read more...]

KCW: granny floral Norah dress

granny floral Norah dress || sewn by craftiness is not optional

It's not like Ava needs new clothes. She has two older sisters who hand things down (although not often, Sadie can still wear some 4T things and she's turning 7 this summer), so she has a few of their old dresses. It's just that I get tired of seeing the dresses on the THIRD GIRL in a row...lol. Put that urge together with my fabric stash and … [Read more...]